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“Surprise packet”

The Crane Restaurant
Ranked #453 of 4,480 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We went in as my grandmother needed to sit for a while and this place looked as good as any.

They have a digital ordering system which is kind of cool, but not super intuitive to navigate. Waitress just drops at your table and wanders off.

We had:
Sweet and Sour pork (Very very good)
Prawn Omelett (lots of prawn, pretty good)
Pork Dumplings (ok, a little too doughy.)
Pork Buns (Delicious)
Clay Pot - Seafood (good, but the tempura was a bit "wet")


Total bill with drinks was $90 - which is about standard these days.

Decent. would go back, but not the best Chinese I've ever had.

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Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Food is very nice at The Crane. Went with a group of friends and BYO a whole slab of beer and the staff were more than happy to keep it in the fridge for us. Have been a few times and the food always lives up to expectations

Thank Caleb M
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We entered looking for something easy, delicious and not expensive and that is exactly what we got. Upon arrival we were quickly seated and given output menus on iPads. Once we had figured out how to place our orders we were away! The service was very quick and the food was delicious. We ordered and it was on the table within 10 minutes and steaming hot.

I will definitely visit again

Staff - 4/5
Food - 4/5
Decor - 3/5

Thank watt61
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant twice in three days. The pork buns were delicious, yummy dumplings and the rice and other dishes were great. It's up there with the best Chinese I've eaten

Thank Beck C
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Chose on impulse. Food was adequate. Not much atmosphere and the music was so bad it was distracting. Plenty of other great places to eat in Melbourne.

Thank Rachael J
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