I heard about this Japanese restaurant in Clark Quay a while back... and when I met G at Clark Quay for dinner one evening, I somehow knew we would end up here as this woman seriously loves Japanese food (and she is so deprived of it where-ever in the world she ends up working in).
Looking at the entrance on the ground floor, you would never expect that the restaurant is totally sprawling upstairs. Despite being so massive, the dim lighting gave it a very cosy feel.
I left the ordering up to G and we ended up with some really great dishes -
The Deep Fried Oysters $17.00+++ were perfectly fried - crispy on the outside, juicy oyster on the inside.
The Tofu Mentai $14.00+++ was amazing! Don't be deceived by how plain it looks - it's just silken tofu with cheese and fish roe on a hotplate... but it tastes so so good! Definitely a must-try if you're here!
I loved the Maguro Avacado Salad $10.00+++ too. Chunks of tuna with avocado in a mayonnaise-type dressing... my only complaint is that the serving is too small!
No Japanese meal with G is complete without some kind of sashimi... so we had Salmon Sashimi $14.00+++ - it was as fresh as you would expect from a good Japanese restaurant.
All in all it was a wee bit pricey, but the food was great, good service and nice ambience so definitely worth the price.
Kura No Naka
3B The Foundry
#02-02 River Valley Road
Tel : 6336 6659