For my birthday dinner, Husband & I headed over to Clarke Quay to eat at Kura No Naka, which in Japanese means something like "treasure in a quay". Insiders will know that Kura No Naka was formerly Nanjya Monjya Japanese restaurant on the ground floor of Allson Hotel.. Nanjya Monjya was one of my favourite Japanese restaurants for izakaya - which is Japanese tapas, where the food comes in small dishes/servings - and this was my first time at Kura No Naka, even though it has been opened for a year or more even.
I am so glad to report that the izakaya at Kura No Naka is stellar, just like Nanjya Monjya. We had deep fried cheese wontons, marinated beef tenderloin cubes, cheesey tofu hotplate, octopus tempura and of course, garlic fried rice. Kura No Naka also serves more regular Japanese fare, like bento sets, but really, their izakaya is very good and worth focusing on as a meal.