Nirai Kanai Okinawan Restaurant

Was first introduced to Nirai Kanai by my ex-boss-lady Pat Law. It’s now so close to my office that I eat there pretty often but I really only order 2 things from there.

According to trusty ol’ Wikipedia,

Okinawan cuisine is very different from mainland Japanese cuisine due to difference in culture, climate, vegetables and other ingredients between Okinawa and mainland Japan. Okinawan cuisine incorporated influence from Chinese cuisine and Southeast Asian cuisine due to trade.

Nirai Kanai interior

Nirai Kanai interior

As you can see, the interior is pretty quaint and cute. Reminiscent of an old Japanese diner (I suppose, I wouldn’t know any better.)

Chu-hi calpis

Chu-hi x Calpis drink – $9


One of the only dishes I order – bitter gourd with tofu and pork.


The other dish I always order – stewed pork.



Jo and I ordered 2 meals – the bittergourd one cost about $15 and the stewed pork set about $18? Each came with rice, miso soup, peanut tofu, pickles and this absolutely yummy salted miso something which went really well with the rice.


Peanut tofu in sweet soy sauce made for a very refreshing appetizer!


Beef carpaccio, about $18. SUPER GOODNESS. A little too much for 2 people.


Ended it off with a good ume on the rocks 🙂

The entire meal for 2 (2 sets, 1 beef carpaccio, 4 drinks) set us back by $86.50.

Nirai Kanai Okinawan Restaurant

2 locations:

177 River Valley Road
#B1-01/02 Liang Court Shopping Centre
Tel: +65 6339 4811

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 12-3pm, 6-11pm
Sat – Sun: 12-11pm

19 Tanglin Road
#04-05 Tanglin Shopping Centre
Singapore 247909
Tel : +65 6737 5811

Opening hours:

Lunch : 12-3pm (Mon-Sat); no lunch on Sundays
Dinner : 6pm to midnight (Mon-Thu); 6pm – 2am (Fri-Sat); 5pm to midnight (Sun)

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