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Nirai Kanai Okinawan Restaurant (Liang Court)

AsianJapanese
The place oozes Japanese culture, from the friendly welcome greetings to rustic wooden furniture to the Japanese posters and scrolls, which plaster the wood-paneled walls. Sample the different varieties of Awamori – the Okinawan’s secret to longevity. An interesting blend of Tumeric Tea also helps detoxify the body.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 23:00

Sat & Sun: 12:00 - 23:00

+65 63394811
$31 based on 28 submissions
Dinner (10 votes), Lunch (8 votes), After Work (5 votes)
Alex Kwa

One of the best Okinawan cuisine in Singapore

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When my Japanese friend brought me here, I was immediately impressed by its ambient. True to the welcoming Okinawan spirit, the laid-back, rustic vibe of the place was really reassuring. Fully reserved, I was seated by the counter, which is my preferred spot anyway. Unfortunately, unlike izakayas in Japan, there wasn’t any tencho (shop owner) to entertain you. But there was, Orion beer on tap for a reasonable price ($9 a glass, $33 a jug). Even without trying the food, that was a big winner in my heart.

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10 Apr 2014 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

One of the best Okinawan cuisine in Singapore

For full post and images, go here! 

When my Japanese friend brought me here, I was immediately impressed by its ambient. True to the welcoming Okinawan spirit, the laid-back, rustic vibe of the place was really reassuring. Fully reserved, I was seated by the counter, which is my preferred spot anyway. Unfortunately, unlike izakayas in Japan, there wasn’t any tencho (shop owner) to entertain you. But there was, Orion beer on tap for a reasonable price ($9 a glass, $33 a jug). Even without trying the food, that was a big winner in my heart.

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18 Jan 2014 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Amazing Simmered Pork Belly

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I can’t believe that after obsessing with Japanese cuisine for years, this gem has gone unnoticed right under my nose. My experience with Okinawan cuisine has been smashing so far, filled with awamori (Okinawan sake) and lively music.

When my Japanese friend brought me here, I was immediately impressed by its ambient. True to the welcoming Okinawan spirit, the laid-back, rustic vibe of the place was really reassuring. Fully reserved, I was seated by the counter, which is my preferred spot anyway. Unfortunately, unlike izakayas in Japan, there wasn’t any tencho (shop owner) to entertain you. But there was, Orion beer on tap for a reasonable price ($9 a glass, $33 a jug). Even without trying the food, that was a big winner in my heart.

Walls, decorated with saved awamori bottles, and the chatter of Japanese customers were sure indication a great meal ahead. There was a large variety of Okinawan specialities like Mimigar (pig’s ear) and Simmered Pork Belly. We ordered the Hechima Set and the Simmered Pork Belly Set, as well as a side of Chicken Thigh Yakitori with Miso Sauce.

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12 Jan 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Okinawan Food That's Worth a Visit

The Pig's Ear with Ponzu Dressing was quite a refreshing appetizer that helped kick-start the meal. The citrus taste from the ponzu dressing complemented the cool cucumbers and beansprouts while the pig ears provided a crunchy texture to the overall dish.

The Chicken Skewers with Miso were evenly grilled and the marinade went well with the miso paste smeared over the chicken. However, the dish seemed to lack an "oomph" factor and I felt that the price was relatively steep for 2 sticks of yakitori.

The Simmered Pork Belly Set Meal was quite a spread for the price paid. The pork belly melted in our mouths and it was evident that the dish was meticulously simmered as the flavour was well-infused into the meat.

The Cold Noodles in Sesame Sauce had a generous portion and the noodles were al dente. The almalgamation of cold noodles and sesame sauce was delightful and the accompanying ingredients complimented the mixture.

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22 Nov 2013 • 13 reviews • 0 follower

Great authentic Okinawan resturant

Wonderful service, great food both visually and tasting, we had a really good meal here.
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Okinawan Rice Bal
10 Sep 2013 • 58 reviews • 4 followers

Hearty Japanese (and yet not Japanese) Cuisine.

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Okinawa has a different history from the rest of Japan - they are descended from the Ryukyu kingdom - and hence their culture, arts, and even their food differs from the rest of the country.

These differences are fairly noticeable when dining in Nirai Kanai. It's located on the basement of Liang Court and the menu is sort of like a Chinese style "rice and dishes" communal dining. 

Food's overall quite good - we especially liked the Buta Kakuni / Rafute (Simmered Pork Belly). Free flow Japanese short grain rice, as well! Expect to pay $20-$40 per person depending on how much you order and eat.

Non Halal.