Tabula + Kuro Bar & Restaurant

Tabula + Kuro Bar & Restaurant

Edit: Kuro Bar & Restaurant is no longer located at Clarke Quay. I’m not sure if they’re still in business. If anybody has news of them, let me know and I’ll update here. 

I know a few posts ago, I mentioned that I was getting tired of the nightlife scene in Singapore. Unfortunately, I also happen to be one of those annoyingly excitable people. So as it turned out, awhile back, I managed to spend a FANTASTIC night out down at Clarke Quay, in the company of the lovely Rach who cusses like a sailor, the headbanging boyf, and Tabula!

Because I’m not the music expert around here, I procured a quote from boyf.

They are a band that really feels what they play, and sound really good together. They don’t try to overshadow the other. Instead they complement each other to sound just. So. Fucking. Good.- le boyf

The songs that Tabula plays are totally up this girl’s alley. A mishmash of Top 40’s, new + old school rock, and grunge, there were some mainstream pieces that were fun to bop our heads to, but it was the hardcore stuff that really got our bloods pumpin’. Le boyf went crazy when they played:

1. Song2 – Blur
2. Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers and
3. The ultimate highlight – a 45 seconds long snippet of Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine. You hardly EVER get any band that plays RATM, and do it so well.

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This band is made of Pure. Awesome.

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So, whilst writing this post, I had a bit of an internal struggle. The OCD in me needed to arrange the photos in order of LOCATION, EVENT, and then PEOPLE. But I thought I’d make an exception because I really enjoy Tabula and I want them to be seen first :) For real :)

I wish that we’d manage to get a closer table though. Because we, not wanting to come off as groupies, chose a table that was far enough to not look like we were actually groupies (which come on, we are, just admit it the both of you).

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One of the many bars outside.

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Rewinding the clock a couple hours back, when we were the only 3 groupies in Kuro Bar & Restaurant…

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It really was kinda empty when we arrived at about seven-ish. If you do plan on dropping by for an impromptu dinner without reservations, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get a table between 7-8pm. Sarcasm not intended.

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Now, on to the second best thing about KB & R… FOOD!

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This bowl of Ramen gets my vote for the “Most Unassuming But Impressive Ramen Of The Year” award. I felt like I’d gone to Ramen Heaven after just one mouthful, it’s just so yummy.

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Can we please talk about this beef roll sushi thing for a moment, THAT’S SO AMAZING, I had to take a second close-up shot, JUST to make sure that you get to see the tender, juicy beef slices, coated with sweet Teriyaki sauce and topped with a generous dollop of Mayonnaise.

Seriously, I’ve never tried beef + sushi before. Is that how you even describe it? I don’t know. But anyway it’s like, what gives, that combo is just weird, right? Um…NOPE! This just blows my tastebuds away, seriously. I mean that in the best way ever.

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I still don’t enjoy large, crowded places anymore. But sometimes, we all gotta let loose, and get a little cray-cray, ya know? In fact, I have to apologise if I sound a bit drunk now, (although I’m not. I just can’t hear myself think). That’s because MD and I are currently on a Slipknot youtube video marathon. YOIKES

Anyway, here’s to a teeny little bit of cray, in the middle of an otherwise drab work week :)

Catch Tabula in action
KURO Bar & Restaurant
Thursday: 8pm – 1am
Friday: 9pm-1am
Saturday: 9.30pm -1am
Wala Wala
Tuesday: 9.30pm – 12.30am
Fabrika (Klapsons Hotel)
Thursdays: 6.30 – 10pm
KURO Bar & Restaurant
The Cannery

3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay
#01-11, Singapore 179022
Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 2am
Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 3am
Sunday: 5pm – 2am
(65) 9733 6669


  • 4 years ago

    Hi Ling, The Ramon looks amazing! I can’t wait to go to singapore soon for our holiday! Just letting you know I have posted the brow routine post. Feel free to check it out and let me know if you have any questions x

    • lingslovelythings
      4 years ago

      Read your post just now, but only just had time to leave a comment :) It’s so cool that you’re coming to Singapore! And HongKong too, I read. Feel free to drop me an email: lingslovelythings(at)gmail(dot)com if you ever need any recommendations / travel tips :)

      • 4 years ago

        Thank you so much Ling for being so kind! I am putting a list together at the moment. Once I am done, I will check with you to see those places are worth a while:)

  • 4 years ago

    I struggle with a similar OCD sometimes (like, restaurant background, shopfront and interior, food.) lol. Nonetheless, so sweet of you to place photos of your friends first :) It’s always the company that counts!

    • lingslovelythings
      4 years ago

      I swear, it’s a Scorpio thing, One of my Scorpio besties is freakishly OCD as well. Lol. I didn’t post photos because of my friends though….I posted because of the band :x

  • timmy .d
    4 years ago

    it isn’t often girls enjoy music genres like these. you have got pretty good taste in music. cheers

  • 3 years ago

    the food looks yummy, especially that beef roll sushi. it looks so good in your picture. but… i can’t eat beef. T.T

    • lingslovelythings
      3 years ago

      Coming from a foodie who doesn’t eat beef, this means a lot! Thanks for the encouraging words dear ;)

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