I made a return visit for the first time in ages to the Deutsche Kan, a restaurant, cafe and bar in Nagakute in Nagoya which once formed part of the German Pavilion at Aichi Expo 2005.
Everything seemed the same; the spacious, wooden interior decorated with reproduction German Renaissance paintings, was still there.
Some things had changed however. There was no longer any German beer - no dark beer, no weissbier and no premium German lagers and no German food either. A Wurst case scenario.
The restaurant is part of the Asakuma steak house chain and serves some delicious buffets and set meals if you are a fan of Japanese steak and mix grills. The salads here come especially recommended and looked very appetizing.
They still have beer, too, only Japanese beer, though, Kirin beer.
Deutsche Kan is a ten minute walk south of Fujigaoka Station on the Higashiyama Line of the Nagoya subway and a terminus station of the Linimo.
Terugaoka 237, Meito-ku, Nagoya 465-0042
Tel: 052 771 1159
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