The German Pavilion – a place to experience the country’s special brand of hospitality.
78degrees GmbH will be operating the German Restaurant at Expo 2025 Osaka
Around the world in a single day – the Expo 2025 Osaka will take visitors on an extraordinary adventure. The opportunity to explore countries from around the globe, gain fascinating insights into innovations, themes and cultures and enjoy a broad variety of culinary delights, that is what the Expo pavilions will offer visitors. The most recent decision is that the “Oishii! Germany”, a restaurant operated by 78degrees GmbH, will be another highlight featured at the German Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka. 78degrees GmbH won the tender floated by the Koelnmesse on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. Besides operating the “Oishii! Germany”, the restauranteur is commissioned with catering the VIP lounge and running the Pavilion’s souvenir shop as well.
The Japanese word “Oishii“ means “delicious” or “tasty” and is used to describe the flavour of exceptional cuisine. “Oishii! Germany“ will blend traditional German hospitality with cosmopolitanism and the culinary diversity of the German states. Their focus will be on typical German specialties, classically prepared but reinterpreted to serve up a fare of creative fusions between German and Japanese cuisine as a reflection of how the two cultures can be connected in gastronomic terms as well. Special emphasis will be placed on seasonal products. During Federal State Weeks, the participating federal states will cooperate with the caterer to plan, organise and implement region-specific dishes, beverages and special event catering.
“Oishii! Germany” is ecological and environmentally conscious. The use of energy-saving, organically grown food from regional sources minimises waste and ensures sustainability. Each ensemble of dishes is meticulously selected and prepared in compliance with the highest quality standards.
The restaurant is managed by a team of experienced professionals. Thomas Gottschlich and Sebastian von Landsberg-Velen already demonstrated their expertise at the German Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai where many other members of the team also garnered experience, some having worked in German pavilions at various Expos for many years in the past.
Indeed, the German Pavilion’s restaurant will not only captivate visitors gastronomically. It will also stand out architecturally. “The restaurant marries the principles of circular building with a distinguishable construction that enables light to flood the room. Warm, natural materials and the generous use of glass for the exterior façade help create an impressive panoramic view onto the German Pavilion and the EXPO grounds,” explains Christian Tschersich, Lead Architect at LAVA.
“Oishii! Germany“ looks forward to welcoming visitors at Expo 2025 in Osaka and offering them an unforgettable culinary adventure. The restaurant will not only meet gastronomic expectations, but will also build a bridge between German and Japanese culture. It will be a place of hospitality and enjoyment where encounters are made and the diversity of German cuisine and the Expo’s unique character come together.
Koelnmesse GmbH will be organising and running the German Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The “German Pavilion Consortium Expo 2025 Osaka” comprising the two companies facts and fiction (Cologne) and GL events (Lyon and Japan) is in charge of concept design, planning and realisation. facts and fiction is responsible for content, exhibition and media design, and the pavilion is being built by GL events. The architecture and spatial design come from LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (Berlin).
For enquiries, please contact
Deputy Head of Communications
German Pavilion Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne
+49 221 821 2251