Cafe Dufi
Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku, Shinsakae 3-17-11

A lovely European-style cafe and restaurant located between Shinsakae and Chikusa subway stations (about 8-10 minutes walk from either). When the weather is nice, there are a few small tables where you can sit outside. The staff are friendly and the prices are reasonable. Try the lunch special or one of the dinner specials on the chalkboard. Some of the staff have reasonable English.

Opening Hours
[Mon, Tue, Thur-Sat]

[Sun, National Holidays]

Wednesday is closed

Coat of Arms Restaurant and Pub
Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku , Nishiki 2-6-12

This 2-storey pub and restaurant has great cooked-on-the-premises food. You’ll find some genuine pub grub here, along with a great variety of drinks. A nice touch for the wine, the beautiful full-on goblets letting you get the best from the pour that they have on offer. This is often a meeting place for tv sports events, including rugby and football matches. English-speakers on staff, and the pub itself is foreign-owned.

Shooters Sports Bar & Grill
Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku,
Sakae 2-9-26 Pola Building 2F


Shooters is legendary in the ex-pat community. It has been the place to go since the early ’90’s for great food and service. The menu is extensive, and reminiscent of sports bars in the States (but with better food!) There are plenty of choices, from salads to big burgers to burritos and pizza. There are plenty of beers on tap and a decent wine selection. The pool table, darts and pinball machine are always available for patrons, and on many Sundays, you’re likely to find live music with local musicians playing through the night.