Saturday, 26 April 2008

Pan Asia

Asian/Pan Asian

More: This quite famous restaurant has received several very bad reviews, be warned.

Pan Asia is a quite famous Asian fusion restaurant in Mitte, in a lovely courtyard. Despite or perhaps because of this trendiness, there are some very negative reviews on it: apparently, it applies a door policy that might be befitting a cool New York club, but not a Berlin restaurant. Anke from Banana Skirt, for example, complains that she came to Pan Asia after reserving a spot for her and two friends of her parents' (aged about 65). Anke says the "hostess" told them there is no reservation (without even looking at her lists). Then, the hostess lied and said that there is another restaurant called Pan Asia in Friedrichshain, which sometimes gets their calls and that she is terribly sorry, but despite the fact that the restaurant was empty at the time, she would not sit them. Anke looked at home: she has called the "right" Pan Asia (perhaps there isn't even any Friedrichshain Pan Asia, only an fragment of the "hostess"' imagination), and moreover, that there are several other reviews about arrogant and bad service at Pan Asia (German again). Apparently, there was ageism or another type of discrimination here.

The Basics:
Rosenthaler Str. 38, 10178 Berlin-Mitte (S Hackescher Markt or U Weinmeisterstrasse)
+49 (0)30 279 088 11

URL: Pan Asia Berlin
(must say I was tempted to link to Anke's review of Pan Asia again, though)

Accessible? yes, according to their site (I remember small stairs all over the place)


Related Tours/Sites:
The restaurant is located near the Hackescher Markt/Hackescher Hoefe

It could be integrated with "Berlin's Top Sites" tour; with the Berlin Jewish Tour; and with customised Berlin tours

Nearby Hotels/Accommodation:

Radisson SAS Berlin 5-star

Hotel Alexander Plaza 4-star
Hotel Hackescher Markt Berlin 4-star
Lux 11 4-star
Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz 4-star

Hotel Augustinenhof 3-star
Hotel Taunus 3-star

Flower's Boardinghouse Mitte (apartment hotel, 2 1/2 **)

Am Scheunenviertel Hotel garni 2-star

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