Restaurants & Cafés


If you're looking for somewhere to head after a trip to the nearby Tokyo Skytree, this late-opening Italian café and bar in Kinshicho is worth a peep. Absente's signature dishes include a tenshi (angel) carbonara so piled with cheese that you can't even see the pasta, and a stomach-churning spin on the familiar peperoncino spaghetti – this time crowned with a liberal scattering of locusts. Devoted followers of the green fairy will be pleased to hear that the bar stocks plenty of the eponymous absinthe, though you should expect to pay upwards of ¥1,500 for a glass.


3-5-7 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Transport Kinshicho Station (Hanzomon, Sobu lines)

Telephone 03 6659 5875

Open Daily 11.30am-4am (café 11.30am-8pm, bar 8pm-4am) / Bar closed Sun & hols


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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