Hidden among the tiny, time-worn yakitori stalls of Omoide Yokocho, by Shinjuku Station, Albatross is a tiny three-storey salon that seats, in total, around 30 people. The floor above is officially a gallery – more accurately a Japanese-style room with a few pictures on the walls. Upper-floor customers can also place their orders and receive their drinks through the wooden stairwell railing; an operation that becomes increasingly perilous as the night progresses and senses diminish. Up top, in lenient weather, a rickety roof accommodates half a dozen more drinkers. The crowd is a genuinely eclectic mix of suits, artists, expats and students. They also have an eponymous sister bar in Golden Gai, although this outlet tends to be a bit less cramped.
1-2-11 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu 5pm-2am, Fri, Sat 5pm-5am|
|Transport:||Shinjuku Station (JR, Shinjuku lines), west exit; (Marunouchi, Oedo lines), exit B16|
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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This Place is amazing! I love coming there in the weekends.
There is room for you no matter your age and style.
It's got a special atmosphere in it's own way, so relaxed but people are still having a great time.
the photographer is often around, if you would like to meet the man behind the unique and beautiful pictures.
Tho, it is a little expensive and that's why it's down to 4 stars.
there are not many bars like this one in Tokyo, so don't hesitate to pay a visit.