Having honed his craft at Shinagawa's renowned Aroma Classico, chef Teruhito Negishi opened this Azabu-Juban gem in 2012 and quickly found himself a very busy man. Interpreting the theories of Italian cooking rather liberally, he crafts challenging, innovative cuisine centred around supremely juicy charcoal-grilled meat and a carefully curated list of Italian wines. Principio is a classy but very reasonably priced place that also makes for a great after-dinner wine bar. It's one of our favourite Italian joints in Azabu, and that's saying quite a bit – considering the cutthroat competition.
Azabu-Jubankan 2F, 2-4-8 Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 6pm-1am (last orders 11pm), Sun & hols 6pm-11pm (9pm) / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)|
|Transport:||Azabu-Juban Station (Namboku, Oedo lines), exit 4|