Nobuo at Teeter House
Nobuo at Teeter House

Nobuo at Teeter House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nobuofukuda.com/
  • Phone: 6022540600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Chef Nobuo Fukuda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Teeter House has 2 separate dining rooms, each with the capability of seating up to 16 guests as well as a lounge which seats up to 6. A "room buyout" is perfect for a smaller party comprised of 8-16 guests. A dining room or the lounge may be reserved as a "room buyout" for a 1/2 or full night. A 1/2 night minimum in a dining room is $500, a full night $1000. A 1/2 night minimum in the lounge is $300, a full night $600. All food and beverage is included in this minimum, 9.3% tax and a %20 gratuity are additional.

    A full restaurant buyout option for private parties of 16-40 maximum is also available. A full buyout includes rental of the Teeter House and its patio, a special menu designed specifically for your event, and a full waitstaff for the evening. Full restaurant buyouts begin at $5000 from Sunday to Thursday and $7000 on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Fukuda 6022540600x
  • Entertainment: Live music on the patio during special events only.
  • Special Events: Restaurant Week: May 17-26th, Menu available at: http://arizonarestaurantweek.com/participating-restaurants/

    Prix Fixe tasting menu available every Fri. and Sat. night, $80 per person-please call for details and to make your reservation.

    Sunday Bento Box Brunch available by reservation only, $50 per person includes one wine pairing.

    A credit card is required to secure a reservation for Prix Fixe menu, Bento Box Brunch, and parties of 5 or more guests.

    We respectfully ask that if you must cancel, please do so 24 hours in advance or a charge of $25 per guest may be applied to your credit card.

    For parties larger than 8, please call to inquire about making a room reservation.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th St. and Monroe
  • Public Transit: The nearest light rail stop is 3rd St. and Washington.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available in the Heritage Square Parking garage on 5th St. and Monroe. Entrances to the garage are located on 5th St. or Monroe.

    Metered street parking also available on Monroe.
A word from Nobuo at Teeter House
Refined Asian-style teahouse by day, funky izakaya by night: Nobuo at Teeter House reflects the fascinating duality of Nobuo Fukuda.

The setting — a turn-of-the-century, wood-floored bungalow, awash in earth tones — emulates the relaxed intimacy of Japan’s izakaya, where friends and business associates gather to eat Japanese-style tapas, drink beer and have fun. Nobuo elevates the custom while staying true to its low brow roots, offering rustic Japanese classics with modern American inflections.

During the day, a short lunch menu is offered, as are exotic, aromatic teas, meant to be sipped and savored over quiet conversation.

In the evening, Nobuo creates"5-Star" cuisine, bringing a Western sensibility to Japanese sushi traditions while combining seasonal ingredients in exciting, inventive ways.

If we can assist you in any way, we welcome your phone calls!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Nobuo at Teeter House reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)special occasion (29)romantic (20)neighborhood gem (18)notable wine list (10)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful unique menu
    gir7375
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is amazing and unique. The service is great and the location is pretty cool. I love this place. I wish I could come more often but it is pricey. If you are looking for a truly innovative foodie restaurant with fresh and tasty ingredients in Phoenix, this is your spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try it for lunch!
    PaleOneVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love having dinner here, but give it a try for lunch too. You can get okonimiyako (japanese pancake of sorts with delicious sauce) only at lunch, and it's worth a trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food with perfect service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed a series of small plates. They were perfectly timed so you could enjoy each one. My favorites were the tuna sashimi, Japanese antipasto plate and the himachi. The group I was with did not like the fish with mushrooms in parchment paper but it was my husband's favorite. I personally think the raw dishes are their best assets. Go! You will adore this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mouth watering food!
    Scrumptious
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had heard about the amazing food, but we were still surprised at just how delicious it was. We also appreciated our helpful server who answered our questions and offered wonderful suggestions. Our group of five was often left speechless as we bit into each amazing dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incroyable !
    Claire59alain63
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Remarquable table sur Phœnix. Plats créatifs et savoureux, habitués des "grandes tables"en France, on était conquis. À essayer absolument !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very good very different. Not the run of mill fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Japanese
    OutoftownerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The ambience is quite nice, eating in an older house. The food was excellent, with high quality ingredients prepared simply yet creatively. It was distinctly Japanese, and is as good as much of the similar cuisine I've had in Japan. The one issue was pacing, where the dishes arrived a bi too quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Chef Selection Dinner!
    outtoeat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nobuo is a favorite of ours. We have two children under the age of 6 so we don't do nicer dinners often but when we splurge, this is the perfect place. Each bite is a new explosion of flavor and the presentation is stunning. Nobuo makes dinner an experience with excellent timing and wine pairing. The best experience, I believe comes from a Chef Selection dinner. No expectations leads to great surprises!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most Creative Food Ever!
    AsianArtistry
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This has to be the best restaurant in town. Every dish is a work of art, visually and to the taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The Food just wasn't good. We did not enjoy it. The people were nice and the house is beautiful. We had no idea what we were putting in our mouths.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    intheneighborhood
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Had lunch at Nobuo. The food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi w/a Twist
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Some of the best Japanese dished we've eaten. Between two of us, we had 8 dishes plus dessert. Yellow tail, oysters, black cod, foie gras were among our favorites. The only down side: we wished they offered some sort of carb dish - rice or noodles. And for a $$$ price of approximately $50/person, better chopsticks are a must (wooden chopsticks that stain with the food just don't look appetizing). But again the food was absolutely delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent first dining experience
    TravelwithKayleen
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Menu and ambiance well met expectations based on reviews read prior to going. Food combinations were very thoughtful, complex, unique, and gave the pallette multiple layers of flavors and textures. Warm duck salad was one of the best duck dishes that most of our party had every tried - perfectly prepared. Vies with the best duck dishes that I have tried in France. Pork belly was also one of the best that I have had. Drink menu provided excellent choice of wines, sakes, etc. Very quaint historical home for setting with attentative staff. Suggest calling for reservations over four as we were not able to secure a table online for our party of five. A new top Phoenix valley restaurant in my rankings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food bad value
    DrSteveGVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The meal is served Tapas style and very small portions. Of the 4 dishes I tried ( I still left hungry) my favorites were the lamb and the Japanese vegetables. The servers seemed to push more dinners. Add a cocktail and 2 glasses of wine the bill came out to $135 much more than some of the best Japanese restaurants in NYC and with much larger portions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Beautifully crafted Japanese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This has become one of my favorite restaurants. The freshest ingredients, delicate composition of the dishes and flavors that emerge from these plates are incredible. I love the lighting and sounds of the hardwood floors. The simplicity of the tables and space further highlights the delicious food. Grapefruit & Hamachi, and Soft-shell Crab Salad are must tries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superlative Japanese fusion
    CasanovaFrankensteinVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Japanese fusion tapas is the idea. Smallish portions of very creative dished using high quality ingredients. Not a lot of space or ambience, but try it. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    nogoservice
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our server was very cold and showed no emotion. The food was excellent but we will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great First Time
    AAflyguy
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We decided to try out Nobou at Teeter House for the first time during Restaurant Week. The special prefix menu was simply spectacular! Everything was fresh with a focus on local ingredients. The attention to detail in the preparation of the dishes was impressive. The menu was well thought out and provided a breadth of flavors to satisfy the most demanding palate. A truly enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST RESTAURANT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This is my favorite place to eat. I am a foodie and the chef is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but expected more
    KBuzz
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We went for restaurant week, so it may not be the best representation of their typical quality. It was good, don't get me wrong. The ambiance is awesome, not too loud or crowded. The service was great, no complaints. The food just didn't wow me like I thought it would. I expected to see some really unique flavors and dishes, but it felt a bit like typical gourmet Japanese. My boyfriend liked it a ton, especially the pork belly. It's certainly worth going, just maybe lower the expectations a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Central Phoenix Peace
    Yahtie
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Our visit to Nobuo was during Arizona Restaurant Week. It was a Tuesday and very quiet downtown. The staff is gracious. The food is not only delicious but it is truly an art form. Our bento boxes were beautifully presented. We had one meat and one fish and there was nothing that was not delicious. Since we got a good sized sampling of the menu in one visit, I would not hesitate to recommend Nobuo to all but the most hidebound of diners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    WestchesterChica
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The decor and ambience of the quaint old house does not provide a clue for the wonderful culinary experience in store for you. The Asian influenced, modern sushi, and other tastes were exquisite. One of the best restaurant I have had the pleasure to dine in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Best sushi ever
    LaureliVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Every bite delicious. Unbelievable oyster/uni combo. - who knew? It cost plenty--and worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing chef
    Exfencer
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food at Nobuo's is creative, imaginative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Key to Nobuo
    Shar
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Plates are small, go hungry but not starving. You'll want to savor your food. This is not a place to eat fast. It is really expensive so be prepared. If you can't afford to eat here save it for a special occasion or come for appetizers, then walk 50 feet to Pizzeria Bianco. Phx is fortunate to have 8 James Beard Award winners, two of whom are within short walking distance of each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 235 reviews are from the Nobuo at Teeter House reviews archive.
  • Favorite
    JoePM
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We enjoy going to the Teeter House, it has been a wonderful experience each time. The staff is very warm, professional and knowledgeable about what is on the menu. We have taken friends there and had our 39th anniversary there this past week, it was great, the food was tremendous.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    place4food
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had dinner at this restaurant. The food was amazing. We ordered 5 small dishes, each of them was incredibly delicious. The service was good, the waitress did her best to make our experience at the restaurant unforgettable. We will definitely come back to try some other dishes and enjoy being in a stylish lovely place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality and taste was exceptional.
    guidoVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Quality and taste was exceptional. However, the portions were so small that after we left, we went across the way to Pizza Bianco for a pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food Poor value
    AdventureandRomance
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Nobuo serves tasty food in very small portions at ridiculously high prices. $18 for two pieces of chicken about the size of a Chicken McNugget doesn't pass my sanity test. If you have lots of disposable income and you want trendy rather than value, Nobuo is fine. If you actually have to work for a living, try another place. The food portions are just too small to fill you up and costs is just too high for me.
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  • Nobuo serves up inventive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Nobuo serves up inventive, interesting Japanese and fusion cuisine that is always well conceived and tasty. Nobuo's imaginative approach, excellent technique, and lack of pretense make for a comfortable and satisfying experience. But I just wasn't as excited about the place as I have been in the past at this last visit. Perhaps some of the novelty has worn off and there are now other places in town doing competent, interesting riffs with a similar palette of Asian flavors. The other thing is that the space needs some refreshing. The only real negative was being brought the check before even finishing the main course. I don't mind that at a burger place. I don't like it when it's over a hundred dollars per person. Irritating.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super - would recommend this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Super - would recommend this to anyone loving fresh sushi and creative prep...
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a unique experience
    bobsVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Asian tapas is the best description I can come up with. You must experience it to enjoy it and understand it.............a must do!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • East in the West
    rinsdbVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Very nice offbeat setting in an old house with very imaginative cuisine and friendly and ambitious if a bit inexperienced service. Would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies
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  • I have traveled throughout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I have traveled throughout the country and the world and this is one of the best meals I have eaten. The server was attentive and knowledgable with great suggestions for wine pairing with the meal. It was a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You won't be disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We went on the recommendation of a friend who knows the Phoenix food scene well. The food and service are over the top great and the setting in an historic home is welcoming and comfortable. We concentrated on seafood appetizers and entrees. They were all flavorful and meticulously prepared to a fault. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. Considering the high quality of the food and its preparation, the menu items are very reasonably priced. A total five star experience across the board marred only by the loud group of tipsy men seated next to us (rooms are small/tables are close) having a business account experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu had it all - great ambience,
    Phoenixguest
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Nobu had it all - great ambience, interesting wine list, outstanding service, and delicious food! Tapas style menus was great for sharing among our party of 3 so that we all had the opportunity to try many of the different options - duck, lamb, tuna were all fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Phoenix
    Nobu
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I have visited some of the finest Japanese restaurants including a couple of Iron Chef establishments. My experience at Nobuo's at Teeter House surpassed all of them. Mr. Fukuda has a way of making each of his plates a masterpiece of taste and experience. While I am not normally a fan of Japanese fusion food, every bite I took was fully Japanese with subtle tastes of Italy, France and Spain. This is a must experience restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Japanese gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food with unusual presentation with eclectic tastes. Combinations of small plates were filling. Can't wait Togo back!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Great
    Yufred
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Food is Great, but table setting and atmosphere are shabby.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the price
    guineagirlVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    As I indicated in my category ratings, the food and service are both fine. It's way too noisy in that tiny house, so why not utilize the lovely porch area to seat dinner guests, as House of Tricks does? Dont arrive hungry, or you will have to go to dinner, after you've had dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic