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Nobuo at Teeter House
Nobuo at Teeter House

Nobuo at Teeter House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nobuofukuda.com
  • Phone: (602) 254-0600
  • 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, Tapas / Small Plates, Asian
  • 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 (602) 254-0600
  • Entertainment: Live music on the patio during special events only.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "Went there for Restaurant Week. The menu was scrumptious. The bento boxes very generous, wine delicious, and ambience really charming. Will go again. We went early to avoid the after work crowd and parking was very easy and close to the restaurant."
    Dined on 9/25/2014
  • "Some of the best food I've had in quite some time. Small, beautiful, well balanced portions in a charming renovated house setting."
    Dined on 9/24/2014
  • "My fiance and I recently visited Noubo as part of restaurant week, ago the menu was a set one. We had a sampler appetizer plate, the meat bento box, and I had the apple crumble for dessert. It was good, but disappointing considering they charged $44 per person, and there was nothing that wowed us. The food is average, definitely not great, and definitely not worth going back for what they charge."
    Dined on 9/24/2014
  • "We loved the tapas style food that we tried at Nobuo. Food were tasty, fresh, and really delicious! While many might be put off by the portion size, I think it has merits when the whole point of the tapas is to share the food so everyone in your party gets to sample them - and that works for us. The soft shell crab sandwich was divine and so are the pork belly buns! Personally, I love that they were made out of rice flour so I enjoyed these without breaking out (gluten intolerance)."
    Dined on 9/24/2014
  • "I've eaten at Nobuo many times now and was pleasantly surprised to find that I had stumbled in on restaurant week. From start to finish the meal was creative, beautiful, and something I would have gone back for every night if I could have. I did sneak an extra (read regular menu item) of yellowtail in a citrus sauce which was an unbelievable mouthful. Everything overall was great as usual."
    Dined on 9/21/2014
  • "Overpriced, average safe restaurant. Not worth the hype. Small food portions leave you hungry."
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "Finally visited this restaurant for Fall 2014 Restaurant Week. Limited menu but loved all of it. Server was a little off but did not ruin our evening. Would definitely go again for the full menu."
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "Who knew small plate sushi could be so satisfying, sensual & fulfilling? Nobuo at Teeter House did. I'll admit I was a bit hesitate because my husband & I love to eat & sometimes eat too big but the dishes incubus more senses than just taste. We were full when we left without eating half the menu. Each dish had small essences of flavor, a pop of something so tasteful you let out a little moan. Oysters, delicate with a clean smooth taste enhanced by slivers of ginger & a teardrop of sauce exploded in your mouth. Hamachi that melts like butter. The Black Cod after two bites my husband stopped chewing & just let it sit in his mouth because he didn't want the flavor to end. Coconut Curry Lamb, Oh My! Dessert-no words. We WILL be coming back"
    Dined on 9/9/2014
  • "From making reservations to pYing the bill, this dining experience was flawless. The historic neighborhood street feel of the venue is cozy & sweet. The ballet of happy, knowledgeable servers assist with the adventuresome menu. And them there is the food which is artwork to look at and "wow" in your mouth. The a la carte menu is pricy, but aren't most gastronomical celebrations?"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "getting directions to this restaurant for a non local was difficult .... the waitress who tried directing us via phone had zero spacial awareness and did not understand / know the area well or was plain bad at giving directions. I almost abandoned showing up ... had it not been that I was meeting people there I would have and missed out on some pretty good food..... suggest better description of where Teeter house actually is for the non local folks ...."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Remarquable table sur Phœnix. Plats créatifs et savoureux, habitués des "grandes tables"en France, on était conquis. À essayer absolument !"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very good very different. Not the run of mill fare."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This has to be the best restaurant in town. Every dish is a work of art, visually and to the taste."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Had lunch at Nobuo. The food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our server was very cold and showed no emotion. The food was excellent but we will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food was teeny but full of flavor. Lots of courtesy and attention from the service/waitstaff and the bento was kickass. Would do again even if not restaurant week. I will say, don't come if you want a buffet. Foodies will love it!"
    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."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This is my favorite place to eat. I am a foodie and the chef is AMAZING! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Every bite delicious. Unbelievable oyster/uni combo. - who knew? It cost plenty--and worth it!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food at Nobuo's is creative, imaginative and delicious. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
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