Nobuo at Teeter House
Nobuo at Teeter House

Nobuo at Teeter House

  • 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, 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
58 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)special occasion (32)romantic (23)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (10)good for groups (9)great for lunch (7)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    What an incredible find. Every bite was a new experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find. Try it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We couldn't decide what to eat, as it all sounded so good, so we asked the kitchen to bring out a selection, and delicious food just kept coming out. Very reasonable prices and really interesting combinations. A real treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with Friends
    CriticalReviewersVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Four of us enjoyed a birthday luncheon at Nobuo. The food was delicious and unusual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite at every turn...
    dineSublime
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Exquisite dining experience. Every aspect -- from each dish that tantalized our tastebuds, to the talents of the superb waitstaff -- absolutely, sublime! Chef is a true master of artistic, culinary expertise with an impressive gratitude of beautiful food he shares throughout the menu. Nobuo at Teeter House truly is a dining experience savored and remembered with great anticipation of dining there once again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible food small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    In every bite you have you feel the quality and the chef's work but the sizes in general are really small. Even when they call themselves "tapas" styl japanese.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Great food
    Karaid6
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    As a visiting chef from another state, I was looking forward to dinner here. The food was clean, crisp, creative and delicious! The best meal I have had in quite sometime. My boyfriend loved it too. We sat next to locals who loved it just as much. I wish this little gem was in my city. A must try if you are in phx. Friendly professional service, waitress was extremely knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    krg50
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We ordered five dishes and each could have been better. The Hamachi and grapefruit was off-balance (too much grapefruit for the sliver of Hamachi), oysters were a bit metallic, beets over-powered the tuna, lamb chops were undercooked and lacking flavors and foie gras was just OK. The only course that was bad was the lamb chops. The location and venue are edgy (in a good way) and not what you would expect for Scottsdale. Won't go back and will not recommend
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  • Great!
    JLeo
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Second time here. Always g=very good! Will continue to return for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Yummy food!
    Akim
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Best to go with party of 4 so you can try more dishes. Excellent! The hamachi and grapefruit, fried soft shell shrimp, and tako age were to die for! It's in a house so that's a little odd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    SunnyGirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We could totally see why this was voted as best japanese restaurant in Phoenix. It absolutely is. We loved, loved, loved the food and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went during restaurant week so we thought it would be busy but hardly anyone was there. It's an old renovated house but it been awhile since it was renovated and lucky for us we had parked across the street because you would have to park far away. I grew up eating Japanese food. The salad was tasty and added with the buck wheat noodles on one tray,and on a separate tray they put the main course sashimi,fish and crab so it's may look like a lot but if your hungry it may not be enough, it is presented well but you are charged a lot for what you get. I didn't see the regular menu but if they charge that much I don't think I would go back.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had a great Restaurant Week dinner here. Staff was patient with a late arriving guest of ours, and also accommodated us by turning down the music which was too loud for our guest with hearing difficulties. Food was outstanding and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • every bite delicious
    Makeslifegood
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, beautiful food
    Anna
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Some of the best food I've had in quite some time. Small, beautiful, well balanced portions in a charming renovated house setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but overpriced
    mvlepisto
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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  • Different flavours!
    FlowerdrumsongVIP
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Surprise
    JeanChristopheBuillet
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Nik S
    NikS
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overpriced, average safe restaurant. Not worth the hype. Small food portions leave you hungry.
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  • Restaurant Week
    HungryladyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Who knew?
    DateNight
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Delightful!
    LeeIB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took ages to find
    TuppytwomsVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    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 ....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
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  • Great food with perfect service
    Pajrober
    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
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 256 reviews are from the Nobuo at Teeter House reviews archive.
  • Eclectic meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very good very different. Not the run of mill fare.
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    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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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent food
    intheneighborhood
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Had lunch at Nobuo. The food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
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    fit for foodies
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    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!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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
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    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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    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Pretty Fecking Good
    Varryl
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.