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Nobuo at Teeter House
Nobuo at Teeter House
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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food at Nobuo's is creative, imaginative and delicious. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Every bite delicious. Unbelievable oyster/uni combo. - who knew? It cost plenty--and worth it!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Super - would recommend this to anyone loving fresh sushi and creative prep..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Asian tapas is the best description I can come up with. You must experience it to enjoy it and understand it.............a must do!!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food with unusual presentation with eclectic tastes. Combinations of small plates were filling. Can't wait Togo back!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food is Great, but table setting and atmosphere are shabby."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First off, let me just say that the food was absolutely delicious. We tried 4 different dishes and were certainly not disappointed by the quality... That being said, I was slightly disappointed by the quantity. We ended up stopping by Ra in Scottsdale just to get an appetizer to get us to that "content" state. When they give you a recommended number of plates for your party size, I would recommend going to the upper bounds of that recommendation."
    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."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Second time visit and again we were seated in the foyer with the hostess. Limited choices of average food. Everything was ok. Nothing memorable. Will not recommend or return. Not value for money"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Nobuo at Teeter House was amazing. Definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in town (and there aren't many). We sampled a variety of things from this tapas style menu (including a special) and everything was fresh, delicious and unique. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Amazing food, great service. Truly a wonderful experience for our date night."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Romantic place with top notch food. Simple but elegant ambience. Attention to detail."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We (2) went on a Thurs. nite 7 p.m., seated us immediately, restaurant was just filled enough that it wasn't too loud in 1 of the many small, very quaint, simple but elegant decorated rooms. Service was outstanding. We proceeded to work our way through the menu: 3 cold dishes (Hamachi, Carpaccio, Oyster/uni) & 6 warm dishes (Fried shrimp, Duck, Crab, Lamb curry, Foie Gras, and Clams), all were very unique in taste and beautiful presentation & if I may add, timed perfectly, finishing 1 dish, then serving the other without feeling rushed. Also we did indulge in the specialty cocktail menu which was also excellent."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Loved my first visit to Teeter House. Perfect place to invite my visiting relative to a 5 star meal. Tapas a bit on the pricey side, but I loved the variety of uniquely devised bites. Loved the Sea Bass and mushrooms as well as the grapefruit and hamachi. I recommend it, but don't forget the platinum card."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Here's my menu: Grapefruit & Hamachi with avocado, white truffle ponzu oil--melt in your mouth amazing! Shiromi Carpaccio with ginger, yuzu kosho, sesame oil, garlic, house made focaccia--the focaccia was the best I ever had, fresh & warm. They pour the hot sesame oil over the white fish and it was incredibly delicious. Karei Karaage (fried black back sole, blood orange vinaigrette, bone chips)--you haven't lived until you've had bone chips! The sole was perfectly cooked and the bone chips were crispy, a perfect contrast. Service was perfect and the hostess was very nice in explaining how everything was prepared. At this time of year, they were also serving outside. Not that would be a spectacular evening. :-)"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "An Asian fusion gem set in an historical Phoenix wood-frame house. You feel the blend of influences as soon as you walk into the door. The wife and I are foodies from LA and were pleasantly surprised by the traditional Western setting for such an innovative menu. Service was very good and attentive and the staff was well-versed in the intricacies of the menu. We loved the roasted cauliflower in sesame dressing, The grapefruit and hamachi was fresh and flavorful. Soft shell crab salad and warm duck salad were outstanding. Chef Nobuo stopped by our table at the end of the meal and was so gracious. We assured him we would be stopping by again next time we were in PHX."
    Dined on 2/15/2014