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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Nobuo at Teeter House reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)special occasion (30)romantic (24)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (8)good for groups (7)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Nobuo at Teeter House
    Shera
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Excellent and unusual Japanese food. Try the Japanese eggplant and the short ribs. We also had the warm duck salad which was superb! The seabass in parchment was perfect for two people. The small plates serve two. We had three each and shared two desserts. Just enough food. Everything is beautifully presented! Wish I hadn't waited so long to try this wonderful chef's cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food!
    jw1123
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    When each dish came out we kept saying this is our favorite. kimchi was amazing, duck, cod, heck everything. We will be back. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous and interesting food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Fabulous and interesting food selections. Try the coconut curry lamb, it's devine! Very servicable wine list. The Copian Pinot Noir was delicious. Our server Mo was perfect!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive, delicious, approachable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    A thoroughly enjoyable meal. The ambiance--in an 1898 bungalow in downtown Phoenix--was perfect. The warm and historic home, with its several rooms with 4-8 tables each, afforded a homey and quiet environment in which to enjoy the innovative, delicious dishes, made with quality ingredients. The service was pleasant and attentive. Overall, somewhere to return to savor the other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLEN Food, excellent service
    binkibaby
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    EXCELLEN Food, excellent service Excellent waitress! Found this through Deal Chicken! What an amazing meal! What an amazing find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Mediocre
    BrunoVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I have eaten in the best restaurants in Tokyo and I was greatly disappointed in this food. The Hamachi was very good but the steamed clams were uneatable. Also the soft shell crab on the salad was over battered, not crisp and cold-apparently it sat out to long before being served. The menu consisted of to much fried foods even the black back sole.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!!
    dineoutalot
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Nobuo was terrific in every way. The service was terrific and the food was even better. Each item was served in spoons "tapas style" for easy sharing and everything tasted fabulous. this was our first time but we'll certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asked for a table away from
    MarkG
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Asked for a table away from the 2 top that they presented next to a closet. They responded that all tables were reserved. When we left, half of the tables were unoccupied, and some 4 tops were given to 2 people. Food was rushed to us. Seems like an effort to turn the table. Food expensive; generally good, but should be for the price. Very small portions, although that probably is the charm. Complete meal was done in 30 minutes. Talked to manager with little satisfaction. Made is our problem due to not having reservations, which we did! Waste of time and effort to go downtown for this disappointing experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the beaten path
    ixlr8VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Nobuo is set inside an old house, called Teeter. The dining area is comprised of the two livinv areas on the first floor. What really gives this place its higher rating is the food - very specific and pointed, yet creative and tasty. Very rare to find a place like this anymore. Very personal, and attentive to detail. We enjoyed the meal, and the reasonable pricing. Try the house made teas.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place with wonderful food
    gir7375
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    This is one of the best restaurants in Phoenix. We tried many items on the menu and all were excellent including the cocktails. Highly recommended and a great location is the cute Heritage Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Surprising
    Shanit
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    This is the second time my DH and I have dined at Nobou at Teeter House. Like the first time we ate there, we tried items that we never would have considered, and they surprisingly yummy. However, we did not realize that it was PHX Restaurant Week, so the choices were very limited. I personally do not eat red meat, nor do I eat raw fish, so I was forced to go with vegetarian Bento box option. There was only one item on the "select items" from their menu that was of interest, so we ordered it as well. One of the beauties of Nobou being a tapa restaurant is that if you're still hungry, you can order more, but again, we didn't really have that option with the incredibly limited menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    WineandFood
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    For appetizers, the lobster tail wrap was deliciously sweet in a perfectly fluffy bread. However, the sandwich, left something to be desired, as the overall experience of the sandwich was extremely dry. The seafood bento boxes were mixed in their range of taste. The salvation for the seafood bento boxes was in the yellowtail. Lastly, the Japanese desserts from the Japanese bakery were overly rich but bland. I found myself pushing the plate away. However, the cream wontons were perfectly balanced in the mouth. The overall experience of the restaurant was average. I'm writing this review two days later, but found the experience and food difficult to recall, which speaks volumes about the food and experience.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobuo FOOD FABULOUS!
    Mickey
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Loved the food - unique, presentation was terrific.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    love2travel2gtherVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    My friend and I dined here during Restaurant Week and really enjoyed it. The service was excellent as was the food. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobuo for Restaurant Week
    Carter
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Sweet, charming Japanese joint that always, always delights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly Hipster Staff
    Tduston
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    This was our first successful outing in the Phoenix area. The food was amazing. At times, the flavors played more to my intellectual side as I tried to figure out what made the dish so interesting. Even the dishes I did not particularly care for (which my girlfriend loved) tasted interesting and made me stop to think whether or not I enjoyed the dish. I am a really fussy eater so I have a very particular palette. The stars of the evening were the squash blossoms that I still wanted to eat at the end of the meal (they were the first dish brought out), and the beed short ribs. I could not have been more pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nobuo at Teeter House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Nobuo is worth a visit for the imaginative menu and excellent preparation. The food is delicious, innovatively conceived, and presented beautifully. It's expensive for tapas style, but I was happy to pay the bill given the culinary experience. The venue isn't quite up to the cuisine, but it's a charming historic home. The downtown location will keep some people from trying it unfortunately. Service is reasonably competent and timely, but not exceptionally professional given a chef of this caliber. The underlying waitstaff theme seems to be "art students doing the bourgeoisie a favor", but not in an overtly malicious way. This is a place that's good for foodies, a date night adventure, and the tragically hip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What A Gem!
    CraftyMama
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    My husband and wanted a unique, quiet place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had heard about Nobuo through friends and thought we'd give it a try. We were impressed by pretty much everything they had to offer. The food was superb and the way the food was plated made us feel like Iron Chef judges! Fantastic food and the setting is so relaxing. Dine at Nobou at least once. You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    PaleOneVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    I love this restaurant. The food is terrific--among the very best in Phoenix. The service is typically terrific too, but on this visit it was a bit off. Our waitress seemed tired or just out of it, and she did not know basics, like what kinds of iced tea they had. I knew more than she did about the menu. But the food is so amazing, that I'll put up with slightly off service now and then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disparity between quality and price
    Thomas
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    I am a lover of Japanese food (30+ years) and to call this food Japanese - is a stretch. Great presentation, however, the dishes lack volume and quality. It was a Sunday night and they were out of fresh fish (sashimi/sushi) - unbelievable! I do not find the food '5 Star quality', as evidenced by my wife's and my stomach reactions the next AM. Been there - done that - and not again!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative, spectacular food
    WinoGreg
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    A bit hard to find but worth it. Nice ambiance and a very creative, primarily seafood menu. Even the salds were different and great. It is now on our Top 5 list for all of Phoenix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to the hype!
    HappyWyf
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    For over a year I had been reading reviews and wanting to try Nubou. Although it was worth the wait, I don't recommend doing the same...make your reservations today!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must when visiting Phoenix
    njfranVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Nobu absolutely lived up to my expectations. Delicately prepared dishes especially the sea bass in parchment. Can't wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here. I had dined
    PdaspitVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    First time here. I had dined at Sea Saw multiple times and expected a knock your socks off experience. There were 4 of us and only two had alcoholic drinks. The food was a mediocre mirror of what Nobu had prepared at Sea Saw. My main problem was the cost-almost 3 C notes. I strongly urge Yazu Japanese Bistro in its' place. The problem here is that they are not on Open Table. They don't need to!
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Dining experience
    AzdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    A fabulous dinner experience. Each dish was an adventure and delightful. Highly recommended!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal I've ever had!!
    Fezz
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Best meal I've ever had!! Came wanting sushi and almost left when we found out there was none but so glad we stayed! This is a tapas restaurant so you will need 2-3 dishes per person and it can add up $ wise but soooo worth it. Can't wait to go back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Not so good.
    nbravoVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I thought the restaurant was overrated. The place needs more interior design, no touch of being classy, staff were not that accommodating, food could be better. Overall, its a disappointment for us.
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  • Disappointed
    CIpherette
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Read many reviews and was very familiar with Nobuo and his previous restaurant. Came here for a special birthday party. But was very disappointed with the food. It was nothing special as I had expected. The watermelon appetizer was nice. Grapefruit and hamachi was just average. Could have been done and tasted like it could have come from any sushi/sashimi restaurant. Also had ceviche and two hot dishes which were disappointing. Took a dessert home and was very disappointed also. I think my expectations were just too high.
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  • Midday
    AMG4REALVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Joined colleagues for lunch which made for a quiet room. Food was wonderful. Be ready to dig deep into the wallet. I can't wait to try dinner which I know is a totally different experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite dining experience!
    homecook
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Chef Nobu is fantastic! Japanese cuisin at a whole other level, higher level to be precise. This is refine dinning and not typical American Sushi eats. Enjoy, every item is hand-crafted and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unremarkable and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    This restaurant is located in a historic building near the city center. The setting is romantic but a bit tired and bland. The food is attempted creative, designer presentations that look better than they taste. Most of the small dishes are unremarkable and close to tasteless. I enjoyed the sashimi and the pork belly dish, but really cannot remember what else I had. The price came to nearly $100. Others paid a lot more. Service was lackluster but adequate. I guess it is just okay for a change of place but I'd much rather eat at a more down-to-earth place with prices to match. i don't mind pricey places as long as their offering is worth it. This isn't.
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  • simply the best
    kharada
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Nobuo has the most refined and sophisticated cuisine in Phoenix-metro.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    My girlfriend and I took a friend there. It was his first time and even though he likes big quantities of food, he left satisfied. Everything was good and a lot was exceptional! Again, a great meal.....
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Great night
    Doug
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Food was great and interesting...different combinations of tastes, which is always fun. Server seemed new/inexperienced and stumbled on some of our questions but no real big deal...that's why we ranked service a bit lower. Would definitely come back and recommend!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chef nobuo is one of a kind!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We enjoyed everything on this visit to the restaurant and really appreciate the attention to detail from the staff and chef minions!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    PaleOneVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Nobuo deserves all the accolades it receives. The food is creative yet tasty, and the presentation is equally creative. Service is attentive but not freaky. If you haven't tried Nobuo before, it's great to try at lunch. Not crowded, relaxed, and good for conversation. Try the okonimiyaki (I may not have spelled that right)--it's incredibly delicious, and you won't find it anywhere else in Phoenix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Best Japanese in the Valley
    InternetsTad
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Nobuo-san has done it again! His new place at Teeter House is just as good as Sea-Saw, but in a (somewhat) larger location so more people can be thrilled! Loved it loved it loved it! After making your reservation here on OpenTable, call the restaurant to request the tasting menu. This will ensure you get the absolute best of everything Nobuo-san has that day.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Amazing
    FreedogVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    A unique small plate dining experience. Incredible food and service in a historic house. Nothing like it anywhere in the Valley.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Nobuo at Teeter House was recommended by a friend for fantastic Japanese food and my out-of-town guests were thrilled with the choice. The food was beautiful AND delicious, and our waiter was exceptional (personal, pleasant, attentive and helpful with patient explanations about menu items and great advice about how to order and share dishes with a group. Every dish became an instant favorite! It is my new favorite restaurant and I will be returning frequently.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your usual Japanese restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    I was expecting a typical Japanese restaurant, but the offerings here greatly surpassed anything I had before. The next time I stay in Phoenix, I would love to return here to try more!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.