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About 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.

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622 E. Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am -2:00pm,
Saturday & Sunday 11am-2pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm -Close

Cross Street:
7th St. and Monroe

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 254-0600

Website:
http://www.nobuofukuda.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on the patio during special events only.

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.

Public Transit:
The nearest light rail stop is 3rd St. and Washington.

Executive Chef:
Chef Nobuo Fukuda

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 full restaurant buyout option for private parties of 16-40 maximum is also available. Please contact the restaurant to book your party.

Private Party Contact:
Sarah Fukuda: (602) 254-0600

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

Prix Fixe tasting menu available every Fri. and Sat. night by reservation only.

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.

Nobuo at Teeter House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
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Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (13)
Authentic (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Healthy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Tapas (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great Beer (4)
Seasonal (4)
Organic (4)
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Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vegan (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best meals I have had in Phoenix, incredibly creative, complex, playful and amazing in-tune and educated staff. The Japanese style tapas where out of this world and larger plates are to die for! Highly recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Arizona. If not the most unique presentation, one of the top 5. You could put this restaurant in any major city and it would contend with the top 5 easily. We have a gem here, Phoenix. Save and go!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The tables are old and battered. No table cloth. Ours was quite sticky, like a basement bar at 2 AM. My chair was rickety and uncomfortable. The bar selection is very limited and the waiter seemed to be proud of this shortcoming. The food runner asked us to move plates out of the way for her almost every time she delivered a dish. The soft shell crab- not fresh, VERY salty. Foie gras and raw fish dishes were delicious. They think a lot of themselves there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Expensive but fantastic. Incredible food. Manny, our server, was great.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Hmm would have loved to give a better review, service was excellent and love the location, but the food just wasn't all that. Most of it was good, but none of it had a wow effect, also one major mishap when my date couldn't chew through one of the chicken dishes. We had the tasting menu at $100 / head, and you shouldn't wish you hit Pizza Blanco across the walkway instead for that price :(

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved this place! We had the freshest ingredients, with such a nice variety. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings. Hated for the experience to end, pure heaven, every nite.
Can’t wait to go back, very special place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Organic, People Watching, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our favorite restaurant, our favorite chef (we’ve followed him for 20 years!) whenever we want special delicious & memorable yet comfortable and quiet. We head here! Thank you Chef for never disappointing us & always surprising! This visit’s surprise? Japanese pumpkin cream with cranberries!!!! Delish!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Unique experience and totally worth it. Great Japanese dishes. Hamachi was excellent and so was the waygu beef. Presentation of the food was incredible. Great place for a date and the dress is casual.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service, ambiance, and delicicious food! Took my wife out for her birthday dinner, and she loved it.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Phenomenal. One of the best dinners we have ever had. That's saying something. Treat yourself to the tasting menu with wine pairings. We even ordered a couple extra dishes before the dessert course because the food was so good. Sashimi is incredibly unique, each fish served with delicious and complex flavor accents that complement but not overpower the fish. Every server had great knowledge of the food and wine and quickly found an answer for the rare question they couldn't answer. Too bad we live on the other side of the country.

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was a fabulous meal. It was one of the best that we have had. All the sushi was melt in your mouth and the soft shell crap curried lamb were of the highest quality. It was simply amazing. The service was of the highest calibre.

Price was good for the quality. Good sized proportion and knowledgable helpful staff

Well worth the visit. We would defiantly travel here again.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Truly one of the most perfectly balanced meals I’ve had in years, from flavor, texture, presentation and service. Sushi was perfectly tempered, not ice cold

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent prix-fixe menu. Amazing combinations of ingredients that unfold in your mouth like chapters of a story. Really fun dining experience. Excellent saki selections.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A great experience. The tasting menu was a great way to experience many of the dishes. Nice ambiance and excellent service. Good for special occasions as it is pricey, but overall worth it!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great meal, we had a great variety of items and enjoyed them all. Only problem was when we ordered dessert it was "servable" but we were still charged for it and didn't notice that until we got home. Otherwise Service and food was great!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is only the second restaurant I have found (first one in AZ) that has Okonomiyaki on the menu. Of course I had to order this and it definitely did not disappoint. Food was excellent. The decor was a little disappointing as I would have thought/liked there to be more Japanese decor.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

After several years of intending to go to Nobou, we finally made it. Dinner was very good, almost excellent. Very good cocktail list which paired well with the food. Ordered from al la cartel menu. Tasting menu was also offered, but had same items, just more of them. We had five items to share, which was just about right, maybe one more would have been OK. Food was certainly Japanese in style, but quite different than most Japanese restaurants we have been to in the past. Four of the items were excellent, only the salmon sashimi first course was slightly disappointing, with not much flavor, although it looked great on the plate. Fritters with orange marmalade sauce for desert was also excellent.
Prices were quite fair for quality of food. Setting in old home was OK, but didn’t add much to the overall experience. Service was fair, although our server seemed knowledgeable and was friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We loved the food, but our server could’ve been a little more attentive. He was great recommending dishes, but he was MIA at times.

Tags: Organic, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Having two 2 tops in a room with a 6 top that was loud was not pleasant. You couldn't control their volume and conversation content so I got to practice "letting go"; funny thing is I don't recall seeing that on the menu!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Chef Nobuo has an amazing life story and offers a menu to match. From the restaurant in old town Scottsdale to his current Teeter House location there hasnt been food like this in Phoenix that I've been able to find. Simply incredible!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Fantastic first experience during restaurant week. Amazing, artful food, friendly and helpful staff, charming intimate dining room.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Some of the fish was quite good but overall the cuisine was not up to standard we are used to from chef Nobu's restaurants. Two of the fish selection in the Bento meal were fried, and while we did enjoy our dinner, it was not a great value for the price.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

My wife and I were very pleased with our experience. It was our first visit to Nobuo. Let's start with the meal!!!

Absolutely delightful, everything we tasted we enjoyed, from our cocktails to the last bite of desert. We will be back for more!!!

The waiters taking care of our table was awesome, very sociable, great overview of our meal selection and a pleasant individual.

We were impressed with the interior of the restaurant but were not impressed with the location we were seated at. In the back room, next to a couple. It was a cold and uncomfortable spot.

Regardless the Japanese cuisine was fantastic. My wife and I are avid Japanese food lovers and would recommend it to all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A really delicious experience. We wished that the waiter was more friendly, but we understand that his reserved-style service might be part of the vibe. We will be back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Impeccable meal! Lives up to its reputation. Will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This quaint building in historic Heritage Square features a small gem. Chef Nobuo never disappoints with his innovative offerings and super fresh ingredients. His restaurant is, by far, the best in the area! We just keep going back for more deliciousness.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

It was so easy to fall in love with this place. This is what going out should feel like.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Every meal I have eaten at Nobuo's has been amazing. I especially love their Tuna Tataki. Service is always excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Best restaurant in Phoenix and one of the best we've been to anywhere. Insanely great and underrated.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This is one of our very favorite places. I don't know officially how often the menu is changed, but we seem to always be able to find something new, different and wonderful with every visit. Good selection of Japanese beer. We always love the ambience and the great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Food was incredible. Service was great. Bar was weak for non sake and tea drinkers. Teeter house is cool but hot and needs an update. Great experience.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The waitstaff was unprofessional. The ambience and experience were way different than the food. Overall this restaurant is extremely overrated and I'm very disappointed. I have dined that all of the top restaurants in the valley and this one should not be considered in the top 10 let alone top 100. It looks as though they want to James Beard award in the past but I do not think that that level of service or quality has continued. The food was good but the waitstaff was terrible

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent quality ingredients prepared with creativity and nuance. Easily the best Japanese restaurant in Phoenix. The service was attentive without being overbearing, really perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Exceptional dining experience. The tasting menu was delicious and well paced. A very unique experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 25, 2017

After two days, I am still thinking about this amazing meal. That means it was fabulous. It was simply wonderful and I'm sad we've lived here as long as we have and not experienced it. We will definitely go back.

The only reason I rated the ambiance lower was the AC was not working well. But, it was 118 degrees outside, so go figure. Otherwise, everything was simply wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Tapas, Healthy, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Everything is good, but it's really hot inside I feel like I sit inside oven

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Don't get 8 -10 course dinner- while tasty, you will leave hungry. Portions were tiny (1/2 a soft shell crab instead of a whole crab). A la cartel menu would've probably beeen a better choice. Male waiter was a little annoying and forgot to describe one dish but came back a couple minutes later after realizing his mistakes, kept trying to take plates/ glasses that weren't ready to be taken. This place doesn't have a la carry sushi which also would've been nice- the sushi was good. Overall, food was good but expensive and very small portions for what you pay.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Upon being seated at 6:15, we informed our waiter that we had an 8:00PM show at Comerica. The wait between each of 4 dishes was lengthy - and longer then any other table in our room. We did not order anything special but actually all favorites per our waiter. The last dish took well over 30 minutes despite asking if there was a problem and reminding our waiter of the time. Two other tables that were seated after us finished their meals with more courses, paid their bill and left the restaurant before our final dish was even brought out. We had a very simple order and it was clear that there had been a mix up between front of house and kitchen. We had to refuse last course because we were now running late. Management never took responsibility and seemed to not care at all despite us being told at the beginning that we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and get to the theatre with time to spare. . They did not apologize nor try to make any amends. It was an enormous let down after hearing such positive things about Nobuo. This caliber of restaurant deserves exceptional customer service and we found it was even less then mediocre. Good food can not make up for this level of service. A sincere apology and acknowledgement of their mistake would have resulted in a completely different review. Arrogance is not rewarded and competition too stiff to take any customer for granted. Shane on Nobuo.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 6, 2017

15$ for a glass of house white wine for lunch! Rifoff!!! Bad food too!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great ambiance, delicious food, excellent craft drink menu, and a great time with my wife!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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