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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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4.7

service

4.7

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4.5

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4.1

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (28)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for a Date (19)
Romantic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Tapas (11)
Authentic (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fun (6)
Organic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

The tasting menu had unique ingredient combinations that were terrific and with the wine pairings were a real treat. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Great place to try new flavors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

sad to say it was kind of underwhelming. wouldn’t recommend

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Unfortunately they stuck us at a table in the entry next to the hostess podium so everyone coming in loitered by our table. Make sure you specify seating in your reservation.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nobuo was recommended by friends but was a big disappointment. Indifferent wait staff, food that was not reminiscent of anything we had in Japan nor interesting in its own right, and prices that were ridiculous given the tiny servings. We would not recommend it to anybody.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our entire dining experience was so exceptional we brought another party back the following night!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The meal was ridiculous. Limited menu. I left the restaurant starving after spending $100.

Bad experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Every time I come here the food is absolutely amazing! The ambience in this old house makes the whole experience just perfect.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Tapas, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nobuo Fukuda is the most creative chef in Arizona and a wonderful person. The cuisine includes both cooked poultry, meats and fish, as well as, fresh sashimi. Every dish is a culinary delight. The desserts should not be overlooked because they are fantastic and worth visiting the restaurant, if only for these finishing delights. If you are not a fan of sashimi, don’t let that scare you because the cooked dishes are out of this world, too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Great Beer, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Some of the best food you will have in the Valley at 2/3 the price compared to Scottsdale

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My go to place when I’m in town for meeting, excellent food quality and service. Chef Nobou offers fix menu and a la cart as well with seasonal farm fresh. You can also request for amakase in advance. Highly recommended and I would be back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Perfect food. Had $80 tasting menu and added special octopus fritters. Very awesome!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Nobuo is an extra special treat. The food is amazing and I highly recommend the tasting menu. This little gem deserves more attention but I am selfishly happy it flies under the radar

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This was our second dinner at Nobuo and was even better than the first. This is likely my favorite restaurant in the country.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service. Food was really good, very fresh.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Creative food with incredible execution and delivery. I am unable to emphasize enough the quality and creativity of each dish. I’ve visited twice in the last four weeks and I am looking forward to the next visit,hopefully soon.
Some dishes are on par with Eric Rupert at Le Bernardin.
Thank God Nobuo is not in DC NY or even Scottsdale as getting a table would be impossible.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a lovely time at Nobuo at Teeter House. Food is top-notch. Staff is attentive and knowledgable without being pretentious.

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

excellent food and service that try’s - food came out quick and was well prepared and unique - the only challenge I had was the speed in which alcohol was provided - we waited 30 minutes for our first drink to arrive — service was superb other than that - loved our server -

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing. Worth every penny! Go enjoy a night out at Nobuo

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Never disappointed. Menu is always creative, food is delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Healthy, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food and ambiance was great. However we did not recieve our 3rd entree after an hour and a half while mentioning it to the server that we had an event to attend. It never did arrive in time nor did they get it to us before we had to go after asking to box it up. Still had to pay for it though!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was very disappointing and pricey I would not recommend

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A wonderful dining experience! We enjoyed the Tapas and each was unique, delicious, and the presentation was exceptional. Our waiter was engaged, enthusiastic, and fun!! He took time to explain each dish and gladly answered any questions we had regarding dishes and history of Nobuo. I highly recommend Nobuo for a fun and unique dining experience; it was a perfect spot to take my out of town guests!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, Organic, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

How many times do you run into a friend while changing planes in the Denver Airport in route to Phoenix and ask for recommendations on a restaurant in Phoenix? What luck for us our friend recommended Nobuo and the food was beyond our expectations. Nobuo is located near the Science Museum so we also go to enjoy the Pompeii exhibit after dining on a creative Sunday brunch. The chef puts together ingredients that you wouldn't image. I would fly back to Phoenix tomorrow just to enjoy Nobuo! Word of mouth is the best recommendations. Oh, yes, we were the only diners at the particular time we selected which was perfect, but I can imagine they get busy on the weekend evenings. So reserving through Open Table is the way to go.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Grapefruit and Hamachi was very well balance of flavors. I had the Royal cocktail that was interesting and tasty. Octopus Fritters were on point with flavor and hit all the taste buds but the texture seemed slightly mushy and some of the bits of octopus were quite chewy. Roasted cauliflower was delightful and executed perfectly. Two wash ranch chicken was unique, enjoyed it but not blown away. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. The Japanese white wine is a must try.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, always a pleasure dinning there.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This place was amazing. So charming and service was fantastic. Great ambience if you’re looking for a lovely evening in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nobuo is always fantastic!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was creative and appealing both to the eye and mouth. Everything was well thought out and presented beautifully. The server was very knowledgable about the menu, and very attentive. Great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was delicious, we went all out and got five different types of entrees and two desserts among the five of us. You could really taste how fresh the ingredients were, and the flavors married perfectly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 6, 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 2, 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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 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 18, 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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 (Phoenix)·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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 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 28, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 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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