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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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Phoenix, AZ 85004
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
7th St. and Monroe
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on the patio during special events only.
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.
The nearest light rail stop is 3rd St. and Washington.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 -
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 :(
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!
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.
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.
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