Nobuo at Teeter House

4.7
663 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am -2:00pm,
Saturday & Sunday 11am-2pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm -Close
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Phone number
(602) 254-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Nobuo Fukuda
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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.
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Private party contact
Sarah Fukuda: (602) 254-0600
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th St. and Monroe
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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.
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Public transit
The nearest light rail stop is 3rd St. and Washington.
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Entertainment
Live music on the patio during special events only.
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 663 People Are Saying
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M
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like the creative cooking of the chef. This is like Japanese tapas, with small portions that are delicately and surprisingly seasoned. Each is presented as a small work of art. Although the individual plates are somewhat on the pricey side, the high quality of the ingredients warrants the expense. For the best value you could try the tasting menu. This is truly a special occasion kind of place, and it’s close enough that you could walk to the symphony or opera. The feeling I had is that this is a chef who loves to experiment and who enjoys sharing his discoveries with his guests.

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PZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is really a gem. Im slightly mad at the man in the mirror for not going to the place sooner. Really. great dining experience. Food is off the charts unique and you can tell that the chefs prepare what you order in the perfect order to fully enjoy your food. The hibachi was some of the best of ever had in AZ. Really unique items that perfect for any foodie. Just a 5 star place. The server and I though didn't get along 100%. Kinda an alternative personality type. Would have some someone else serve me next time. Still left her a good tip thought

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menus are amazing

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Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal in a quaint, cute old house in Heritage Square. Each menu item is a beautiful picture and tastes as good as it looks. Go here quickly!

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ES
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! We decided to go for the tasting menu. Loved everything on the menu. Food tasted great and presentation was nice. Service was fine after the hostess seated us at a table that has not yet been cleaned off and put our menus in the water that was left behind by the previous diners. One thing to note: if anyone at the table chooses to go with the tasting menu, everyone must choose that.

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j
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic authentic chef. Great ambiance. Cool young vibe. Off the grid hidden location.

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u
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food courses came out too quickly
Just finished one next was brought out
Less than hour to eat 4 dishes one after the other
For high priced restaurant totally inappropriate especially when enjoying a good bottle of wine

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J
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic evening! In town for work and came across this highly rated restaurant. Food was amazing. We followed our waitor Zack's recommendations, without fail. You won't be disappointed. I highly recommend Nobuo! I'll be back on my next visit to Phoenix.

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KB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. Food is creative but not over the top with too many flavors. I’m not a big Japanese fan or sushi lover but I do love gourmet dishes and Nobuo didn’t disappoint. My wife who does luv sushi LOVED IT! My one complaint, the restaurant was quite warm and I was wearing linen.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals i have ever had and i have had some good meals. Thank you.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with delicious and unique Japanese food.

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GS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff never disappoint. This was my 10th time at this restaurant, and the consistency of quality and innovation keeps me coming back for more. Love Nobuo.

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OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Date night before a show; the food and service were outstanding

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobuo at Teeter House is a wonderful dining experience with a night of perfect bites. Chris does an amazing job with recommendations, pairings and service.

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Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was nothing short of fabulous. Our server, Zach, knows his stuff and does a great job of conveying Nobu's intent. We went for restaurant and got a tremendous variety of the most delicious food. Four different bite sized appetizers to start, including the best Brussel sprouts I've ever had. Then onto a seafood bento box with three different seafood presentations, including softshell crab, clams and an exquisite sashimi.
I added on an order of tempura squash blossoms. My dessert was a yuzu tartlette.
This restaurant is one of my favorites in Phoenix.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bento box lunch was superb. An excellent way to sample offerings by Noburo. Will make you want to go back for lunch and dinner

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OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service from our waiter Zack was excellent. We enjoyed the Daiginjo sake too.

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FL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great waitress/server. Chef/owner came out a few times to explain food

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. The service was fast, friendly and courteous.

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PM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just another fabulous experience with superb food and excellent service.

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m
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. I am surprised that we were able to get in at the last minute. This is the type of place that should be booked up all of the time.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and got the tasting menu! It was wonderful from start to finish- the staff was lovely and kind and welcoming and did so much to make it special, the food was obviously amazing. Creative, unexpected, and each course explained so we could fully appreciate it. The wine was excellently paired, as well. Just a really special night for us, and they made everything perfect!

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S
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Very good
New taste new expérience
Don’t miss it

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CH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The culinary offerings, especially the Tasting Menu’s, never disappoint.

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Hostess doubling as a waitress knew nothing of the menu, food, or restaurant. Got the order wrong multiple times and was unapologetic.

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LG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner at Nobuo! Thoroughly enjoyed all menu items!

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SR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I received a tasting menu special for a Thursday in August. I took two friends that had never been and my college aged daughter. We ALL LOVED it! The portions were perfect over a couple of hours and the food exquisite! I highly recommend Nobuo at Teeter House!

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C
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had dinner with two colleagues. Off to a bad start - chopsticks were cheap and brittle. Interior of dinning area worn. Waiter was attentive and worked with my vegetarian friend. Tapas style plates we were told. Had oysters, tuna tataki, duck salad, soft shell crab, braised pork, and foie gras. Local Sake made in Phoenix- wonderful. The evening was salvaged through the back kitchen- food is worth it.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch. For the summer, they had a lunch Bento box with 3 of several choices to pick. Everything was delicious and now I need to go back for sushi.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite in Phoenix. The food was absolutely amazing !

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Soft shell crab salad was very tasty along with Tako and tomato! Definitely worth the money for dinner.

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MB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time here, second time great food & service

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb experience!

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DF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The tasting menu was fantastic from start to finish. Every item ranged from delicious to spectacular. Overall the experience was very good, with the only slight exception being a couple of the wait staff seeming to be in a bad mood.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was so knowledgeable about all the dishes and took the time to explain the ingredients to our family. The quality and complex flavors of the food is amazing.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great meal. Food was dry well thought out and presented. Delicious. Service was impeccable! Going back again!

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c
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed the tasting menu. Food was lovely, flavorful and well-presented. Service, however, was less than top be desired. Server was very perfunctory, with no personality or social skills. And unfortunately that took away from our overall experience.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came for the Uni and Foie Grois and they were out of both. Better luck next time.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good. But the dessert did not go with the tasting menu. It was a bit too heavy in terms of taste. Something lighter and refreshing at the end might be a better choice for a dessert.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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