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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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4.8

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4.7

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4.4

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4.2

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
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Worth the Drive (18)
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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)
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Great for Lunch (2)
Vegan (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (London)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Enjoyed the food -- interesting, beautifully presented and delicious. The ambience is a bit stark and we were disappointed that there was no information about the house easily available. There seemed to be a disconnect between the very good Japanese food and the feel and look of the place. We enjoyed the flexibility to order more as we dined -- all was yummy so we did!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I generally like authentic sushi, so Nobuo was a bit of a reach because it is fusion. The service was excellent. They describe the food as "Japanese tapas" so again, the fusion. I thought it was overpriced given the quality of the fish (it was cold vs in Japan, they would warm it with their hands). Still, it was a fun experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Excellent! Pricey but worth every cent. I like the tasting menu (2 of them available). Nice cocktails, great service, and intimate ambiance. Will certainly return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Spectacular food as always. My friends from Los Angeles and Maui that were visiting were absolutely blown away.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2017

I had heard a lot about Nobuo's fine food for quite a while and wanted a special place to take my 'foodie' cousins from Olympia, WA. It met every expectation, and truly impressed my cousins as well. They want to go back and try other dishes the next time they are in town. Since I live in Phoenix, I definitely will make it a point to return and take more family and friends for the experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was excellent, the service impeccable - definitely top 5 favorites in the U.S.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Excellent food, best I've ever had in the Phoenix area!

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2016

This is one of the better Japanese restaurants in Phoenix, AZ. It does not have the sushi rolls.
After moving here from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago, we are so fortunate to find this gem. We had the tasting menu, the food here is small portions, expensive but very tasteful. All the items on the tasting menu is delicious, every dish is my favorite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Nobu at Teeter House continues to be our go to option for special dinners or times when we know we just want an amazing meal. Everything in perfect about this place: the wait staff is helpful without being smothering and always quick to give suggestions about a particular course or menu item. The timing of the food itself is also totally on point: you're never waiting too long between items nor rushing to finish. Occasionally there will be a dish that I'm not a fan of but that's always more about taste and less about quality. Highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Overpriced for what you were fed. I was there for my boyfriends birthday. I made a request for a special desert. The waiter forgot and I had to remind him. The portions are ridiculously small for the price. I've had better!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Purely an amazing experience! The tasting menu tour was perfect for two.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

We loved the small, intimate rooms. The food tastes great and is very nicely presented.
We however deplore that our waitress was so gloomy. She never once smiled, and she spoke like an automat. Perhaps she was just having a bad day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Authentic Japanese food in a quaint and cozy setting green tea was awesome I went there for Sunday brunch best seafood eggs benedict I've ever had I took three Japanese ladies they were all very pleased with a Japanese breakfast I can only imagine how great the dinners and lunches are there very pleased

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2016

The tasting menu that evening was an excellent choice and a good way to sample as choices can be overwhelming. They implemented a new cocktail menu and the two drinks we ordered were outstanding. Service was quick and knowledgeable. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Lunch menu, not enough choices. Out of pork nixed two more. Almost empty, felt wierd, almost closed. Service lacking, tentative... no mangement evident. Just nowhere near experience anticipated.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Our waiter was incredibly nice and seemed sincerely interested. The cocktail he suggested was very interesting and was unlike anything I had ever tried. It had whiskey and egg whites, but that's all I remember specifically. However, multiple of our dishes were overpowering in citrus flavor. I was starving when we arrived and did not want to finish three of the dishes because all I could taste was some sort of acid or citrus. Unfortunately, the duck we had received for an entree was incredibly dry and I only ate a couple pieces. We ended up spending over 115 dollars and had to go to a taco stand afterwards in order to get full. Again, the service was great, the young gentleman was very sweet, but I will not be returning. The price does not match the quality.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2016

I think this is the best meal I've had in the 2 years I've lived in PHX. Everything we ate was absolutely amazing.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Phoenix hands down. The food is always amazing and inventive. The atmosphere is cozy, the wine and cocktails are excellent and the service is always good and very efficient. This place is not for children unless they are very adventurous diners. The same might go for adults that enjoy plain Jane food; this is not what Nobuo is about. It's an all around amazing food experience that is hard to beat anywhere else in the world. Phoenix is so lucky to have this restaurant and it's amazingly talented chef. It's definitely a place that shouldn't be missed for foodies! Make reservations especially in the winter when the snowbirds are around.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Creative Japanese with a modern flair described this restaurant. But in my view, traditional Japanese cuisine and presentation already is wonderful and doesn't need a new spin. Everyone was perfectly pleasant, and the food was pleasant, but for real sushi affecionados or Japanese clients, I would not recommend this restaurant as you and they would be disappointed. My suggestion to the owner is to get back to basics, keep the quality high, and then you can justify the prices you charge.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2016

My wife and I have been wanting to go to Nobuo at Teeter House for some time but rarely want to drive back downtown for dinner. We finally made reservations on a night we were going to a concert downtown. Now I'd make the drive just to go to the restaurant. It was outstanding; one of the best meals I have had at a restaurant in Phoenix/Scottsdale in a long time. The service was excellent. The server recommended 3 cold dishes to start followed by 3 hot dishes (small dish tapas style). We chose several seafood dishes, the vegetable of the day (stuffed squash blossoms) and 3 hot dishes, plus ginger carrot cake for dessert. Every dish was delicious and a couple we raved about the unique combination of ingredients and flavors. Nobuo is a genius. The entire experience was a 10. If you've eaten there before, you know. If not, you owe it to yourself to try it. You won't regret it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Fabulous find in downtown Phoenix. Very creative cuisine--Japanese-style "tapas." Located in an old house that is very charmingly decorated, preserving the best of the old. Highly recommend. It is quiet enough for good conversation, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2016

We had a party of 3 on Sunday at 1:30. Since we picked an "off" time, we were literally alone in the restaurant. We shared 5 courses (a little much) but each course was served beautifully and every item had a great presentation.
We all loved the historic old house, decor and fine service.
Would return any time!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The oysters were very delicious, especially with uni. My other favorites were the Hamachi and grapefruit, lamb, soft shell crab and carpaccio in garlic oil. Did not care for the dessert but loved everything else.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2016

The star here is the food. The Grapefruit & Hamachi is excellent, because the fish is fresh (yes in Phoenix), and the proportions are spot on. The Tako and Tomato were a great treat, and really spun the octopus in a way that transcended the traditional Japanese and gave it a southwest flair. The Sashimi was fresh too, and offered bigeye tuna from two areas of the fish, with slices of deep red loin and fatty belly complementing each other with fresh grated wasabi. The service was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Although I would come back and try the restaurant again we were here for restaurant week which probably was not indicative of normal quality. Very expensive. Appetizers were excellent but the Main courses were weak. Sinewy beef , flavorless chicken in the meat bento box, the seafood Bento fared a little better but nowhere near expectations. Good service however had to request 3 times for a toothpick which never came and second beer ordered was never delivered. For the price I did expect better.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2016

I just love it, the food, the environment, and the tea. Thank you so much for the experience. We went at the Restaurant Week 2016 on Phoenix and the menu has everything to felling in love. Japanese is not just sushi and this is the best example of that. It is not expensive if you recognize the value and effort to bring excellent food to customers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Loved the food. Delicious integration of flavors. Overall, wonderful food and experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2016

This is a restaurant Phoenix can be very proud of!
I've always wanted to go to Nobu at Teeter House since I've only ever heard wonderful things about the quality of the food. I was happily surprised to see they were participating in restaurant week (pre-fix meal for $44/person). I thought it was the perfect excuse to visit the restaurant for the first time and be able to try a variety of different items. My friend and I really enjoyed our food and thought that for once, a restaurant really lived up to its reputation! The flavors were all incredibly unique and each bite gave such fabulous texture. Our meals were provided to us with a BEAUTIFUL presentation. I'm returning next month when my in-laws come to visit because I think that the restaurant is a wonderful way to show off the Phoenix dining scene and let our city make a great impression on people from out of town. The regular menu is definitely a little pricey, but I think it's well worth the investment given the overall experience and quality of food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 20, 2016

We went for restaurant week. Nobu offered two bento boxes, beef or seafood. Hubbie and I both ordered the seafood, which gave us an opportunity to try several of Nobu's fabulous dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Their food is delicious!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Horrible service, tiny room with four tables smashed in, small expensive bites = not worth their awards!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We went for restaurant week and everything was delicious. We started with the oysters which was served in a fantastic sauce, followed by the hamachi with grapefruit which was refreshing. The first course of the restaurant week menu was a veggie plate with purple/orange cauliflower, roasted Brussels sprouts, eggplant with bacon jam, and a watermelon and cucumber salad. I'm not normally one for vegetables but I practically licked my plate clean. Everything was very fresh tasting. The main course was a bento box with rice, a salad, fried chicken, braised beef, and a pork belly bonmei. The pork belly was my favorite. It melted in my mouth. For dessert we had the huckleberry cheesecake and spiced donut, and I thought I had died and went to heaven. All in all would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2016

First time to Nobou at Teeter House, definitely won't be the last. We have wanted to try this place but never seem to. Saw them listed for Restaurant Week so we tried it. We expected little in the way of options but the prix fix courses were terrific and lots of add ons were available. The food was excellent and lots of different tastes. The service was also excellent. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2016

I love Nobu. I've probably eaten there 10+ times. It is always wonderful. The food is amazing. The menu is full of unusual and fantastic items. The setting is lovely and the staff could not be more friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2016

I had an absolutely wonderful meal at Nobuo. I was in Phoenix on business, eating by myself. My server was so friendly and helpful with the dining and wine selections. The Spanish mackerel sashimi was off the boat fresh, and the presentation was beautiful. The foie gras was perfect, presented on a bed of grilled peaches. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Outstanding. Had lunch here a couple of times (also great) but this was the first time for dinner. A friend and I shared the 2 tasting menus and both were outstanding. A few items were the same on both menus but there were enough differences to make it really worthwhile to try both. Excellent, attentive service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Great tasting menu. Started with an amazing vegetable presentation. Followed by beautiful sushi bites, soft shell crab, fish, chicken, pork belly dish and fresh home made desert. All beautifully presented and taste great. In the Arizona heat, it was nice to get refreshing bites with lots of beautiful vegetables to show off the proteins. Loved it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Great food and very professional and helpful service. Ambiance as usual is great for any special occasion or for just an excellent dining experience. Open Table made it a breeze to make a reservation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2016

The food was quite different than your normal restaurants. The food was taste but a little over priced for what you get. Servings is tapas style. Not my fair but try it, you might enjoy it.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2016

I absolutely loved the food here. We came on a whim and left incredibly pleased. Definitely expensive but worth the cost.

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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