Pretty expensive. And portions are very small. The food was very good though. I would recommend for foodies, but it's a little much for just a normal dinner.
While we were at first upset that we had to wait 15 minutes for a table to be ready despite our reservation, Nobuo quickly recovered and the rest of our dining experience was fantastic! Located in a renovated charming historic house, it is a beautifully decorated and intimate restaurant. The cocktail, wine and beer lists are extensive and there is sure to be something to please everyone in your party! But the food is by far the reason that this place is worth every penny!! We picked multiple dishes to sample and share as a group of 4 people and each was incredibly spectacular, flavorful, and beautifully presented! This place is a foodie paradise - there wasn't a single dish I wouldn't eat again. Our favorites were definitely the seafood dishes - the fish is exquisitely fresh and the flavor profiles are so unique and variable!! Our servers were attentive and knowledgable! We will definitely be back for our next special night out!
Nobuo never disappoints. The food is excellent every time. My favorite bite of all time has to be the Hamachi here. Try it for lunch--it's never crowded and they have okonomiyaki (I think I spelled that right) on the menu. It's only on the lunch menu. It's sort of like a seafood/pork/cabbage pancake of deliciousness. Yum!
The place is quite charming. After i sit down the waiter accidently drop water all over me and the broken glasses were everywhere. My $400 Gocci eye glasses was also broken during the incidence. I ordered a $65 sampling dish and my friend order two other small dishes. A few minutes later the chief came out and looked angry. He insisted he only can do two sampling dishes instead since this is such high end restaurant. They can not split a dish. We didn't want make a scene and agreed to order one $65 and one $85 sampling dishes. Actually half of sampling dishes were very good. They did bring us two drink on the house at the end.
Very good "Japanese style tapas" joint. On hot Phoenix summer days I am typically not very hungry and prefer light meals. The food at Nobuo was the perfect dinner on a hot August night - light, tasty and very interesting. The cocktails here are also very good and refreshing. I will definetly be back next time I am in Phoenix.
The lamb with coconut curry was to die for! I can't wait to come back and have it again. My second favorite was the Uni oysters....expensive but definitely worth trying!
I've had wonderful meals at Nobuo many times. This time we tried the larger tasting meal and it was sublime. Every bite was perfect from the vegetables, the nigiri, crab salad, fried chicken with egg salad, my all time favorite lamb chops and then a silken tofu with homemade caramel for dessert. The dessert sounds strange but it is now my all-time favorite and best dessert ever! Not too sweet, melt in your mouth little bit of heaven on a plate. You just have to try it.
Great innovative food , attentive service, can't ask for better.
Food Amazing, service was quick and friendly.
Tasting plates that offer unique items that just amazes your taste buds !
We were visiting Phoenix on vacation and chose Nobuo with no recommendation, so we weren't sure what we would find. We were thrilled to find a cozy and intimate dinner spot with fantastic service and even better food! Every dish we tried (and we tried quite a few) was delicious and presented beautifully - we could not have asked for a better experience to end our vacation.
my husband and i were disappointed in our first and i think will be our only visit....in particular the tuna was tough and flavorless, zucchini flowers were attractively prepared but they also were tasteless without using the wisp of flavored salt on the dish. in general five or six of our selections were all less than great including dessert, again, all nicely presented, but better to photograph than eat....service was attentive and pleasant.
I love Nobuo at Teeter House. I come here whenever I can. The food is original and every bite is exquisite. I love the attention do detail he has in all of his dishes. Great for lunch as they open early. Fantastic service and rarely wall to wall busy.
We believe we have fairly experienced and open minded palates when it comes to Japanese and or Japanese meets West cuisine. We had read the rave reviews and were excited visiting this restaurant for the first time. We liked the atmosphere and service was good, but we left feeling 'one and done'. For appetizers we ordered the tofu teeter tots which had a nice consistency and flavor; the pricey house cured salmon was very disappointing - 4-5 paper thin sliced pieces of salmon with minimal flavor and substance. For entrees we ordered the katsu and curry which was enjoyed ;but the okonomiyaki seemed undercooked and bland tasting; and the ebi salad was overly pickled and uninteresting.
Truly tapas-style restaurant using high quality ingredients... thought food and service were wonderful in the unique, unpretentious environment. My wife and I will undoubtedly return.
a rare gift in every bite, the presentation and the service! so appreciated the ease of making reservations by using open table. thank you!
As usual Mr. Nobuo's food is unique and a fantastic treat for the palate...nothing mundane about the flavors he is able to coax from his ingredients.
The squash flower appetizer is a gem --to be savored by any gourmet anywhere in the world....
Stopped in by myself on a business trip. I was seated at the bar and was given a generous tasting menu for $80.00. The staff was very friendly and kept my company the whole night as they weren't super busy. All the dishes were explained in great detail and the chef even came out and spoke to me after the meal. Well worth the price and look forward to having the opportunity to go again. You really cant beat the gorgeous location in Heritage Square
Nobuo is simply one of the top restaurants in the Southwest and truly unique. I have never had a bad dish here.
Walked over to this restaurant while in town for a conference. It was one of the only places open downtown on a Sunday afternoon where we could get a reservation. The area was pretty empty, but we could see that it must be really bustling during peak times. This was a nice little place and we went back a second time. Really interesting food. I liked it a lot.
We had been to Nobuo at Teeter House before, and it was amazing. This visit was the same, perhaps even better. We had the tasting menu, and it blew our minds as usual. One especially noteworthy part of the meal was a sea bass dish which was, quite literally, the best fish meal I have ever had in my entire life, and that is saying a lot. I couldn't believe it.
Amazing food! Every single item we ordered was excellent. I will definitely come back whenever I will be visiting Phoenix again. Can't go wrong with this place. The only thing negative is that when I asked for more dipping sauce, the server said that she can't give me anymore because they are limited....
Simply wonderful, creative food. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made some great recommendations. Loved that this restaurant is in an old house. Very charming. A bit on the pricy side, but we will be back for special occasions, for sure.
Four of us had lunch here midweek. For several minutes, we were the only guests present in the cute little house. The server was warm and welcoming and very knowledgeable about the food and the chef's intentions and experience.
Each course was delightful...teeter totos, ahi tuna tartare, okonomiyaki was the most fascinating mix of flavors and textures. All four of us were delighted and vowed to return.
Being the only guests is a little sad. We like the buzz of a busy place...and hope Nobuo is busier for evenings. Go! It is very, very good foor and service!
We had a lunch reservation. There were about 8 other diners during our visit. Since thedining rooms
I was disappointed with the food, as a goodie and with the ratings I expected a lot more for the $200 bill. They never mentioned you need to make advanced reservations for the tasting, so we just made a regular reservation. They were out of food gras. 16 for two oysters was overpriced. The drinks were good and the service was great. The waitress was knowledgeable about sake and the menu. Overall I would not return.
Best restaurant I've been to so far! Everything from the moment you walk in, till the moment you leave is perfect. Food was so well thought out and plated, I was completely in love! Drinks were innovative and strong. Service was exceptional, and ambience is understated and warm, perfect!
I was expecting more from the Teeter House, but it just didn't seem to connote Japanese fine dining. To be honest, I only had the appetizer dish of uni with tomato water. It was very good, but there is definitely a hidden kick from the wasabi oil. Unlike wasabi paste which is green, the oil is clear and I forgot it was there. Sip the tomato water and it will ease the wasabi kick. The uni was denser than I am used to tasting, but flavorful.
Different kind of Japanese dining experience. The servings are small plates meant to be shared for a tasting dinner. Fish was very fresh but menu selection was somewhat limited. They validate parking so best to park in the Heritage Square parking garage.
What struck us most about Nabuo at Teeter House, other than their excellent service and personal attention to our exact needs, was the very modern spin that the restaurant places on sushi/sashimi and the related experience. We had an incredible five course meal, and nowhere in sight was there a grain of sticky white rice. Our meal was paired with excellent sake, served very non-traditionally in regular wine glasses.
Everything about the dining experience was top-notch, and I would recommend Nabuo at Teeter House to any lover of high-end food.
The subtle combinaion of flavors and textures is pure bliss!
Really enjoyed lunch at Nobuo. Food and service was great.
We had the ceviche, pork belly, yellowtail sashimi, and curried lamb chops.
Meats were overcooked, and the fish, though seemingly fresh, seemed to lack flavor. Presentation was fantastic, service tremendous, however not up to par considering the praise bestowed on this restaurant.
Best used for a romantic lunch/dinner place. The food is good and flavorful but you'll have to expect to share and the portions are small. Overall, nice and inviting.
I visited Phoenix to join the company event from Japan for the first time.
I think Nobuo is the best restaurant that has the most Japanese of stylish atmosphere in Phoenix.
There are some Sushi Bar in Phoenix, but they are not real Japanese.
Atmosphere of Nobuo is upscale Japanese tavern "Izakaua".
If you like Japannes "Izakaya" and wanted to eat Japanese cuisine in Phoenix, you should come Nobuo.
I reccomend, don't order Japanes Branded Sake, Shochu and other alcohole drinks. They are too expensive ! You have to drink usual drinks.
And for Japanes, good Japanes guy is working at Nobuo.
He will give us excellent time in Japanese.
Went here with my client earlier this year. Paid way over $200 for two people and felt the price tag was too high compared to quality of food and service.
I don't remember much good food aside from sake.
This is the most innovative Japanese Resteraunt I have ever eaten at. Texture , flavor and warm friendly , knowledgable staff. Great dinner. Makes me want to come back to pheonix
I came here for my birthday, having previously experienced Nobuo's excellent creations, and was not disappointed. The small menu contains a wide variety, and the wine and sake lists are extensive. We chose a small appetizer and a lunch selection, and everything was excellent. Portion size is just right. The decor - Teeter House is a historic building refurbished for this restaurant - was worth the visit alone, just to see how each room has been designed. Service was attentive but unobtrusive. Overall it was a great experience and we will return.
My hubby and I are BIG foodies and this is our favorite meal EVER. Every bite was perfection. But pricey but worth it!!! The service is great too.
The oysters with uni and caviar were some of the best oyters we have had in a long time.