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Nobuo at Teeter House

4.6
588 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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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.

If we can assist you in any way, we welcome your phone calls!
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 588 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Second visit and well worth the price. Very unique and creative small dishes perfect for sharing.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We took an out-of-town guest who is also a food critic (not to critic Nobu at Teeter House). She was very impressed with the presentation and the creative combinations. We shared the Grapefruit & Hamachi, Shiromi Carpaccio and the Tako and Tomato. There were three of us so we asked that the order be placed on three spoons instead of four.

On the other menu we shared the Warm Duck Salad, the Soft Shell Crab Salad and the Pork Belly Wrapped in Banana Leaf. Nothing but spectacular.

I highly recommend the sparking sake and the regular sake from Arizona Sake.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I had the pork belly sliders and they did not disappoint. I dined by myself but wish others would have been with me so I could have tried everything on the menu!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious dishes prepared with upmost care. Try Grapefruit & Hamachi and Saikyo Yaki.
Great Service too.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

11 am lunch before museum hopping. No wait, prompt and pleasant service, well prepared and beautifully presented food. The building is intriguing.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went on a date night for two. The food and drinks were *mostly* really good. A few of the dishes really fell flat in comparison to the others. It was a great date experience, very intimate.

For the price, however, I feel like we have had better quality meals and drinks as a whole and we didn't order that much food. For a couple of drinks each and dinner it was about $230. We were hungry shortly after we left.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Took my wife here for her birthday with a few friends and had an absolutely amazing experience. Not sure why it took us so long to get here, but will definitely be back. Great food, cocktails, and service. Top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The best meal we’ve had in Phoenix

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Dinner was very inventive and delicious. Service was attentive and the ambiance conducive to a relaxing meal. A perfect evening!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Fantastic! Every Element was Flawless! Chef Chris was attentive as was our learned Server David! These 2 Chefs were IMPRESSED! We can’t say enough good things about the Food!!!🤩🤩🤩 We will be back👍🏻

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I very much enjoyed my meal here. The food was outstanding and creative Japanese cuisine. I had the tasting menu and enjoyed all of it, but I especially recommend the sashimi and the black cod. The waitstaff was very helpful, especially with drink recommendations. Highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Waitress was unhelpful to bordering on rude. When asked about menu based upon dietary restrictions, her response - repeated several times - was, “ we allow no changes no substitutions...”. Little interest in accommodating a medical condition/offering alternatives. We got there in the end after persisting, but that really shouldn’t be necessary. Pouring red wine shouldn’t involve resting the bottle on the edge of the glass... Very loud table next to us (it’s a small room), was incredibly loud and management made no effort to deal with it. Sushi quality, presentation, flavor were outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Seated on time for reservation, little cramped and was warm inside, food and service was excellent, wish a little more in terms of quantity for price, but quality was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent high end Japanese food. The miso cod and pork belly were amazing. The service was fantastic and the wine selection was paired well with the food

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

One of the best Japanese cuisine I ever had. I strongly recommend the discovery menu!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food, great environment.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A bit pricy for the amount you get portion wise. But made up for in the high quality of the products used to make dishes mad with significant thought and skill. The cuisine is a Japanese take on pan-Asian flavors. Also strongly recommend the wine pairings. Some well thought out pairings with very interesting, unique and fantastic wine.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food!

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The cold dishes were absolutely outstanding! That being said, the warm dishes were just ok. I had the black cod and it was really sweet, it almost tasted like a candied cod and to be honest I wasn't a huge fan. My fiance ordered the duck salad and he said the duck was overcooked and the grilled romaine was the best thing on the plate. The grapefruit hamachi was fantastic as was the yellowtail ceviche! Also the octopus fritters were great. If we were to come back we would order those plates!

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I had heard good things about Nobuo, which may have contributed to my disappointment. We ordered 6 small plates. Four of these dishes were very good. The ahi sashimi was unimpressive...just tuna served with wasabi and soy sauce. The short ribs were flavorful, but the meat itself was very chewy. Our waitress made me feel as if she was doing me a favor by bringing our dishes and although she knew we were pressed for time because we had concert tickets, the dishes were served one at a time with a lot of time in between each course. The bill was $138.00 for 2 people without beverages and we needed to stop for a burger after the concert

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Wonderful dining experience! The chef and owner knew how to challenge your palate with the different flavors that every dish was made. Food was prepared and brought to the table with such artistry without losing the flavor. Definitely a place to go back for all occasions.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

You receive a warm welcome upon arrival. The staff go out of their way to explain the menu and to assist in selecting dishes. The fish sashimi was outstanding and that was our favourite dish that night. The Grapefruit & Hamachi was wonderful combination of flavours which was surprisingly good. We also ordered some of the daily specials. All were very tasty except the beef was a bit tough which surprised us. The waiter suggest a wonderful bottle of wine to go with the food. Service was attentive. The restaurant is quite small and intimate. The downside to this is that half of the restaurant was a single business group who were excessively loud. This definitely detracted from our meal enjoyment. I would strongly advise going on any night they have groups eating in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Bad experience.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service. Food was really good, very fresh.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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