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Nobuo at Teeter House

4.7
618 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 618 People Are Saying
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

As always, the food was delicious. We always enjoy the food, service, and surroundings here at Nobuo.
This is our favorite Japanese restaurant in Phoenix.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Had memorable experience. My wife was very happy with the pick.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The Hamachi with grapefruit dish was delicious. Duck salad memorable. Good selection of saki. Next time I'll try the pre-fix options. An elevated non traditional sushi experience with a local focus on food sourcing.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Outstanding food and staff. Easily the best sushi experience in AZ.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We've been waiting to try this place, and Restaurant Week allowed us to try it. the food was outstanding, the service impeccable. Everything you would expect!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week. Such a deal. Food was phenomenal. Server was friendly and helpful. Adorable setting. It was an experience. I will go back again and again.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

One of the best meals you will find in Phoenix hands down. Thoughtful, local, amazing food. A glimpse into Japan and nothing typical about it. Open your mind and go.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We did Nobou at Teeter House last night for Restaurant Week and the food itself was overall incredible; however after it was all said and done, the bill was $150 for 2 of us...which started at the $44/person and we did not drink alcohol...we added a small amuse bouche and two ice teas. So, for the price....I’m not sure. The service left much to be desired considering it’s a “fine dining” restaurant with a James Beard chef. Waitresses were in casual attire... like sneakers. Our waitress walked up to the table and basically was like “here’s the menu, do you want seafood or meat and what dessert do you want?”...well, I’d like an explanation of what I’m potentially ordering first of all. What is in the meat vs. seafood Bento box? What’s your recommended dessert? Do you have any non alcoholic beverages?...when the food came, the explanation of what each part consisted of was pretty basic—not sure if she maybe just didn’t know the menu well? The courses were also quite rushed...we were in and out in slightly over an hour for a three course menu...she was pushing us for sure. But overall, it was pretty delicious and unique. We’ll come back for lunch perhaps.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Bright dishes really amazing fresh flavorful cuisine !

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Tried this gem for Restaurant Week and it was outstanding. It is in one of the small historical houses in Heritage Square. We were there early and it was hot inside the house. That is the only semi negative thing I have to say. They later opened the windows, which helped.
Our server was knowledgable and helpful. She recommended we add the himachi app. It was fantastic and made us wish we had gotten a few other extras. The veggie/antipasto starter was delicious. We shared a fish and meat Bento, and both thought the meat was slightly better. The Pork Bao was perfect and so yummy! And we shared the two dessert, which also did not disappoint. Really wish we lived closer but I highly recommend giving it a try. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

went there for restaurant week. Excellent select menu.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Excellent value for Restaurant Week. I never thought a Bento Box could be special. It was!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

All the dishes were well prepared and presented. As we were there early the service started out a little fast paced. Our server was very friendly and informative.
The only negative comment is that the fois gras course was either extremely small for the price or the price was extremely high for the amount.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent Mother's Day Brunch. Greeted upon arrival and right on time with our table. We had the Japanese breakfast and it was delicious. Every item tasted fresh and was prepared just the way my wife and I like it. The Mackerel was excellent. Service as always was outstanding. Thanks Chef Nubuo for a great meal.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was wonderful! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My mom, aunt and I always go here on Mother’s Day weekend. We have favorites but also like to try something new. It is consistently delicious! The small rooms ensure that the ambience is intimate and quiet. The service is friendly and very attentive.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food was disappointing because one person is gluten free and a simple way to accommodate would have been changing soy sauce base to tamari and chef that day refused- food would have otherwise been amazing

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Amazing food beautifully prepared. Attentive and helpful service. Lovely house setting

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Wow. Amazing food and presentation. Not your typical Japanese but they don’t try to be. Great service. It is not cheap.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Special food prepared by an amazing chef. Perfectly balanced explosions of flavor and artful use of textures.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent meal. Sophisticated Japanese food with great presentation

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This place always rocks!!! Best food in Phoenix

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This place was amazing on all fronts. It’s quaint setting is perfect for a small get together with friends or for a date. The food was out of this world and the service could not have been better. Overall, a must try spot! It is a little pricey if you order a lot of food but nothing abnormal for this quality of food and experience. I loved that it was upscale in every way but still a casual dress code. I would recommend this place to anyone

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This was hands down one of the best restaurants I have visited in Phoenix. It’s a little pricey but worth it!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It was a trip worth taking. The food was amazing, the service was knowledgeable and kind. I had waited weeks to dine here and don't regret it for a moment. I can definitely attest to their James Beard Award and Best restaurant in Phoenix!!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Another fantastic meal! Nobuo has become a favorite in Phoenix.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

One of the best in Phoenix...

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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 on April 19, 2018

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 on April 19, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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 9, 2018

Chef Nobuo has been amazing me with his culinary creations and wine pairing mastery for decades. First time trying his current location and I was not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Chef even came over to the table and shaved raw Wasabi root on a shark skin grater. It was so good. If you want to impress someone in the Phoenix area or you are celebrating a special occasion, this place is perfect for it!
Do not miss out on his wine pairings. He is a master at it!

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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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