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Nobuo at Teeter House

4.6
4.6
825 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (602) 254-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Cross street

    7th St. and Monroe

  • 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.<br><br>Metered street parking also available on Monroe.

  • Public transit

    The nearest light rail stop is 3rd St. and Washington.

  • Entertainment

    Live music on the patio during special events only.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 825 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. M

    Mimi

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed this experience! Our server was well versed in the menu, sake, and wine. Food was absolutely delicious! Host took time to explain to us how the menu worked and how much would be enough for us. My only feedback to make sure the room temp is comfortable as it was a little warm when we arrived but cooled off as the evening went on, hire a busser cause it's too much work for one server with 4 tables all needing the same detailed attention. Finally, this was not my server but another server had awful BO. Said server only came to our table once because he was helping but It's really hard to enjoy beautiful food when someone is smelly. Overall wonderful!
  2. 1

    1billinsf

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I have never been here and only heard a few things about it online. But after going in and having a pretty amazing meal. I am a fan and can’t wait to go back. The dishes were a little extraordinary, bold, well flavored and pretty well-balanced. Everything else was tiptop as well. Our server was very nice and informative and friendly. She explained the menu and orchestrated the service well.
  3. E

    Eric

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Exceptional flavors Exceptional creativity What a wonderful find in a landscape full of culinary mediocrity - a real gem Arigato for a wonderful experience
  4. AK

    AnnaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The tasting menu was great up until dessert. The cake was truly not good. This would have been fine if I weren't paying $100 per meal plus tip. It's a shame when I can get better cake for $7-10 elsewhere. Our waiter also wasn't the most attentive. For $240 for two people, I was a bit disappointed. It was a good one time experience, but for that price, I wouldn't go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Unbelievable. Don't go unless everyone in the party is into raw meat, bad service with eye rolls and unbathed servers. When my wife found lamb chops on the menu, she was told that they are served rare. We asked if they could be grilled to Medium and were told no because the chef insists that it's his way or the highway. We took the highway-- across the street to Pizzeria Bianco--which was awesome. The couple of things we ordered were good, as in okay. Nothing special. Lots of snobbery for just okay. And prices that are not justified for the dining experience.
  6. P

    Pdaspit

    Phoenix

    219 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We opted for $80.00 per person chef’s selection. It was almost too much to eat. Each selection was outstanding. Highly recommend. Just remember Nobu is now open in Scottsdale and there can be some confusion as the two names are very similar.
  7. KA

    KhristopherA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing staff, and talented chef. Value is always in the eyes of the beholder, but $80 a person for this tasting menu was phenomenal. Seven artfully crafted dishes, I was happy to be a part of the experience. A must have, and a must return.
  8. JO

    JavierO

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We ordered the tasting menu. The food was OK but I was expecting something better for the price. The oysters weren’t fresh. Everything else was good.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was great and answered all of our questions, including checking with the kitchen to figure out what foods I could consider in view all of my food allergies.
  10. JP

    JoePM

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our top 5 dinner houses in the greater Phoenix AZ area. Quality food and attentive service a unique experience.
  11. n

    niko

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful culinary experience. Shiromi carpaccio was a great and pleasant surprise. Saikyo yaki was nicely executed that can meet the level of the restaurant my home town Kyoto, Japan. The volume of each plate is light. You can order several entries. They also have $100, $80 courses. Serving staff were friendly, calm and knowledgeable. The historical house that the restaurant is located gives nice quiet atmosphere. You can use valet parking by the pizza restaurant.
  12. RA

    RAS09

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true Phoenix gem. This is food as art. There are no bad dishes and Nobuo is a true artist.
  13. P

    42Potatoes

    Phoenix

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places. The service is always exemplary as is the food. It’s a great entertaining place to go.
  14. DD

    DanielD

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food on Saturday lunch menu. In-laws were impressed.
  15. AB

    AaronB

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was excellent as always, although very rich and somewhat monochromatic in flavors. Services was incredibly confused, with nobody knowing anything about their own wine list, flashes of continuing bothering and then disappearance, and a rush at the end to get us out without offering dessert. Noise level is high and the spot odd.
  16. NH

    NancyH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Nobuo. In our party of 4, each person couldn't say enough good things about the food we so greatly enjoyed. It was fresh, interesting, and delicious. We were celebrating two birthdays, and enjoyed every minute of our celebration. Thank you.
  17. JJ

    JamesJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great date night out at Nobuo and enjoyed every minute of it. The food is fantastic, it's very intimate and quiet and the servers are knowledgeable and kind. It's definitely not inexpensive, but the quality of the food makes the value very worthwhile. I definitely recommend it for anyone who is interested in trying ingredients and dishes that you don't find often in the Phoenix area but without the attitude and pomp and circumstance that comes with most inventive and trendy places.
  18. BH

    BelindaH

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The snobby waiter No words Very pricey- and sort of worth it Desert was great
  19. LF

    LauraF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely incredible! Chef Fukuda took great lengths to customize an amazing menu for us. The quality of the ingredients is spectacular and I highly recommend Nobuo.
  20. JD

    JohnD

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is always amazing.
  21. A

    Annielicious

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nobou never disappoints. We had the curried lamb chops. They were outstanding. Love the clams and mushrooms also. Persimmon and pear pie was a new taste sensation.
  22. UA

    UktamA

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice food and service
  23. MC

    MicheleC

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED the meal, the experience and the FOOD!!!!!! FANTASTIC!!! Will definitely be back. Delightful!
  24. GS

    GaryS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nobuo is an absolutely unique dining experience. My brother - a true foodie - was visiting from Boston, and his take was, that not only was the food and service outstanding, but it feels with each course, that the Chef's are cooking only for you - it's that personal and intimate an experience. Every course, and we had twelve of them, was fantastic. I've been to Nobuo three times a year for the last nine years, and all I can say, is this tradition will continue. I've never been disappointed. I just hope Phoenix, in general, doesn't lose sight of what a gem this restaurant truly is. It's not just a place to eat - it's a vision.
  25. JG

    JorgeG

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting menu at $80. Nice set up. Very good service. Black Code was perfect.
  26. SM

    SMalik

    Richmond

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I was not at all impressed with the food here. I had the duck salad. Duck was chewy and lacked flavor. Greens were grilled, but very little of them. This was more like an appetizer portion. Soft shell crab sandwich was ok. No options for sides or extra food. The waiter forgot to bring me a sample I asked for. Beef choices good. Would suggest a kid's menu. It is right outside the Science Museum, after all.
  27. JK

    JulieK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I would advice to get all the sashimi on the menu, they’re amazing! The tasting menu is also good, but the sashimi are the best!
  28. B

    Bobo

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Reserved as Birthday celebration for 2, but was not acknowledged. No special dessert for Birthday people.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    A ridiculously overrated place. Unbelievably expensive for tiny scraps of mediocre food. They were even stingy with bread! One of the worst examples of pretentious nonsense I have ever experienced.
  30. R

    Rhonda

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've dined here several times and it does not disappoint. My favorite menu item is the Hamachi...it's just excellent. It's also nice to be greeted warmly by the staff and Nobuo as well.
  31. PB

    PeterB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The historic home is charming. The service was excellent. The tasting menu was exquisitely plated, served elegantly and at a leisurely pace... and seductively delicious.
  32. EM

    EvoMom

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal at Nobuo - highly recommend!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Quality ingredients, creative, expertly prepared and attractively presented. Great, knowledgeable service.
  34. JR

    JanetR

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and outstanding service. Highly recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb experience all around! Top notch food, impeccable service and intimate ambiance. Will definitely treat ourselves and others again.
  36. J

    James

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service. The food is outstanding
  37. WM

    WendyM

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Nobuo first time during restaurant week. The three course meal was incredible, I highly recommend the add-on appetizers offered and the gin sour cocktail.
  38. WM

    WhyMakeReservations

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for Restaurant Week. Though everything was great, including service and food, we had a much better meal when we visited previously (not a limited menu).
  39. DA

    DAVIDC

    Phoenix

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoy the healthy, yet always delicious and surprising food from chef Nobuo.
  40. NA

    NAMS

    Phoenix

    125 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    We use restaurant week to try out new restaurants to see if they will be regulars on our list, or if we will bring or recommend guests. This restaurant gets a lot of hype; what a disappointment. From the dry hostess to the dry chocolate brownie. Honestly, everything in both of our Bento boxes tasted and appeared to come out of chafing dishes in a buffet. Sad to have to write this review, we had high hopes.

FAQs

Nobuo at Teeter House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 254-0600.

Nobuo at Teeter House is rated 4.6 stars by 825 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th St. and Monroe

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.<br><br>Metered street parking also available on Monroe.

  • Public transit

    The nearest light rail stop is 3rd St. and Washington.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda

  • Entertainment

    Live music on the patio during special events only.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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