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Nobuo at Teeter House

#156 of 2,594 Restaurants in Phoenix
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622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2351 (7th St. and Monroe)
The nearest light rail stop is 3rd St. and Washington.
602-254-0600
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Refined Asian-style teahouse by day, funky izakaya by night: Nobuo at...
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!
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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Japanese, Not Just Raw Fish

My wife and I came here for a Sunday lunch at the conclusion of our trip to the Phoenix area and this was the best meal we had the whole trip (also really, really enjoyed Virtu in Scottsdale). We tried about half of the menu and every dish was wonderful. Loved the atmosphere in the old house and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Josh D
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Forest City, Iowa
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Sebastopol, California
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This felt like a super-trendy L.A. restaurant with microscopic portions that was transplanted to Phoenix. While the ingredients, preparation and flavors are top notch, the super tiny portions at the high price point make this a "won't come back" for me. If an orange slice and a shot of diet soda is a big meal for you, this is the... More 

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Thank John K
Chula Vista, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint atmosphere - food was good yet VERY pricey ! Not sure it was worth it - maybe consider having lunch for a more affordable meal

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Thank cst2011
Forest City, Iowa
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came here for a Sunday lunch at the conclusion of our trip to the Phoenix area and this was the best meal we had the whole trip (also really, really enjoyed Virtu in Scottsdale). We tried about half of the menu and every dish was wonderful. Loved the atmosphere in the old house and our server... More 

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Thank Josh D
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not sure how to describe Nobu--Japaneseish? On the night I went it wasn't very busy, and yet the service was slow and not very informative. The sushi and raw fish dishes were on the warm side and not particularly fresh. The saki menu was interesting though, as was the setting in an old bungalow. Given the cost, I... More 

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Thank Mark P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Excellent location to celebrate a special evening. Go with the suggested menue of the chef and it will take you in several courses through most of the items on the std. menue. Very skillful kitchen, very good waiter explaining the skillful arrangements.

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Thank Robert H
Phoenix, AZ
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Nobuo is set in a historical house that provides a quiet intimacy to lunch or dinner. The dinner menu may not have breadth but the tastes provided are nuanced, layered with flavors and textures. The appetizers are absolutely delicious especially the grapefruit and hamachi. The pork belly in banana leaf, seabass and mushroom, and softshell crab salad also are favorites.... More 

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Thank RamblerAZ
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Had lunch in Nobuo at Teeter House.. The setting is an historic old house in the middle of downtown Phoenix. Service was great from the start, lunch menu was short but none the less for that . Panko crusted tofu, excellent Chicken curry, beautiful presentationi, simple enough for all the parts, curry, chicken and kimchi to shine separately but together... More 

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Thank Pm480
Richmond, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Quiet, elegant, understated ambiance. Can be romantic in the evenings. Right next to a historic landmark that you can stroll in after lunch or dinner. Food served was good but a tad on the pricey side.

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Thank Maris P
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

An excellent choice downtown before any cultural event such as a concert at The Phoenix Symphony, a play at The Herberger Theatre. Based on Japanese cuisine, Nobuo creates astoundingly beautiful and tasty dishes, my favorite being the Seabass and Mushrooms dish. A must!!!

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Thank Dimitri L
Kochav Yair
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The best steak I ever had in my life. this restaurant was the greatest dining surprise ever. wasn't expecting it but the steak was from out of this world.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2351
    (7th St. and Monroe)
  • Public Transportation: The nearest light rail stop is 3rd St. and Washington.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: 602-254-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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