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Nobuo at Teeter House

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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
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Gem at The Teeter House

Nobuo is a Master of Food! His dishes are creative and beautiful and this is definitely a treat of a restaurant. The food may not be for everyone if your mind and palate are not open to new experiences.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Beemer87
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nobuo is a Master of Food! His dishes are creative and beautiful and this is definitely a treat of a restaurant. The food may not be for everyone if your mind and palate are not open to new experiences.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were delayed into Phoenix and thought we would be too late for our reserved time. Nobuo had contacted our hotel, The Springhill Suites, who had informed them we'd been delayed. We rang Nobuo as soon as we got into our room and they kindly said come on over! The dinner and the service we had almost completely erased our... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

One of the best place in Phoenix for a culinary experience. The "new age" Japanese cuisine introduces some "foreign" ingredients such as Foie Gras and provides an amazing combination of flavors. You certainly do not go there for the volume of food but to meditate on your taste buds. There are also very interesting cocktails that marry very well with... More 

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Kansas City, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My daughter and I went here for dinner and absolutely LOVED this place! We chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. Everything from the intimate setting to our server to our drinks to our dinner was outstanding. Our only disappointment was in ourselves for not ordering more! We couldn't pick out a favorite --... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were invited by a couple of dear friends - wife Japanese. We had the tasting menu. It was uniformly excellent. We are adventurous and so not overwhelm by the variety. I must leave it to more educated palates to evaluate authenticity, but we loved everything.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wonderful, creative variations on upscale Japanese food. The dishes were lively and tasty, with great use of spice and heat. We enjoyed excellent sake, as well as wine. All in all a great meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best and most interesting sushi ever. The selection of Sake is incredible. First time I have had it chilled and served like wine. The place is expensive, but worth it. Do not be afraid to try something unique.

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a first time visitor to Phoenix, we were on a hunt to see which places are best for a food trip and local reviews revealed this place and what a gem! I can still remember the food we had - soft shell crab sandwich, pork buns, and okonomiyake. They are so good - I am hoping to compare what... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The TA reviews make it sound like this is an amazing find serving really inventive Japanese food in a new manor with some incredible tastes all in an upscale setting. However, this is not the case. The food is simply several Japanese and non-Japanese traditional dishes such as gindara saikyo-yaki, sashimi, kimchi, and usuzukuri mixed with a few modestly altered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Not for me. I like the concept Japanese food tapas style. But in my opinion the menu items we selected where not very tasty, and over priced. We ordered the oyster appetizer, very tiny oysters, clams with mushroom, I disliked the taste, duck salad, duck in my opinion overcooked, and fried shrimp, and desert, I was hungry when I left... More 

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Additional Information about Nobuo at Teeter House

Address: 622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2351
Phone Number: 602-254-0600
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
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
Average Prices: USD 50
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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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, Sushi, Asian

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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