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Nobuo at Teeter House

622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2351
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Ranked #184 of 2,563 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $50
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th St. and Monroe
Transit: The nearest light rail stop is 3rd St. and Washington.
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!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Kate and I went to Nobuo to celebrate a birthday. We were hoping to enjoy Omakase, but didn't realize it needed to be requested a month in advance. We instead ordered a la carte and we were pleased. Nobuo is similar to a Tapas style restaurant in that each of the plates is small and many can be enjoyed in... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I just dined here with my wife and family and had a great time. The restaurant is located in an old home so the echos were loud and it was hard to have a conversation due to the noise. The food was delicious and Chef Nobuo did a phenomenal job putting together the menu. Some of our favorites were the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Food was divine and delicious. Service was superb. Such an incredible story about the Teeter House. If you don't know it, research it. The history behind this place is amazing. Eerie.

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Albany, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My friend and I visited Nobuo during restaurant week on 5/20/14 and the experience was a mixed bag. First, we weren't allowed to order anything off the regular menu even though it was presented to us along with the night's prix fixe menu. I have never been to a restaurant of this supposed level of quality that did such a... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The presentation is spectacular at Nobuo, so are the small plates to share. Lovely atmosphere and attentive service. Delicious and sometimes a fusion of flavors. The Big-Eye Tuna was briefly seared and had a roasted beet puree, The Sashimi was delicious, however I thought it had a precious price attached to too tiny a portion. Soft Shell Crab and salad... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Wow, the food was terrific! Look beyond what you would normally eat and try new things....totally worth it!!! It's great if you can go as a group or are willing to do a number of small plates so that you can try a lot of new things and split the price. If you are dining alone it would be quite... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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429 reviews 429 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My friend and I dined at this restaurant last year during restaurant week and really enjoyed our experience. We loved the atmosphere, it is so nice and unique for Phoenix. We also loved the food and the service we received. Everyone was very nice and courteous. We will both definitely go back.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Wow! What has happened to us that we are now willing to accept paying ridiculous prices for minuscule amounts of, admittedly good, food. My wife and I had dinner at Nobuo. Quaint environment but nothing to do with Japan. We had 6 different dishes, three cold , two hot and dessert. All the food was very good with unique flavors... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Disappointing culinary experience – from service to flavor. The after-taste was scant too. The pizza we found an hour later was delicious and enlivening.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We (2 people) went on a Thursday night at 7p.m., we were seated immediately. The restaurant was just filled enough that it wasn't too loud in 1 of the many small, very quaint, simple but elegantly decorated rooms. Service was outstanding. We indulged in the specialty cocktail menu which was excellent. We proceeded to work our way through the menu:... More

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