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Nobuo at Teeter House

#101 of 2,634 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Reservations, Late Night
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
Outstanding!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Kansas City, USA
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Kansas City, USA
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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152 reviews 152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Georgetown, Texas
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174 reviews 174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stopped in here for dinner on a Sunday night while in PHX. Probably the best Japanese (non-sushi) restaurant I've even been to! Every dish was delectable and prepared perfectly. My favorites included the sea bass and the foie gras. Do not miss a chance to visit this hidden gem...you will not be disappointed!

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a spectacular dinner at Nobuo on New Year's Eve. The combination of flavors really set our taste buds on fire. On top of that, they have a very good grog. Being a connoisseur of grogs, I can tell you that most places combine a cheap rum and some juice and call it a day. Nobuo's grog has depth... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Took a group of 8 for a meal and let the restaurant select the dishes. Incredibly inventive, while last the same time being as tasty as anything I've had anywhere. Also, the presentation is superb. One of the best meals I've ever had anywhere.

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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 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?