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Nobuo at Teeter House

#124 of 2,613 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: 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
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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
Most recent review
Amazing! A Must-Do!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Sted
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Georgetown, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Georgetown, Texas
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Scottsdale
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We were downtown for a concert and at heard about Nobuo. It is in a quant old Victorian house near downtown.the food was as advertised. We had small spoons of tomato, mozzarella cheese and grilled octopus. Delicious. Then we had tuna and grapefruit and avocado also wonderful. The dishes are meant to share. The 2 main courses we shared were... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We're so glad a friend in the high-end food industry recommended Nobuo to us. It was a terrific dining experience. The intimate restaurant is in a 19th century house with a small bar area and two cozy rooms. The menu is unusual, but in a very good way. There's hardly anything on it that you will have seen elsewhere, but... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
87 helpful votes 87 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?