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Nobuo at Teeter House

#138 of 2,623 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

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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
The reviewers are not wrong

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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San Diego, California
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW 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
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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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180 reviews 180 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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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77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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?