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Nobuo at Teeter House

#68 of 2,465 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: 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 favorite in Phoenix!

The location is across the square from Pizzeria Bianco. You can get two great meals in one location. Nobuo has amazingly creative food and flavors. The chef is one of the best in Phoenix and turns out some of the most delicious small plates anywhere. I've traveled widely in the US and Europe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The location is across the square from Pizzeria Bianco. You can get two great meals in one location. Nobuo has amazingly creative food and flavors. The chef is one of the best in Phoenix and turns out some of the most delicious small plates anywhere. I've traveled widely in the US and Europe and Nobuo's food can stand up to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful preparation, immaculate attention to detail, crisp, distinctive flavors - with good sake to drink.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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39 restaurant reviews
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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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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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San Diego, California
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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?