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Nobuo at Teeter House

622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2351
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Ranked #140 of 2,595 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $50
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 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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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
100 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
84 helpful votes 84 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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464 reviews 464 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 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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Additional Information about Nobuo at Teeter House

Address: 622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2351
Phone Number: 602-254-0600
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 50
Cuisine: Asian

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