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Nobuo at Teeter House

#165 of 2,458 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2351 (7th St. and Monroe)
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for Phoenix restaurant week. Special menu was fantastic from starter through to desert. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff.

Thank James T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discovered Nobuo quite by accident and what a find. Great location in Heritage Square in a restored building. The food was excellent. We will be back with our "foodie" daughter as we all enjoy locally-sourced, high-quality food well prepared and presented. Can't say enough about how pleasant and delicious the experience was and we will champion this wonderful restaurant to... More 

Thank mountaintrekker1234
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

The location is convenient to downtown. We've heard rave reviews and were not disappointed in the cuisine. The hamachi was amazing!. It is a "special occasion" as lunch was $$$. The only negative was the odd and LOUD music in what would seem to be a serene, chill setting (Nancy Sinatra - These Boots...) Be aware that the validated parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Excellent dishes in a wonderful setting. Many dishes served as tappas. Never had one that I did not care for. The black cod dish is exceptionally good when available, and is one that I have successfully prepared at home. Wine list is very interesting with many unique selections. Located in an older home, the setting is very charming. One of... More 

Thank PCMenor
Mandeville, Jamaica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

the menu is different but after being spoilt by the fantastic and eclectic menu at Yasu this just did not pass the wow factor test for me! It's not bad but it doesn't raise my heart beat.

Thank marciacharlebois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was chosen randomly by a colleague during our last business trip to Phoenix. I was craving a simple burger and local craft beer so I was a bit disappointed when My colleague told me about the reservation in Nobuo. I rapidly forgot about the burger when the first round of sashimi arrived to the table. I have been... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I do have to say they put a twist on things....But in a great way....Never had it this way....But pretty awesome food... Lil spendy....But if you are trying to impress.... Ya got to try the tasting menu....We had both aides and both were awesome...

Thank Jeff H
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Went to Nobuo at Teeter House during Restaurant Week after going to the Herberger Theater. It is a convenient and fun combination. The restaurant was excellent, as always, with a choice of a beef or seafood prix fixe menu. I chose the fish and it was great with seared ahi tuna, soft shell crab, and sea bass. One of my... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch, while dishes sounded creative, it's a pretty limited menu and only gluten free accommodation was a mixed green a tomato salad with no dressing, or yellowtail ceviche. I ordered the ceviche and it was 4 bites and cost $16. Husbands warm duck salad was smaller than described as a meal for 1 (he's not a big... More 

Thank Koalatastic
Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Eating at Nobuo's is a true dining experience. A Japanese tapas menu that has many unique items. Get out of your comfort zone. You will be glad you did. How about mackerel sashimi and then frying the skeleton to enjoy the bones that now have the consistency of potato chips! Chef Nobuo came table side to show us how to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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.

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