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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 snacks, 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.
Nobuo F has lived and worked in Phoenix as a chef for 30 years. He has gone from working the teppanyaki table at Benihana in the early 80's to his current position as Chef/Owner of Nobuo at Teeter House. While at his previous restaurant Sea Saw, where he partnered with restaurateur, Peter Kasperski, Nobuo earned the recognition as one of Food and Wine Magazine's 10 Best New Chefs in the U.S. and was the recipient of a James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southwest region category. Nobuo at Teeter House opened in July of 2010 in downtown Phoenix's historic Heritage Square. Nobuo is pleased to be able to create the special tasting menus he is known for as well as a more casual "izakaya" tapas style menu within the charming atmosphere of The Teeter House.