July 26, 2021

Nobuo at Teeter House closes permanently in downtown Phoenix

For about a decade in downtown Phoenix, Nobuo at Teeter House gave restaurant-goers a dual…

For about a decade in downtown Phoenix, Nobuo at Teeter House gave restaurant-goers a dual dining experience curated by an award-winning chef.

Diners could reserve a table for an elegant, multi-course omakase menu, featuring spoonfuls of sashimi and wine pairings. They could also swing by on a whim for casual cocktails and bar snacks.

But the doors to the cozy red-brick bungalow have remained shut to diners since the end of March 2020. Now more than a year into the pandemic, chef and owner Nobuo Fukuda has finally confirmed: His critically acclaimed Phoenix restaurant is permanently closed.

A restaurant like Nobuo at Teeter House just couldn’t survive a pandemic in downtown Phoenix, especially when concerts and conventions — a major source of foot traffic — haven’t made a full return yet, Fukuda said.