Nobuo at Teeter House
James Beard Award winner and Phoenix chef Nobuo Fukuda opened this Asian-style teahouse to encourage guests to forget their preconceived notions of what sushi and teriyaki taste like. Innovative preparation and a seasonal menu keep Nobuo at Teeter House’s menu fresh and exciting; Tako and Tomato (grilled octopus and mozzarella) is a standout item, as is the sake-steamed clams. Schedule a reservation for the weekend tasting menu; a four-course celebration of Asian cuisine including vegetable antipasto, sashimi and a choice of entrée. nobuofukuda.com.