Nobuo Fukuda, the James Beard award–winning chef, is now at Nobuo at Teeter House in historic Heritage Square. Set in a candlelit 19th-century bungalow, the restaurant reflects Fukuda’s signature mad-genius pairings of fresh local and traditional Japanese ingredients in two forms: omakase and izakaya. The reservations-only omakase (chef’s choice) menu often includes mind-boggling concoctions such as fois gras–infused egg custard and Wagyu short ribs with miso butter. And those longing for what can perhaps be described as the best pub grub in Arizona can enjoy izakaya gems like pork-belly buns.
622 E. Adams St.