Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda is gearing up to start omakase dinners at his Heritage Square eatery, Nobuo at Teeter House, in two weeks.
For the uninitiated, omakase is a chef's choice tasting menu. At his now-defunct Old Town spot, Sea Saw, Fukuda made a name for himself with creative Japanese fusion dishes that utilized rare seasonal seafood shipped from Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Market.
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Beginning October 21, the restaurant will offer the omakase dinners only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and will only take reservations for 6 to 8 p.m. (Get ready to provide a credit card number; there's a 24-hour cancellation policy.) Reservations must be made at least one week in advance, and are only offered for the restaurant's four-seat bar, where you can watch Fukuda at work.
Pricing runs $100 to $150 per person, depending on that week's ingredients, and drink pairings are not included in the cost. Whether you're in the mood for beer, wine, or sake, the chef will be able to make customized recommendations based on that day's menu.
I expect the waiting list to fill up quickly on this one. Call 602-254-0600 to book your spots.