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Apr 1, 2011 09:42 AM

Human Body Exhibit

Will we be anywhere near Lee Lee's when we go to this exhibit??? I'm not familiar with Phoenix...
I'm pretty sure this is where The pizza joint is but I think we will be too hungry for a 4 hour wait.
We love middle eastern and asian


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  1. Without knowing which mealtime you're interested in and your transportation situation, I'm hesitant to make a recommendation. But perhaps this link will help you get oriented:

    (Lee Lee market locations are in upper left and lower right corners; Arizona Science Center is in the middle)

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    1. re: hohokam

      we have a car. we are getting out of the exhibit probably after 4ish so early dinner? We have been to Baiz (sp?) Market and had some awesome food but not sure where that is compared to where we will be and don't know the hours. We have always been there early for lunch

      1. re: starre

        Al-Hana in the Baiz Market is about 5-10 minutes from the museum by car. As far as I know, they serve until 8pm, but it would be best to call in to verify that.

        For a slight change of pace, you might also consider trying Fattoush, which is more like 10-15 minutes away

        Baiz Market
        523 N 20th St, Phoenix, AZ

        Fattoush Restaurant
        4426 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

    2. noobu is right next to the science center if you want japaense- they might not serve until 5pm though...might want to double check their hours

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      1. re: Dapuma

        According to the hours posted on Nobuo's site, lunch is served until 4, and dinner service starts at 5:30.

        Nobuo at Teeter House
        622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        1. re: hohokam

          Nobuo's of See Saw? We ate there once at the counter for dinner very good BUT probably more than I want to spend right now. We did the chef choice option...Or is this a more affordable place?

          1. re: starre

            Yes. The same chef. The omakase (chef's choice) generally requires booking well in advance. I found the regular dinner menu to be reasonably priced, given the quality of the food. My partner and I had one cocktail apiece and shared 4 (or possibly 5) dishes, with the total tab being just a hair over $60 after tax.

            If you click on the "Nobuo at Teeter House" link over to the right ----> you will be taken to a page from which you can then go to the restaurant's website to find out more information.

            1. re: hohokam

              YUMM I can handle 60 bucks

              Has anyone tried the warm duck salad?
              soft shell crab will be a must
              And I'm a sucker for drinks with rose water

              1. re: starre

                The warm duck salad was one of the dishes we had on our visit, and we both enjoyed it quite a bit. We also had the ebi salad (also delicious) and the okonomiyaki (another hit). Unfortunately, I'm blanking on what else we had--I want to say it was a ceviche, but at this point, I can't recall.

                1. re: hohokam

                  OK dinner is solved NOW is there anything great for a munchie before the exhibit like maybe an awesome apple fritter, homemade pie or something along those decadent lines????

                  1. re: starre

                    Tammie Coe Cakes is not too far away, and in general, offers more variety and more decadence, when it comes to pastry, than any place nearby.

                    Giant Coffee and Cartel Coffee, which are also in that general area offer some pretty tasty pastries made in house. Cartel is closer, but closes up at 3pm, with pastries going on special (either $1 off or 50% off) at 1pm (I think). Giant is open until 7pm, and their "pastry happy hour" (50% off all items except biscotti) starts at 3pm.

                    The closest and best spot I can think of for an apple fritter would be Rainbow Donuts, which is farther away than any of the other three, but depending on which direction you will be coming from, it might not be too much more inconvenient to get to.

                    Tammie Coe Cakes MJ Bread
                    610 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

                    Rainbow Donuts
                    1347 E Mcdowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ

                    Giant Coffee
                    1437 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

                    1. re: hohokam

                      yes i've had a rainbow's apple fritter..pretty tasty soooo... what kind of decadence are we talking about cookies, pies, coffee cakes. I figure we will be in town by 11:00 have a treat go see the exhibit then dinner at Teeter House. My hubby likes a good cup of joe too

                      1. re: starre

                        Tammie Coe generally has cupcakes, cookies, brownies (and the like), and coffee cake/quick bread type stuff. I don't recall ever seeing pie there, but I could have just overlooked it. My main purpose when visiting that shop is to buy bread, so I don't usually spend a lot of time studying the pastry case. They serve coffee, but I have never tried it.

                        In terms of pastry, Giant and Cartel generally lean in a less sweet/ooey-gooey direction with items such as bagels, scones, muffins, cookies, quick breads, and brownies. The types of offerings seems to vary a bit more at Giant than at Cartel. Either of them would be my choice for coffee over Tammie Coe.

                  2. re: hohokam

                    just a quick report back. We ended up having lunch at Teeter house. We tried 4 items
                    Warm Duck Salad...perfectly cooked duck breast with charred lettuce and carmelized onions. The lettuce was an unexpected delight with the char giving a pleasant bitter contrast to the almost creamy duck and onions
                    Fried Pork Tenderloin.. Panko coated for an awesome crispy crust ,just the right amount of wasabi on some yummy brioche type bread.This was good but I would have probably chosen the pork belly in hindsite.
                    Fried Soft Shell Crab... I thought this would be my fav but probaby too much fried stuff after the pork. So my bad not the dish
                    Okonomiyaki....This dish and the duck were my fav of the day. DH says we need to learn how to make this dish. Shrimp, cabbage and I don't know all what in this creamy omelet type thang. Nice surprize of pickled ginger with bonito flakes on top that were waving in the A/C making this little bundle of tastyness look alive
                    I also happen to be a tea lover and the ice tea is perfection here. I was having a hard time choosing between 2 so our lovely waitress brought me both
                    Guess Nobuo can't do Chefs Choice right now due to bans on fish from Japan

                    After the exhibit we went to Al-Hana for take home food then to Ranch market for some more goodies to take home. A great chowhound day THANKS

        2. There are two Lee Lee markets in the Phoenix Metro Area -- one in Chandler and one in Peoria. Both are at least 20 miles from the Arizona Science Center. You can find good options much closer. Like others said, Nobuo is next door. If you have some down time between the Science Center and dinner at Nobuo, just go next door to the Rose & Crown and have a drink while waiting. Other Asian options within walking distance are Viet Kitchen and Thai Elephant.

          Thai Elephant
          Phoenix AZ, Phoenix, AZ

          Rose & Crown
          628 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004