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The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

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1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-442-4993
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is nestled against the Rocky Mountain...
The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is nestled against the Rocky Mountain Foothills in Boulder Colorado. Sitting alongside Boulder Creek in Central Park, the Teahouse is considered one of Boulder's most attractive and popular tourist attractions, as well as being a local favorite for great food, tea, and atmosphere. Completely built by hand without the use of any power tools, the Teahouse was constructed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as a gift to their sister city, Boulder. It was disassembled, crated up, and sent halfway around the world to be rebuilt in Boulder as a symbol of friendship and cultural exploration. The elaborate and creative teahouse now sits as a reminder to the citizens of Boulder to value cultural diversity, global cooperation, and international friendship.
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  • 31
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The Jewel in Boulder

As many times as we have been to Boulder, how have we missed the Dushanbe Tea House. The building itself was worth the trip alone. The Teahouse was constructed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan by hand, disassembled, shipped and reassembled in Boulder. This is as authentic of a tea house as you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Mountaineer_Steve
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Columbia, SC
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Columbia, SC
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160 reviews 160 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As many times as we have been to Boulder, how have we missed the Dushanbe Tea House. The building itself was worth the trip alone. The Teahouse was constructed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan by hand, disassembled, shipped and reassembled in Boulder. This is as authentic of a tea house as you can find in the USA. Everyone in our party of... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There is nothing like it. The teahouse is so beautiful, all handmade, and it has an outdoor patio right by a stream, which is lovely in warmer weather. And - the food is good, with an eclectic mix of cuisines. The harisa chicken is yummy, as are all the salads. And the gingerbread. And yes, it's a teahouse - you... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The building is the main attraction, a magnificent (not a replica) Tajik teahouse. The room is high ceilinged, light, and airy. If you love tea this is obviously the place to come. They have an entire tea menu with dozens of selections. The menu is probably best described as "non-western," with North African, Korean, Russian, Indian, Japanese, and Indonesian, with... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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164 reviews 164 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was a great meal. We had the four course tasting menu and the amount of food was perfect. Enough to feel satisfied and not so much that you were overly stuffed. The taste of the food was even better. Really wonderful mix of flavors and textures. Next time we are in... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I first was brought to the tea house by my wife and was not sure that this was a place I would enjoy, was I wrong! Aside from the tranquil beauty of the place the teas and food served here is fantastic. This place is a must for my wife in Boulder and I have become a convert to its... More 

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Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When you are in Boulder you must stop here. It has an amazing history and atmosphere. They offer an interesting menu with unusual choices. The blooming tea is a fun item to try.

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Niwot, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Dushanbe Tea House is a really unique experience in Boulder. I always take people there at least once as part of their introduction to the area. The restaurant is gorgeous, summer and winter, but the outdoor patio is spectacular when the weather allows. The food has been consistently excellent and is varied enough to suit the tastes and needs... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is my favorite place to eat in Boulder -- every meal, every day. i've eaten here numerous times, and always been delighted. The food is great and unusual, and the setting is spectaular. Outside seating is available -- I prefer sitting inside. The staff are all knowledgeable and helpful. I love this place!

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Boulder, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This beautiful artistic structure was sent to Boulder in small portions and assembled on site. It is a wonderful visit to another culture while enjoying very different food choices and wonderful tea! In the summer you might choose the outdoor seating along the bank of Boulder Creek after visiting the interior of this fascinating building.

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Toronto
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74 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Gorgeous building and interior is indeed gorgeous I have travelled extensively and found food only average Service excellent and lovely surroundings Persian food was spicy and in Middle East it is not spicy Enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-442-4993

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is nestled against the Rocky Mountain Foothills in Boulder Colorado. Sitting alongside Boulder Creek in Central Park, the Teahouse is considered one of Boulder's most attractive and popular tourist attractions, as well as being a local favorite for great food, tea, and atmosphere. Completely built by hand without the use of any power tools, the Teahouse was constructed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as a gift to their sister city, Boulder. It was disassembled, crated up, and sent halfway around the world to be rebuilt in Boulder as a symbol of friendship and cultural exploration. The elaborate and creative teahouse now sits as a reminder to the citizens of Boulder to value cultural diversity, global cooperation, and international friendship.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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