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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Delicious food! Beautiful restaurant!

This is a great place to eat! The food is excellent and the restaurant is beautiful. We dined her for breakfast. They have an extensive tea menu. The iced chai is fantastic! As is the blue moon and rainforest tea. Homemade biscuits were a hit at our table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
lovetochill10
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Lockport, Illinois
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Lockport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to eat! The food is excellent and the restaurant is beautiful. We dined her for breakfast. They have an extensive tea menu. The iced chai is fantastic! As is the blue moon and rainforest tea. Homemade biscuits were a hit at our table.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Both the food and architecture of this restaurant were wonderful. The interior, as well as the exterior are beautifully carved and colored. The food had an international flair, and the spices of my dish were amazing. They have a great selection of cheese, that is for drinking while at the restaurant or for purchase to take home. A definite place... More 

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Livingston, NJ, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is really different from most restaurants or cafes in Boulder. You must visit it just to feel the atmosphere inside and enjoy the craftsmanship . In central-Asian former soviet republics like Tajikistan and Uzbekistan this type of place is called chai-hana (чайхана). We had several different teas and I ordered quinoa. Teas were excellent, quinoa was OK, nothing... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful lunch here. Menu was very unique and the food was stunning. Great service, very friendly and knowledgeable. Great atmosphere and big on teas!!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What an incredible atmosphere I felt when I first walked in.The food is really good as well.The service and prices where alsome.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Dushanbe Teahouse was gifted to the City of Boulder from its sister city in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. What a gift! I can't even comprehend how much craftsman work was involved in making this teahouse. It's breathtaking both inside and out. This building was made in Dushanbe by hand without the help of any power tools, then disassembled, crated up, and... More 

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Billings
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Exceptional dining with a one of a kind menu. Dishes from different parts of the world. Wonderfully prepared and portions large enough you won't go away hungry. Some of the most unique decor I have ever seen with no two parts being the same. Take your camera if you go and get some wonderful inside pictures.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The beautiful Dushanbe Teahouse. How can I say enough about the fantastic architecture, food, and management of this restaurant? They always treat me well. They need to do something about the restrooms. My favorite dishes are Tajikistan Plov, Russian Cobb salad, roasted chicken, and almost anything else! The restaurant has been in Boulder for quite a while now and has... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As good as it gets in Boulder. The food has great flavors, the price is right and the decor is literally from the other side of the world. The low prices are somewhat supported by the City of Boulder making the restaurant affordable.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

delicious! food from around the world. house chai can't be beat. i find myself sitting at the mosaic tables staring at the ceiling every time i visit.

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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, Romantic, Doing business

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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