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The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-442-4993
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Ranked #7 of 497 restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When one starts a relationship the dates are meticulously planned and fussed over but for the first date with my now boyfriend of six months, there was no second guessing. Dushanbe Teahouse was the first and last place that I thought of. Dushanbe's atmosphere is enough to make you feel as if you've walked into a fantasy world. The carvings,... More

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very unique menu, with Tajik dishes like kebabs and more complex preparations, many of which incorporate the teas in which the place specializes. We loved the plov and the lamb kebab. Boulder for some reason is a sister city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, which explains what this wonderful place is doing in Colorado. Lovely too, and you can sit outside by... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The meal and service were great and the atmosphere by the creek was perfect. Listening to the rushing water and breeze blowing was just what we needed after sleeping inn. My boyfriend ordered the Korean BBQ and I ordered the Mexican pork shoulder. Both dishes were good and priced appropriately.

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Dushanbe is a one of a kind experience. If you enjoy tea you'll love their presentation, however I would recommend a visit even if you don't want tea at all. The interior is not a recreation but the Real Deal, shipped and reassembled piece by piece from central Asia and so beautiful that you'll stare at the details. Reservations highly... More

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Taos, NM USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food and service was excellent. Wonderful place to start the day. Indoor and outdoor seating in downtown Boulder. As the day goes on, you might need reservations. The atmosphere is exquisite with all the intricate art work on the structure. A must see place to stop and taste their wares.

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Canton, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped here for an afternoon pick-me-up. We were seated at a shady table outside. We each got a pot of tea and had a second brewing. The tea selection is extensive, and we each enjoyed our choice. It was a nice afternoon stop. We didn't eat, but the menu looked good.

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Sunspot, NM
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

First feast your eyes on this beautiful setting and all the intricate details of this marvelous building gifted to Boulder, then on to the feasts presented on the very international menu with many countries and interesting ingredients represented-Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Mexican, to name a few, and all with suggested tea pairings. If tea isn't your thing, there are... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I stopped here for some tea and apps with my mom. This is a true oasis, both inside and out. The history of this structure is incredible as is the design itself. We ordered hot teas - both selections were quite nice, although not overly strong. For our apps we had the Indian Samosas and the Hummus. Both were presentated... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The tea menu here was massive! It took me a great amount of time to finally settle on a Japanese mencha with rice. I took my tea under the flower arches and it was lovely! I didn't try any of the food, but the tea was excellent. The building is gorgeous as well.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I had Sunday brunch at the Dushanbe Teahouse, and our food was excellent. I had pain perdu, eggs over easy, and bacon, all skillfully prepared. My wife had fruit, yogurt, and granola, all excellent. The atmosphere is great, and the service was attentive. And the Boulder breakfast tea was wonderful. We will be back. Breakfast or lunch... More

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