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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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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 211
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  • 123
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious dinner menu

My boyfriend and I ate here for valentines day, it was our first time and we absolutely loved it. The service, Tea, alcoholic beverages, appetizer, main entrée and desert were all impeccable. I ordered the ginger steak, it was cooked PERFECTLY. We cannot wait to try the teahouse again

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Robin M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I ate here for valentines day, it was our first time and we absolutely loved it. The service, Tea, alcoholic beverages, appetizer, main entrée and desert were all impeccable. I ordered the ginger steak, it was cooked PERFECTLY. We cannot wait to try the teahouse again

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Boulder, Colorado
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73 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I haven't been to Tajikistan, but have been to a few of the other Stans, and I have never seen such a fancy over the top building as the one that is "Dushanbe Teahouse, chaikhanas tend to be a bit more low key in that part of the world. That being said this is an incredibly beautiful, made by master... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This teahouse is beautiful. Sit inside and look closely at the ceiling. It is a magnificent, colorful display of exotic artistry. I recommend teatime for an extensive selection of unusual and exotic teas and a sweet snack. My full meals here have been unremarkable. There is a beverage in the summer, a hibiscus tea, that is superb. Service varies. If... More 

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Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

wonderful meal, beautiful decor, must see. love the tea list, and they match a tea to your meal. will be a must stop we will make every time we are in boulder.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I ordered the peanut Thai noodles with tofu. The tofu was bland and my carrots were chopped in huge pieces which made me not want to eat them. Everything else on my plate was great! The atmosphere was pretty cool and our waiter was extremely attentive during our meal. I will admit that from all of the photos on TA,... More 

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Frisco, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Five of us met there for brunch. Two had delicious salads: the Mediterranean and the Persian. One had an unusual and tasty Mrouziya, another had a flavorful Persian Kuftah, and the other person had a Belanda. The food was all very good. Our waitress, Jodi, was very pleasant and attentive, keeping our tea cups full. The Tea House itself is... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Read up about the teahouse, how it was built and transferred before you come to appreciate how intricate it is. Tea wise they are delicious, wonderful variety & their own chai tea made in house We ordered a few appetizers & they are tiny portions but delicious. The prices are as expected but the experience is worth the try

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Longmont, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

When you think of Tea Houses you don't think of great meals but that is just what we had. I ordered the Chicken for lunch that had wonderful African spices. It was served over chickpea puree with a refreshing salad to the side. It was actually plated large so I could have shared it with my friend. But we weren't... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great place to take visitors or in-state friends. The atmosphere, decor, food and service are excellent. I have not been disappointed. It is consistently great!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I just visited this tea house 2 weeks ago and I like everything about this tea house including food, service and decoration.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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