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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, 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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  • 30
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  • 9
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The Dushanbe is an oasis in the midst of Western Boulder.

Extensive tea menu and good fare. And the atmosphere will impress anyone and the light at various time of the day is exquisite. The Dushanbe Teahouse was created as a gift to the city of Boulder, Colorado, from its sister city Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, in 1987. At the time Tajikistan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Davidd108-108
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Boulder, Co.
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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383 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been here a few times. I've never been impressed by the food, or the service but it is an experience worth having the tea is great and it's nice to sit outside near the creek in the summer

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Boulder, Co.
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Extensive tea menu and good fare. And the atmosphere will impress anyone and the light at various time of the day is exquisite. The Dushanbe Teahouse was created as a gift to the city of Boulder, Colorado, from its sister city Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, in 1987. At the time Tajikistan was a part of the Soviet Union, as... More 

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Black Forest, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I struggled over whether to rate 3 or 4 stars, but settled on 4 for the flavor and apparent quality of ingredients. Note that the prices on the menu here on TA are outdated. At brunch, my Russian Beet Salad was $11.25! It consisted of 1 egg, a clump of potato salad about the size of an egg, beet pieces... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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329 reviews 329 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

While the food is creative and tasty at this downtown fixture, it is surpassed by the ambiance of this elaborately decorated Central Asian building. If you are into tea, all the better to make the trip. We enjoyed the merguez sandwich and kufteh plate for lunch but prices are on the higher side. Our server had a hard time finding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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276 reviews 276 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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