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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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87% Recommend
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped by Dushanbe Teahouse just for a cup of tea, but we got an education in geography (where is Tajikistan?), art (the beautifully decorated walls and ceiling of the teahouse), and tea (it offers 100 different teas). Wow! We settled on the house speciality, a unique and spicy chai that is steeped for 24 hours. It was delicious! They... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Visiting Denver Boulder on vacation. Stopped at this Tea House for dinner. Wonderful atmosphere. Wait staff attentive and knowledgable. Food excellent. If have questions just ask . We sat next to a small river with a one foot waterfall. Excellent backdrop to a great vacation date night.

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice place for a cup of tea (they also serve alcoholic beverages, snacks and light meals). The interior has a very exotic design but much of the outdoor patio overlooks part of Boulder Creek and can be a really nice spot to sit in pleasant weather.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate at the tea house on July 25, 2014. There was 8 of us. Several of us had the steak. My grandson had the spicy noodles which he ate about half because he said although he loves spicy it was so hot he could not eat anymore. The rest of us enjoyed our meal. The tea and other drinks... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Welcome to the beautiful Dushanabe Teahouse, a wonderful building from Tajikistan. Throw in a beautiful Colorado summer afternoon, great food and friends and you have all of the ingredients for a perfect summer day. The menu is eclectic and fun. The ingredients fresh, organic and incredibly tasty. Add a cold local micro-brew and spend a relaxing afternoon.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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106 reviews 106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A large part of the charm of the Dushanbe Teahouse lies in the building itself. Constructed by artisans in Tajikistan, then disassembled for reconstruction in Boulder, it immediately transports the visitor into a Near Eastern ambience; an outdoor terrace alongside a briskly running (and sometimes overflowing) river adds to the exotic feel. There are, naturally, teas galore, over a hundred... More

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Santa Fe
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went to the Contemporary Art Museum, which is next door and not worth the visit but the teahouse was beautiful serene and served great tea. We had some scones with clotted cream that were quite good too.

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Pullman, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I ate there with my wife and daughter. It was quite nice. The food is fusion: some Central Asian, South Asian (eg Nepali, Tibetan), and Western food mixed together. The restaurant is beautiful on the inside. It was constructed in Tajikistan, disassembled, shipped to Boulder, and reconstructed on site. It is a couple blocks off Pearl St. Mall near the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lovely place especially outdoors. International menu, good food and service. Unique menu. We enjoyed the Indonesian noodle dish and Persian kofta dish

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Boulder, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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