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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: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Lunch, 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
Dazzling and Delightful

This beautiful teahouse was built in Tajikstan and gifted to its sister city, Boulder, Colorado. The interior is beautifully hand-painted. The menu is interesting fusion style. I have yet to order anything I didn't like. The tea menu is amazing! Fruit, flower and spicey teas. Something for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Mojave, California
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Mojave, California
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This beautiful teahouse was built in Tajikstan and gifted to its sister city, Boulder, Colorado. The interior is beautifully hand-painted. The menu is interesting fusion style. I have yet to order anything I didn't like. The tea menu is amazing! Fruit, flower and spicey teas. Something for everyone. My daughter and I love this place for some girl-time. I have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I loved the detail inside the building. wait staff was very attentive. My food was delicious too. we left very satisfied.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Never expected to have lunch in a teahouse in Boulder but the experience was lovely. I had the Russian beet salad which was excellent but the tea was weak. However the waiter was very kind and brought more tea to make the pot stronger. The service was a bit slow but all in all very nice.

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Edmonton
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I can't believe I hadn't reviewed this place right upon my return! Hands down, THE BEST North American high tea I've ever had (and I've had quite a few). From the gorgeous interior of the space itself with its colourful mosaic tile and Eurasian ornaments, to the food, everything about Dushanbe is top notch and surprisingly affordable. You are given... More 

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Wisconsin
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There is a lot to love about the Dushanbe Teahouse. The building is unique--a gift from the city of Dushanbe to the city of Boulder, designed and built using generations old techniques in Tajikistan, then disassembled and shipped to the US. Inside it is light and spacious; outside it is surrounded by fragrent rose gardens. There are dozens of teas... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This teahouse was built without power tools and is lovely to look at and sit in. The food was satisfying and desert was excellent. It was a bit loud, but beyond that good value for money. Definitely worthwhile visiting.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

THIS is the place to bring visiting friends and family. It's interesting, beautiful and represents all that's cool about Boulder. Everything on the menu is great - and the teas are just a bonus! It's conveniently located a block off of Pearl Street so it is easy to eat and browse. I would highly recommend calling ahead (30 min) -... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We were told that this was a "must do" in Boulder. It was lovely, and had nice offerings. Service was slowwww but pleasant. I'm glad we popped in and if I were an old lady I'd probably better enjoy it's charm.

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Boulder, Colorado
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The whole thing is an experience. From the architecture which is so authentic, the tables which have four words with the theme of peace/love on them written in Farsi, the food, and specially the teas, everything gives you an authentic experience of Tajikistan. Make sure you look at their tea selection. They have a whole separate tea menu with exciting... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This place has an interesting history. It was a gift from one of Boulder's sister cities . The atmosphere is exotic and inviting . The food is healthy and tasty and so are the teas.

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Additional Information about The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Address: 1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: +1 303-442-4993
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: International

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, 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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