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The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-442-4993
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Ranked #8 of 500 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We happened onto this place by accident and decided to give it a try for Sunday brunch. It is an elaborately designed and decorated teahouse that was built in Eastern Europe and shipped piece by piece to Boulder. The intricate hand carved designs made us feel as though we'd stepped into another country and time. Very pleasant surroundings and very... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic menu and wonderful, polite staff. Nothing to complain about. Can't go wrong with the Honduran Belande (misspelled?).

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I recently visited the Teahouse with my wife and sister and we will absolutely return whenever we are in Boulder. The ambiance and artistry of the restaurant is unmatched any place I have been to in the US. Added to the great atmosphere was excellent service, tea, and food. We tried three different types of tea (rooibos, mint, and chai)... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a beautiful place to eat lunch in with over 100 loose leaf teas to choose from to drink with your meal. The highly decorative art work was all made in Tajikistan and pulled apart and reassembled in Boulder. The Teahouse is situated near an open park. We chose Lapsang Souchong to accompany a really, really good Thai Penang Beef... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Dushanbe Tea House is my favorite dining spot in Boulder and I am never disappointed! Just strolling up the walkway sends me into a zone of relaxation. Inside the doors, the statue fountain and greenery set the stage for a lovely experience whether I'm there for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. I love bringing people here who have never been... More

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68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely room, really unique artwork and woodwork--read about it on the table card! Friendly service. Tons of different tea options to choose from. We were not too hungry and got a samosa appetizer, which was good. We saw the three-tiered trays of "high tea" snacks going by, and it looked like a generous amount of tasty sweets. We did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You can't come to Boulder without going to the Teahouse. Absolutely beautiful building by Boulder Creek and in early summer the Rose Garden is extraordinary. The teas are excellent and the food is inventive and very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant has an eclectic menu, with some very tasty dishes, and an extensive tea menu. The building itself is gorgeous and is a must-see. Appetizers are rather small considering the price, but the meals are a perfect size. Worth trying this place at least once. Really enjoyed the tofu steak there.

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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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