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Reviewed November 15, 2020

Whilst acknowledging the architectural and cultural values of the teahouse, the dining experience wasn't great. Maybe we should have just come for tea? However, we were there in the evening, and were guided to a separate room which was cold and "barren". We both selected...different fish dishes from the menu. The food was okay but nothing exceptional. The surprise came with the bill which was by far the most expensive dinner we've had in Dushanbe - the price on the menu was for 100 g of food, not for a portion, and fish were some 500 g each! The first time ever I have come across with this kind of pricing practice anywhere in the world.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

I had a quick lunch here with work colleagues. Because we had limited time, we chose soup and salad. It was served quickly by friendly staff, and everything tasted great, especially the soup.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

The teahouse is located in one of the old buildings in downtown Dushanbe and the ambience of the place is pretty good. However, you need to be very careful with the waiters. They are deceitful and tamper with the bill a lot. I order just...one lamb kebab but the guy had changed my bill to two skewers, thinking that I wouldn't be able to read Tajik. When I protested, the guy began being apologetic and asked me not to ask for the manager. The guy even followed me outside. I think the place is good for only once.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

The carved doors, pillars, and ceilings are beautiful! This is a wonderful place to have tea and just admire the decor. As a restaurant, though, it falls short. The shashlik was served lukewarm with a cold gravy. The "fresh salad" was cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, dill,...and garlic, served uncut on a plate - as if you'd walked directly from the market to the table. Instead of fried meat and vegetables and fresh noodles, the lagman had boiled ingredients served over instant noodles. The plov was decent, but plov isn't available after about 14:00 even though it's highlighted on the menu.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

This teahouse dating from the 1960s is one of the most interesting buildings on Rudaki Avenue. It combines Soviet modernist style with Central Asian nuances like slender pillars, airy porches and geometric motifs. Architecturally, it is very interesting and will satisfy a hankering for Soviet...nostalgia. The food includes bowls of noodles (laghman), fish dishes and plov. As well as tea, you can also get a beer. Costs are reasonable.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 1, 2019

I was told that the plate I wanted to order was not available, then I was recommended (or rather talked into ordering) fish, which was simply a fried trout, pretty mediocre. Turned out in the end that the fish was 3,50$ per 150g, I was...told that I had eaten 750g = 18$ of plain frieeld trout, which is a of course a ridiculous price, above all in Dushanbe. So this was a frustrating tourist scam and the way the waiters behaved they and us knew what was going on. Beware of this place!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 23, 2019

We wanted to order meat which was not possible. Instead we were recommended to take fish which we agreed to. The food was quite ok nothing special. Then we asked for the bill and it was immense! It turned out that we had to pay...18 Dollar only for the fish!! Really the sadest restaurant experience we had in a long time travelling. Please do not go there!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

This has to be a place to see whilst in Dushanbe. The food was good and remarkable value but the service was awful. Such a shame but still worth the visit.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 6, 2019

The place is nice and worth a visit as it is a quite typical tea house but DO NOT eat here. Of a very large menu they only had three of four dishes available and in addition they were precooked and not fresh.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

As with few other places in Dushanbe where I expected more based on reviews and local friends comments, our experience being there few times over the past year is so so... Service is average, food is ok, place is so big that unless you are...with big party you feel alone :(. Interior not that much different from other places.. Overall, nothing to be excited about, it is average. It you want plot or some local food, there are many other places where you get good Plov (and cheaper :))More

Date of visit: June 2019
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