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“Beautiful and delicious! ”

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
Ranked #6 of 595 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Go to see the gorgeous architecture, but stay to eat the delicious food! The building is beautiful--dont forget to look up at the ceiling. They easily accommodated a gluten-free diner. The almond-milk chai was so good!

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed brunch on this Saturday at the Tea House. There is a wait but just get on the waiting list and walk the fresh market right outside. You’re at your table before you know it. Have both ethnic dishes and American standards for brunch. Bloody Mary was good too!

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This teahouse is a most beautiful dining experience. Contrary to its name , it is not merely for tea. The menu is very creative and extensive. We made a decision to go mid-afternoon to avoid lunch and dinner crowds. The service from the host to the waitstaff was superior and extremely friendly. Our waitress, Natalie, was lovely and offered insights into the beautiful architecture as well as the items on the menu. It was almost like eating in a museum--the ceilings and walls are covered with the most amazing painting and decor. The story of the tea house is also endearing as an expression of friendship extending from one side of the world to the other. We ordered the samosas as a starter and they were incredible accompanied by a yogurt/cucumber sauce and a delicious chutney. The pastry was crisp and delicate. For a main course, I had the noodles in peanut sauce with Tofu. It was a large portion and the sauce was very delicious although a bit spicy for me. I had the white peony tea which was superb and my husband had the avery belgian beer to accompany his steak and fruited pilaf dish. The steak was cooked perfectly as he requested it rare. We were both quite full and ended up taking a large amount of our meal home. Plan on spending extra time just taking in the beauty of the space.

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1  Thank BerylSkog
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently had tea and lunch at the Dushanbe Teahouse. We thoroughly enjoyed our tea and our lunch. We started with the hummus plate and then had Lapsang Souchong Bulgogi (lettuce wraps) and Tibetan Kong Po Beef. All the food was delicious. Our teas were delicious and they offered us a sample of their House Chai Tea. The waiter was very knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. The unique and historic space was an added bonus. A must go on a trip to Boulder!

2  Thank Joanna B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Teahouse offers an incredible selection of hot and cold teas plus much more! The authentic menu is delightful as well as the beautiful atmosphere. Expect to wait 10-20mins during lunch but it’s worth the wait. You can make a reservation for afternoon tea, which includes a lovely adornment of pastry and finger sandwiches. The service is excellent and friendly. Take a moment to read about the buildings history and it’s special relationship with Boulder. The patio is awesome in good weather and is a great place for a date or special occasion.

1  Thank Coloradokind
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