Boulder >Food & Dining > The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
1770 13th St, Boulder, CO | Directions 8030240.015729 -105.277018
Neighborhoods: Central Boulder, Goss - Grove
A Delightful Treat for all your Senses – If you are from out of town, or local, and are looking for a unique dining experience, this place should not be missed. Our server, Kerri, was knowledgeable about the dishes, teas, and was delightful.
The food was amazing; a nice balance of flavors, fresh ingredients, and unique ethnic recipes. The history and spectacle of the Teahouse is treat all on it's own.
If you would like to amaze your eyes, treat your pallet, and enhance your well being, all at a reasonable price, this is the place for you!
PS- We are leaving town tomorrow, but we absolutely have to go to lunch here again on the way to the airport! If we lived in the area, we would be here once a week, minimum.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! – My BF and I visited the tea house on our trip to Boulder (We're from Denver) and it was superb! The tea was to die for and the food was authentic and delicious! I don't understand any of the bad reviews this place has gotten. The service was great and the atmosphere was heavenly.
We went on a Friday for afternoon tea and it wasn't noisy or extremely busy in the slightest. We sat next to the fountain and were able to watch the koi fish swim by during our entire meal. The architecture, carvings, and art were breathtaking!
My BF remarked that he hasn't had hummus as authentic as Dushanbe's since his trip to Israel. Both our entrees were under $10 and delicious! All together our entire meal (tea for two, appetizer, and two entrees) was only $36. Not over-priced at all. I can't wait to go back!!
Must Visit – I recently visited the Tea House for a Bridal Shower brunch and was blown away by this amazing place. I am a Colorado Native and never knew it existed! The bulding is beautiful inside and out. Yes, it was noisy but, so are other places. It was very busy which means it's a popular place. This is an absolute "must visit" place that certainly screams Boulder, CO. We had excellant service and great food (and champagne). I will certainly visit again with friends and family.
The building history and architecture is delightful, tea is good, for $$$, ambiance is not afternoon tea worthy for a special occasion. Floors are cement, it's noisy & they don't use china tea cups – It was my Grandaughter's 10th birthday. We've been preparing afternoon tea and serving it every time I visit since she was 6 years old. Going OUT for Afternoon Tea was suppose to be special. The first impressions were the cement floors (not good). The tables were nice and the selection of tea adequate. It was noisy, there was no quiet background music and we had to ask for more tea sandwiches. There was champagne for me but no sparkling cider for my grandaughter. Our waiter was something of a nervous nelly (I think too many tables to serve). My grandaughter's review, "I think we do a better job of Afternoon Tea at home." I've attended Afternoon Tea in England, Canada and other cities in the US. Your restaurant owners should attend other Afternoon Tea experiences to pick up some valuable pointers. Afternoon Tea is much more than white table cloths and serving tea.
Unique Tea House – I have only eaten at the tea house for breakfast and I must say it was wonderful. The selection of teas are amazing and the imported decorations (heck the whole building) is a wonder to take in while sipping your favorite selection. You if go at the right time you can walk right out to the farmer's market. It is a great Boulder experience :)
Great atmosphere service lacking – I came to the tea house for lunch. The place is stunning, the tea is wonderful, the food is good but not great, and the service is not good. One thing to keep in mind is that it seems that this restaurant is ALWAYS packed! I understand that it would be demanding on the wait staff with all of the traffic, however, since it seems that it is almost always busy, I would think that they would be used to it, or hire more staff. I reccommend going for tea, the food looks like it would be fabulous, and when you taste it, it is a little closer to average. Not bad though. Definitely a must-see for tourists, even just for a spot of tea.
Tea or Coffee or whatever you fancy – I took my mom to the Dushanbe Tea House in Boulder for Mother's Day in 2006. I don't think either she or my DH believed me when I said the atmosphere isn't some Victorian sissy joint. Because it isn't. Dushanbe, capital city of Tajikistan, is Boulder's "sister city". As a gesture of good will and feelin' the love, these nice people built and shipped the components of the tea house to the city of Boulder. It's really quite a spectacle, but in a good way.
They do have a dizzying array of teas to choose from, but they also have French press coffees and booze too! The food is quite tasty and features a range of entrees, salads, and of course many vegetarian options - high quality ingredients and generous portions to boot. For the sissy crowd - ahem, I mean serious tea drinkers - they offer a proper tea service featuring white tablecloths and flowers and all the trimmings of an afternoon tea.
Such a nice drive from Denver - if you take the hogback route (highway 93), you can stare alternately at the beautiful foothills and encroaching suburban sprawl.
A must visit. – Excellent tea selection hence the name. ;)
The food is unussual and good, but what makes this place a must visit is the atmosphere, everything in here screams Boulder. This place is a must visit for early romantic dates, after dinner a strole down boulder creak path is called for.
Boulder's most stunning landmark is the spot for great tea--and food, too. – In Short
In 1987, the mayor of Boulder's new sister city Dushanbe, Tajikistan, decided to cement the relationship with a teahouse. More than 40 Tajik craftspeople carved and hand-painted the stunning ceiling, tables, stools, columns and exterior panels. The teahouse offers more than 50 teas, but there's also a dining menu featuring many Far East and Central Asian items such as Indian samosas with pineapple and red pepper chutney. Other options include Mediterranean pizza and Thai coconut curry.
One of the best in Boulder... – The tea selection is huge, and it is all really high quality and very good. The food is pretty amazing, too... There is plenty for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Try the mediterrenean salad, the lamb kabobs, the breakfast burrito... it's all very good. Get dessert, too: the tiramisu is amazing!
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