We dare you to find a more beautiful, atmospheric and inviting restaurant in all of Boulder! The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, rich with history and ready to delight your taste buds, is a local favorite for its dedication to fresh, farm-to-table ingredients and its magnificent appearance.
International flavor at The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse — Photo courtesy of Boulder Teahouse
The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse was bestowed upon Boulder by Mayor Maksud Ikramov of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, during his visit in celebration of sister city ties being established. In Tajikistan, teahouses are a symbol of togetherness and, traditionally, serve as gathering spaces for the intellectual, political and artistic minds of the community. Hand-painted and carved ceilings make the teahouse a sight to behold.
Three Leaf Farm
Boulderites not only love but often demand fresh and local produce. The Teahouse, with some help from Three Leaf Farm of Layfette, delivers. Their partnership brings local, organic produce and meats to the table, which adds to the overall experience and taste of their exceptional food.
What would a teahouse be without afternoon tea? Here, it's served between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dushanbe pays close attention to detail by dressing their tables in traditional white English-style linens and serving up a tower of pastries, including scones and cucumber sandwiches.
Cup of tea — Photo courtesy of Boulder Teahouse
For lunch, savor the Tea Roasted Duck Bulgogi with butter lettuce, spicy cucumbers, Korean dipping sauce and sesame noodle salad. Also a favorite, the North African Harissa Chicken with grilled harrissa chicken, chickpea purée, micro shoot, almond and tomato salad and candied lemon is sure to please.
If you're a fan of lamb, be sure to try the Merguez Sandwich, featuring ground lamb, tomatoes, harissa, crispy leeks, French fries, Moroccan orange and black olive salad.
Dinner offerings include the Bengali Shrimp with rice, mustard curry, Indian-spiced green beans, pea shoots and crispy shallots, as well as the Caribbean Trout, featuring pan-seared trout, Yukon potato and kale hash, mango curry, pickled peppers and plantain chips.
Location, Location, Location
The Teahouse is conveniently located near beautiful Boulder Creek (and its scenic path), where you can wade after eating, bask in the sunshine or take a picnic of desserts.
Pearl Street is within walking distance if you plan to shop and drink after you dine. Local breweries such as West Flanders, Walnut Brewery and Mountain Sun are perfect stops for a night out on the town.
You're also within walking distance of Boulder Theater, if you wanna catch a concert.