The Tajik teahouse arrived in Boulder in 1990, a gift from her sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The hand-carved, hand-painted pieces of the structure arrived in 200 crates and was assembled at its present site along Boulder Creek.
On our evening visit to the teahouse, we were seated promptly at a table for six. Outside dining is also available but threatening storms kept us indoors. While other restaurants may present a long wine list, Dushanbe Teahouse has an extensive book of teas that includes black, white, oolong, green, herbal, chai teas as well as iced tea of the day. The menu features appetizers, salads, and an international variety of entrees. Vegetarian choices feature black bean hummus wrap, Persian kooftan balls, and penne con funghi. On our visit we chose Japanese sake chicken, Thai curried salmon, Tajik lamb shish kabob and Jamaican curry.
Entree portions are adequate; all items are a la carte. Each tea comes steeping in its own pot. Iced tea was replenished often by our attentive waitress. Several desserts were offered - we chose tiramisu.
Breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner are served. Also, a formal afternoon tea is available.