Visit Guide to Rohat Teahouse

Rohat, meaning ‘delight’, on Dushanbe’s central Rudaki Avenue, is a must-visit spot for residents of the capital and international guests alike. It is filled with traditional Tajik cosiness, and the menu offers unwavering national flavours and flair.

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Getting There

Visitors can easily get to the teahouse by the public transportation that runs along Rudaki Avenue (bus No. 3, bus No. 8, trolleybus No. 1), or by taxi. From accommodation in the city centre it is easy to reach on foot.

What to Expect

Rohat Teahouse is more than a place to dine. It is a home-away-from-home for locals and Dushanbe’s international community. It is customary in Tajikistan for people to get together in teahouses – especially fashionable and wealthy people, for whom the chaykhana, as they are known in Tajik, is a place to be seen.


Built in 1959, Rohat Teahouse was designed by architects K. Terletsky and D. Gendlin. Infused with traditional Tajik motifs and European modernity, its design embodies the simplicity and opulence of national decor, wood and ganch.

The main teahouse building consists of two floors with a wide staircase leading to the second floor and impressive two-tone mosaic ceiling. Refurbished in the 1980s, the first floor was partially glazed while the ceiling mosaic was replaced with a more durable and resistant material. In 1986, a new summer pavilion was added to the teahouse on the northern side of the courtyard and designed in the spirit of folk wooden architecture.

It is wildly popular and often booked for hosting prestigious social events.


  • WC facilities
  • Wi-fi