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Tadschikische Teestube
Ranked #872 of 8,856 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: US$15 - US$22
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mitte
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Perhaps people are too easily pleased by something that is "something different". The Plov was bland and had just a few small peaces of dry lamb, the perogy were also rather dry and really nothing to write home about.
The atmosphere is pleasant enough. Normal tables on the right, floor seating on pillows and carpets. Not good for small children/infants/toddlers since the waiter delivers hot tea. It is hard to stop the little ones from running around..

Tried for reservation but was told that they take none on weekends. We arrived at 2pm.

All in all, I would not go for food. The only attraction as far as we were concered, was the Russian tea ceremony...because it is "something different".

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3  Thank Menka
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

This is unique place in Berlin - it was originally given as a gift to East Germany from Tajikistan. It is a cool setting with both low tables where you sit on pillows on the floor, and regular tables. It can tend to get crowded, so calling ahead is a good idea. Be sure to specify whether you want a regular table or a low table.

The tea drinks are interesting and fun to try. I also really enjoyed the food and desserts, which are Russian style. The main plates can be a bit small so I recommend also getting an appetizer to share. Prices are very reasonable, and servers are friendly, if a bit slow.

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1  Thank ksd8y
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

We went here in early August when it opened at 15:00 and ordered the traditional Russian tea ceremony.

It was a wonderful experience of strong black tea, vodka, cakes/biscuits and jam to sweeten the tea.

It was w onedrful experience in amazing surrondings where you sat on the floor and just took it all in.

This place was full within 30 minutes and opens until midnight. They also have a very extensive menu on offer and very, very cheap.

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2  Thank oceanreach
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Reviewed 11 April 2010

This place is not a secret anymore. After seeing it recommended everywhere, we decided we had to go. I called and booked and thank goodness I did. If you are visiting Germany and looking to experience something German, this is not the place. Here, you are transported from Germany to Russia! There are several types of seating. The main attraction is sitting on cushions around large, low tables set on oriental carpets - I think there are only 6 or 7 tables. 6-8 people can sit comfortably around the table. Then there are tables with stools seating 4 each and lastly, a couple of 2 seaters on the floor which no one seemed to want to take because they are sort of in the middle of the room. Be prepared though, to share the table (the ones on the carpets) if your party is small.
If you are visitors and don't go there frequently, I would highly recommend that at least two people in your party order the 'Russian Tea Ceremony' -( min 2 persons). Even if you don't drink vodka, go for it. The Teestube also has a wide selection of teas from all over the world and a selection of other drinks for non-tea drinkers and kids. To accompany your drink, the Teestube offers a variety of food ranging from cakes to sandwiches to russian specialities like pelmeni (we ordered this - yummy) and pirozhki.
On Monday evenings, a story-teller will read russian fairy-tales. It's in German though.
We had difficulty finding the place. No large sign seemed visible until we went right up to the Theatre and looked carefully at all the listings on the signboard.

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1  Thank franinmuc
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Reviewed 15 January 2010

The "Tadschikische Teestube" was an insider tip for a long time. It is well hidden in a theatre building in the center of the city (near Unter den Linden). SInce it has been listed in several tourist guides, however, it has become quite popular and finding a place without reservation has become almost impossible. However, this is one of the few negative things about the place. The atmosphere is quite authentic, relaxing and cosy. You sit on cussions on a wooden floor at a low table, similar as in shisha bars. The best offer is the wonderful tea ceramony (for at least 2 persons) consisting of a huge samovar and various sweet ingredients you can add to your tea. You really get a lot for your money if you take it.
Otherwise the kitchen OK, but nothing special. As the name sais, it is a place to drink tea in, not a restaurant. I think that it is one of the things you only get in Berlin, so I would rate it as a site.

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