Chainaja or as the locals call it kafushka is an essential part of Central Asian lifestyle. It may be called a cross between a restaurant and a café, and its name has been derived from small tea shops, once scattered along the Silk Route. Chaykhona Rokhat is the oldest and the most famous among its Dushanbe counterparts. Much the same as most of Dushanbe buildings, Rohat traces its roots back into Soviet-era, yet it doesn't reduce its significance. It is worth going there both for its décor (walls and ceilings painted with traditional Tajik ornaments), food, or just a cup of green afternoon tea. Chaykhona Rokhat is almost a must-visit for all the city guests, therefore do not be surprised to bump into some newly acquired acquaintance, or somebody you had met on the plane - even though it is a capital, Dushanbe is a pretty compact city. Locals and tourists, all mingle together there reminding colorful patterns of Tajik fabrics.
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Keywords: restaurant, restaurants, Dushanbe