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Teaism

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400 8th Street North West, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004
202 6386010
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7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good for quick bites

Teaism has grown on me over the years and I've started to appreciate their tea collection and food options more recently. I've visited for both work and fun, and it's become a bit of a staple for quick eats while out and about Chinatown. The bubble and mint teas are both quite refreshing on hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
The_B2
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Teaism has grown on me over the years and I've started to appreciate their tea collection and food options more recently. I've visited for both work and fun, and it's become a bit of a staple for quick eats while out and about Chinatown. The bubble and mint teas are both quite refreshing on hot summer days, and the cookies... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've eaten here several times and have been impressed each time by how tasty and well presented the dishes were. I didn't always know what to expect but I was always pleased. The curry is delicious and the Korean beef sandwich, which I had just this week, was very tasty. And if you like tea, you'll be very impressed with... More 

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oregon
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I've been here now 3-4 times and the food is always very good but I wouldn't say great. I like the sauces of the curry dish and the udon noodles were good. The restaurant is bigger than it looks and it has a nice downstairs w/ big koi fish the kids would be interested in. My burger was unfortunately dry.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a favorite for locals for good reason, and conveniently located and priced for tourists smart enough to check TA to learn about it. Great care is obviously taken in sourcing and preparing the food, and it is delicious and healthy. There are lots of teas (and no coffee) and the food has an Asian influence. The menu changes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This restaurant is very proactive in providing information on where the food is produced and is working towards being GMO free. After walking by several times and seeing the busy patio, I stopped for the weekend brunch. Fluffy waffles served with spiced apples and maple syrup for only 7 USD; great price for downtown DC. The sliced apples were prepared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My mother, sister, and I stopped in to get my sister bubble tea and mochi. Both were fantastic. My mom and I each got chicken bone broth with wellness tea. I can't wait to go again and try more of their menu. The man who took our order was really nice and helpful.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I loved the menu with organic, natural and Asian-style choices. It is contemporary cuisine for those in a hurry and close to the Mall.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stopped by here for some bubble tea while waiting for reservations at a nearby restaurant. The Zenzhou pearls tea is the only item we tried, but it was great. The tea isn't watered down like many other places and is full of flavor.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My friend and I have been going to Teaism for lunch at least once a week for oh, about four years now. I will get to the food (which is amazing, especially for the price). Seriously, I love this place, and of all the venues around the city, this one is my favorite. The dining area downstairs gets quite busy... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We're from the West Coast and used to lots of fresh veggies and fruits and interesting tastes. There isn't a lot of that in downtown DC so we were glad to find Teasim. The soups we ordered were very flavorful and the prices were reasonable compared to DC.

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Additional Information about Teaism

Address: 400 8th Street North West, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202 6386010
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Cafe, Asian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 8th Street North West, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202 6386010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

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