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Teaism

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Downtown / Chinatown
Coffee Shop, Asian
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400 8th Street North West, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004
202 6386010
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
unique restaurant w/ a healthy bent

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Lauren K
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oregon
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  • Families with children
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oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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 167 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 26 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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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

TripAdvisor lists three of the four Teaism branches, but oddly misses out this one although it is not new. The three I have eaten at (all but the newest one in Alexandria) have good food and basically the same menu. What distinguishes each is location and decor. Dupont is in a townhouse, Lafayette Square is a small cafe, and this... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tried this place for the first time. Was very pleasantly surprised. Fits the formula of the new trend in "fast casual". You order at the desk, then pick up your food when it is ready 10 min or so later. The ground floor has an atmosphere almost like a Starbucks, but the seating downstairs is much nicer. Far better than... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, 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: Coffee Shop, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?