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Teasim Tea Shop 8th St

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Downtown / Chinatown
Asian, Coffee Shop
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400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
202-638-6010
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7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great eats

This is one of the best places to eat by the Mall. Every time is a good experience. The food is honest, simple food. Each time I visit, I wonder why I did not eat there sooner...

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Families with children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is one of the best places to eat by the Mall. Every time is a good experience. The food is honest, simple food. Each time I visit, I wonder why I did not eat there sooner...

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bethesda, md
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326 reviews 326 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great escape from all the loud, scene restaurants in Penn Quarter. This two floor tea shop and restaurant has ample seating downstairs, is quiet and has a Koi pond. Food is good and affordable and the dining area is calm/quiet. This is not a table service restaurant and that may be a deterrent, but don't let it... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The menu has a variety of different warm and cold teas as well as tea infused food choices. Try the tamarind tea, it's delicious- sweet and slightly sour. I also had the green gazpacho which wasn't bad.

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Savannah, Georgia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed the variety of food and beverage offerings. Each dish used fresh ingredients and we were served quickly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Excellent Crab cake sandwich-- and the broccoli that it comes with is scrumptious! I'm still trying to recreate it at home.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great location downtown for those who are trying to find healthy food not far from the National Mall. Right near the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro. Only a few blocks from the museums. Some outdoor seating in the shade.

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is the place to go for anything to do with tea, and if you don't know what you want just ask for help. The friendly help will clear up your confusion and you will go off with some of the best tea available. Of course, how you make it depends on you....

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My daughter and I came here while on a school trip we both got Bento Boxes The food was really good. If you got the Iced tea it was free refills they even offer water for you to fill up your water bottles. Definitely coming back again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Lots of healthy options available very quickly. Order at the bar, etc. Several different options for food, focusing mainly on asian influenced foods. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Good tea as well.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Visited this place with a friend who recommended it because of the vegan options available. Its a short walk from the museums. I ordered the veggie bento box, curried lentil soup and ginger zing tisane. Honestly I would only definitely go back for the curried lentil soup. It was hearty, filling and very tasty in flavor-good portion size. The ginger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-638-6010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Coffee Shop

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?