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Teasim Tea Shop 8th St

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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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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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  • 20
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    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
Koi pond and good food near National Gallery and theaters

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Harriet M
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Arlington, Virginia
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  • Families with children
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Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
96 helpful votes 96 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
78 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 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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58 reviews 58 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 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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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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Restaurant Details

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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