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Teaism Penn Quarter

400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
+1 202-638-6010
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (33 reviews)
“chai” (7 reviews)
Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second time visiting Teaism. The first time was at the Lafayette Square location many years ago after visiting the White House. I remembered the Bento Box and the teapots from our last trip, and made sure that we would stop again (this...More

Thank KarenV87
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Small restaurant space, but nice atmosphere. You go up to the counter to order and pick up the food. So many kinds of tea! I had iced mint tea and a vegan cheeseburger, which was fantastic. Good parking underground across the street and then a...More

Thank Ginjasan
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I cannot speak highly enough of this restaurant. I ended up eating here several times during the 4 days I was in DC. The vegetarian cheeseburger and tempeh scramble were incredible. Healthy food. Close to the mall which is helpful. This place beats any of...More

Thank Valerie M
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I loved Teaism, the atmosphere was good and the food was great. I got the vegan cheeseburger and it was perfect. I highly recommend Teasim and would definitely go back.

Thank Kate P
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I always go for the tea - you can make any kind of tea hot or iced, or add tapioca pearls for a bubble tea. The desserts and entrees are very good for lunch and dinner - exciting flavors and a unique flair.

Thank FociFutsal
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I’ve never had Birchermeusli before trying it at Teaism so I have nothing to which to compare it - but I’m totally addicted to it. I’m in DC for work and staying very near the Penn Quarter Teaism, where I discovered it three days ago...More

Thank Denise J
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Try the Bento boxes, Chicken Udon, Rice Pudding, and Chunky Chocolate Pecan Salty Oat Cookie. Delicious and great staff!

Thank James O
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Visited for tea and cake. The cake was tasty. Although there is an extensive selection the ice tea drink was bland.

Thank fotofoodie7
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Love Teasism. Honest food prepared in an interesting way. Staff very willing to help. Dion miss the koi pond downstairs

Thank Denise G
Reviewed January 16, 2018

I have been a regular Teaism customer for about 3 years now. Every time I go there with my friends and family the food is alway mouthwatering, the tea is perfectly steeped, and the desserts are to die for.

Thank Kristina W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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: +1 202-638-6010
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Teaism is one of three locally-owned tea houses in Washington DC. We're proud to cook from scratch with healthy, seasonal, gmo-free ingredients. Enjoy a relaxing meal or just a pot of tea by the fish pond in our spacious downstairs dining room.
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