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Teaism Dupont Circle

2009 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1011
+1 202-667-3827
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (30 reviews)
“chai” (7 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indian, Cafe, Asian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2009 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you want to buy loose leaf teas, eat veggie (or not), then try this restaurant situated in Dupont Circle. Use your sat-nav and your eyes to find it because a simple window and front door are all you get. Step inside for delicious meal...More

Thank johngreenaway
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Wide range of teas for sale (including buying loose leaf, dine in and takeaway options). The iced tisane was amazing. I also had the chicken curry which was delicious and a huge serve. Great little place with a nice vibe.

Thank oliveles84
Reviewed May 2, 2018

I've been here 4+ times and I come every time I'm in DC. Their food is great and I always order something different. I've had the Dream Bowl, Black Bean Cake bento box, and tempeh scramble. I've also had an iced matcha bubble tea and...More

Thank SABinde
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect lunch spot for a vegetarian focusing on plant based options. I ordered the south Indian vegetable curry bowl with the golden monkey black tea. Within 5-7 minutes my order was ready. Seating is limited with most space on the second floor....More

Thank kimborkr
Reviewed January 7, 2018

An extensive menu of teas that might not be the world's best but are certainly very drinkable. We tried Earl Grey and Bi Lao Chun and enjoyed both. An interesting food menu is also available, including for breakfast.

1  Thank phutty
Reviewed December 11, 2017

The customer service was lovely and welcoming. But given the price of mains, I would've hoped for less rugged surroundings but maybe this is it's charm. Seating is upstairs, only single seating downstairs seating. Would recommend but only if you're happy paying $35 for two...More

Thank Londonlove_895
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to me by the hostess at another restaurant and I️ am thrilled she did! You order at the counter, get your food and then find a seat downstairs or upstairs. It’s tight and gets busy but I️ found somewhere to sit...More

Thank PhilaTraveler22
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We have eaten here for years when we are in DC. Good food, salads and soup! Teas are fantastic. The location is convenient and the neighborhood is good for shopping. Sit downstairs along the windows for interesting street watching while you eat.

1  Thank Darryl B
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Love love their menu- it offers a wide range of selections so people who eat like a bird (me!) can have meal where I am able to finish everything; people who have a bigger appetite can also order a number of items and wouldn't burn...More

Thank ange722
Reviewed October 14, 2017

A good place to grab a quick meal -- food comes fast at the counter, the teas are truly excellent (and the choice is vast). Pleasant seating upstairs and downstairs. Solo-friendly option.

Thank Alexander P
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$10 - $15
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1011
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-667-3827
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Teaism is a local group of restaurants with three locations in DC. We're devoted to serving top quality loose leaf tea and healthy, cooked-from-scratch food. In a casual and funky setting, we are open through the day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. A refuge for regulars and tourists alike, the restaurant features bento boxes, curries, sandwiches and salads. We're going "clean" eliminating high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, antibiotics and GMOs and adding as much local and organic as possible. Be sure to enjoy one of our world famous Salty Oat Cookies!
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