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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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“chai” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An Asian bistro with nice tea and great small entrees. A mix of flavorful dishes, many with demonstrative vegetables. Straightforward yet fantastic desserts.

Thank indoorcampers
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This Teaism is just perfectly located! Meeting up with old friends - we grabbed teas, bentu boxes and crossed the street to sit on a bench in Gallery Park. It was a wonderful day supported by delicious tea and healthy food! Highly recommend it!

Thank Nzinga H
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is a great combination of casual and very nice; the salted oatmeal cookies and ginger limeade are amazing, and the selection is unique and varied -- there is something for everyone, up to and including dinner options. It is also a lovely place, cozy...More

Thank PhotoXavi
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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 4 May 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 14 April 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 9 April 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 25 March 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 5 March 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 3 March 2018

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

Thank James O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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