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Teaism Dupont Circle

€€ - €€€Indian, Cafe, Asian
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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“chai” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Indian, Cafe, Asian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2009 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1011
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 26 October 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 14 October 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
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Being a vegan limits your options to eat out, but DC is a great place for that and so is Teaism! They have some good options (although few), especially Udon Noodle Soup and if you ask them to make it in their Coconut Miso Broth...More

Thank Moments3
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hi there - Thanks so much for reviewing - I wish that I could email you the dietary info chart - it shows all the vegan dishes - and also addresses gmo/gluten-free/soy etc. In the starter and sides section - there are close to 20...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Lots of unique choices make this place a personal favorite in DC. A short walk from all the Smithsonian museums, this restaurant has just the menu to hit the spot.

Thank travelfanatic0216
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

With a Starbucks on every other block (it seems) in DC, there's no lack of places to get a quick tea (or coffee) fix. But when we stumbled upon Teaism, we had to duck inside and check it out. With temps in the 90's today,...More

Thank Colleen D
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

So glad you found us - we're small, independent and locally owned!

Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place has quick, hearty food that is delicious. I did find the portions quite large. I hear the downstairs has a koi pond.

Thank gentinasybil
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hi - thanks so much for visiting - I'm glad you were pleased with the portion size. People have such different appetites - we try to be reasonable, appropriate, satisfying and affordable! Come for breakfast or brunch - $5 mimosas on the weekends!

Reviewed 24 March 2017

I visited this location twice recently, once for dessert after an unsatisfactory visit elsewhere, and the second time to try their kebabs (which they spell "Kabob"). Their Chocolate Coconut Cake, which is gluten-free and has rum caramel, was pretty good, but would have been even...More

Thank Elsa F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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