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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good52%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bento box” (29 reviews)
“chai” (6 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
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Reviewed yesterday

We try and stop here every time we come to DC. This year it was cold and rainy so rather than linger too long at the science march with inadequate rain gear, we headed for Teaism to get warmed up before we caught a cold....More

Thank pgreer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Order at the desk, watch your food prepared and find a table. I almost always get the chicken Bento Box, but there are plenty of good options. Excellent food at a reasonable price. I frequently meet friends here for lunch as the noise is low,...More

Thank 63Scott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a gem. I love coming here for the delicious, Japanese-inspired dishes. The decor is relaxing and inviting, the food is very fresh,and the flavors pack a punch! I got the Fried Chicken bento and it was awesome- delicious chunks of lightly fried...More

Thank bbb421
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Teaism was for a quick lunch. The menu was much more varied than we imagined it would be and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was casual and comfortable. There is a large dining area downstairs so if you can't find...More

Thank Thomas W. A
Reviewed 10 July 2017

For a while I wasn't a huge fan, but lately I've come around. My wife LOVES their creme brulee. The salty oat cookies are pretty good too, as are the bentos and the grass fed beef burgers. Convenient to a couple of theaters we go...More

Thank Jerome B
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hi Jerome - Thanks so much for posting - I'm so happy to read your review. We love supporting the Shakespeare Theatre and Woolly Mammoth - do you have a bard card? That gets you 10% off. Look for us at Free for All -...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

Teasism has several locations in DC. My Teaism is around the corner of the Navy Memorial/Archives Plaza. The menu at Teaism is simple but the flavors are amazing. Good place to enjoy a flavorful, healthy meal. Plus, if you're a purist when it comes to...More

Thank Doobopaloo
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The food hear is good and pretty novel. It's very good, actually, though the portion size is not quite what I've come to expect from restaurants. Easily enough to fill you up, but you probably won't have the excess that's almost expected in many places

Thank TBesoug
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I have been going to Teasim for years and they have never been a let down. Inventive cuisine as well as sure fire mainstays, there is something for everyone. Try their Bento boxes, refreshing Moroccan mint and bubble teas, as well as their awesome freshly...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were looking to have a quick late lunch at any random place when we stopped by at Teasim. I ordered some lunch menu, I could not recall, was not really impress with the actual food menu. I would recommend the tea and other cookies...More

Thank MisterPostman
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a quick lunch with a friend. The Bento Box was perfect. It wasn't a lot of food but enough for a quick bite. There is additional seating downstairs that is quiet and you do not have the people coming in and out walking around...More

Thank fsbk9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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