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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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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good52%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (31 reviews)
“chai” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Teaism was highly recommended to me. The portions were generous and the restaurant is simple yet elegant. The staff was extremely friendly.

Thank Djbar425
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review - we appreciate it. Our cashiers are super-friendly - I'll be sure to share your comments - they will be so happy!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice pleasant and authentic surprise Really good bento boxes . Delicious blend of teas and exotic fresh food . Healthy too Clean restaurant and attention to details

1  Thank darlynec2017
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for getting us!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

1  Thank pgreer
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming out for the science march - we really enjoyed supporting our friends who participated that day. The women's march was unbelievable - non stop for 12 hours - feeding people who came from so far to stand together - so much positive...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

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

1  Thank 63Scott
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey - thanks for reviewing - we love being here for our lunch regulars! Have you ever visited for breakfast - lots of yummy options and $5 mimosas on the weekends!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

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
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review - glad you enjoyed your bentos and discovered the salty oat cookies!

Reviewed 15 July 2017

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
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Thomas - thanks for the review - we love being - as you said - casual and comfortable. Our mission is to cook from scratch with clean ingredients - it's how we share the love!

Reviewed 11 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
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the review - thank you for your kind words!

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-638-6010
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Description
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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