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Teaism Dupont Circle

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2009 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1011
+1 202-667-3827
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 better served with the Gelato I got on the second visit. It's very thick, so... More 

Thank Elsa F
New York City, New York
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133 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the best scrambled eggs ever with ginger and cilantro 💕 It warmed me inside out (22 degrees out). The people here are super friendly. It feels clean and satisfied after the meal. Thank you❣️

Thank pollyanywhere
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the Golden Monkey black tea and my boyfriend did the Teaism Chai. The Golden Monkey I had was ok, not bad, just not as flavorful as I was expecting. The Chai is brewed with milk and honey. It was a true chai with a heavy spice. They cannot sub a non-dairy milk for the chai which was disappointing.... More 

Thank Lauren S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place dealing in tea should know better. When I pointed out that I ordered Assam tea not Keemun tea to the person delivering the tea, first they said they were told to make Keemun (as if I did order it), then they said they were out of Assam, so they substituted Keemun. OK, how difficult would it have been... More 

Thank ThomasHowie19
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I was dying for a good cup of green tea and this little Japanese tearoom was just perfect. I had a pot of jasmine green tea and a bowl of oatmeal chock full of nuts and dried fruit, just perfect for a cold morning.

Thank leprof2015
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! Wish we had discovered this sooner! The teas are fantastic. The food was great. Ginger in scrambled eggs- who knew how great it tastes??!! The atmosphere is fantastic- the place looks like it's straight of Paris. Loved the jazz music. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Jen D
Gardiner, Montana
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a neat spot for an after dinner tea. The berry Tea is excellent. Thanks salted oatmeal cookies are a real tasty treat.

Thank Donny H
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181 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Really nice selection of teas we didn't didn't have the chance to eat there but the ice tea of the day is really an amazing deal at $2.50 you can drink a couple of there selections for the day free refills.

Thank William M
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Dupont Circle, responded to this review

Thanks William - we hope you can visit again! Find us on FB if you want to know about holiday hours, events, menu changes. We appreciate your post. More 

Onalaska, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I had the chilled noodles with beef which is the cream take of cold noodles. The slices of beef were a bit dry however, I did go there at the end of the day for dinner. The broth it's self was a bit bland for my taste and if anything the Korean take on their pickled cucumber was probably the... More 

Thank luvlylisa_yang
New Jersey
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great tea house with yummy food. I had the brisket tacos, they were flavorful better than I expected. Make sure you try the ginger limeade.

Thank btravelNewJersey
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Dupont Circle, responded to this review

What a lovely review - we really appreciate the stars! If you like - we are also on facebook and yelp! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Indian, Asian, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts American Express
Good for
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
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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