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Teaism Dupont Circle

Teaism Dupont Circle

Asian Restaurant, Tea Room, and Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
Dupont Circle, Washington
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  • Will B.
    Will BudreauFebruary 16
    Loving the "trash or treasure" concept - keep food out of the dumpsters AND paying them for it! Yum!
  • DCist
    DCistJanuary 10
    Striking the perfect balance between casual café dining and a superior and unadorned tea selection, Teaism is my first choice for everyday sipping. Read more
  • Ra O.
    Ra OsolageAugust 20, 2016
    Beef brisket tacos and curry chicken
  • Isra
    IsraJune 29, 2016
    CHOCOLATE OAT COOKIES!!!!!!
  • Lance F.
    Lance FiascoApril 23, 2016
    Quite possibly the only dining establishment in the world that doesn't take Amex. Next.
  • T M.
    T MApril 22, 2016
    Cilantro scrambled eggs with tea cured salmon...
  • Katarina K.
    Katarina KatsmaMarch 13, 2016
    Their "Japanese food" isn't actually Japanese, but some sort of a twist. However all their tea is fantastic!
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YeungDecember 2, 2015
    Ginger scones are great, and my favorite salty oat cookie variety is the chocolate chip pecan!
  • Mikhail B.
    Mikhail BJune 7, 2015
    Try the Anxi tea.
  • Mikhail B.
    Mikhail BJune 7, 2015
    Cilantro and eggs will quickly become your regular order.
  • Rice L.
    Rice LiuJune 2, 2015
    This is the original store. It looks like it has a smaller menu, but it's more of a space issue!
  • Niki P.
    Niki PapadogiannakisMarch 12, 2015
    Bento boxes are awesome. Come with friends, get a couple pots of tea and share.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SimonFebruary 7, 2015
    Big fan of the cookies, and the salmon breakfast
  • Dirk G.
    Dirk GadsdenFebruary 2, 2015
    The Saiten curry is great!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.September 14, 2014
    Skip the Starbucks next door and come here instead.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinAugust 8, 2014
    Really good bubble tea and bento boxes
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole ForbesAugust 8, 2014
    Best breakfast! Ask for the scrambled eggs with naan
  • Nik R.
    Nik RAugust 6, 2014
    White hot chocolate
  • Michael L.
    Michael LopezAugust 6, 2014
    Big fan of the scrambled eggs.
  • Marcia C.
    Marcia ChatelainMay 27, 2014
    Smoked salmon breakfast is the best.
  • CJ N.
    CJ NicholsonApril 5, 2014
    Great bowl of Udon noodle soup with huge, delicious shrimps.
  • Marcia C.
    Marcia ChatelainMarch 30, 2014
    Ginger scones, THE salty oak cookie with chocolate, the salmon and naan sandwich , and the shrimp noodles are great. Breakfast rocks with the waffle and the chicken sausage.
  • kyla E.
    kyla EllFebruary 6, 2014
    There is nothing better than hot jasmine green tea and a scone by the window.
  • Joe G.
    Joe GirtonJanuary 25, 2014
    The salmon bento box is only ok - my fish was a little overcooked and dry.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron M.October 28, 2013
    I love tea and vegetarian Asian food, so this place is great for people like me. Have the seitan stir fry. If it's Monday, try the okonomiyaki. Beware the teapots designed to spill everywhere.
    Upvoted Feb 16
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseOctober 19, 2013
    They list "fresh" ginger ale on the menu- which I read as made in house. Sorely mistaken when I was handed a bottle of Bruce Cost Gingerale, made in Brooklyn.
  • Mario 😎
    Mario 😎October 8, 2013
    Extra attitude, no extra cost!
  • justin b.
    justin bennettOctober 7, 2013
    The coffee is great!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PerrySeptember 3, 2013
    Ordered Kukicha, apparently they think old genmaicha is "Kukicha"... fuckin' noobs.
  • Makena C.
    Makena CunninghamJuly 14, 2013
    their oatmeal cookies are to die for. the sprinkle of salt -perfection.
  • Elliot S.
    Elliot SuselJune 1, 2013
    The chai shake is a trap! It's not nearly as tasty as an iced chai latte from Starbucks. There are lots of other unique drinks that are probably a better choice.
  • jenrandall
    jenrandallMay 1, 2013
    If you've overdone the salmon bento box and are looking for variety, the thai chicken curry with crisp veggies and brown rice will satisfy your tastebuds.
  • Jolica T.
    Jolica TaguipedApril 24, 2013
    Best tea ever!!
  • Fareeha K.
    Fareeha KhanApril 8, 2013
    Palak Paneer FTW
  • Sera K.
    Sera KimApril 7, 2013
    The chai shake is delicious and so is the salmon bento box!
  • Jeremy Y.
    Jeremy YanApril 6, 2013
    This pot is rather disappoint. I don't even get to see the tea leaves.
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HaileyMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the mind and body with light ice
  • Nicole Alexandra M.
    Bento box!!☺
  • Laura F.
    Laura FarinaMarch 8, 2013
    Salmon bento box and naan
  • Ben L.
    Ben LoebFebruary 22, 2013
    There is a definite shortage of outlets at the downstairs counters but the tea is great!
  • Ayanna J.
    Ayanna James-Lu'BeckeFebruary 17, 2013
    The Cilantro Scrambled Eggs with the Tea Cured Salmon is to die for!
  • Kat L.
    Kat LOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the salmon bento box!
  • Sandra D.
    Sandra DiazOctober 19, 2012
    Tempeh scramble and thai nyugen tea. You can't go wrong!
  • Chris
    ChrisOctober 4, 2012
    One of the few decent ACTUAL cheap eats in the city. Bento box for $10? Yes please.
  • luke r.
    luke reynoldsSeptember 17, 2012
    Sadly the salty oat cookie is not vegan (includes egg)
  • Toby U.
    Toby UlmJuly 11, 2012
    Get the chicken bento box and any of the green teas.
  • Andres A.
    Andres AlmeidaJune 6, 2012
    Chai tea all the way.
  • Ann N.
    Ann NorrisApril 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Salmon bento box is delicious and the perfect portion.
  • Cass W.
    Cass WuApril 21, 2012
    They won't let you bring in outside drinks, so sit outside if it's a nice day.
  • Sara S.
    Sara SloyerMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Preaching to the choir, but you MUST try one of their life-changing salty oat cookies. And their chicken udon soup is perfect when you're under the weather!
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezJanuary 17, 2012
    The cilantro egg scramble is a great healthy brunch option. Throw out the bread (carbs).
  • Emily C.
    Emily ChangJanuary 16, 2012
    ginger limeade + salty oats cookie!
  • John C.
    John CorwinDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can order the udon with tofu even though it's not on the menu.
  • David L.
    David LewisNovember 19, 2011
    Best Chai in DC!!!
  • Blake B.
    Blake BowyerNovember 13, 2011
    Only a Chocolate Salty Oat Cookie will make the clientele tolerable.
  • Renzo A.
    Renzo AlbertoAugust 7, 2011
    Don't let sour old women try to take your seat!
  • Randy W.
    Randy WhitneyAugust 1, 2011
    Try the Yunnan Gold Tea with the Ginger Scones
  • Siddharth N.
    Siddharth NigamJuly 17, 2011
    The earl grey is refreshing
  • Gusta E.
    Gusta EJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is good! Read more
  • Attia N.
    Attia N.June 29, 2011
    Love the food but no wifi :(
  • Vilma
    VilmaJune 25, 2011
    Get the salmon ochazuke. They give you a pot of green tea with it that you pour on top to make a soup. But ditch the wasabi. I like spicy food but it overpowers this dish.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMay 3, 2011
    Everyone comes to get the salty oat cookies ($1.95), but the Bento boxes ($8.75) have a little more substance. Of course they have lots of tea iced or hot. They even use tea to flavor their salmon. Read more
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CollisFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ginger scones are the best!
  • Sari S.
    Sari SchwartzJanuary 20, 2011
    Try the salty cookie and jasmine tea!
  • Edward H.
    Edward HooverJanuary 8, 2011
    They don't serve coffee and they don't let you bring coffee in.
  • Lorena S.
    Lorena SanderNovember 19, 2010
    Tea cured salmon soup is delicious.
  • Alissa G.
    Alissa GOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the shrimp rolls on a weekday--if they still have them! They're great!
  • Liz S.
    Liz SesslerAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Salmon Bento Box and a Ginger Limeade...you can't beat it!
  • Megan H.
    Megan HJune 29, 2010
    Destination whenever I'm in DC for a veggie bento box and salty oat cookie
  • Brad H.
    Brad HowardJune 28, 2010
    Mango Lassi is delicious!
  • Serena M.
    Serena MayJune 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Cucumber-ginger salad!
  • Ananda L.
    Ananda LeekeMay 17, 2010
    Went to a wedding celebration last night that was catered by Teaism. Amazin food. My favorite was a sweet potatoe,mushroom, and green bean salad. Delish.
  • Rudy R.
    Rudy RivapalacioApril 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is better every time. Teasim chai is my new fav, check it out!
  • Sean M.
    Sean McGrathMarch 21, 2010
    Best value: Today's Iced Tisane. $1.75 plus unlimited refills. All teas are delicious. Also try the sweet naan. Om nom nom.
  • E L.
    E LMarch 18, 2010
    Call your order in if you pick up. The wait can be ridiculous!
  • Pamela
    PamelaFebruary 24, 2010
    Supposedly has lots of vegan food!
  • Martina S.
    Martina StewartFebruary 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Chicken Bento Box. It was yummy. -M
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MillerFebruary 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the green beans with ginger and garlic.
  • Ahmad B.
    Ahmad BilalNovember 29, 2009
    Ginger scones! It's all about the ginger scones. Also, the french toast is only on weekends, but pretty damn good.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MooneyJuly 31, 2009
    get a salty oat cookie and a green iced tea.
  • Danny W.
    Danny WenMay 25, 2009
    the ochazuke is more than enough for a substantial lunch. comes with a pot of hot tea. get the salmon!
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