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Teaism Penn Quarter

Teaism Penn Quarter

Tea Room, Breakfast Spot, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Penn Quarter, Washington
128 Tips and reviews
  • tea
  • bento boxes
  • ginger limeade
  • chai
  • cookies
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  • Dilşad Nur K.
    Bubble tea is great and cheaper than most places!! Highly recommended.
  • Briana B.
    Briana BaileyFebruary 26
    Very casual eatery. Vegetable udon was very large and good for a cold day. Not the best I've had, but it was still pretty good and they didn't skimp on the vegetables.
  • Irena P.
    Irena PierovaJanuary 29
    love their berry beauty. it tastes like karkade from egypt
  • Crystal D.
    Crystal DabneyNovember 7, 2016
    Udon Noodle Soup with Chicken is delicious
  • Lani P.
    Lani PrunésSeptember 22, 2016
    The bubble tea is not like normal Korean tea- its bubble in a fruit juice.
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayMay 7, 2016
    Great cookies.
  • Derian Q.
    Derian QuickMarch 18, 2016
    the food was good, i had the egg sandwich and chai tea
  • Breon R.
    Breon RandonJanuary 6, 2016
    Love the sweet potatoes and shrimp kebob
  • Dmitri M.
    Dmitri MehlhornDecember 2, 2015
    Chai latte and salmon egg scramble.
  • Dmitri M.
    Dmitri MehlhornDecember 2, 2015
    Chai latte in the "for here" mugs. Also salmon egg scramble.
  • Teresa
    TeresaAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The salty oat cookies are deliciously filling. Also, the grilled salmon entree is great, but it comes in a curry sauce, so prepare yourself!
  • Teresa
    TeresaJuly 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The salty oat cookies are amazing! 🍪
  • Ravi B.
    Ravi BatraJuly 24, 2015
    Zhenzhou pearls bubble tea
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiJuly 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The udon noodle soup is enough for delicious leftovers!
  • Amol K.
    Amol KJuly 19, 2015
    Good curry.
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinJuly 9, 2015
    Decent breakfast selection- the sausage and flatbread were good, but the raita was bland with a weird aftertaste.
  • Rice L.
    Rice LiuJune 2, 2015
    Find a seat with an outlet and chilll!
  • Katarina K.
    Katarina KatsmaApril 11, 2015
    Fantastic tea! Looovveee their genmaicha, and their ginger baked good are sweet with a bit of a kick!
  • Kaz J.
    Kaz JanikApril 3, 2015
    Bubble tea!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChangMarch 4, 2015
    Hippy dippy Asian/Asian fusion spot.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FoyFebruary 20, 2015
    Tuna bento box is perfect. My favorite lunch spot in Penn Quarter
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The bubble tea is fantastic, and the bento boxes are great deals. Nice relaxed atmosphere with more than ample seating between upstairs and downstairs.
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiFebruary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The chocolate salty oat cookies are SO GOOD
  • Madhu V.
    Madhu VulimiriFebruary 1, 2015
    Palak paneer is great when I'm missing Indian food.
  • sam
    samJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    ask them to make your chai hot and with boba; it's the perfect combination
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiJanuary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Katherine W.
    Katherine WootenJanuary 19, 2015
    Try the lemon lavender mint tea.
  • Gilles B.
    Gilles BoeykensDecember 13, 2014
    Great food at an affordable price! I'll come back in a second. Try this place and you won't regret it.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasNovember 11, 2014
    Love the Bento boxes! You can't go wrong with most of the menu.
  • Claire O.
    Claire O'BrienNovember 3, 2014
    Tuna bento is the best!!
  • Katherine W.
    Katherine WootenSeptember 16, 2014
    Great menu.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Teaism as seen on Rachael Ray - $40 a Day Read more
  • Lena J.
    Lena JanimovaAugust 22, 2014
    Soulful and quite place. One of my favorite spots in DC. Seriously great tea! Lavender-lemon-mint hot tea is divine. Food is good as well. Totally worth it stop here for a lunch or nice cup of tea
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KyleAugust 9, 2014
    Chocolate chip sea salt oatmeal cookie nomzzzz
  • Sera K.
    Sera KimAugust 8, 2014
    The Chai shake is delicious!
  • Omari A.
    Omari AllenJuly 19, 2014
    The Korean beef tacos are bomb.
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YangMay 17, 2014
    The koi are cute!
  • Linh Đ.
    Linh ĐàoMay 4, 2014
    Hmm ordered a vegetarian bento as recommended and didn't fancy it that much.
  • Dherbs
    DherbsApril 23, 2014
    Feeling like a cup of tea..They offer a variety of teas as well as small dishes like a seaweed salad and a veggie bento box. Nice place to try while on the FULL BODY CLEANSE.
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SheaMarch 31, 2014
    I would climb mountains to get to the salty oat cookies. They are perfection.
  • Cheryl F.
    Cheryl Fogle-HatchMarch 7, 2014
    Really small food portions really big prices stick to the tea
  • Hillius E.
    Hillius EttinoffeFebruary 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    I've gotten the waffle and chai so much that when I drink chai at home I crave a waffle
  • Gelinda
    GelindaJanuary 28, 2014
    Enjoyed the chai tea with a salty oatmeal raisin cookie. Both were delicious. The atmosphere is nice. I would like to revisit for the food.
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle OlenoskiDecember 17, 2013
    Must have the salted oat cookies. Don't order the chicken noodle soup!
  • Jecee M.
    Jecee MedeirosNovember 17, 2013
    Teaism is tops when in the district. Try the miso sweet potatoes with bento box for lunch.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron M.October 28, 2013
    Worst mango lassi I've ever had! It's like they used ice instead of yogurt. Had much better seitan at the Teaism near DuPont Circle.
  • sam h.
    sam hauserOctober 5, 2013
    LOVE this spot! The food is good too!
  • Winnie T.
    Winnie TamSeptember 10, 2013
    The Zhenzhou pearl tea is a tad too sweet, just a warning
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LongAugust 14, 2013
    Was excited about the French toast until I opened the to go container. Edges were burned and was soggy from all the apples and juice underneath. Apples are great touch but package them separately.
  • Julia P.
    Julia PileJuly 28, 2013
    French toast was vey good. No need for syrup.
  • Sree Anirudh B.
    If you haven't already, try their Imli Cooler. It's a refreshing tamarind based drink with a hint of cardamom. Deliciously refreshing!
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TaverasMay 15, 2013
    Cilantro scrambled with tea cured salmon
  • Kat L.
    Kat LMay 12, 2013
    Skip teaism chai
  • Wahid M.
    Wahid MohiuddinMay 6, 2013
    The only DC location serving Imli Cooler. A perfect cooler for ur hot summer DC walks.
  • Erica M.
    Erica McKeehenApril 27, 2013
    Best veggie egg rolls I've ever had.
  • Riley L.
    Riley LynchApril 20, 2013
    Try the Crackling Fried Rice - #rice
  • Riley L.
    Riley LynchApril 20, 2013
    Try the Shrimp Etouffe - #shrimp #cajun #etouffe
  • Riley L.
    Riley LynchApril 20, 2013
    Try the Lobster Rolls - #Seafood #Lobster #Roll #LobsterRoll
  • Riley L.
    Riley LynchApril 20, 2013
    Try the Hush Puppies - #appetizers #hushpuppies
  • Riley L.
    Riley LynchApril 20, 2013
    Try the Smoked Oysters - #Oysters #seafood #appetizers
  • Riley L.
    Riley LynchApril 20, 2013
    Try the Shrimp - #appetizers #shrimp #oysters
  • Riley L.
    Riley LynchApril 20, 2013
    Try the Key Lime Pie Deconstructed - #Deconstructed #Pie #KeyLime #Dessert
  • Riley L.
    Riley LynchApril 20, 2013
    Try the Pecan Pie - #Pie #PecanPie #Dessert
  • Jessie H.
    Jessie HwangMarch 26, 2013
    Zhenzhou pearl is really good!! Basically milk tea.
  • Nora L.
    Nora LivengoodMarch 11, 2013
    Get the Jasmine Creme Brulee!
  • Sara Z.
    Sara ZFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Their chai is great--it's not overly sweet, and it has a bit of a spicy bite to it. I've never been disappointed by anything on the menu, either.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelJanuary 19, 2013
    Check out the store next door!
  • Raven B.
    Raven BrooksJanuary 16, 2013
    No wifi here. Boo!
  • Megan H.
    Megan HannonDecember 22, 2012
    Make sure you try the ginger or the carrot cake scones!
  • Kirsten S.
    Kirsten SNovember 8, 2012
    Great lunch spot with one of the best chai teas in DC. Get the bento box and eat downstairs; it's much quieter.
  • Hallie M.
    Hallie MindellOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You cannot leave here without a salty oat cookie. All of the variations are great!
  • Ahmed E.
    Ahmed EOctober 15, 2012
    Excellent chicken curry salad...try it.
  • Faith
    FaithAugust 25, 2012
    Chocolate salty oat cookies are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Paul
    PaulJune 24, 2012
    Good place to eat & study.
  • Abi O.
    Abi OlveraJune 23, 2012
    The Moroccan mint tea is very good but not as sweet as a real Moroccan tea! It's lightly sweetened like it says. The Chai shake is my favorite.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca M.June 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The spinach curry is fantastic. Plus, don't forget to get an order of the the ginger scones!
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FosterJune 6, 2012
    This place is mediocre; cucumbers come in some sort of weird sauce thing.
  • Christen
    ChristenApril 22, 2012
    Try the salmon ochazuke and ginger limeade
  • Ava S.
    Ava SmithApril 4, 2012
    Be sure to try the salmon bento box and the Korean beef.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BraynardMarch 17, 2012
    Don't take American Express? WTF???
  • Megan P.
    Megan Pagado WellsMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The cilantro eggs and tea cured salmon for breakfast/brunch are amazing.
  • Robyn O.
    Robyn OrthFebruary 23, 2012
    Salty oat cookies are great, bit it's really all about the ginger scones!
  • Julius the Strong
    Julius the StrongFebruary 2, 2012
    Try unfiltered fresh ginger ale
  • Close G.
    Close GitmoJanuary 11, 2012
    Jan 11: the National Day of Action Against Guantanamo & the NDAA! Join us at 1130 in Lafayette Square across from the White House. The program and march will run from Noon-2:30pm EST
  • Vika
    VikaJanuary 9, 2012
    Chicken apple sausage is awesome. Served in the am until it runs out.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EmgeDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Veggie bento box is great!
  • Donte K.
    Donte KenleyNovember 23, 2011
    Get the cilantro eggs and smoked salmon
  • Krista D.
    Krista DNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    veggie burger is the best i've ever had!
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EmgeOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sarah J has the same tip as I do "Get the ginger limeade and a plain salty oat cookie."
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EmgeOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Miso Soup!
  • Teresa H.
    Teresa HOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place to sip while reading after a day of wandering around town.
  • Gary K.
    Gary KarrOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Fluffy, textured cilantro eggs are worth ordering in the a.m. Read more
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EmgeOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Any bento box, miso soup and don't forget salt cookie!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MelcherSeptember 26, 2011
    The cilantro eggs are great, as is the ginger limeade. Love this place.
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Was talked into the Bison burger, and it was delish...
  • Tobin C.
    Tobin CoziahrSeptember 18, 2011
    Tuna bento box, or the plum ochazuke. And a salty oat cookie of course.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HolleyAugust 7, 2011
    Scones and two giant mugs of tea for $10. Not bad. Charging me 50 cents for two tiny packets of jam because they only gave us one for the whole plate of scones...priceless!
  • David K.
    David KotchJuly 15, 2011
    Maybe they're going downhill, too? When I'm expecting a pile of mixed fruit, don't just give me three little pieces of honeydew -- not on a $10.75 breakfast...
  • Ananda L.
    Ananda LeekeJuly 8, 2011
    Was at Teaism last week & hosted the DC She Writers Meet Up. Enjoyed the seaweed salad and sweet potato salad. Yummy!
  • Jackie
    JackieMay 20, 2011
    Try the Tofu Noodle Salad - Good kick to it from chilies. Cold salad, which means tofu is cold, but delicious.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasMay 20, 2011
    Really like the Thai Chicken Curry, I want to try the Shrimp curry too. The Japanese sweet tea & bento boxes are good. Loved the chai shake. Love the koi pond downstairs.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JorgensenMay 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the ginger limeade and a plain salty oat cookie. Thank me later.
  • Jon-Carlo C.
    Jon-Carlo CanezoMay 19, 2011
    Any of their cocktails are delicious and can get you sufficiently tipsy. Recommend the Beijin Sling. But they're all good.
  • Jen K.
    Jen KarrApril 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Really decent breakfast for only $10. The cilantro eggs are always tasty and the naan warm. Big mug of tea and you are fueled for your morning.
  • Ebony A.
    Ebony ArnoldMarch 17, 2011
    Try the Salty Oak Cookie!
  • Aron L.
    Aron LevyFebruary 27, 2011
    Come downstairs to say hello to, and contemplate, their beautiful koi!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BarrettJanuary 24, 2011
    Chocolate salty oat cookie is fabulous. perfect place to hang for some peace and quiet on weekend. Haven't tried the sushi or noodle bowls but it all looks really yummy.
  • kazahel
    kazahelDecember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place if it's not too busy--the veggie bento box is excellent, particularly when coupled with Japanese sweet green tea (which you can buy the mix for in the shop next door). Highly recommended.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HermanNovember 5, 2010
    Try the salty oat cookie. Best guilty pleasure
  • beatpunk
    beatpunkNovember 4, 2010
    Ginger. Margarita.
  • Meredith S.
    Meredith StewartOctober 27, 2010
    Free refills on certain iced teas, check the list. Thai Chicken Curry is great.
  • Erik S.
    Erik SmithOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Their chai latte and salty oat cookies are amazing.
  • A Cup O' Tea B.
    A Cup O' Tea BlogOctober 16, 2010
    The best tea in D.C. Try a new tea you've never heard of.
  • April W.
    April WaldenOctober 12, 2010
    Veggie bento box was good (especially the rice), but sauteed (I guess) veggies were soggy & cold (very unpleasant). Substituted tofu 4 xtra edamame. Iced Morroccan mint tea was good w/ free refills.
  • Mel N.
    Mel N.September 22, 2010
    The Japanese Sweet Green Tea is delish! And, only sets you back two bucks :)
  • nathaniel
    nathanielAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The bubble tea is awesome.
  • Liz M.
    Liz MargolisJuly 16, 2010
    Get the chicken bento box.
  • Amy
    AmyJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Naan and Mango Chutney
  • Rachel S.
    Yummy bento boxes and great, GIANT mugs of tea. Also, try a salty oat cookie - chocolate is best. :) Tasty.
  • Toni Rae S.
    Toni Rae SalmiApril 17, 2010
    Spinach curry is great. LOVE the ginger limeade. Recently had a mango margarita, but it was weak.
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BApril 2, 2010
    Go on Thursday evenings, and stop off at the farmer's market afterwards for some local goodness!
  • Michael M.
    Michael McNeilMarch 29, 2010
    get the bento box - far too good!
  • Shauna R.
    Shauna RileyMarch 28, 2010
    dinner tonight.
  • Linda P.
    Linda PopejoyMarch 15, 2010
    The new seitan stir-fry is fantastic! What a great vegan dish. Yum!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HendricksonMarch 1, 2010
    If you're a loose tea person, this is a great spot. And if you like oolong, you have to try the Baozhong - amazing. They have tea sets, strainers, and other neat tea related things as well. Read more
  • Jim M.
    Jim MaloneFebruary 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday brunch here is a ritual. The scrambled eggs & salmon is the usual for me. For cold beverages try any of the Lassi drinks or the Japanese sweet green tea.
  • Paula T.
    Paula TraceyJanuary 22, 2010
    Don't Miss the "Chocolate Salty Oat Cookies" from here!
  • Ricardo G.
    Ricardo GallardoSeptember 16
    Todo es cuestión de que se te antoja
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