Teaism - Dupont
2009 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cuisines: Japanese, Breakfast
Monday through Thursday 8 AM to 10 PM, Friday 8 AM to 11 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 11 PM Sunday 9 AM to 10 PM
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Accepted
Small plates $2 to $6.50, bento boxes $8.75, entrées and sandwiches $6 to $8.50.
Bentos ($8.75 each) at Teaism (800 Connecticut Ave., NW, 202-835-2233; 2009 R St., NW, 202-667-3827; 400 Eighth St., NW, 202-638-6010) have a healthy bent. Brown rice is a given. Teriyaki salmon gets crunchy edamame and cucumber-ginger salad, while seared slices of rare tuna are shored up with broccoli and sweet potatoes drizzled with miso sauce. The newest bento brings together a hand roll of tea-cured salmon with miso mayo, nori, cabbage, and daikon.