Teaism - Dupont

2009 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

Cuisines: Japanese, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
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

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Not Accepted


Price Details:
Small plates $2 to $6.50, bento boxes $8.75, entrées and sandwiches $6 to $8.50.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Teaism

There are reasons these urban teahouses are packed during the lunch rush—the food is fast, healthy, cheap, and tasty. And don’t forget those salty oat cookies ($1.95) that devotees can’t leave without.

But first eat your veggies. Bento boxes ($8.75) have everything you need for a filling lunch. The fried-chicken version arrives with sweet potatoes, rice sprinkled with nori and sesame seeds, and a cucumber-ginger salad, while the lighter salmon box trades the sweet potatoes for edamame.

Beef ochazuke ($7.75) is a refreshing green-tea soup poured over brown rice. Thai chicken curry ($8.50) is another delicious bet. Wash it all down with one of the many flavors of tea or an addictive ginger limeade ($2). Not all menu items are available at every Teaism; the Penn Quarter location has the most expansive menu.

Penn Quarter and Dupont Circle locations open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner; Lafayette Square location open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch.

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