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Teaism - Dupont

2009 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

202-667-3827

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

Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: N/A

Reservations: Not Accepted

Website: http://www.teaism.com

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

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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