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Zeppelin, Washington, DC

Zeppelin

4.7
4.7
480 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Enjoy daily sashimi & nigiri specials, happy hour from 4-6pm everyday, 1/2 Priced bottle sake every Tuesday from 4pm until close. Come karaoke with us Thursday - Saturday from 10:30pm on.

For parties of 10 please call to place a deposit of $10/person.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-1068

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern

  • Executive chef

    Minoru Ogawa

  • Private party facilities

    We would love the opportunity to help you celebrate your next special occasion! Please email us at info@zeppelindc.com with your event details!

  • Private party contact

    Claire Wilder: (855) 399-3019

  • Neighborhood

    Shaw

  • Cross street

    9th St NW & Q St NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A very short walk from the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station on the Green and Yellow Line.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • Every Day Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 4:00 PM - 10:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Enjoy Happy Hour everyday throughout the restaurant with the following drink specials between 4-6 PM: -1/2 off draft beer -1/2 Highballer cocktails 1/2 Champagne by the glass

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What 480 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    David

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Zeppelin and we found it to be terrific! We will be coming back again and again and again.
  2. BW

    BethW

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently delicious and happy hour from 4 to 6 makes it even more affordable!!
  3. GC

    GregC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food quality. We eat there every few months and have never had a bad meal. Service was and usually is great and the wine list is perfect for sushi/Japanese food. We will return soon.
  4. WH

    WilliamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and delicious food. Highest compliments to the chef and wait staff!
  5. DD

    DiningDan

    Washington DC

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great meal. The sushi was fresh and tasty. The service was first rate and very sensitive to gluten allergy. We love the outdoor patio with the heater. We’ll be back.
  6. KG

    KennethG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great night! Customer and the food were outstanding
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely fresh fish, fantastic drinks, and very helpful staff. We’ll be back
  8. DD

    DirkDiggler

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate at the bar. Great sushi, bartender was very helpful. Definitely will be back.
  9. MA

    MartiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All the food came out super fresh & delicious ! 10/10 would recommend
  10. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Some of the best fish I’ve ever had. Will definitely come back again next time I’m in town.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Ben was personable and fun. The atmosphere was great! The wine and food was great for the most part, but one of the rolls (Godzilla) was mediocre — the salmon is partially cooked and it tasted a bit fishy for me. The spicy tuna roll and Chappelin roll were delicious, as were the Salmon nigiri.
  12. a

    ajn12

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, server quite nice and helpful and patient and accommodating with late arrival of one guest.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi here was excellent and the service very attentive. I never had to ask for a refill of my water. The drinks are much better than average. Already planning my next trip and recommending to friends.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic fish and service! Highly recommend for any occasion
  15. NG

    NG1993

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food and ambience was good-- our server disappeared on us and we were not checked in on for an hour. I would give this place a second shot to try different sushi rolls and drinks.
  16. HK

    HelenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to zeppelin to celebrate my birthday and officially signing a job offer. The appetizers were amazing, so were the drinks and the maki sushi. I was surprised with a cheesecake since they saw birthday selected in my reservation, and it was a lovely experience. The downstairs is more dim and bar-like with booths, while the upstairs is more upscale restaurant vibe
  17. BG

    BirthdayGirls

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zak is an incredibly knowledgeable host. Sake will never be the same. Get the sake flight! We will certainly be back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fish I have had in a while!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy sushi and great service
  20. JP

    JoshP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Sushi was on point, each piece individually seasoned to the point where soy sauce is in someways unnecessary/an afterthought. Grilled dishes were superb as well. We had the miso black cod, mackerel, and shishito peppers. Really great food, especially for the price.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another wonderful experience at Zeppelin. Great service, stellar drinks and some of the freshest sushi in town!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Steak skewers are amazing! Matcha crepe cake was underwhelming and extremely small. All sushi rolls were great, especially Zeppelin roll. Great server/bartender.
  23. DC

    DCTiger

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went there with my husband for his birthday. My husband really want to take our dog with us. Fortunately, they allow dogs in the outdoor area. The food was tasty with beautiful presentation. Our waitress was awesome. We asked if we ordered too much or too little. She didn't try to hard sell more dishes to us. It was just the right amount of food by the time were done. She also made a great recommendation on cocktails. Too bad I forgot her name. She deserves a praise on her service. Will definitely go back again (with our dog) before it gets too cold outside. Cheers!
  24. BK

    BenK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for the fantastic meal! Definitely would recommend, the quality is fantastic.
  25. W

    William

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great time celebrating my mother's birthday. Would definitely recommend for all occasions.
  26. L

    Logan

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome, as always!
  27. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is great the servers impeccable food was amazing can’t say enough positive things about Zeppelin From the moment we walk in everything was perfect
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was horrible. We had to wait 45 for our sushi. The host was kind enough to comp our last drink
  29. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good spot. Went for gf’s bday and she loved it. Service was spotty, a tad understaffed.
  30. E

    elenaEats

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun sushi spot that turns into karaoke at night on weekends
  31. AG

    AshtonG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Omakase was a little repetitive, but the special Japanese tuna course was truly special.
  32. w

    wolfie000

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    You will have fun here but know what you’re in for price-wise before you go (more below). The food and drinks are good, and karaoke is a great time (the hosts are really fun, passing mics around the room to the tables whose song is up next). Here’s the deal with karaoke if you’re left with some questions after reading the website. It is $25 per person which only includes drinks, no food. 20% gratuity is automatically applied to your bill. The $25 min is reasonable, but the sake bottles are also marked up a lot so just get regular drinks if you’re on a budget.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We did not receive our appetizers for an hour and dinner didn’t come until 45 minutes later. There was no apology or discount or even mention of the food being late. The food was good though.
  34. a

    audreys

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is perfection, the staff is delightful and sitting outside feels like an oasis within the city. Loved everything .
  35. NA

    NotAFoodie

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The floors and bathrooms were quite dirty; not like paper towels, but the walls a s floors were grimy and uncleaned.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great, drinks were great, ambiance was fine only small gripe was having to ask several times for our check. Recommended!
  37. a

    audreys

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is fabulous. The sushi and sashimi are perfection.
  38. CS

    CharlesS

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of three made the drive from Northern Virginia to D.C. to sample the Restaurant Week menu options at Zeppelin. The sashimi and seafood dishes were all fresh and fabulous. Dessert was also excellent. We're glad we made the trip across the Potomac, and Zeppelin is now on our go-to list whenever we are in the Shaw neighborhood.
  39. JC

    JonathanC

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and staff, as alway. Noise level inside is almost painful; outside depends on who is seated near you.
  40. LC

    LynnC

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    So we had a great server and great food!! Only thing was it was super loud.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zeppelin using the Order Online button. Zeppelin also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Zeppelin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-1068.

Zeppelin is rated 4.7 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Zeppelin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Zeppelin

1544 9th st NW, Washington, DC 20001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th St NW & Q St NW

  • Neighborhood

    Shaw

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A very short walk from the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station on the Green and Yellow Line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern

  • Executive chef

    Minoru Ogawa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-1068

  • Private party facilities

    We would love the opportunity to help you celebrate your next special occasion! Please email us at info@zeppelindc.com with your event details!

  • Private party contact

    Claire Wilder: (855) 399-3019

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