Zeppelin

4.7
209 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Zeppelin Restaurant & Bar serves up Sushi while paying homage to the Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships.

Happy Hour on drinks 4-6pm everyday.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 209 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSR713
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margeaux and the crew are always amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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KWB2
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Service was very slow, waited 15 minutes before anyone came to our table with water/ to take orders. Food was delicious and came out quickly after ordering, however. Restaurant can be a little loud

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi and cocktails! This place is a vibe. Beautifully decorated.

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Marcelo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to zeppelin every Friday and the staff have started to know our orders. We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Multiple, unhappy waiters; soggy sushi; overpriced everything- wish I could get a refund

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Adam
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Our server was fantastic in recommending specific dishes while also pointing out dishes that we may want to avoid based on our preferences. I'll give the food a 7/10. The low rating is primarily related to an incident that happened as we were getting ready to pay our bill. An employee, presumably on break, was sitting down at a nearby table looking at his phone. He then proceeded to sneeze but only after he removed his mask to do so. He then kept his mask pulled down under his chin thereafter. What is the point of wearing a mask if you pull it down to sneeze?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on time for our reservation where we were promptly seated at a good table in the corner by the bar. Our server - who also was the bartender that evening - was quite polite and let us know he may be a little slow to come around, but not hesitate to wave him down.

Aside from that he was quite prompt and even offered suggestions to our order to better mesh the flavors we were exploring.

This is easily my new favorite place for sushi and maki hands down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I give Zeppelin five stars on the covid situation of today!! They have a table height heater for each table. It feels as though you are eating in front of a fireplace. Should you still need additional warmth, which I did not, they sell blankets upon request. They have plexiglass between the tables. I was comfortable and felt safe.
The best part is their food and drink are delicious too, which makes this one of our favorite Covid, winter weather favorite restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Zeppelin has a really fun atmosphere, with dark ambiance and fun music. Perfect for a date or a birthday dinner or just a Friday night dinner. Loved the drinks and zeppelin roll!

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RickyB
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat here.
Highly recommend this place.

Great options and they're taking Covid seriously enough to make me feel safe.

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vipSpringValleyDiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, we ate outside on an incredibly cold night but the staff did a great job making sure everyone was comfortable. Will be back!

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chasing2daughters
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly fresh sushi with both the basics and an incredible, more exotic variety. Sake list is best in DC and staff really knows their stuff. Margaux and Matt are the best service team! Feel like I am visiting old friends every time I see them.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an incredible sushi experience. Best sushi I have had in a long time. And they have the covid dining down! Good distance between tables, LOTS OF HEATERS! I had my coat off outside in mid-January. Such a great night. I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you!

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vipRobert
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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vipDiningDan
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at Zeppelin. They have got this outdoor dining thing down-- plenty of heaters and a canopy over the patio, yet still spacious, airy, socially distant.

Food is great with delicious sushi and maki, but also great entrees. Worth a visit. We must help keep this gem alive!!

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TaylorA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, incredible atmosphere, and the best sushi in DC! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its the best 👍🏻

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EugeneB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I liked the fact that the staff did not forget about the occasion and brought a dessert with a candle for my wife. Service was great. It was courteous and prompt.

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vipRobert
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Gem. Masterful Japanese cuisine & exceptional craft cocktails. Special thanks to Chef_Mad. A DC must-experience venue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time, great food and service! Highly recommend this place. The barracuda nigiri special was amazing. Great drinks too and very warm heaters for outside during the winter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We sat outside and were warm! Table side heat lamps worked great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in DC! Super covid safe and there is an abundance of outdoor heaters!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional on every level. The sushi practically sang in my mouth. So delicious, fresh and unique. The Zeppelin roll required seconds.

Madison was a top notch server. We let him lead the way and gave up our menus.

The drinks were delicious and so creative. Under the mastery of Micah, the owner, you can feel his fingerprint on this modern sushi establishment.

From first sip we knew we'd come back again and again.

If you are reluctant to eat out, take the Zeppelin roll, sashimi platter and some mesmerizing cocktails to go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. A neighborhood gem!

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vipmacattack
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing server and you guys were so great with my pups. Thank you!

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CandaceG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fun staff. The HH drinks were delicious. And the Sinai zeppelin roll is one of the best I’ve had in the city. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Thé service was very bad. Servers didn’t really care we were there and doing their own thing. Not worth the high price if you are going to get that type of service

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vipMKL2
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing sushi, wonderful service. My favorite sushi place in the city. A neighborhood gem. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot.

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vipAshleyH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service, and enjoyed the happy hour drinks! Very good and knowledgeable about gluten-free substitutes/questions, I really appreciated that!

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NathanielS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really awesome, spacious, outdoor seating area. Interesting and tasty cocktails. Sushi was good, but not life changing. Miso soup and edamame very good.

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vipAprileH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have to say, I enjoyed every single bite of my meal. I had the Chesapeake Roll and the Dragon Roll, with the CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA. Omg!! that drink is so strong and delicious. Considering the quality, the price is reasonable. Ideal for those who want a a chill night out. The patio area is really cool and distant from the sidewalk. I look forward to returning to this city gem.

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Sarah216
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service every time I come here!

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Contender
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Unremarkable sushi in a cool setting. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and a nice patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fish was amazing

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vipDavidZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

sat at our table for 25 minutes then walked out after no one came to even ask if we wanted a drink let alone take our order, not going back

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Brad
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great drinks, great sushi, great service!

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vipsumo
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Would try again. Noisy but in a lively way. Service slow and as the evening and crowds came in, got slower. They need more servers. We got a lot of food and no complaints.

FAQs

Zeppelin does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Zeppelin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-1068.

Zeppelin is rated 4.7 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

Zeppelin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.zeppelindc.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.