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Zeppelin, Washington, DC

Zeppelin

4.6
4.6
647 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Shaw's first edomae-style sushi & kushiyaki grill where guests can enjoy daily sashimi & nigiri specials, happy hour from 4-6pm everyday, and half priced bottle sake every Tuesday from 4pm until close.

Come sing karaoke with us Thursday through Saturday starting from 10:30pm on.

Omakase is available upon request!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (202) 506-1769
  • 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, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, 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 - 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 647 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

647 Reviews
  1. NataliaC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing! The recommendations from the staff were really good

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  2. abdallahZ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and great service. Good value for money

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  3. ManuelO

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing as always. We’ve been back many times and both food and service have been consistently excellent thanks to the new GM

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Couldny get us the table we reserved so we had to sit outside. The heating lamps were way too hot and one actually caught fire lol

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience! I brought a work colleague to Zeppelin last week and we had a blast. Great cocktails and delightful sushi!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredibly slow. Everything else was great!!

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  7. RobF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Sushi and craft cocktails. Nice ambience. A little challenging to park, but there are commercial garages somewhat near.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good. Service was a bit slow but it was a Friday night

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We walked in and were immediately greeted by 2 very pleasant hostesses. We decided to sit at the bar. The overall ambiance and design of the restaurant is really nice Everything we ordered was perfect. The handmade cocktails, the frozen drink, and the food were all amazing. Definitely going back to try more items.

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  10. Ariel

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Come here for the food & vibes, not the service. Any affinity for the food has been lost in the 45 min-1 hour wait in between each course. The nigiri was actually pretty good - quality decent especially for the restaurant week pricing. I didn’t enjoy the specialty dishes as much - salmon tartare & rock shrimp tempura roll. Dessert was average but definitely not worth the hour wait between the completion of our main course and when the dessert was served - after asking wait staff multiple times. Save your time & dine somewhere else. There’s plenty of other institutions where the fish is on par but they won’t forget about you.

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  11. BlakeR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really solid experience! Always a great place. They did send me a fish dish [I'm vegan] but the person I was with tried it before me and we were able to flag it for the staff. The staff at the sushi counter were very friendly.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    On this night my friend and I waited nearly and hour to get our sushi order. Management very acknowledged the issue but the bartender did apologize and make sure she found out what was going on with our order. Won’t be back for a while!

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  13. NancyK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent but service was slow. We got our appetizers before our drinks and then waited over an hour for our sushi.

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  14. Chevy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and the ambiance was great. We had great service. It is a great date place to go.

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  15. HeiZel

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi chefs were the highlight of the night! Amazing!

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  16. ClairA

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing sushi! Great happy hour drinks. We loved the atmosphere. Don’t skip the mango crepe cake!

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  17. ChrisS

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    830 reservation for 5 not seated until 9. Seated at a 4 top table with a chair added to the end in the middle of the walk way. The plating of the food was not as advertised on their social media account. Overall the cuts of fish were very fresh and delicious.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but not great. Service was slow and everything came out of order and no one at the table had their food at the same time. Waiter comped us some champagne as recompense which was nice.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was very nice however the omakase service took FOREVER for each course. Each course was underwhelming and not worth the money. Very standard nigiri. We were there for three hours for just 8 courses of food. Extremely disappointing and not worth the money at all.

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  20. JacksonV

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new go-to in DC! The sushi is high-quality and reasonably priced. It’s what I’d call average sushi prices but excellent quality. We did à la carte, and we are already planning on going back for omakase! I highly recommend the negitoro roll, the salmon nigiri, and any of the tuna nigiri!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious but not the best. We ordered Takoyaki for appetizer and Zeppelin Roll, California Roll and Shrimp Tempura. I definitely recommend Takoyaki and Zeppelin Roll.

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  22. ManuelO

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal sushi! The current general manager is excellent and really turned a good restaurant into a superb restaurant

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  23. raksay

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the staff are incredibly helpful. I’ll specifically want to thank Reed for his hospitality every time we dine there. The food is always good and timely.

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  24. KatherineV

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!! Food was lovely, excellent service! I brought an outside dessert as a surprise for a birthday and they let me drop it off the day before and then served it at the end. Loved this, will be back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time dining at Zeppelin. The food was fresh, delicious, and was prepared quickly. The service was great. We also enjoyed the happy hour drinks. We would definitely eat here again.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vibezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz mad chillllllllllllll

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  27. Knell

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, the service by John was incredible. Very attentive and caring. Will be coming back often.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food and drinks!! We went for happy hour and had a great time!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food took around 40 minutes to be served (3 rolls)

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had an amazing dinner here last night before going to a candlelight concert put on by fever. The food was absolutely phenomenal, our waiter was amazing, and I highly recommend trying their jasmine tea.

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  31. Chris

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, excellent food. Will be back again

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was timely and delicious! Waiter had great recommendations as well!

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  33. DC1982

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always excellent sushi and drinks. Great vibe and fantastic staff!

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  34. AlexaD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a wonderful time! Our server seemed a bit new and took some time to attend to us but she was very sweet and we were by no means in a rush. The food was delicious and we will be back!

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  35. ValentinaB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place! 💖

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  36. Reno

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! The service we received was very kind and hospitable. Will be back!

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  37. juanC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was tasty and portions were sufficiently large to fit expectations. Place was a tad too loud abd there were a couple of items that they had ran out of but overall, it was a great experience

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  38. DAS123

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful time with my bestie here. Always a favorite

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  39. MatS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Good food, ambience and prices

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  40. MKL2

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I come back to Zeppeljn’s because the sushi is really some of the best in the city and the service is great. Thank you!

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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
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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 4.6 stars by 647 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 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, 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: (202) 506-1769
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