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Zeppelin, Washington, DC
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Zeppelin

4.7
4.7
510 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 36 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, 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 - 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

What 510 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. SP

    StefP

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We lived in Japan for several years and this is the first DC restaurant that truly hit the mark on Japanese cuisine. Highly recommend the restaurant week menu
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Was a bit too cold to sit on the patio but we made it work. Would be great to have stand heaters or not take reservations when it’s cold.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing and her recommendations were spot on. I enjoyed the entire menu and the specialty curated restaurant week menu. Cannot wait to be back! Highly recommend the painkiller drink, the shrimp dumplings, and all the nigiri.
  4. c

    chachi69

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Sushi was average. Bottle of white was served slightly cooler than room temperature. Our bistro table was 24” round and my dinner plate was 18” round. Spent most of our dinner making sure nothing fell off the table.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    First the table we received was near the stairs so there was constant shuffling of people back and forth. Orders coming and going. Felt like I was at a busy Chinese restaurant. The quality of the fish was the greatest. Also it was restaurant week so the food was limited. Will seek a better Japanese sushi restaurant in the future.
  6. AS

    AnandaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extraordinary quality and the sushi chef Jose poured a lot of love into the way he made the sushi and presented to me. Jose spoke about how he became a sushi chef and it was an amazing experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The meal and server were both great. But the restaurant didn’t honor the reservation. We arrived on time and waited at the door because there was no table available in the dining room, as promised. We were then seated at a communal counter upstairs even though we had reserved a table.
  8. m

    marcocapri

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The food, our server Ben was very attentive and helpful with the orders, nothing came late, great drinks too!
  9. EH

    EamonH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    If edamame takes the longest to prepare... then it really does say a lot. Service just to get drinks was abysmal.
  10. E

    Emily

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience at Zeppelin’s happy hour. The drinks recommended by our waitress were wonderful and her selection of sushi and an entree was perfect. Can’t wait to return!
  11. E

    Excellent

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal here! Zeppelin made my birthday party of 10 people special and delicious with great service and amazing food and drinks.
  12. PM

    PeeM

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good food. Great menu. Awesome location but the hostesses couldn’t keep up and its likely not her fault because as we surveyed the area, she and the wait person were pulling triple duty. She was as attentive as she could be given the circumstances but she certainly needed help. We will return but hopefully more service help will be secured.
  13. B

    Bstrongz

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great place for sushi! Excellent service and great ambiance. Really liked the house music and cocktails. Its a little pricey for the food value but since service, cocktails and everything else was good it trumps the price.
  14. B

    Brittany

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    You know it's a great place when it's packed on a Wednesday!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Sushi in DC Excellent
  16. VR

    VictoriaR

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service - fun atmosphere!
  17. WC

    WillC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sushi, sake, and cocktails. Great service. Watching the chef's while sitting at the sushi bar is quite the show.
  18. e

    espchicago

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Sushi was good. Overpriced. Understaffed. Loud, even our teenager said it was too loud for 7:30pm.
  19. G

    Gerry56

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had hoped for the omakase experience, but I was unaware it is limited to certain days and must be arranged specifically in advance…not just a reservation. Actually, that speaks well for the omakase experience. I’ll try again. We were seated at the sushi bar…only us. Oddly everyone else are at tables. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and professional. I am no sushi noob by any means, but he was helpful in guiding a sake selection in an unfamiliar list, suggested certain dishes which were available (I had tried to order several items currently unavailable). It’s fresh fish folks; something’s will not be in stock…and that’s a GOOD thing. If your sushi ya always has the fish…maybe choose another spot? But I digress. We enjoyed roasted shishito peppers, tuna tartare (obviously not traditional, but we’ll made) and pork belly skewers. Our server offered engawa as sushi (flesh from the root of the dorsal fin). I am a fan of engawa: crisp, almost crunchy ribbons of fluke or other flat fish. This was not that; no crunch, but still very tasty. So I’m nit-picking at this point. The wagyu was perfect. The oh-toro was perfect. The uni was very good. The sake list was unfamiliar. Not surprising given the number of sake breweries in Japan. We described our preferences (crisp, dry, junmai daiginjo). His selection was perfect. Next time I want to try their Omakase Experience.
  20. M

    Mollycc

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food is great, we always enjoy sushi from Zeppelin! However it was difficult to enjoy when sitting outside, the patio is not enclosed. With 36 degree temperatures we had to eat quickly. By the end of the meal we were freezing, so while I’d highly recommend this restaurant, in the winter, get it to go unless you can get a reservation inside!
  21. E

    Ester

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Due to its popularity, the restaurant is turning ignorant and arrogant to make guests comfortable. The outdoor patio area is claimed to be heated, but in reality, the heating is completely ineffective. While the guests were trembling in the cold, the restaurant staff were completely turning blind eyes to it, with no efforts to make people comfortable.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    The food was delicious, but the service was quite rude. I had never been there before, but the location was convenient for my friend from LA who was staying in the Shaw area that night. It was a Tuesday night and we had been at the table just over an hour when they asked us to leave. I understand that restaurants are busy, but we had only just paid our bill five minutes earlier. I had not seen this friend in person since 2016 and she was only had a two hour window to visit. I’ve dined all around DC and I’ve never had this experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there for my birthday dinner with 10 friends! So fun, great food and environment as always :)
  24. FG

    FreyjaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was incredible. The vibe was so energetic and fun but still relaxing and they make you feel so special. The food and drinks were beyond delicious. Can’t recommend this place enough!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience!! The sushi was OUTSTANDING!
  26. IA

    IanA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding sashimi. Great cocktails and service
  27. AS

    AbbeyS

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Upon arriving for our 6 pm reservation the two of us were seated at a tiny 2 top cocktail table. Not sure why they would put a reservation at a tiny cocktail table adjacent to the restrooms but it started my experience off on an extreme sour note. Especially when I’m making the reservation I asked for a regular table. Outside of this really poor decision we really enjoyed ourselves. The Seaweed Salad and shrimp dumplings were a really nice choice. Dumplings were incredibly light and tender, the seaweed salad cold crisp and tasty. We ordered several Maki rolls and Nigiri sushi. The fish was incredibly fresh and tender. They were also presented well. Dessert of Green Tea cheesecake is a definite no. It is a sliver of glue with rediwhip whip cream sprayed over the entire plate. Cocktail menu is decent. Through the entire experience the lights would flicker which was not enjoyable. Server was attentive throughout. If not for the really poor start with table choice, probably worst table in restaurant when nobody was there, it could have been a home run. It was worthy of us coming back sometime soon but definitely will not be downstairs.
  28. D

    David

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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.
  29. 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!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Not tentative to African American Crowd
  31. 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.
  32. HM

    HungryMark

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very, very loud.
  33. 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!
  34. DD

    DiningDan

    Washington DC

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 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.
  35. KG

    KennethG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great night! Customer and the food were outstanding
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    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.

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 4.7 stars by 510 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 36 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, 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: (855) 399-3019

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