Zeppelin

4.6
351 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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Offers

  • Every Day Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 10:30 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

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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 351 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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JasmineS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I probably wouldn’t come to the restaurant if they didn’t have karaoke.
The food and the service were pretty average, but the karaoke was GREAT! We loved the ambiance! Dave was an excellent host!

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RyanT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zeppelin is consistently delicious and fresh. I love the mix of food that provides options for everyone in your dining party. The outdoor seating is comfortable due to many different space heaters that keep it warm while allowing you to sit in the open air. The cocktails will sneak up on you too. They’re so delicious and deceptively strong.

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JacobJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very great time there, server was fantastic, waited a while for our food but it honestly wasn’t that big of a deal.

JS
vipJarvisS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great place! I would go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Probably some of the best sushi I’ve ever had.

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EaterPeter
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ordered several dishes and did not enjoy any.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

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steveg
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was very good, service - although quite slow was friendly. The noise level was really terrible and our single table party of 4 could not talk and be heard with raised voices to an uncomfortable level

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall 10/10 and would recommend. It’s hard to find good sushi in dc

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun, exceptional sushi and friendly staff. Two thumbs up!! 👍 👍

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KimberlyL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We ate outside under a covered patio. Stayed dry despite pouring rain. Heaters kept us warm as temps dropped!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wasabi and ginger portions too small. Miso soup actually really good. Fresh fish and well cooked rice. Cucumber salad good but a bjt too soft.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The sushi was great, cocktails were good, service was good, but there were tons of mosquitoes and not the best outdoor seating vibes. I know it’s not necessarily their fault, but it did affect our experience. Maybe a insect repelling candle would’ve been nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish, cocktails, service, and environment: a fantastic experience

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Elle
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a super fun night celebrating my daughters birthday upstairs at Karoake. Dinner was delicious, drinks are great, and it's lots of fun. It was pretty loud, even before Karaoke started, which caused us to scream at each other. But still super awesome.

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Jeremy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

One of my favorite Shaw spots. The sushi is always delicious and they have a great variety. They may want to think about heat lamps as it gets colder. Our server tonight was the least friendly person ever. We wanted to ask if he was ok. Other staff picked up the slack though, and this is not my usual experience here. I generally love this place and would definitely recommend it if great sushi is what you're after!

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vipHessC
Berlin
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the new favorite for me in town! The food and the ambiance is unbeatable in DC!

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JSDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good cocktails. Appetizers were good, sushi was OK.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Brian was attentive and made great recommendations for items to try. The momo was my favorite!! The sushi was tasty!! Rainbow Roll and the Eel roll.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I wish it was good... but I've had better sushi rolls from the grocery store :(

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vipdine4fun
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our local sushi go to! Our toddler loves the yakitori donburi. Great service and comfort food!

HC
vipHessC
Berlin
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zepplin has truly become my favorite restaurant in dc! The ambiance, the food, the drinks AND the staff are really at a different level. Well done!!!

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vipVictoriaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If you are seated near front door - expect to hear loud slamming as people and servers go though. They need to fix that.

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vipTsiz
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding and the food was delish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was sat next to a rowdy group of ~12ish guys and the waiter was not able to reseat us. Still a great restaurant just not the best experience this time around

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Bryan
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all the way. We came for our anniversary, and from reservation through dessert Zeppelin took care of us. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great, service was far from stellar.

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Simon
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fresh. Really tasty. The service is excellent.

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vipAnaghaD
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite Japanese restaurants in DC. The food is always super fresh and tasty and the outdoor patio is lovely. Love their sushi, udon, takoyaki, and cocktails.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was horrible, food was yummy!

HC
vipHessC
Berlin
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place…I keep writing reviews because I go there so often! 😅

HC
vipHessC
Berlin
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place…I keep writing reviews because I go there so often! 😅

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vipAndrewS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I read the recent reviews on Zeppelin and found that people consistently said that the food is great, but that the service was lacking. We dined her last night, and the food was amazing, but so was the service. Granted, it was a Sunday night, but I suspect that this restaurant like many others in the DMV is having trouble hiring employees. That said, I would gladly dine here again, even during prime time as the food really is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service there is really great. It was my birthday and they served me shots at the table, very sweet!

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AveryN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The servic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place ever! Everybody is so nice and knowledgeable about what they do! Food and drinks are amazing, but more than anything the people that make zepelín amazing and make sure your experience is the best!

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EthanS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I've had in DC, and a lot of really great options that aren't sushi. I love this place as a treat every once in a while.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was extremely poor. It took 45 minutes to one hour to get our dinner. We had to cancel half of our order because the kitchen was behind one hour and we did not want to wait that long for an additional order. They ultimately canceled half of our order after 40 minutes of wait. We had to get the waiter’s attention more than twice to get water and drinks. The waiter was gracious and polite but the food’s quality was definitely inferior of why it used to be. Highly disappointed with the food and service with what it used to be. I’d recommend other sushi places in the city that can offer better service and higher quality foods

FAQs

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

Zeppelin is rated 4.6 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

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.