Zeppelin

4.6
292 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.

For parties of 10 please call to place a deposit
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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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 292 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDarrenL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is good. Hotate skewers of shrimp and scallops = very tasty. Seaweed salad is as well. My dining companion praised the sushi options he selected. Outdoor dining ambiance is very pleasant. Overpriced… as I gather most sushi places are. That seems ridiculous in general.

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vipChuck
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All we had was sushi and every bite (8 different rolls ordered) was enjoyed. We were there early, 5pm, so noise and service delays were not an issue. It's a neighborhood favorite that we have been to many times and will continue to enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

It was too frikkin NOISY

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LydiaD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My only complaint is too much ice in a cocktail. Otherwise a lovely time.

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Schmiddlesmom
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I spent about two hours dining at Zeppelin Friday with good friends eating, drinking & chatting. Drinks were served up soon & out orders were taken. The wine was very good & two of the three dinners came in a reasonable amount of time. Our server was friendly but not intrusive. The third dinner came after an hour but as we were drinking & talking & enjoying one another's company is was no big deal. When my birthday dinner did arrive - a bowl of sashimi it was spectacular - beautiful & so fresh & delicious ! I am going back there one of these days soon. We had a great time, shared a little dessert, paid the bill & went on our way.

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Richardf
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and attentive service. Food was superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always! We are regulars. Sit on the patio as we bring our dogs. They are loved by the staff and treated with water and treats.

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JazminG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It took 2 hours to get all of our food. Edamame and salads didn’t come out for 1.5 hours. Dishes all came out at different times. The waiter wasn’t helpful and didn’t apologize. At the end, some other staff member took the late dishes off the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good staff. Love this restaurant.

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vipKAA1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was okay but the service could have been much better. The server could have been friendlier and less judgmental and responded with more than a nod or uhmm!

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vipdine4fun
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our sushi local and where we like to celebrate and meet friends. We also order for pick up all the timeD. Good value and relaxed venue.

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vipProntomac
Washington DC
388 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is outstanding. All that sushi etc truly OUTSTANDING and so was the hot Tempura. Tuesday evenings prices are reduced and all week good HappyHour

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vip51stStateDiner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Zeppelin has expanded its footprint significantly in recent years to two streateries, a ground floor bar, and upstairs dinner lounge. With its expansion has unfortunately come a decline in the quality of the food and service for the price. Some of the fish was not as fresh, or in the cases of cooked fish, was overcooked. Hopefully Zeppelin returns to its early days as an excellent sushi restaurant.

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tristanw
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Hot food came out before sushi. Server seemed distracted many times no check in. Had to ask another serve for bill

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EllePea21
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Not as good as the first time overall. Largest problem was how hot it was in the restaurant! So hot that I believe it affected the quality of the food, our sushi (nigiri) just fell apart. Not sure if the air was broken or not, but open windows on the 2nd floor during a heat advisory was not a good experience. And no elevator for the 2nd floor, so it's not ADA accessible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

No air conditioning and no warning that air conditioning wasn’t working. Wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Perfect venue for conversation and friendship dates, as service is slightly slow

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vipBrownsFan12
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience1

SO LOUD BUT GREAT FOOD

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Alex
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Manager's customer service was atrocious. Charged us extra for four glasses of wine instead of the bottle, even after they confirmed they have a rate for a bottle. Food was good but nickel and diming your customers and arguing with them at the end of the meal is not a good way to get repeat business.

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BenM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience at Zeppelin. Really cool interior and plenty of outdoor seating as well. Server was efficient, professional, and friendly. Yakitori was truly one of a kind experience I have not yet had in DC. Every bite of sushi was fresh, delicious, and carefully crafted. Would eat here everyday if I could.

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vipdine4fun
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our neighborhood go to for sushi. Solid quality and service. Thank you!

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TaylorP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to eat here every day of my life. The sushi was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Solid. Not great but solid. Little expensive for the value.

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HayleyM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the patio is lovely! Will definitely come back here for a sushi night out.

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eatwell
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome spot for happy hour, all the raw fish options and yummy cocktails. We’re locals and love both of their restaurants.

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vipTraceyF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi and sashimi offerings were great. They also have some fish flown in from Japan. The prices were high but not outrageous for D.C. The waiters were very attentive and great with our toddler.

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Third
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

quality spot with great sushi. The music inside however is pretty awful.

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ElsaG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great at zeppelin, got the sushi special, edamame, and seaweed salad (all good portion sizes). But the sushi took 40 minutes to come out after our appetizers and it was room temperature. I prefer my sushi to be slightly chilled. Despite that it was delicious.

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Naomi
Tokyo
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I’m Japanese and enjoyed both their yakitori and sushi very much! Their sashimi are very fresh and tasty.

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vipJoeV
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sushi was really great - highly recommend the Zeppelin roll.

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vipEmpireguy
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here and it may be our new favortite for sushi!

JB
JessicaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had an overall nice experience at Zeppelin. The staff was attentive, friendly and fun. They have a great patio and the addition of the covered "hut" like outdoor tables are nice. The food was mostly good however the sushi was a little lack luster given the price.

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peaches
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere! Would definitely go again.

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Tierra
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was amazingly fresh. Ordered the salmon, shrimp tempura, zeppelin rolls. The painkiller is exactly that!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Service was pick and choose (after finding out we’re not drinking and racking up a check we where ignored by our server and had to ask management for our sauces water etc.) quality of fish was low (could be because our server left our sushi sitting out forever).

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kingmyno
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little expensive but delicious! The service is always great, the sushi is great, the drinks are good, I enjoy the ambiance. About as good as a neighborhood sushi place can be.

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vipCR6969
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh and tasty

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vipDCFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. The food is innovative and tasty, especially the trio of mushrooms. And the prices are reasonable for the quality of food. But come here most of all for the drinks and the vibe. The head bartender is fun and a great mixologist. Be sure to spend some time sitting at the bar just to experience his vibe. The manager made sure to talk to us as we left and the waitstaff was friendly and responsive.

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vipMadisonD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, awesome food and drinks, great atmosphere.

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vipSWMom
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We sat outside on the patio. The sushi, tempura and udon were very good. Waiter was fine but not very attentive.

FAQs

Zeppelin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-1068.

Zeppelin is rated 4.6 stars by 292 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.