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Zeppelin, Washington, DC

Zeppelin

4.7
4.7
424 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 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, Delivery, 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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  • 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

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What 424 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. AA

    AlexA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was awesome and we loved her!! Good was delicious and drinks were strong haha. A little pricy but great for a special occasion!
  2. N

    Nikki

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Karaoke was awesome
  3. W

    abmeW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waiter was super nice. Food was great, although had an hour wait from order --> food. messed up an order for one of the sashimi platters as well. Really wanted to like this place, but seemed understaffed and couldn't handle the capacity.
  4. s

    sheron

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my impromptu dinner at Zeppelin’s! The hostess was friendly, the service was great, and the food was delicious! It was a sushi kind of night for me and my cousin so we tried the Spider Roll, Chaplin Roll, Spicy Tuna, and Beet Roll (yes, my idea to try a beet roll!). Everything was scrumptious 😋 and wow the beet roll was def a contender!!! Can’t wait to go back for happy hour or karaoke night…
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Messed up my order. Food took a long time. Sushi didn’t taste fresh.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi is always great quality here. I love to order the sashimi special and share with a friend or date.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly waiter.
  8. VC

    VeraC

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Luckily had a beautiful night to sit outside on the patio. Of course, sitting outside makes everything better but the food here is excellent. The maki rolls were very tasty and the dumpling and harumaki was excellent! Sashimi was nicely sliced and very fresh. Full bar and great cocktails finished up the dinner!
  9. MA

    MACUGOL9

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Stay away from this place. Filthy place. Understaffed.
  10. m

    meryland

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from the service to the food to the ambience. We’ve been here before and it’s consistently great. Will definitely return!
  11. TJ

    TessJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorites! The food is always fresh and tasty. The service is quick and friendly. This is a great date spot, or a place to spend a night out with friends or family.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food is just okay. The shrimp tempuras are terrible. That makes all sushi with shrimp tempura not good. Completely ruin the rolls. . Not very many choices to choose from when it comes to special rolls. Sashimi is at least fresh and great I’ll give them that.
  13. KB

    KristinB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Sushi wasn’t great, the service was ok. It was ridiculously loud and overpriced.
  14. GC

    GregC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. The sashimi platter deluxe is more than enough for two people and the vegetable tempura is light, crispy, and a real delight as a starter. Good wine and beer list with some wines an excellent value. We go once a month and will continue.
  15. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere, good food, good drinks, kind staff!
  16. MK

    MaryamK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a good experience. Service and the food was great.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor dining space, and excellent food.
  18. JF

    JuanF

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good maki and nice wine pairings. Lovely ambience in terrace
  19. f

    foodreviewer123

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Place sucked, food was overpriced and overrated ednanme wasn't even good, how do you mess that up...
  20. AN

    AndreasN

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fun. Great, considerate service and very well presented and tasty food.
  21. A

    Andy

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time with friends. They accommodated 2 extra despite a completely booked evening. Service was excellent. Drinks were flowing and we ordered lots of apps for the table - the bacon wrapped asparagus deserved a second order. We then ordered chef’s choice on 4 pieces of sushi/sashimi each and once again we were not disappointed. Gluten free and no rice guests accommodated. Will definitely return!
  22. DA

    DAS123

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous time with a dear friend and great environment. Thanks!
  23. b

    bear

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zeppelin is perfect for a date during the week. Super service, food came out perfectly timed, drinks were great though next time I would try to come to happy hour for better deals on Japanese beers. We ordered mostly rolls and they were delicious. I can also recommend the tako yaki - not mindblowing, but exactly right for a rainy evening (and not too salty).
  24. ZB

    ZachB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service - Stellar Drinks - Delicious Food - Fantastic
  25. g

    galwithanappetite

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food and vibe is great. Service wasn't good and food took a long time to come. Great sushi though!
  26. A

    Ambar

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good quality food and drinks, nice ambiance on the patio and friendly waitress, but an unacceptably long time to wait for food (over an hour) once ordered due to back ups at the sushi counter. Disappointing as had heard great things and the rest of the experience was quite nice.
  27. K

    Klhdez00

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I went on a Saturday night, it was busy but the restaurant was super lively and fun. The appetizers and sushi were amazing—try the tako maki for sure! Drinks were good too and our server Lucas was so much fun he made it all even more enjoyable. Will def be back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    succch a great vibes, fantastic drinks and incredible sushi!
  29. DA

    DAS123

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous. Just fabulous. Thanks for a lovely evening with special friend.
  30. EC

    EduardoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience me and my fiancé had was magnificent and would recommend to all.great food and cocktails. “Getaway” drink must have.
  31. J

    jisforJoe

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyable sushi spot in DC. Added it to my list of faves.
  32. RR

    RaminR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great server. She was very good and made a us have a great evening.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor seating and pleasant environment. Good service and the sushi was delicious.
  34. JP

    JoeP

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The sushi, particularly the Zeppelin, was surprisingly good. But what really shines of the Zeppelin is the impeccable service.
  35. K

    Kasey

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    This was my third time dining at Zeppelin where the service was absolutely terrible. On this particular occasion, we waited almost an hour between when we placed our order to when the food arrived at the table with absolutely no comment from the staff on the incredibly long wait time. The food here is good, but not good enough to make up for the poor service.
  36. FP

    FrequentPrePandemicVisit

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the bartending staff. Drinks were great quality and loved the grilled food.
  37. AB

    AmandaB

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding meal! We went to celebrate my sister‘s birthday and the food, service and atmosphere was perfect!!
  38. R

    Rachel

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and drinks. A little pricey but great quality nigiri
  39. A

    Abby

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a get together here with friends, and it was great! The food was all good, the service was great, and they were able to accommodate a large group.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We sat at a communal table bumping elbows with people we did not know. Food took a while to come out. An absurd dining situation for the price and for having a reservation for a large party for a long time.

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
  • 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 424 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 48 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, Delivery, 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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