several different kinds of sushi displayed on plates on a table. (Photo: Mark Heckathorn/DC on Heels)

First Look

Zeppelin Sushi and Kareoke Opens Monday Zeppelin, the newest restaurant from the team behind Chaplin’s ramen and cocktail bar in Shaw, opens Monday at 1544 Ninth St. NW in the former Shaw Bijou and French Quarter Brasserie building. Mixologists and brothers Ari and Micah Wilder
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Drunken noodles is one of the better entrees at Shanghai Tokyo Cafe. (Photo: Mark Heckathorn/DC on Heels)

Identity Crisis

Food & Service Uneven at Shanghai Tokyo Shanghai Tokyo Café, 1376 Park Road NW in Columbia Heights, is a fast-casual pan Asian and sushi restaurant suffering an identity crisis. Joe Chen opened the original restaurant at 8300 Baltimore Ave., College Park, in 2011 and added
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The finished meal with shrimp, N.Y. strip steak, sauteed vegetables, fried noodles and fried rice. (Photo: Mark Heckathorn/DC on Heels)

Kabu Japanese Steakhouse

Skip the Steak, Go for the Fried Rice & Sushi Kabu Japanese Steakhouse, 14601 Baltimore Ave., Laurel, Md. in the Boulevard Shoppes along Route 1, opened last April in the space that formerly housed Sake Japanese Steakhouse without much change to the décor. Before Sake, which
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