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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936 (Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd))
+1 215-625-8800
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live in the city and arbitrarily made a reservation a month out, just so I had something to look forward to. My boyfriend and i Split the chef's tasting menu which was waaayyyyy tooo much food. We rolled out of there. Everything was really good, though nothing is sticking out in my mind as something I *have* to have... More 

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New York
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here because we had one night in Philly and wanted to try it. They had a price fix tasting menu on the night we were there and we loved everything but the duck liver crostini and lamb, which was the feature dish. We were dining with our two daughters, ages 7 and 9 and they had a great... More 

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to have dinner with our little baby girl and they told us that we should wait 2 hours for a table. We noticed that The problem was they didnt want The baby there. We told them we can wait and they magically found a table for us. There was plenty of empty tables.

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Thank Romix2015
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this on the list for restaurant week (one of the few top 50 restaurants participating). It was $10 off per person for their tasting menu, which is 4 courses of tapas style. Left feeling fat and happy. The hummus is a MUST! They give you about 6 different topping options along with fresh baked pita, and a bowl of... More 

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Thank Danielle C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten in many Middle Eastern restaurants over many years of seaking it out, but Zahav is by far the best! Chef Solomonov has elevated the tastes of Israel to fine dining! From the best hummus I have ever eaten to the slow roasted lamb shoulder prepared with pomegranate, dining at Zahav is a fabulous experience. Service is also... More 

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Thank buckigirl51_10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arguably the best restaurant in Philly. Try the Turkish hummus and salad sampler- you will have a whole new respect for hummus!

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Thank Muniya K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine invited me to Zahav for dinner, and the experience was wonderful! The food was delicious and the dishes were very innovative. Great ambiance, too. I gather that reservations are very hard to come by...with good reason.

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Thank mschleifer2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect before going, but everything was absolutely fantastic in a comfortable setting

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Thank tjgordon4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Living just outside of the city, I visit lots of Philly eateries. Zahav is always on my top ten list.

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Thank Brian B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While tough to get a reservation (we ate at 5:00PM) the food more than made up for it. Incredibly helpful staff explains a wide variety of unknown-to-me middle eastern dishes. So we ordered broad range of small portions recommended by our server. In the meantime he brought the best-tasting hot pita bread and hummus I have ever tasted.

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Thank Craig S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
    (Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd))
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?