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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (190 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We learned of Zahav after watching its founder, Michael Solomonov, on Netflix on Israeli cuisine. We made a reservation 60 days in advance and were looking forward to our visit. We had enjoyed many fine middleeastern restaurants, especially in Toronto and Montreal, and were hoping...More

Thank Mina50952
Reviewed 5 days ago

Called them for reservation for the night and they mentioned that they are booked for 60 days - really? Who plans that early.. But they suggested that we could get a spot on bar where full menu was served.. Since this was my second try...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved every step of the journey from the appetizers and the amuse bouche to the appetizers (oh my Lord the Humus and the Tehina, and the salads were beyond word.) We ate the tasting menu and it was divine and the paired wines from...More

Thank cowboyfan2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zahav - I walked in on a freezing rainy January winter night after I was lucky enough to get a parking space a few blocks away. The dark restaurant was completely packed and I even failed to get a bar seat. My plans for sneaking...More

Thank RamblinJamie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zahav's been our Philly wish-list for years now. And we had HIGH expectations-- and I'm so happy to say that the good folks at Zahav exceeded our expectations with élan. The food was incredible-- the daily salad selection was delicious-- especially the fennel and beet...More

Thank AlePad2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son made reservations and asked if we wanted to join him and his girlfriend. I feel like,"where have I been....?" Zahav was wonderful in every way. From the hospitality, the food, cocktails, everything. The variety of chummus, fried cauliflower, turkish chummus (omg, so good...More

Thank I-am-CruiseDivaNJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough good things about this place. Everything was delicious. If you go there make sure you get the Turkish Hummus. THE BEST!!!

Thank DetroitFred
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So based on a recommendation we got 9:30 reservations at Zahav. Then several friends told us that we were so lucky to get in. (9:30 really???) But we stuck with the late night reservations and had an incredible meal. All of the food was excellent,...More

Thank Alieber475
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a kind of place where it’s not about a stand out dish but rather the whole meal which comes together beautifully ... something about the atmosphere makes you savour the food slowly, conversation flows easily and your are left feeling warm and satisfied at...More

Thank pragya g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t believe we were able to eat there without a reservation (we had drinks while waiting for a seat in the bar). Wonderful stuff and the food was mouthwatering. The James Beard “best chef” 2017 is totally deserved. If you are going to Philadelphia make...More

Thank Claudia E
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19 October 2017|
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Response from bakeyboy | Reviewed this property |
Zahav is Kosher. Dizengoff in Center City is a great Kosher option!!!
21 September 2017|
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Ample street parking, or parking garage next to Sheraton.
17 August 2017|
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Response from pearlmiriam | Reviewed this property |
every restaurant lets you take a "Doggy Bag"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
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, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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