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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (544 reviews)
“tasting menu” (209 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 3 days ago

Zahav is amazing and if you haven't been you should definitely go. I've been several times and have nothing bad to say. I've gone as far as buying the cookbook, but the dishes are better in the restaurant. If you cannot get a seat, a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BruceDenise
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have dined here several times, from the a la carte menu through the tasting menus. The ingredients are top notch, preparation is unmatched, and the end result is an always memorable dining experience. Well worth the cost, which is reasonable in this calibre of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 28nyy2010
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was very happy for Zahav and the chefs when Michael and then Camille got their James Beard Awards. But the place has become a little difficult to get a reservation at :-) What impresses me the most these days is how dedicated they are...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SpoiledWiner
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is a reason it is challenging to score a reservation at this place. It is the best middle eastern restaurant I’ve been to in the US. This is coming from a Palestinian. The atmosphere and feel of this place is so welcoming. The value...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kingman_86
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been hearing about Zahav for years and this was my first visit. My daughter is a vegetarian and was thrilled with her options as well. The food was absolutely amazing. The service was excellent and the ambiance was very pleasant. I recommend the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jbr318
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s very difficult to get reservation for a reason. I planned ahead and called 60 days out and got a Saturday night booking. I was warned the plates are small. Well thank goodness because it was way too much food for us and we are...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Beth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always been disturbed by the blasting music not conducive to dining or having a conversation (and I am a music lover), but the food was good so I returned and sent several people there. Unfortunately, my recent experience making a reservation for nine...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank xovenusxo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hummus is insane good- the tasting menu is huge so u can split it and be full Get the sweet potato dessert and u won’t regret it Fantastic food and service

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jilltheory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zahav is a modern Israeli restaurant with tall ceilings and a glassed kitchen. We didn't have any reservations so had to sit by the kitchen. We tried their set meals where you get a hummus and select a couple of mezzes and one main -...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant. Delicious Israeli cuisine with superb service. Each course is timed very well. The table is prepared perfectly before each course. The flavors and spices transport me back to life in Israel. It is a dream. We will certainly be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MotiGi
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Lisa W
25 August 2018|
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Casual chic
24 July 2018|
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Response from HowE90 | Reviewed this property |
For 2 people worth trying dinner at the bar-go early/Enjoy
3 June 2018|
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Response from DeliciousNewYork | Reviewed this property |
You might try Penzeys spice shop on the east side of Independence mall, to purchase Zaatar.
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
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 Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-8800
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