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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (198 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 today

A friend of ours recommended Zahav to us in May 2018 and so I looked it up and tried to find a table. The earliest reservation that was available for our party of 8 was July 17 at 8:45 PM. I made the reservation and...More

Thank VIAR104
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant came highly recommended to me by friends. I tried in vain to book a reservation, but there were simply no available tables during my entire visit. So my advice is to arrive early and be prepared for a wait. I was able to...More

Thank billybooper
Reviewed yesterday

I'm still dreaming about this meal. Everyone in our large group had an amazing experience. Excellent service and the food is delicious. No problem accommodating those of us with dietary restrictions (vegan) and even those who were not used to this style of cuisine loved...More

Thank 4snoops
Reviewed yesterday

Tapas style middle eastern menu, well prepared and presented with knowledgeable waiter Limited but acceptable wine list. Desserts were quite good Chef's signature lamb shank dish was the best item we had all evening and worth to trip to Philadelphia.

Thank HowE90
Reviewed 5 days ago

Please consider opening a restaurant in Houston we do not have a restaurant like this. I'm sure that it would be a hit like it is in Philly. We visited Philly from Houston to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Zahav was the most anticipated meal of...More

Thank jnmtravelTexas
Reviewed 6 days ago

Zahav is such a special dining experience. Zahav is the best restaurant in Philadelphia, and clearly one of the very best in the entire United States. Every dish has so much flavor, freshness and special care. The "Salatim", the 6 little salads are probably my...More

Thank SongBird212
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly creative Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine in a very comfortable modern environment with attentive service.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic birthday dinner with friends. The staff was unbelievable. We ordered the chef’s tasting menu and weren’t disappointed. As a vegetarian, there were many options. I could eat their Turkish hummus everyday!

Thank algtickle
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard so much about this restaurant, and eventually was able to get a reservation. Many times the hype doesn't live up to the experience. This was not the case here. I could not believe the first course and that was what kept me...More

Thank Q5807PJdavido
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is amazing. I have been here several times, however it can be difficult to get a reservation. Last trip, we decided to sit at the bar, which was the best decision yet. Now you do have to wait in the front area for...More

Thank Avery C
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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.
Jeannie L
10 April 2018|
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Response from lhamilt77 | Reviewed this property |
I will tell you exactly what I did and learned. The reason you can't book on Open Table is because they only open a 60 day window at a time. So if today is 4/11 and at 12a tomorrow you can book on 6/12. Now because I'm not... More
5 April 2018|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
Either street or parking garage on 2nd st. Very safe neighborhood and area
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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