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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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“hummus” (449 reviews)
“tasting menu” (174 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
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 May 2016 via mobile

Such a great experience ! The hummus was the best I ever experienced!!! I has the salads and the eggplant with pilaf. Cannot wait to go back!!!

Thank p00dlegirl
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The reputation of this restaurant is absolutely through the roof. I was told by several different people that it is the best in Philadelphia. I enjoyed a solo dinner at the bar. I found the food very good but I wasn't blown away. Service at...More

Thank jwobkk
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My boyfriend, the foodie, begged me to eat here, I'm not a foodie and was not looking forward to it. The thought of Israeli food did not appeal to me at all. I have to say, it was absolutely delicious!!! I made it a point...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant which is well worth a visit. The service was excellent and the food is superb; interesting middle eastern dishes made to share. The restaurant was vibrant on the night we were there and we had a thoroughly enjoyable night.

Thank Rodrelle
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Love this place. It's where i go for any special occassion. Do the lamb shoulder (for the table). Eat your fill of the starters and be prepared that you may be too full to realy enjoy the dinner. No worries - take it and its...More

Thank urbangirl2015
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Zahav applies the concept of tapas to Israeli food and flavors of the middle east. Fried cauliflower, halumi, hummus with the most wonderfully fresh laffa, steaming warm from the oven. Sirloin kabobs, lamb kofta, -- all beautifully prepared and presented. The tapas format permits you...More

Thank mybell187
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We were in Philadelphia for a few days and made a reservation at this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. When we arrived, we were told that, for that evening only, it was a special menu for $54.00/pp. When I indicated that my 2 children...More

2  Thank Glenn O
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Zahav means gold and this place is golden - the absolute finest Mediterranean dining anywhere outside of that region combined with the flair of interpretative Israeli specialties - the small salads to start with are incredible, the hummus and laffel (?) are amazing and the...More

Thank samster396
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This is one of the better restaurants in Philly for ethnic middle eastern food which is to say They Do Garlic well. This is way over simplified unless garlic is an issue for you as it is for my beloved. Beyond that nuance, the decor,...More

Thank peter b
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I hadn't really heard a lot about this restaurant, but a coworker had us go down for restaurant week when they were offering a chef's tasting pre-fix meal. IT WAS SO GOOD. Highly highly recommend. The staff is lovely and every course was remarkable. They...More

Thank Adshuey
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17 August 2017|
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Response from pearlmiriam | Reviewed this property |
every restaurant lets you take a "Doggy Bag"
15 April 2017|
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Response from Zahav R | Property representative |
Hi Nancy, Sorry about the delay on this. Our rice is gluten free. We encounter multiple allergies every day and gluten free is one of the most common. We take allergies and dietary restrictions very seriously and offer a... More
26 March 2017|
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Response from 491rajeshv | Reviewed this property |
$90-$120 Upper limit depends upon drinks you order.
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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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-8800
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