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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” (464 reviews)
“tasting menu” (189 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 yesterday

Zahav is worth the 2 month wait for reservations. We had the tasting menu (which is about 85% of the offerings) and each one was great. The hummus is so special that the chef has an additional restaurant that is hummus-specific. In general, the vegetable...More

Thank travelguyPa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If there was a higher rating than excellent, that’s what I would give Zahav. Definitely in my top 3 restaurants of all time. Please note that it’s nearly impossible to get a reservation. We did as others also do and that’s to get in line...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to Zahav last sunday to have dinner with my wife. The place is great and the food is excellent but you had better make a reservation. We didn’t and we have to wait for over an hour but it was worth it. It...More

Thank luis P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned a trip to Philly in an effort to go to Zahav, after seeing it featured on Food Network , magazines etc. since its opening. A a lover of meditteranean cuisine, I found the restaurant on foot-not easy to find, tucked in an out...More

Thank pandaladykk
Reviewed 1 week ago

It took several weeks to get a reservation and we could only get in at 9:45pm, but we did it! We made it! We went because a friend suggested it and then we read it was one of the top restaurants in Philly and in...More

Thank crapschick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Israelí fair with flair - it's all good - great drink menu - and OMG hummus-mania!! Sampler platter divine! Please pass the wine!

Thank Pedal1
Reviewed 1 week ago

My restaurant ratings usually are relative to the type of place under review-- a five-star sandwich shop in my book might not be the pinnacle of culinary excellence. But Zahav gets my five stars in an absolute sense. Everyone in our four-person party considered our...More

Thank MJGfromVa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent, the food divine and my family happy. Every food category, from appetizers through desserts and including beverages were well prepared. The waiters were knowledgeable about the food, including ingredients.

Thank elizabethcD4282AK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I️ am a vegetarian and the rest of the group was not, we all loved every bite of everything we ordered!

Thank Mimivyas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 2nd visit, and there will be many more. The food is excellent, authentic Israeli cuisine prepared and served at it's finest. The variety is made easy by the knowledgeable staff. I suggest you order the chef's menu for the most wonderful experience....More

Thank Linda E
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18 October 2017|
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Response from bakeyboy | Reviewed this property |
Zahav is Kosher. Dizengoff in Center City is a great Kosher option!!!
20 September 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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