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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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“hummus” (516 reviews)
“tasting menu” (202 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

I asked for a reservation for 2 the day before and they fit us in, one of the two had lived in Isreal and both of us were in town for a 50th reunion".....a great meal taking into account that one member of the party...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First of all get the Z&T, you can thank me later. The service was excellent the food changes every time I visit and it’s always absolutely amazing. I’ve been 3 times over the past year and I’ve never been let down.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Clearly this restaurant does very well. Rave reviews and just about impossible to get a reservation. But I fear the hype is self fulfilling. The food the venue and the service were OK. Nothing special. I fear the emperor is not wearing any clothes

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It might be difficult to make reservation with short notice. I tried few times but it was always fully booked so I decided to go without reservation and got lucky. During my 5 days in Philadelphia I had some nice food but this is my...More

Thank RagSantos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the personalized menu to the free champagne to the excellent, yet unobtrusive service, Zahav provided us with a wonderful 43 rd Anniversary evening. Combinations of ingredients were unusual, but delicious.

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you visit Philadelphia you think cheese steaks and Pizza but this restaurant will change your mind. It’s all about Israel and the Middle East with hummus and pitas! There is an energy in this restaurant that starts with chef Michael and permeates through the...More

Thank GG21GG21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zahav has a wonderful chef and the restaurant is quite famous now, so it’s very difficult to secure a table. But my partner and I arrived at 4:30 to stand in line for doors opening at 5:00, as for Happy Hour , it’s first-come, first...More

1  Thank Shirley I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant lives up to the hype. The tasting menu is a cascade of interesting flavors. The service is excellent. Chris the bartender makes excellent drinks. Yes it is hard to get a reservation but if you show up at 4:30 you will be seated...More

Thank billyb52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't get to this restaurant for couple of nights because you need to book it in advance (2 month in advance...LOL). But finally we got a place at the bar at the very late hour. We tried many different dishes and every one of...More

Thank Victoria A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was lucky enough to snag a reservation- and the place did not disappoint. looking for an excuse to go back ASAP

Thank Carly G
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Lisa W
August 25, 2018|
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Response from robschatz | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine.
July 24, 2018|
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Response from HowE90 | Reviewed this property |
For 2 people worth trying dinner at the bar-go early/Enjoy
June 3, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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