We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zahav

237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (516 reviews)
“tasting menu” (202 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,472)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,428 reviews

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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 hotels in Philadelphia
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
1,097 reviews
.12 km away
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
1,558 reviews
.26 km away
Society Hill Hotel
222 reviews
.28 km away
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
2,782 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Restaurants
City Tavern
3,904 reviews
.10 km away
Amada
1,142 reviews
.24 km away
Capofitto
152 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museum of the American Revolution
904 reviews
.25 km away
Independence National Historical Park
2,619 reviews
.19 km away
Carpenters' Hall
152 reviews
.30 km away
The Irish Memorial Monument
62 reviews
.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lisa W
August 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from robschatz | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine.
0
Votes
BJL79
July 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
Response from HowE90 | Reviewed this property |
For 2 people worth trying dinner at the bar-go early/Enjoy
1
Vote
carolepweitzman
June 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from DeliciousNewYork | Reviewed this property |
You might try Penzeys spice shop on the east side of Independence mall, to purchase Zaatar.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Meals
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
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing