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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago

I have heard about Zahav for quite some time and have tried repeatedly to get a reservation. A friend succeeded and invited me to come along. The meal was wonderful - I will say right now I have had better Israeli food and paid less...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chimesboss
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went with a big group of friends to eat at Zaharia and enjoyed their lamb shoulder feast as part of heir “Taste of Zaharia” option and it was unbelievable!! It’s really hard to get a reservation, so I’d highly recommend thinking as far in...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank chriscon80
Reviewed 3 days ago

Meal, atmosphere, and food were delicious. Only gripe is that it was too noisy. I would not bother with entrees. Just order plates of appetizers. An outstanding experience for anyone who like middle eastern food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good selection of middle eastern food. Cozy and small scale environment. Good service. I particularly liked the eggplant dishes.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Liz J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wet here for my birthday and they printed my name on my menu which was super cool. The food is tapa style. Everything was a bit on the saltier side for me but I know traditional middle eastern food flavors are a lot more...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank explorer_nemo
Reviewed 4 days ago

There must have been some last minute cancellations because we got a reservation within 24 hours of booking, although it was a 5:30 seating. The potato latkes were so perfectly crispy, but the salmon too salty. We loved and devoured the haloumi in brik and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JojoRockville
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining here was a singular experience. This is not to say that we dine out seldom. In fact we travel the globe dining out at many of the best spots. What was singular was the attention to a complex weave of spices that transported the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Shirley H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best. Superb service. Waiter gave knowledgeable, excellent advice on wine selection after gauging my taste in wine. Very helpful in choosing between food items and the tasting menu. The food was also superb! Great, special, creative vegetable "salads", the best hummus and pita (called...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travelbelle88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first experience eating Israeli food and it did not disappoint. It is a little hard to get in as this place is so popular, so make reservations in advance or you can sit at the bar. The tasting gives you so much...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mspaccamonti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Possibly the best meal I've had in a couple of years. Everything we had from start to finish was very good and the service was excellent. I'm a big fan of the small plates, it allows you to sample so many items. I'm looking forward...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John379
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Lisa W
August 25, 2018|
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Response from algtickle | Reviewed this property |
Casual chic
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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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