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Zahav

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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936 (Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd))
215-625-8800
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Zahav is a unique and tasty escape from your normal meal out.

Superb middle eastern / israeli food with some of the best service ever. Do not miss the turkish hummus. Also a great option for someone who cannot partake in dairy (like my wife)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jake K
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Superb middle eastern / israeli food with some of the best service ever. Do not miss the turkish hummus. Also a great option for someone who cannot partake in dairy (like my wife)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

For fine dining other than the standards like French, Italian or Steak, this place is excellent. Every dish surprises in a delightful way. The "Taste of Zahav" fixed price is the way to go - excellent value.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's just as good, if not better, than you've been hearing. Took my omnivore of a brother on a sib-date to Vedge. Not only was the service impeccable, the food was an experience. I don't know how people leave hungry. We ordered the full board appetizer, two lighter dishes, two heavy dishes, and two sides and were almost too full... More 

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New York City, New York
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62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Came here on a recommendation and was not disappointed in the least. Service is great, food is unbelievable, and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant will make you want to come back. All of the bread (laffa) is done in-house in their wood-fired oven...comes out hot and fresh...I definitely recommend you try the hummus along with it. They also have... More 

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Boynton Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stopped here for a drink but ended up having a wonderful meal. I am not someone who likes small plates however Zahav changed my perspective. We started with a glass of wine and some hummus which was the best ever. Being celiac I was extremely impressed about the knowledge of their bartenders and servers. They are truly professionals and... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant. It started with professional and attentive service that continued through the whole evening. We ordered the "Tayim" which gives you an opportunity to sample a wide variety of dishes on the menu for only $42 per person. Given the quality of the food, we considered this a bargain for an evening of fine dining. The food... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited Zahav this past Saturday. The meal was good, though, as others have noted, a bit on the pricy side. The salatim & hummus with laffa was good, and we particularly liked the fried cauliflower small plate. The duck kebab and Lamb merguez portions were a bit meager, but tasty as well. We would go back, but would not... More 

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Springfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My boyfriend took me to Zahav for my birthday. When he mentioned we were going to an Israeli restaurant, I was a bit skeptical as I had never tried Israeli cuisine before. Zahav was a delightful surprise. Everything was bursting with flavor and the menu is exquisite. Undoubtedly, it was the best food that I have ever had. Also, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Took 4 tries but we finally got in!!!!! And it was worth the wait! There is no way to describe this place in such a few words. The service is impeccable....the food is TO DIE FOR...and it NEVER stops coming. It truly is one of the best meals I have ever had...and remember Le Bec Fin?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

What a great meal! I truly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was outstanding and the whole dining experience was extraordinary. The cauliflower and hummus were out of this world. We had a wide variety of small plates and enjoyed them all. I will definitely be going back again!

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-625-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?