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Zahav

237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936 (City Center East)
215-625-8800
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Ranked #4 of 3,691 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Israeli
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd)
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews 142 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The food is clearly excellent. The chefs tasting menu was both plentiful, varied and creative. The 6 hour roasted lamb simply divine. having said that the wine list is exceptionally small and totally biased to expensive israeli and lebanese wines. They need to vary that up somewhat as some of those wines are simply not world class and there would... More

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Lambertville
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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went for the special Passover Dinner. Most unusual and delicious food. Service and server were outstanding. Can't wait to return for there regular menu.

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Austin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We dined here on a Thursday night, but could not get a reservation at any time other than 5:45 p.m. -- the downside of this restaurant's popularity. Despite the early hour, we were glad to have found Zahav. Good hummus -- although far from the best I've eaten -- creative menu and adequate portions, depending on what you order. The... More

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New Providence Island
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I traveled to Philadephia for a Conference and being a really big foodie - did a bit of research on places to eat in the City. Zahav was not ranked number one on trip advisor - but it doesn't matter. The food is 'slap your mama' good! The service is highly professional and friendly and the ambience is overall really... More

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Maputo, Mozambique
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Had dinner there today and loved everything, the food was different and great and the atmosphere was great as well, the customer service was 5 star. Would definitely go back.

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Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It's a great restaurant with a very good and tasty cousine and very pleasant atmosphere, the place is great and the staff very profesional and nice.

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Glencoe, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We took our family of 5 here on a recent trip to Philadelphia Interesting take on typical Israeli cuisine. More updated then your traditional hummus and falafel standards. Lots of little plates that were great for sharing , but can get pricey if you don't keep track. What stood out for us were the fabulous desserts. We had a tahini... More

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Menlo Park, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I loved the food at Zahav, having one of the tasting menus. The approach is that of 'meze' or essentially appetizer-sized portions; it's a bit like tapas in a Spanish restaurant. I was impressed with the sheer variety of both the vegetarian and meat dishes, all of which were incredibly tasty and made with excellent ingredients. The hummus is the... More

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fantastic night on a Sat. night with friends. Sat there for 3 hours with great food from the tasting menu.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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91 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We recently visited Philadelphia and this amazing restaurant with friends. We walked in to a really beautiful and uniquely decorated space. The service was fantastic, including our waitress and her ever present support staff. We opted for the Taste of Zahav, which gave us all of the salads and hummus appetizers, two first courses per person, one larger dish, and... More

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