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Zahav

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City Center East
Israeli
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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 - 10:00 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, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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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
Most recent review
One of the best!

We have visited Zahav three or four times and it has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food is served in small portions- almost tappas style (the tasting menu- which is all we have sampled). I am not a fan of tappas restaurants because we always leave hungry.... but not here! The food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
mosaics
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new jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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new jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We have visited Zahav three or four times and it has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food is served in small portions- almost tappas style (the tasting menu- which is all we have sampled). I am not a fan of tappas restaurants because we always leave hungry.... but not here! The food just keeps coming. I have never... More 

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USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very good Mediterranean tapas with attentive service, great fare, and probably the best hummus anywhere.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was our third time at Zahav. First was a year ago when we had the tasting menu with another couple. Then a girls' night out with a more extensive menu. Tonight, we were part of a private party and had the best experience! The ambience is cozy and elegant, with a nice balance of modern touches and ethnic flavor.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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332 reviews 332 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I've been to many restaurants and I've also eaten at many different kinds of Middle Eastern Cuisine Places. By the biggest landslide ever none of the others comes at all close to the expectational Cuisine and Service from Zahav. We were here for the PHENOMENAL Restaurant Week menu. Between us two people we were served 17 plates that were all... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The food is impeccably presented, and very tasty, the service is fantastic, very caring and attentive. Love this restaurant. In a city with so many good restaurants this is definitely a top of the list.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

we recently went to the restaurant and was not impressed. The waitress never asked if we were there before and tried to steer us from the restaurant week menu. when we told her we were sticking to that menu she tried to get me to order the $177.00 bottle of wine. when we didn't want that she went through the... More 

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Philly
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We ordered the tasting menu where we could taste a little bit of every dish on the menu. The experience took us through an unbelievable middle eastern cuisine. The staff was awesome and the service was great. Can't wait to go again.

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Wilmington, DE
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Do yourself a favor and go with the taste of Zahav tasting menu. My wife and I selected many different tapas, each creative and delicious. Pass on the fried cauliflower and choose items slightly out of your comfort zone. Highlighted dishes included the Pastilla, Beef Stew and Duck Kebab. Service and presentations also A+, especially on a busy New Years... More 

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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My friends and I booked a late dinner reservation on New Year's Eve and were delighted with the tasting menu. Friendly, gracious service and delicious food made the evening truly special. Can't wait to visit again.

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Atlanta,GA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Every year around Christmas time, my family and I (cousins and siblings) and dear husband would get all "dolled up" pick and choose a restaurant to splurge on and this year was Zahav! The restaurant was not too big and not too small. Very nice decor and the played R&B, Rock, and 80s music, which was very nice and different.... More 

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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: 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?