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“Unique in a good way” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zahav

Zahav
237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936 (City Center East)
215-625-8800
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Ranked #5 of 3,724 restaurants in Philadelphia
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)
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Unique in a good way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Refreshing to go to a place that is unque in every way. And all in a good way. Great helpful staff, very nice facility, close to all, and the food, different for this average American, but very good! Give it a try!

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Irvine, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Mediterreanian Fusion Tapas-style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Small plates but you can definitely share. Expensive and very popular, so make reservations in advance if you can. Several dishes were so good, we ordered another one on the spot. I'd love to have this restaurant by my house. Will return next time I'm in Philly.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent middle eastern food and wonderful summer drinks.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

They have a good wine list and my wife loved one of the special summer drinks. We had the salad and hummus appetizer, a sampler of small plates, warm bread and outstanding hummus. The leg of lamb looked fabulous at other tables and we vowed to come back to have it. It was a very busy Saturday night, but the service was prompt and friendly. The flavors made us say omg!
The menu is small plates with great vegetarian dishes as well as meat.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Always delivers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

I've eaten here many many times over the years and have never had a bad meal. I love bringing out of town guests here to try some of my favorite dishes-the fried cauliflower and crispy haloumi are standouts. It is expanding, due to popularity and reputation, so I worry that they won't be able to sustain the quality.

Visited June 2013
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The best, however, is the braised lamb shank. Bring meat eating friends though, you will need help with it. It is not a cheap place, but well worth the price. I would say that if you are in town for a night, this would be the best option.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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