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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936 (Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd))
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend took me there, we are at the counter, the chef sent out some extra dishes to try, wonderful atmosphere and food, we all had a very special evening.

Thank Robert S
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My son arranged this for Mother's day. He knew I loved to experiment with different cuisines and had been here and told me I would love it. And, the boy was so right! Loved the concept of the small dishes that met the needs of everyone there. The food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive and understanding of... More 

Thank Linda S
North Naples, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unusual dining with all small plates or you can order a flight of small plates with a common theme. We had a fish flight. It was sea bass with risotto red fish with cheese grits and snapper with mango salsa and coconut rice. All wonderful. Large portions and 3 were too many for dinner.

Thank Claudia H
New York
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plan ahead. A long time ahead. Reservations are hard to get. It's worth it. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Tomorrow! When everyone at the table gets the tasting menu, you'll have plenty of food (and perhaps someone will be lucky to take some home). Your dinner starts with salatim (modern takes on traditional israeli salads), this if followed by... More 

Thank eawnyc
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Evidently a big success. Trendy, noisy, polished. The food was pretty good, what there was of it. I guess we misunderstood. One "main" would be mainly for a person who had just eaten. The serving of fish was a small patch, completely unadorned. The serving of couscous was the size of one soup ladle. Adding insult to injury, the tiny... More 

Bethany Beach, Delaware
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to have a food tasting experience, Zahav is where it's at! Israeli small dishes of all types for sharing exposes the diner to things they may have never tasted; unusual marinated veggies, raw lamb kibbe, chicken Bastilla, delicious hummus with hot, fresh pita type bread, wonderful grilled meats or vegetables, and the list goes on..The $45 per... More 

Thank boncakes
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'll start by saying I don't like a lot of the foods and flavors on the menu no matter how they are prepared. That being said I did not enjoy my meal here at all. The staff was great and I'm sure the ingredients were fresh. A friend told me to try it even though I said I didn't enjoy... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is great, no doubt about it. So why not 5 stars? One primary reason, and one minor reason. The primary reason is that the waiters really encourage you to get the Tayim (tasting menu), which is $45 per person. That's not an outrageous price; but you get far, far too much food. We had a group of four,... More 

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New Jersey
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89 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived around 5:25. Started with a few saltim (salad), and a great home made hummus and laffa (flat bread), then went on to some tayim (taste of) consisting of lamb kofte, and pastillas (chicken pastries). Kofte had a great texture. Went on to a nice dessert of konafi and a wonderful Turkish style coffee. Hummus and flatbread were what stood... More 

2 Thank Elliott B
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tapas style Mediterranean/ Israeli food that was unbelievably delicious! Our waiter James was super helpful and guided us toward amazing choices. It is a hot ticket and we tried two weeks in advance to get a reservation and the best we could get was 5:15pm which is on the early side for us! But we kept it and glad we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?