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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a friend here for a special occassion. They made him feel special and appreciated without embarrassing him. Not only did they greet him by name, but they printed him his own special menu with his name and a special birthday note on it....More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We suppose the threshold question is whether the concept of shipudim, salatim, hummus, and pita should be elevated from the accessible, heartwarming, filling, charcoal grilled and “homemade” social and comfort food status it has in Israel (and the Middle East) to a higher and more...More

1  Thank Doctor-and-Lawyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s really difficult to get here (you have to book a table 2-3 months before!!!). Sonif you don’t book a table, go directly by 5 pm. In this case you will spend 1 hour during working days and around 2 hours on weekends. But believe...More

2  Thank Yuliy_Apr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretentious in the extreme. Portions are small, overpriced and taste average. Waiters pretend to know the menu but cannot pronounce it and behave in a conceited manner. If you don't speak Hebrew, 'Garua' means terrible.

Thank Eldad H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, hard to get reservations but you can often walk in and get served at the bar. sampling of salads with hot pita especially yummy.

Thank Jeremy613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited a long time to find a reservation, but it was well worth it. Our anniversary dinner tonight was amazing. Each dish was a culinary adventure. We especially enjoyed the vegetable dishes with their interesting array of spices and herbs. The wine selections were excellent...More

1  Thank noellekodroff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve had some of our best dining experiences at Zahav. Great food - delicious, creative and fresh. Excellent service, too. They even printed special menus with my name on them for my birthday. The only problem with this place is that it’s so hard to...More

1  Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Mediterranean food. Hummus is a must try here. Everything is fresh and wonderful. Great Restaurant. Wonderful Executive Chef also. One of the best chefs in Philly! You can't go wrong. Make a reservation! This place is awesome!

Thank steveschaos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic hummus and Israeli dishes. Delicious, just a tad on the “too salty” side but could have been a one off.

Thank Andreea R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zahav is the place to go for a special meal. If you love Israeli/Mediterranean food or not sure if you love it yet, check out Zahav! The menu will push you out of your comfort zone, but the service will make you feel extremely comfortable....More

Thank Angel L
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July 24, 2018|
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Response from HowE90 | Reviewed this property |
For 2 people worth trying dinner at the bar-go early/Enjoy
June 3, 2018|
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Response from DeliciousNewYork | Reviewed this property |
You might try Penzeys spice shop on the east side of Independence mall, to purchase Zaatar.
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April 9, 2018|
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Response from lhamilt77 | Reviewed this property |
I will tell you exactly what I did and learned. The reason you can't book on Open Table is because they only open a 60 day window at a time. So if today is 4/11 and at 12a tomorrow you can book on 6/12. Now because I'm not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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: +1 215-625-8800
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