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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hummus” (429 reviews)
“tasting menu” (164 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was great but menus on here on trip advisor and there web were not what was in restaurant the fried lamb tongue standard in dinning in the middle easterner food. Waiter was great. I give a 3 because of missing items on menu.

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Impeccable service and strong execution from the kitchen. The lamb shoulder, hummus and duck hearts were high points in my opinion but honestly everything we ordered was great. A nice opportunity to experience flavor profiles that you may not encounter every day.

Thank time2travel13
Reviewed yesterday

What can I say for a world renown chef, go here! The food is delicious and vast, the cocktails are out of this world. Buy his book and experiment at home. The chef was there and sat with us. Really incredible experience. If we lived...More

Thank infernocouture
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hummus and laffa is both a staple and a star. Really, really wonderful! The salatim (selection of six vegetable salads) is quite interesting but heavy on cilantro. Haloumi (fried cheese) is delicious. Don't miss the fried cauliflower either; it's a standout. We also enjoyed...More

Thank italiano17
Reviewed 5 days ago

The popularity of Zahav, while well deserved, resulted in over an hour nursing an otherwise exceptional red wine from Bekka Valley. Dinner happened at the bar. The duck hearts were exceptional. Mezzeh were also yummy. Main courses were very good as well. Overall, I think...More

Thank Tomasz W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Never knew Israeli cooking could be so good. My daughters took me here and they ordered. I didn't ask any questions, just ate. Fabulous. If I had asked questions I may have missed out on really great food.

Thank David D
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fabulous restaurant on all levels. There is a reason it won the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant in the USA. I suggest getting the chef's choice and be done with it. Not only do you get all the tastiest dishes on the menu...More

Thank GrillMeisterNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter got reservations a couple of months in advance. She'd been previously with friends and couldn't stop raving. Now I can't stop. Got the set menu and with four of us we got to try almost everything on the menu. The salads are interesting...More

Thank Ajaxtol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. Great food, fun atmosphere, and when the chef is in residence you're in for a treat! Not inexpensive, but definitely worth it. If you just want to see what it's all about, try a happy hour. They're small plates are not to...More

Thank Ellen N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef Michael Solomonov amazes with new and exciting dishes to match the season. Everything is prepared and served flawlessly. Staff is knowledgeable and courteous. Fabulous dining experience.

Thank danielsV49TJ
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
My husband has celiac disease. Is the rice pilaf gluten free?
April 15, 2017|
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Response from agwi7 | Reviewed this property |
nancycarp - don't think there are noodles in the rice. in fact, i just checked the zahav cookbook - three recipes for rice pilaf, none of them have any gluten, from what i can tell. base is jasmine rice with nuts, veggies or... More
I've heard nothing but great things about Zahav. How expensive is it, say for a party of 2.
March 26, 2017|
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Response from 491rajeshv | Reviewed this property |
$90-$120 Upper limit depends upon drinks you order.
Deborah T
What is the average cost of dinner for two?
November 26, 2016|
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Response from Rob E | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how much you are going to drink, you are looking at around $125+ before tip. Worth every penny.
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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, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail