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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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“hummus” (514 reviews)
“tasting menu” (202 reviews)
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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 3 days ago via mobile

We waited in the bar for 45 minutes for a place at the bar and did the tasting meal. I have not had much Israeli food. It was INCREDIBLE. Nothing wasn’t a 10. The custard and cheese stood out. I really liked the salads.

Thank michelleC9185
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having heard how difficult it was to get reservations and waiting several weeks for our turn, I was not impressed. The service was slow and not impressive. Decor was sparse and boring. Food was good but not worth the hype and the price. I will...More

Thank ajh22
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's such a hassle to get a reservation but it's truly worth it. The food experience was so much fun. Flavors that we've never experienced. They say their specialty is their hummus and flatbread. One would think, how can hummus be so special. Well it...More

Thank dwamo
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our daughter, and son-in-law, reserved a few months ago and as it was, the reservation was for 10 pm. Is it worth and wait and the hype. An unqualified yes. One of the best meals I have had in 2018. Great food and lots of...More

Thank pentangle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Finally got a reservation at Zahav in Phila. The four of us had the tasting menu. Food was good, but nothing exceptional. Was an interesting experience for all of us, but we had no desire to return any time soon. Highlights-hummus, eggplant, beet salad, lamb...More

Thank bstepak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was busy and we didn't have reservations, however we were accommodated on the row of seats overlooking the kitchen. Once the steward had detailed the offerings, we decided to go with the mixed platter which enables one to try an array of dishes....More

Thank Ramdas P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weeks before our trip to Philadelphia my husband and I tried unsuccessfully to get a reservation at this very popular restaurant. We followed up many times hoping to snap up a cancellation. No luck. We decided that our only option was to go to Zahav...More

1  Thank Siwa08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews and seeing Zahav’s ranking I knew my bride would want to go. We got late reservations and they called us back and asked if we would like to come earlier. A good sign indeed. We ordered the mezza plate with...More

Thank Lobsterfearme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our first Philly visit, we thought this would be a restaurant to try. Found out they only open for dinner. When we came back a line had already formed! We got in line and found out we were lucky to be seated at all...More

Thank hickup41742
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was treated to this gem by a college and entered not knowing what to expect. We had their several course tasting menu with our large group in a private dining room. Everything was excellent. If eating vegetarian was always like this I would become a...More

Thank medsalesguy
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Lisa W
August 25, 2018|
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Response from robschatz | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine.
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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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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