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“wow! What a dinner.”
Review of Zahav

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Ranked #3 of 4,506 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Israeli
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd)
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were lucky enough to be part of a rehearsal dinner there recently and we were all had the multi course dinner. It seemed like the food kept coming out forever! So many wonderful small plate items, all beautifully spiced,served with warm fresh bread. It was awesome. And then they served the lamb, cooked for 48 hours. I've never had lamb that tasted like this before. I could barely even sample the chicken and desert plates that came after.Wonderful. Although the wedding was wonderful, all of us were constantly talking about this very special meal we had. I really hope I get the chance to dine there again because it was a unique experience. Yum! Yum!

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a small plate restaurant with a focus on sharing. so one person will not have the same experience as two or more . Interesting and creative take on food that you might find in a Jerusalem restaurant. You start with small plates that the restaurant selects --again a la many nicer Israeli restaurants. The food was very good as was the decor and the very attentive, polished staff. Romantic, fun, great young vibe. Very very nice

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Thank shermannj
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Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went to Zahav for the first time and enjoyed our bar service and happy hour half price hummus. We tried two different ones and each were equally tasty. We also had reservations and sat for a few dishes at a table. The best tapa we had sitting was the smoked white fish on challah, but I was less impressed with our other few choices. Over all I'd return but only with a large party with multiple food choices or for happy hour with a friend or two and get the hummus and drinks.

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Thank voltagesls
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Had never eaten at a restaurant described as "Israeli" before, but went for a business dinner. The service was excellent. The menu was a bit confusing at first, but our waiter helped explain each section, recommend numbers of plates and portion sizes. Most of the options were what i would call "Mediterranean" and familiar to Greek food tastes with a tapas portioning. Everything was excellent from hummus selections to lamb bites and veggie plates.

The wine selection was very good, even by the glass. We were all full, still made room to try a few sweets at the end, and were not rushed despite the place being full by 8:30pm. Excellent meal in all aspects.

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Thank JSidBoston_MA
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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was awesome. From the ambience which is so romantic, yet casual to the service to the food

We ordered the prefix dinners and left very delighted and full. Everyone who was serving us was friendly and always on top of everything- from clearing the plates to refilling our water glasses.

Everything was really good- especially the fried cauliflower and yummy desserts, too.

Definitely worth the trip to Philly!

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Thank nicole z
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