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“Israeli restaurant. Very different. ”
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Ranked #3 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Israeli
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd)
Manchester, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Israeli restaurant. Very different. ”
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Had never eaten Israeli food and had heard good things about it. This restaurant had good reviews and someone else told us about it. Tried it. Yes - it's very different. But the food was v good. Portions very small and tapas like - so works out expensive for what you get. Not sure it's that suitable for kids - but anyway - enjoyed the experience.

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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Unique and delicious”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Came here with some friends, not all of whom are adventurous eaters. We loved everything we tried, but especially the hummus with vegetable tapas, the roasted cauliflower and the branzino. The atmosphere is great with beautiful seating and lighting and drapes of silk around the banquets in the back room. And the bar makes the perfect Grey Goose martinis - ice cold and very dry.

Visited June 2014
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Michigan
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497 reviews
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“Interesting . . .”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

I'm still not convinced that this is one of the top restaurants in Philadelphia. It's an interesting concept with unique food, but we found it to be a bit on the pricey side for the amount of food you get. Maybe I'm just not that adventurous of an eater, but some of the salads were not my cup of tea.

  • Visited July 2014
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Batesville, Indiana
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent but Pricey Middle Eastern Food”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

We very much enjoyed the excellent Middle Eastern food here, served in a "tapas" style of several small plates. There are both "safe" and "adventurous" alternatives to satisfy a wide variety of appetites. However, it was rather pricey for the amount of food that was served and might therefore be limited to special occasions for most people. It is my understanding that Zahav means Gold in Hebrew.

  • Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Tasty Food in a Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Extensive and interesting "tapas" style food. Our server was quite attentive and had good suggestions for us as first time diners. Nice choice of free sparkling or ice water. Our only complaint was that the restaurant was a bit noisy, and conversation was difficult. Reserve early, as this place books up quickly.

  • Visited July 2014
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