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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (170 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 4 days ago via mobile

Got a spot at the bar by arriving 30 min before opening. Had chef's tasting menu. Not an item that wasn't delicious. One of the best Israeli restaurants in the country. Definitely a place to eat when visiting Philadelphia.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stylish, imaginative food, sometimes overly salty, great fresh pita bread, nice decor, good wines, lovely salads.

Thank Myra L
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was our last visit to Philly and we had 2 restaurants we hadn't gotten to. Settled for a 9:30 reservation to make sure we got to Zahav. The greeting, prompt seating and professional service were only outdone by the modern Middle Eastern cuisine. And...More

Thank lonk55
Reviewed 5 days ago

Solomonov and his Zahav restaurant exceeded our highest expectations. Had a family celebration dinner at Zahav last week - everything was absolutely perfect. Ambience, energy, wait staff, service, and of course - the food. The small plates were all phenomenal and the Lamb Merguez was...More

Thank audittflyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Considered one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia and for good reason. You'll be tantalized by the food, quenched by unique Middle Eastern wines, and provided with 5 star service by friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff. All this in a boisterous casual atmosphere with great...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

They feed you way too much. And when I say way too much, I mean take what you think is too much and add to it. The food is incredible, mostly Israeli, food. You really can't go wrong on the menu. We got the tasting...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third time we ate at Zahav's. We were seated in the room to the left as one enters, that seems somewhat secluded and therefore didn't have to sit cheek to jowl at the regular tables in the main diningroom. That was nice....More

Thank troglodutes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at 5.15 on a Sunday, party of 3. We had a lovely time -- the restaurant itself feels very much like being in Israel, there's both a casualness and an energy to it. And they're serious about good food. We did the Tayim (tasting)...More

Thank ld18
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is exceptional, as is the service! From the moment you walk int Zahav, you just know that you are in for a treat.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recall Zahav from its developing days: tasty food made of natural, simple ingredients, casual but enthusiastic patrons, friendly, chatty bartenders. Since achieving its famed status: can't get in. There's a line for the bar, and you need to register your name to get a...More

1  Thank NYerinPhilly
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15 April 2017|
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Response from Zahav R | Property representative |
Hi Nancy, Sorry about the delay on this. Our rice is gluten free. We encounter multiple allergies every day and gluten free is one of the most common. We take allergies and dietary restrictions very seriously and offer a... More
26 March 2017|
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Response from 491rajeshv | Reviewed this property |
$90-$120 Upper limit depends upon drinks you order.
Deborah T
27 November 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
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-8800
  • E-mail
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