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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936 (Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd))
+1 215-625-8800
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I’m in Philly for business and a chef friend recommended Zahav. At first the menu startled me, but I’m so glad I listened and went. First, the service was amazing. Gabriel at the bar is a 10. Since I’ve never been there before, I just asked him to bring me what he suggests and he hit a homerun. Turkish hummus,... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never had a meal like this! It was so very good! We did the Mesibah, which was worth every dollar. All served family style, small plates but just the right amount of food, you leave feeling satisfied. The appetizer of hummus and six different salads were plenty for three people. The haloumi was absolutely delicious. It was wrapped... More 

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new hope, pa
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to get a reservation. We went mid week @ 5:30. We ordered the tasting menu. lots of small dishes. So many that you were stuffed. One of my favorite Philly restaurants.

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Thank pearlmiriam
Orlando, Florida
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155 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tough place to get a reservation -but with good reason. It has unique Isreali cuisine,with unuusal touches. For instance stuffed dear heart- glazed cauliflower- unusual humas with lamb and magmificent braised lamb.al didhes made unique ! Top service.

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Thank BillzoB
Brewer, Maine
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I brought my son here for a 'fancy meal' while we were in Philadelphia. We didn't really know what to expect, besides the overwhelming positive reviews. The food was amazing. The waitstaff were outstanding. It was about a year ago that we were there and we still talk about it. The hummus was the best we've ever... More 

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Thank momoftwoteenboys
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live and work in Philly and one of my favorite date night pairings is doing a happy hour (5pm-7pm) at Zahav and then catching a movie at the Ritz 5 Theater right across the street. I get hummus and a couple Lemonnana cocktails and its a perfect pair and they both have special happy hour pricing. My bill is... More 

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Thank Camik10
Philadelphia, PA
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do the tasting menu. You won't regret it. The cocktails, the hummus, the vegetables, the meats, the BRAISED LAMB...even the desserts. So phenomenal all around.

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Thank kmw2114
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food quality is excellent. It can get noisy and the wait can be too long, so I'd recommend going here with a fun group who will hold its own in the noise and who will entertain each other during the wait.

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Thank lbeard2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great restaurant with good quality of food. If you decided to have a romantic date, please go somewhere else where you can at least hear each other. It is always crowded and it is understandable since the food and services are very nice. Healthy choices are available and the portions are small. You might leave hungry if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to wait a month for our reservation, and I usually don't go for that kind of thing, but the meal lived up to the hype. I've never been to Israel, but this certainly felt like a portal. Very authentic, Mediterranean / Middle Eastern cuisine. Additionally, the cocktails were fab and the service was exceptional.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?