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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Zahav is an Israeli restaurant and the food is spectacular and the service is exceptional. We started out with hummus, salatim, fried cauliflower, haloumi and the one dish that was most delicious was the branzino grilled over charcoal. I highly recommend this restaurant. Go! You will not leave hungry and you will leave delighted!

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Brooklyn, New York
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219 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We saw the documentary, bought the cookbook, but nothing compares to a meal at Zahav. The flavors and spices. The creativity and the most attentive service we have ever experienced. I wish they were in NYC - we would be there regularly. This will be the reason to return to Philly -and soon!

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've eaten at Zahav twice and both meals have been of the best I've ever had. If you're a tourist, this is somewhere you need to go, because it's a slightly more unusual style of upscale middle eastern food. The decor inside is gorgeous and it's sort of set off the main road so there's less outside traffic and noise.... More 

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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first visit to Zahav. Given all the reviews and buzz about this place, we had high hopes for a nice evening. First of all, the vibe and feel of the place really can't be beat. The service was outstanding and our waitress did a great job of making us feel at home after a long work week.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the Sharing menu at the bar. Great wine, amazing food and awesome bartender/waiter named Gabe. We will be back!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Restaurant was extremely busy! We were a few minutes early for our reservtion so we sat at the bar for a drink. Bartender (Chris) made the BEST Sazerac and old fashioned cocktails ever! Food was delicious and the service was wonderful! A great date place. Will definitely go back!

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been trying to get a reservation here for a while and had no luck. Heard that if you show up before they open, you could get a seat at the bar and we did. We shared the Hummus (outstanding), the Fried cauliflower (outstanding) and the Haloumi (good). I had the Brisket and my wife had the Branzino. Both items were... More 

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Thank dgilfor
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of those rare places where the service is just as outstanding as the food. They couldn't be more helpful or thoughtful... you just don't get this kind of service anywhere except maybe Gramercy Tavern in NYC. Everything we ate was to die for, including of course their famous hummus. We had chicken, beef... all amazing and then... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Been there twice, really nice experience every time - i do think it is overpriced a little, but if you want to experience the best Mediterranean food, that is the place to go

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Denver
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so crowded during dinners, you have to wait for more than an hour if you show up without reservation. Although they offer drinks to waiting customers, it can get quite tiresome standing for an hour if you aren't lucky enough to get a waiting seat. However, the receptionist (Ana) was very patient with me and suggested me... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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?