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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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“hummus” (495 reviews)
“tasting menu” (195 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

Booked 3 months ahead for a celebratory dinner. We all njoyed the 4 course tasting menu - it did not disappoint. Interesting twists on traditional dishes. If you are looking for traditional Israeli food Zahav is not for you. If you are looking for a...More

Thank Gottaluvsummer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the best restaurant we have been to . This was our third time and we come to Philly just to eat here in our way back from FLA. Every course is delicious and interesting. It is a true dining experience not to...More

Thank drjeff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful overall dining experience! All the food was tops, starting with the hummus and latta (flatbread). Hummus with meatballs and tomato sauce was unusual and great. Haloumi cheese was nice. Salatim had several excellent dips, especially the eggplant. Fried cauliflower had a great sauce too....More

Thank diant53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite by luck we got to eat at Zahav. I called at 4 to ask if by any chance they had an opening in the next month, and someone had just canceled a reservation, so they had one that day, in an hour, at five....More

Thank DeliciousNewYork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Friday (couple) without reservations but were seated at the bar after about a 15 minute wait. We had enough space at the bar to eat dinner without being crowded. Our bartender/waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and was a help to...More

Thank CTTom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zahav was lovely about confirming up for dinner for our one night in Philly in March. We received a warm welcome and guidance with the menu which, although brief, felt a bit much to navigate when one is hungry, in noisy surrounds, and wants go...More

Thank susan n
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Fabulous! Everything! Appetizers and cocktails and service. We are never disappointed in Mr Solomoniv’s wonderful offerings. Still the very best in Phila!!!

Thank Bern G
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and I did the tasting menu. The Turkish hummus was amazing, as was the laffa bread. The first course included eight more dishes, each one distinct, unique and full of complex flavor. Throughout the night, we felt like each dish we tried was...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Reading terminal market is a micro chasm of Philadelphia. It’s a space full of ethnic delights. You can find any kind of food your looking for and any kind of person your looking for ( really... Yesterday I met a group of friends at the...More

Thank bonniebenson1404
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I was there for a wedding reception meal. The food, atmosphere, and service were amazing. I love the hummus. Every dish was prepared with expertise and care. Took leftovers home to my Mother and she gobbled them right up.

Thank cubby215
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Jeannie L
10 April 2018|
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Response from lhamilt77 | Reviewed this property |
I will tell you exactly what I did and learned. The reason you can't book on Open Table is because they only open a 60 day window at a time. So if today is 4/11 and at 12a tomorrow you can book on 6/12. Now because I'm not... More
6 April 2018|
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Response from FatBaxter | Reviewed this property |
Super safe neighborhood. We were staying at the Sheraton when we went to Zahav.
Rob z
9 February 2018|
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Response from Yoo J | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. I think they always have the lamb ready because many ppl want to order it even tho its not on their menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
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, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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