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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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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of four had the fixed price Mesibeh dinner which is mentioned but off menu. The food is outstanding especially the hummus and the roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate They do run out of the lamb, so if that’s a priority,an earlier reservation might...More

Thank CobrasU8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a gift certificate and had a great time. The food was very good and the ambience was great. Wait Staff perfect. The hummus was to die for! A little expensive but worth it. I didn't like all of my dishes but the...More

Thank billy333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've tried numerous times to get a reservation at Zahav but to no avail. While visiting Philly one Saturday, on a whim, we decided to just go and try our luck. We arrived at 4:30 for the 5:00 PM opening and we were able to...More

1  Thank luv2trvl09NY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in after a Noel Gallagher concert - missed the food cutoff, however the staff was so gracious and we had a craft cocktail. The owner must really scrutinize who works for him/her as they are all so professional.

1  Thank richardawolff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a reason this place won a James Beard award. All the hype you've heard and read is real. This is some of the best Israeli food I've tasted in my life with each dish having the perfect balance of salt, acid, fat, and heat;...More

Thank sochang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been trying to get a reservation here for the last year or so every time we know we are going to be in Philly, but always wait until the last minute and never have any luck. So, when we were...More

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Zahav is a total eating experience. There are many different tastes to sample. Not costly for all you are served. Salatim, six assorted vegetable salads is amazing! The little plates (mezze) are delectable and the hummus is beyond compare. If you can not get a...More

Thank deedle6
Reviewed 3 February 2018

The food at Zahav's is excellent. The flavors are magic to the taste. All of the Salatim dishes are incredible. The Laffa is the best I've ever had. Wish I could take the baker home with me to make laffa every night. But the best...More

2  Thank MarySchaffer
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Make a reservation and go. Dinner was an extremely pleasant experience. The staff was professional, knowledgeable and friendly; they did not rush us or ignore us and their recommendations, which we requested, were informative. We recommend the “taste of Zaharia” at $49 per person. Our...More

1  Thank TCC55
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Took a group of 8 CEOs for a private room dinner that was family style -- and each one of us were simply blown away. Each dish (there were a lot of them, with far more food than we could eat) was absolutely delicious. While...More

Thank Denise B
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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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19 October 2017|
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Response from bakeyboy | Reviewed this property |
Zahav is Kosher. Dizengoff in Center City is a great Kosher option!!!
21 September 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Ample street parking, or parking garage next to Sheraton.
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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, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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