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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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Denver
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Thank ketan_ved
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal I had at Zahav was truly one of the best meals I've ever had. Sitting at the Chef's bar I had prime view of both the kitchen and the expo station. I started with the Turkish hummus which is served hot with butter and garlic on top and with a manhole cover-sized piece of laffa bread. I also... More 

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Thank Robert E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent service, top notch food, overall a wonderful experience. do not forget to order the very delicious cauliflower. Pricy though

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Thank Yair L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a big group trip to Zahav, and found it interesting and engaging. The atmosphere is pleasant and not too formal. It's a place for a date, business dinner, or family outing. The food is great and different. There are a lot of small plates for people to get and share. The most interesting dish we tried were the... More 

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Thank FQP7
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't miss when you are in Philly. Take some friends and get the sampler. The drinks were out of control and the sampler was more than enough food for 4 hungry dudes.

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Thank Aris D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here many times over the years. Amazing food and excellent service make for a great dining experience. If you can splurge, go for the tasting menu and wine pairing. The only downside is that Zahav is so popular it is difficult to get reservations. If you're flexible, you can try and go early and eat at the bar... More 

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Thank woodzey
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is hard to get into but well worth it if you get a reservation. The hummus was the best I've ever eaten and the crispy cauliflower was delicious. We tried the chef's taster menu and were able to try a wide variety of offerings. Honestly, everything we had was so tasty and fresh. I would love to return... More 

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Thank Urshni
Padova
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place. The food is amazing and the service is perfect. Prices are not that high if the food quality is considered. No need to book if you eat at the bar and you're willing to wait up a bit.

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Thank prcgian
Sewell, New Jersey
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried to make reservations on Wed for Saturday and they were booked. The hostess explained they do accommodate walk-ins to sit at the bar so we gave it a shot. We waited for an hour and the hostesses took drink orders, the Whiskey Hariff was excellent. We were seated at the bar which turned out to be a great... More 

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Thank CAL4894
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is so awesome.. please reserve in advance - service is good too.. They can improve the lighting in the restaurant.. will go again.

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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
USD 20 - USD 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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?