Zahav

Middle Eastern Restaurant
237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.5/10

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  • What you need to know
    Dan T.
    "Get the crispy haloumi or the fried cauliflower."(6 Tips)
    Keren
    "Get the Turkish hummus- large size!"(5 Tips)
    CITY GRIT
    "Whole Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Pomegranate and Chickpeas."(8 Tips)
    Visit Philly
    "Chef Michael Solomonov’s modern spin on traditional Mediterranean"(6 Tips)
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  • Patrick W.

    The best hummus and great food all around. Good for private events too

    Patrick Ward · 16 hours ago
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  • Sam Z.

    A must have Philly dining experience...

    Sam Zivot · 1 week ago
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  • Tom M.

    Lamb shoulder! Yum!

    Tom McMullen · 2 weeks ago
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  • Alex H.

    Best restaurant in Philly. Probably the best meal of the year for me. Lemonana. Must try haloumi and cauliflower. Any of the al'haesh options. Worth staying for dessert too!

    Alex Hennessey · 3 weeks ago
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  • Raj S.

    The small plates and salads can be a meal by themselves. Their specialty appears to be roasted lamb, but it's available only with the tasting menu, which is unfortunate.

    Raj Sarma · June 6
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  • ℰℓℯⓝa

    Sexy ambience and amazing food! ❤️ the Fried Cauliflower, Crispy Haloumi, Chicken Freekah, Lamb Shoulder and Sirloin Steak. All of the desserts were equally as charming as the main courses.

    ℰℓℯⓝa · June 2
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  • Conrad B.

    Food is on fleek

    Conrad Barrett · May 18
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  • Emilie F.

    Get lots of small plates to share. Service is slow so expect a 2h dinner.

    Emilie Futterman · April 17
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  • Catherine

    Delicate food with great waiters/waitresses. I'd recommend the tasting menu ($42) for first-timers.

    Catherine · March 29
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  • Joe C.

    Best menu in the city for the price.

    Joe Czeiner · March 8
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  • Sakib D.

    Get a group of 9 for the lamb shoulder

    Sakib Dadi · February 7
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  • ℰℓℯⓝa

    An amazing restaurant that offers unique dishes. The lamb was fall-off-the-bone delicious, and the fried cauliflower with mint and labneh was delicious. The service was very friendly and helpful.

    ℰℓℯⓝa · February 5
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  • Susan S.

    Interesting menu, but small portions and over priced.

    Susan Sims · January 30
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  • Olivia K.

    Order the halloumi! Cheesegasm

    Olivia K · January 24
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  • Eater

    Eater National 38 member: Gather a group for a mind-opening feast and preorder the breathtaking smoked lamb shoulder braised in pomegranate juice. Read more

    Eater · January 20
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  • chinsel

    my favorite place in philly. warm hummus is divine. cauliflower is amazing. cocktails are scrumptious.

    chinsel · January 11
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  • Elaine L.

    Get the tasting menu to try lots. The hummus is amazing. Still need to go back for the lamb shoulder though.

    Elaine Lee · December 21, 2014
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  • David R.

    Maybe the best restaurant in the city. The hummus, the laffa bread, the mezza, the lamb shoulder! Skip trying to get a reso and just get on the list for a bar seat.

    David Rosenbloom · November 24, 2014
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  • Angie B.

    Hummus and restaurant week menu just great!

    Angie B. · November 23, 2014
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  • John E.

    Best hummus in Philly, by far

    John Easlea · October 28, 2014
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  • Leah H.

    Sable, haloumi, cauliflower, potatoes, all of the kebabs. All of the everything. Except don't bother with the chicken freekah. I would travel on a plane for 3 hours to eat here.

    Leah Hammerschlag · October 15, 2014
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  • Epicurious

    The restaurant's tayim menu allows solo diners (or large parties) to experience tastes from every section of the menu for just $42. Read more

    Epicurious · October 2, 2014
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  • Margo L.

    The tasting menu is the way to go for newbies.

    Margo Ling · September 16, 2014
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  • Daniel W.

    If you want to splurge on a high end restaurant in Philadelphia, this is the one.

    Daniel Wolf · September 10, 2014
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  • Gregory W.

    Zahav is Israeli cuisine at its finest. Go with a group to sample more dishes. It is difficult to go wrong with anything here. I always try to stop by when visiting Philadelphia.

    Gregory Wang · September 3, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Chef David Katz eats here on his nights off. He loves the Crispy haloumi. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Eater

    From Bill Addison:"After scraping the hummus bowl clean with shards of laffa, move on to gratifiers like griddled cubes of halloumi over molten date chutney with wisps of pickled onion & urfa." Read more

    Eater · August 14, 2014
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  • Elias A.

    I especially liked the beef stew and the lamb merguez. It's all mezze style so you can choose many small dishes.

    Elias Allegaert · August 13, 2014
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  • Can K.

    Try $42.00 menu. You will get totally 16 courses and everything was really perfect taste. Waiters know how to serve and have knowledge about foods. One of the best restaurant in Philadelphia.

    Can Kurtul · August 11, 2014
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  • Brendan R.

    It's all about the hummus. My personal favorite is the tehina. Then have fun with the small plates. The fried cauliflower, crispy Haloumi and grilled duck hearts are particularly good.

    Brendan Rastetter · August 10, 2014
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  • Yonatan

    The best Israeli food in town. #1 hummus.

    Yonatan · August 6, 2014
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  • CITY GRIT

    You can't go wrong with anything on Chef/Owner Solomonov's menu, but don't miss the Whole Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Pomegranate and Chickpeas. And the Sweetbreads changed our lives.

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014
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  • CITY GRIT

    Pro tip: The Tayim Tasting Menu is a bargain at $39 for five courses.

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014
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  • Don N.

    Eat at the bar. Tori is awesome!!!!!!!

    Don Norbeck · July 27, 2014
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  • Christine L.

    Get everything.

    Christine Liang · June 25, 2014
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  • GrantBwpg

    The Tayim tasting menu was a great deal and provided for a ton of food! Turkish hummous was soooo tasty. Everything was great - you cannot go wrong. Wait staff are very attentive and knowledgeable.

    GrantBwpg · May 23, 2014
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  • Alyssa G.

    Tasting menu is amazing but make sure you're hungry when you come. The food portions are big.

    Alyssa Guo · April 23, 2014
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  • Megan F.

    Incredible. I recommend the salatim, cauliflower, kofte, and chicken. Amazing meal and incredible service. They even brought us complimentary champagne since we were celebrating our anniversary.

    Megan Filipp · April 20, 2014
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  • Sean B.

    Absolutely amazing!!!!

    Sean Baitinger · April 7, 2014
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  • Lana N.

    Lamb merguez, duck hearts, and konafi 😍😍😍

    Lana Nguyen · March 20, 2014
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  • Michael S.

    Chateau Kefraya! Best wine on the menu...from Lebanon. Try it

    Michael S. · March 15, 2014
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  • Brad G.

    Chef Marc Vetri and Tony have dinner at Mike Solomonov’s modern Israeli restaurant, Zahav.

    Brad Graham · February 27, 2014
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  • Angela P.

    By far, the best food I've had in such a long time. I'm a picky eater, and I ate EVERYTHING they put in front of me. Simply delicious. And you get so much food! Highly recommend!!

    Angela Patanio · December 17, 2013
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  • Keren

    Get the Turkish hummus- large size!

    Keren · November 23, 2013
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  • FedNuts

    Get in here for happy hour - half priced hummus and drink dealage at the bar, where one never needs a reservation.

    FedNuts · November 22, 2013
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  • Matt S.

    Best food in Philadelphia, hands down. Do the hummus & salads sampler to start, and follow with the crisp-fried cauliflower and the branzino. Do *not* miss the haloumi.

    Matt Spector · November 17, 2013
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  • Alison B.

    Fantastic cocktail menu - loved the Marble Rye

    Alison Byrne Fields · November 14, 2013
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  • Mike C.

    Try the Carrot Basboosa - Cream cheese mousse, candied hazelnuts

    Mike Chau · October 27, 2013
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  • Mike C.

    Try the Tehina Semifreddo - Great combo

    Mike Chau · October 27, 2013
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