Zahav

Israeli Restaurant · Center City East
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
9.4/10

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  • Bailie
    The food was great, service was terrible.
    Bailie · 2 weeks ago
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  • Jeremy R.
    We grabbed one of the last spots available that night. The food was delicious and I wish I didn't order that second pitcher of spiked lemonade.
    Jeremy Rios · 3 weeks ago
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  • Rachel S.
    The garlic butter hummus is the best I've tasted in America, and the service is excellent. Only shame is that it's not kosher, just Israeli style cooking.
    Rachel Shifman · April 25
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  • Ryan M.
    Go with 4-5 people so you can order every single menu item.
    Ryan Matzner · April 6
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  • jana f.
    Skip the lemonana cocktail but get everything else, including extra servings of the killer house made pita.
    jana f · April 5
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  • Mitchell A.
    Food was amazing. We loved the grilled haloumi.
    Mitchell Arch · March 25
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  • Michael C.
    The Marbled Rye cocktail is very boozy. Try the Lemonnana for a lighter cocktail that still has Jim Beam in it.
    Michael Carrabine · March 16
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  • Eater
    Bring a group for the breathtaking smoked lamb shoulder braised in pomegranate juice. No place else in America serves such a sensuous, transporting, and finely wrought feast. Read more
    Eater · March 16
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  • I Love Food G.
    Lamb Shoulder
    I Love Food Guy · February 25
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  • Lene P.
    Hummus is a must.
    Lene P · February 12
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  • Reserve
    Get the fried cauliflower. Zahav brings modern Israeli flavors and culinary techniques to Philadelphia. Read more
    Reserve · February 10
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  • Reserve
    Try great dishes such as a fried okra small plate and a luscious grilled Halloumi cheese dish served with peach, pickled mango, corn and pecan. Read more
    Reserve · February 10
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  • Paul S.
    Come hungry and get the tasting menu. Standouts for me were fried cauliflower, roasted lamb, hummus and laffa bread, and smoked sable
    Paul Sanwald · February 6
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  • donna t.
    Get one of the tasting menus - the service was impeccable and food phenomenal!
    donna t · January 22
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  • Farah V.
    Easily one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Go for the "Tayim" - you'll be incredibly full (like, for a few days), but not disappointed.
    Farah Visslailli · January 20
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  • Omer Z.
    Everything was truly phenomenal except the lamb shoulder—I'd stick with the mezze and skewers.
    Omer Zach · January 19
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  • Brian M.
    It's all fantastic
    Brian Michel · November 26, 2015
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  • Amol K.
    fantastic. Loved everything. Taboulleh was okay, but even then it was good.
    Amol K · November 25, 2015
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  • Camden J.
    The best food I've ever had! This place is AMAZING. Grilled haloumi, Turkish style hummus, grape leaves, and branzino for main dish. Everything about this place is fabulous
    Camden Janney · November 16, 2015
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  • Camden J.
    This is the best restaurant in all of Philly. Definitely get the Turkish hummus, fried haloumi, grape leaves (spicy), and the branzino entree. It's incredible!!!
    Camden Janney · November 8, 2015
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  • Akio T.
    They don't have falafel
    Akio Tsuchiya · October 31, 2015
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  • Joanna D.
    Amazing dinner!
    Joanna Dauber · September 24, 2015
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  • Aprile E.
    Serving sizes are huge so don't order too much, but you'll want to because everything is awesome.
    Aprile Elcich · September 16, 2015
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  • Dan T.
    I'd be happy just eating the hummus but the whole menu is amazing.
    Dan Torres · September 15, 2015
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  • Henry F.
    Hummus -- best in the world !
    Henry Fung · September 12, 2015
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  • Ariel W.
    The hummus is very very good.
    Ariel Wu · September 5, 2015
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  • Brad L.
    Delicious food.
    Brad Lomas · August 21, 2015
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  • Allison S.
    The lamb is to die for.
    Allison Strough-Weisneck · August 13, 2015
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  • Patrick W.
    The best hummus and great food all around. Good for private events too
    Patrick Ward · August 3, 2015
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  • Sam Z.
    A must have Philly dining experience...
    Sam Zivot · July 27, 2015
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  • Tom M.
    Lamb shoulder! Yum!
    Tom McMullen · July 16, 2015
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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 · July 7, 2015
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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, 2015
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  • Conrad B.
    Food is on fleek
    Conrad Barrett · May 18, 2015
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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, 2015
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  • Catherine
    Delicate food with great waiters/waitresses. I'd recommend the tasting menu ($42) for first-timers.
    Catherine · March 29, 2015
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  • Joe C.
    Best menu in the city for the price.
    Joe Czeiner · March 8, 2015
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  • Sakib D.
    Get a group of 9 for the lamb shoulder
    Sakib Dadi · February 7, 2015
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  • Susan S.
    Interesting menu, but small portions and over priced.
    Susan Sims · January 30, 2015
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  • Olivia K.
    Order the halloumi! Cheesegasm
    Olivia K · January 24, 2015
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  • chinsel
    my favorite place in philly. warm hummus is divine. cauliflower is amazing. cocktails are scrumptious.
    chinsel · January 11, 2015
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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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