Zahav

Israeli Restaurant$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • Amy J.
    Amy Jacobs1 week ago
    Incredible tasting menu and wonderful staff/service. The menu is constantly changing based on local and seasonal ingredients.
  • Lane R.
    Lane Rettig1 week ago
    The Turkish hummus and fresh bread is to die for.
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniAugust 1
    The tasting menu with the slow cooked lamb shoulder was delicious
  • David K.
    Hummus will never taste the same
  • April R.
    Everything was absolutely delicious! The hummus however was my personal favorite!!!
  • Rian v.
    Wow, loved this place. Authentic Israeli food. I've had hummus in Israel and this place comes really close. Highly recommended. Happy hour 5-7 is a good deal.
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WJune 21
    The Taste of Zahav is the way to go. Don't miss the sirloin shishlik.
  • Bradford R.
    Make a reservation to make sure you get a table.
  • Jake S.
    The only thing you should ever order is the Mesibah (Hebrew for "party"), the chef's tasting menu. It's worth it, without a doubt.
  • Hollie S.
    Get the chefs recommendation, you won't regret it. Best food in Philadelphia
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeMay 30
    You can share the tasting menu at the bar ($45 for a lot of food!). Its great value way to try out most of the menu. Carrots and beets are my favorite small plates of salatim
  • Tim W.
    Hummus was fantastic
  • jana f.
    jana fMay 23
    Best meal in town.
  • Bailie
    BailieMay 6
    The food was great, service was terrible.
  • Jeremy R.
    Jeremy RiosApril 29
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ryan M.
    Go with 4-5 people so you can order every single menu item.
  • jana f.
    jana fApril 5
    Skip the lemonana cocktail but get everything else, including extra servings of the killer house made pita.
  • Mitchell A.
    Food was amazing. We loved the grilled haloumi.
  • Michael C.
    The Marbled Rye cocktail is very boozy. Try the Lemonnana for a lighter cocktail that still has Jim Beam in it.
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 16
    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
  • I Love Food G.
    I Love Food GuyFebruary 25
    Lamb Shoulder
  • Lene P.
    Lene PFebruary 12
    Hummus is a must.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10
    Get the fried cauliflower. Zahav brings modern Israeli flavors and culinary techniques to Philadelphia. Read more
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10
    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
  • Paul S.
    Paul SanwaldFebruary 6
    Come hungry and get the tasting menu. Standouts for me were fried cauliflower, roasted lamb, hummus and laffa bread, and smoked sable
  • donna t.
    donna tJanuary 22
    Get one of the tasting menus - the service was impeccable and food phenomenal!
  • 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.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachJanuary 19
    Everything was truly phenomenal except the lamb shoulder—I'd stick with the mezze and skewers.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichelNovember 26, 2015
    It's all fantastic
  • Amol K.
    Amol KNovember 25, 2015
    fantastic. Loved everything. Taboulleh was okay, but even then it was good.
  • Camden A.
    Camden ArmsbyNovember 16, 2015
    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 A.
    Camden ArmsbyNovember 8, 2015
    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!!!
  • Akio T.
    Akio TsuchiyaOctober 31, 2015
    They don't have falafel
  • Joanna D.
    Joanna DauberSeptember 24, 2015
    Amazing dinner!
  • Aprile E.
    Aprile ElcichSeptember 16, 2015
    Serving sizes are huge so don't order too much, but you'll want to because everything is awesome.
  • Dan T.
    Dan TorresSeptember 15, 2015
    I'd be happy just eating the hummus but the whole menu is amazing.
  • Henry F.
    Henry FungSeptember 12, 2015
    Hummus -- best in the world !
  • Ariel W.
    Ariel WuSeptember 5, 2015
    The hummus is very very good.
  • Brad L.
    Brad LomasAugust 21, 2015
    Delicious food.
  • Allison S.
    The lamb is to die for.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WardAugust 3, 2015
    The best hummus and great food all around. Good for private events too
  • Sam Z.
    Sam ZivotJuly 27, 2015
    A must have Philly dining experience...
  • Tom M.
    Tom McMullenJuly 16, 2015
    Lamb shoulder! Yum!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyJuly 7, 2015
    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!
  • Raj S.
    Raj SarmaJune 6, 2015
    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.
  • Conrad B.
    Conrad BarrettMay 18, 2015
    Food is on fleek
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanApril 17, 2015
    Get lots of small plates to share. Service is slow so expect a 2h dinner.
  • Catherine
    CatherineMarch 29, 2015
    Delicate food with great waiters/waitresses. I'd recommend the tasting menu ($42) for first-timers.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CzeinerMarch 8, 2015
    Best menu in the city for the price.
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