Exceptional food and service. This place is one of the best around!
The entire evening, from the moment we checked in was perfect. The the cocktails were delicious, the food was fantastic and the service was flawless. I love Zahav.
We will definitely be back.
Duck hearts, hummus and the lamb were my favorites.
Food Ok Service Good ,No need to go back Nothing was extraordinary
This is seriously our favorite restaurant in the tri-state area. We don't even care that it takes so long to get a reservation because we get so excited while counting down the days. The food is always fresh & something is always switched up when we come again. We came for my boyfriend's birthday this time and the custard was my favorite yet. Thanks Yasmin for being a great waitress, too!
It is a small plates restaurant and the food was tasty..however Not enough food for the price..too small. Not convenient for parking...it was a nic experience since I had heard so much about it but I would not come back
We had a phenomenal meal here at Zahav. The chefs tasting menu was incredible and truly affordable for the quality. My partner and I have been looking forward to this dinner for many weeks and traveled from SF without disappointment. This restaurant would rival many of the top picks in SF or NYC. The staff is first class and the food in on point - authentic, fresh and truly unique. I would highly recommend the lamb shoulder and/or tasting menus. Cannot wait to return!
With reservations taking about a 2 month advance, we wanted to see if Zahav lived up to the hype. I'll preface this by saying I'm middle eastern so I've had very similar dishes here and overseas, including in Israel, so Im more critical. The food...We were pretty stuffed on the salatas and small plates before even getting to the main dish. Mine was very delicious but pretty meager. Dessert was not as good as overseas but not bad. Overall, very tasty. Definitely a restaurant to do in Philly. The service and servers were amazing and they were on top of everything. The restaurant was a little cramped and a little loud. Good restaurant, very enjoyable, but slightly overhyped.
Excellent! It took months to score a reservation and the only availability was for 5:00. The place was bustling! Michael Solomon and Camille Cosgrove 2018 James Beard Rising Star Chef stopped by the table to chat. The lamb based Taste of Zahav was amazing and Camille’s desserts were off the charts! Our server, Nicholas, was first rate. After consuming all that food, a 5:00 reservation was perfect. 😋😁. A wonderful evening. My first visit had to be 10 years ago. Zahav has only gotten better and lives up to all the hype.
Every bit as good as we anticipated. The flavors were vibrant and everything was done to perfection. We also appreciated the plates sent out from the kitchen for us to try.
The food was amazing. So many wonderful flavors. The service is impeccable.
Zahav is noisy and fun. You don't go there for a quiet, romantic evening. You go there for fantastic food, excellent service and interesting wines. It is very hard to get a reservation but well worth the effort and wait. For us, Zahav is our favorite restaurant in Philly.
Zahav - you never disappoint. In fact, you consistently knock it out of the park. Every bite is spectacular, so instead, I'll just focus on the service this time. From the call to confirm the reservation to the table-side servers, everyone was friendly, smiling, and helpful. I got the reservation for (and sent) my buddy from the West Coast who'd never been and is rarely in Philly, and the experience was so good he was raving for days. Bravo!
Graduation from College
GO NOW ITS SO GOOD! LOUD IF YOU ARE WITH OLDER PEOPLE WHO LIKE QUIET PLACES BUT EVEN THEY LOVED IT DESPITE THE NOISE :)
Excellent service and food was impeccable.
We had the tasting menu and every dish was better than the next! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and the staff was very eager to please. Will definitely go back!
This was my 4th time here. Never disappointed. Our server was ahhhhmazing. She was patient and sweet. Food was excellent. The hanger steak was perfection. The salads were great.
This restaurant is truly worth the 2 month wait. It exceeded my expectations! I can’t wait to go again and I’m thankful that someone recommended it to me! I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys food to eat here. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
Zahav was easily the best dining experience I've ever had. The restaurant staff were pleasant and helpful with recommendations. They even brought out Michael Solomonov to say hi to us! The food was to die for. The tasting menu exceeded all expectations. I'll definitely be back.
We love it time and time again. The combination of flavors and the creativity are always a winner.
The entire experience was amazing. We were blown away from start to finish with how wonderful everything was. We did the chef's tasting menu and it didn't disappoint. Easily one of the best meals I have ever had.
Incredible experience. Did the tasting menu. Worth the price and plenty of food. Service was exceptional and detailed. Extremely helpful suggestions and explanations. Food was full of flavor with unique taste, texture, and presentation.
As good as it gets!!
We love you, Zahav. Really. I mean it. Amazing experience every. single. time.
That your pastry chef won an award while we were there (and we got to raise a glass with you) was such a treat. Next time: best service in the country. No question! (And I hope we are there again.)
See you next May (if not, I hope, before). We can't wait. R&A
We had a wonderful special birthday dinner. The staff was attentive and presented a special menu wishing my wife a happy birthday. We had the special “secret” menu item similar to the tasting menu but with roast shoulder of lamb with pomegranate and chick peas. That was the highlight of the meal....but, everything was absolutely wonderful. My wife likes egg plant and the especially enjoyed the egg plant salad and the grilled egg plant. We had requested the grilled egg plant in addition to the roast lamb and it was provided with no bother. The table staff was always filling our water glasses with our requested sparkling water and they cleared the table following each course. The restaurant lives up or even exceeds its reputation. The dessert was also wonderful. The chocolate cake was rich and moist and the dab or ice cream was extra special.
First visit at Zahav. We did the tasting menu so that we could experience a little of everything. The food was amazing. The service was great. They even customized the menu with a birthday message for my sister. Our waiter explained everything and was very knowledgeable. If you can get a reservation, I would highly recommend checking out Zahav!
Our server was rude, patronizing, and dismissive. When asked questions about the food and music selection, he showed disdain in his tone and words. In fact, it was so bad that he was pulled from our table by a manager. I would recommend Zahav for the food; not for the hospitality.
Birthday dinner with friends
Our dinner at Zahav was well worth the wait. The food was delicious and different and the wait staff was friendly and willing to answer questions. Would definitely recommend and hope I can dine there again!
Great atmosphere, flavorful food. Tayim is great value, so much food. I brought a big appetite and was completely full afterwards.
This was not a meal, it was an experience. Hands down greatest dining experience I ever had. I have eaten at many of the top 50 restaurants in Philly, this is the best. For many years the best place restaurant on my list was in NOLA, I never thought it could be beat.
Service was the best we have ever had.
Food is creative and innovative
There aren’t enough superlatives to talk about this restaurant!
Outstanding meal and experience. My husband and I chose the tasting menu and LOVED the creative, delicious creations that were delivered to our table. Our server was exceedingly accommodating and patiently explained each dish. Throughout the evening several staff attended to our table, clearing dishes, replacing silverware, refilling water and delivering new dishes. Even though the restaurant is very busy, we never felt rushed in any way to vacate our table for the next sitting. Thank you Zahav and its staff for a delicious meal that was impeccably served!
Used to go to Zahav all the time. Was my go to special event restaurant. Getting reservations is really challenging (lucky you guys!!) but when you get one you expect to be blown away. Food potions have gotten smaller and while everything was good it wasn’t the amazing meals that I would talk about for days after eating there. I love this restaurant and will never stop coming but I wish I was still thinking about what I ate today.....
Marvelous requiring me to write more is onerous. Lemme outta here😫
We 4 had an outstanding meal. It was not only delicious but creative. We all had the tasting menu and every dish was outstanding. Our server was gracious, helpful and very careful not to intrude in our conversation. We had a wonderful dining experience and I would highly recommend Zahav . My only complaint is that it is next to impossible to get a reservation. Waiting for a 12:01am time to come to get on the computer to make a res. exactly 60 days in advance is outrageously annoying! But, the meal is excellent so it's a price I guess one must pay.
Service was impeccable. Even better than the food. Food was good too ;)