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I can easily say that this is one of, if not the best restaurants in Philadelphia. Every single dish has tons of flavor and it’s genuinely exciting to try something that’s newer to you. The servers are extremely attentive to your needs and they all know so much about the process of cooking each dish. I love the music they play in the restaurant and to top it off, yes, the drink list is full of delicious wine and spirits. Highly recommend Zahav.
well, truthfully i was really surprised by how “normal” this place was. There is a 3 month wait online and i mean you could get this food anywhere. The decor is a hot mess i can’t understand how a restaurant like this is playing pop and rap music so loud you can’t even hear the waiter. Yeah I’m going to pass on this place. Good food but for three months i expected phenomenal.
Scott was great. We had a wonderful time.
Amazing attention to detail
Disappointing after so much effort to reserve a table and after so much hype. Food was very salty so not so much flavor other than salt to most of the dishes. I like small plates but the portions were ridiculous. 2/3 of the serving plate was empty of food- which is kind of depressing to look at. The cauliflower and carrot mezze had maybe5 tiny pieces of vegetables all pushed to one side of a mostly empty plate and the branzino was maybe 3 inches by 2 inches. Hard to share that tiny amount of food. Don't think we will be back.
This place more than lives up to its reputation! And they are very accommodating with vegan guests. The service is also all-around stellar!
Incredible food, we had such an amazing time! The staff was so phenomenal as well
Had heard a lot of great things about this restaurant and it was above and beyond my expectations! Would for sure go back for a special occasion!
The hanger steak was over-cooked and greasy. The vegan menu looked like a redacted page from the Mueller Report and the vegetables were weird and marginal. The bread and hummus was fabulous however. My greeting was abysmal as they offered to have me sit in the lobby which equated to a tight space for six people to sit like economy seating on a small airplane to wait while tables remained empty. That’s what the bar is for. We were so disappointed.
I have lost count of the number of times I’ve eaten at Zahav. Once again they stepped up to the plate and delivered and all-around fantastic experience. Our waitress Julie was friendly knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. I love that the first thing she said when she came up to the table was welcome back. We did the tasting which is always a winner.
Absolutely amazing food and great service
Amazing as usual, Zahav’s food and service rarely disappoints and makes it 100% worth the wait for a reservation.
I truly loved the personalization of the menus and my partner being greeted with happy birthdays from several staff members. The food was amazing even with my dietary restrictions, of which the waiter was very attentive. My only suggestion would be to include the chef's tasting option on the menu. It was a little disconcerting to have to explain to the waiter what I was referring to; had I not had prior knowledge of this option, I think I could've missed out on a really amazing experience.
This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food was amazing - we did the tasting menu so got to try almost everything. From the lamb tartare to the chocolate dessert everything was seasoned perfectly and far surpasses our expectations. The waitstaff was amazing as well, and took special care of those in our party with food allergies. We had a very leisurely almost 2 hour dinner and never felt rushed. I can’t wait to go back!
Absolutley great experience ! Top to bottom ! Making a reservation was rather difficult but worth the wait ! Laura was an excellent server! She worked so well around dietary restrictions in our party! Very informative, explained every dish! She even brought us duck hearts as a gift because we had been curious about them !10/10!!!
Thoroughly enjoyed the meal as every other previous meal at zahav.
I’ve never had a server be more rude to me and my table in my life. As someone who worked in the service industry it was hard for me to figure out why someone was just being so rude with no reason to guests of the restaurant. The food was amazing but unfortunately the service ruined my experience
I love this place. So hard not to eat too much. Still thinking about that asparagus hummus (who knew?) and the lamb. The service is excellent! Totally recommend.
Best Foodie experience EVER!
Best dining experience EVER! Customer service was superb. All the staff here is well trained. The flavors were scrumptious. We selected the Tayim menu, mind-blowing. This restaurant is modern Israeli meant to be eaten family style, which is perfect.
They are also extremely accommodating for those who have allergies, intolerances or dietary restrictions. They may remove those items, substitute ingredients or suggest you avoid certain dishes. When dishes arrive at the table that contains those items, they remind you of those ingredients again.
Zahav is definitely worth the drive. We drove 8 hours to eat at Zahav and it did not disapoint!
Great food. The lamb shoulder was incredible. Definitely worth doing the larger of the 2 tasting menus. Thoroughly enjoyed all the options!
Great Bday dinner, service was top notch, atmosphere was excellent and food was amazing. Great value as well.
They had a terrific ambiance and the staff was very friendly. Kind quick and educated service, not to mention exceptional food.
Absolutely incredible!!! It took months to get a reservation for my son's 25th birthday, but oh my goodness it was worth the wait! The atmosphere, the music, the food were all INCREDIBLE and the Chef made my son feel so special. If there's any way I can get a reservation for my birthday in September, I'll be back.
Food was amazing!
I don’t think anyone needs convincing to dine at Zahav if you’re able to get a reservation. We went for my birthday and had the chef’s tasting menu and it was totally worth it. I also was told happy birthday by literally every single person that attended to us - the host, our server, the people coming by to bring out dishes and clear our table, and even the menu had happy birthday printed on it. It felt really special and like the staff truly cared about making my dinner special. We will be coming back and bringing friends and family with us!
Always impressed by this establishment! Service is friendly and attentive and the servers are knowledgeable about the menu and are able to answer detailed information about flavor profiles and offer suggestions. Each dish is carefully prepared and beautifully plated. The only challenge is the limited availability of reservations... but hey that means the team there is doing something right! Even the cocktails are fantastic. Could not more highly recommend. Have been here three times so far and each visit has been very consistent.
The noise level in our area was very low. We were in a separate section from the main dining area which made it extremely nice. If possible I would recommend an area outside of the main dining room if possible. The restaurant price is on par with most other Philadelphia restaurants but in my opinion is the best if not tied with Double Knot's tasting menu. An awesome meal and great service.
Excellent from start to finish! Peter our server was wonderful and the food was amazing.
The food and service were excellent. There were multiple acknowledgements of my husband’s birthday. I would have appreciated a bit more interaction about the dishes for the mesibah (the meal including the lamb, not listed on the menu). I know it’s chef’s- or server’s-choice, but we have a couple of favorites we never want to miss. There has been more interaction with us in the past. They did juggle my vegan-ness with two lamb eaters very well, exactly the way I asked them to. Zahav is ALWAYS a wonderful experience.
Never a bad experience! From the moment you walk in the door to the time you pay your bill, it is an absolute complete experience. Thank you Zahav
too much hype, not that good. Was quite disappointed.
Exceptional food and superbly knowledgable waitstaff that can guide any neophyte through an interesting and enticing menu .
Delicious food. Quality service. Well priced. It is a noisy space, but not loud. My companions and I had no trouble talking comfortably.
Everything was great except music- it was very, real very loud. More relaxing eastern music would be great instead R&B and POP I think.
I only wish it weren’t so competitive to get a reservation!!
Zahav made my birthday such a special event! We were very well taken care of and I didn't feel like we missed anything with this experience!
Amazing experience! So special!