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Zahav

4.9
6303 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Middle Eastern
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Zahav showcases the Israeli-Mediterranean cuisine of Chef/Owner Michael Solomonov. In 2008, Zahav was named one of Esquire's Top 20 New Restaurants in America and Philadelphia Magazine selected Zahav as its Best New Restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
DINNER: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 625-8800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Solomonov
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd)
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Parking details
Valet service available at Sheraton Society Hill on 2nd and Dock Street. Bring Zahav receipt for discount upon leaving. Public lot also available on 2nd Street between Chestnut and Sansom.
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Special events & promotions
Rehearsal Dinners, Cocktail Receptions, Wine Tastings, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6303 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing. So many wonderful flavors. The service is impeccable.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Graduation from College

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

GO NOW ITS SO GOOD! LOUD IF YOU ARE WITH OLDER PEOPLE WHO LIKE QUIET PLACES BUT EVEN THEY LOVED IT DESPITE THE NOISE :)

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent service and food was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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!!!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We love it time and time again. The combination of flavors and the creativity are always a winner.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

As good as it gets!!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Birthday dinner with friends

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great atmosphere, flavorful food. Tayim is great value, so much food. I brought a big appetite and was completely full afterwards.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Service was the best we have ever had.
Food is creative and innovative
Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

There aren’t enough superlatives to talk about this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

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.....

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Marvelous requiring me to write more is onerous. Lemme outta here😫

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Service was impeccable. Even better than the food. Food was good too ;)

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The service, the food the vibe was outstanding. We had a party of 4 and ordered the entire menu-NOT because we could not make a decision but it all sounded SO good we could not pass up on anything. We traveled to Philly for the Barnes Museum but will return for the food as well !

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

One of the best restaurants we have ever been, absolutely delicious food, nice atmosphere, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We have eaten in the top restaurants all over North America and Zahav is right up there with the top. The food was excellent as was the service. My only complaint is the difficulty in getting a reservation which of course proves its value. I can't wait to return.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Bread served right out of the oven and hummus was quite delicious. Had two small plates and two main plates for the two of us, and at the end of the evening we were about to pop. Both of us felt the bread+hummus and the hanger steak were the winners of the evening.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Excellent food, service, in every way one would hope in fantastic restaurant, EXCEPT -- I wish they would turn down the music and improve the noise level so conversation was easier. I am in no way hard of hearing and it was very hard to carry on a conversation across the table.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

excellent and memorable, best service I may have ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Second time here and even better the second time around. Our server was excellent. I have an egg allergy and they were VERY accommodating. Do the price fixe dinner. We did that and shared the hummus (2 hummus flavors - absolutely delicious) and shared the salads and appetizers, then each person got their own entrée - but you could share the entrees among the table. The desserts are NOT to be missed. Great cocktails. Wish it was easier to get a reservation. The first time we went we got there before it opened on a Sunday afternoon in the middle of winter (and during a crucial Eagles game) so we knew we had a shot of getting in - and we did - had great seat at bar and again shared all the food around. Lots of food - but so many veggies that you won't feel terribly over stuffed or guilty about all the food you consumed. My brother in law and sister in law joined us this time around as prelude to their trip to Israel to do the In Search of Israeli Cuisine tour. They are even more excited now to go on the trip.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Thanks for another great experience. Zahav is never just a meal, it is always an experience to remember. As with every visit, absolutely everything was flawless as always. The kitchen never ceases to impress with quality, consistency and creativity. Our server James gave impeccable service as did all of the other support staff too.
Zahav has been a culinary pillar since it opened. Okan's team absolutely deserves being a 2018 James Beard Finalist for Outstanding Service. Glad to have you in Philly and good luck in May!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Awesome additions to the menu!

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