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Zahav, Philadelphia, PA

Zahav

4.6
4.6
6697 Reviews
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    DINNER: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 625-8800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michael Solomonov
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 625-3977
  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Cross street
    Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • 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.
  • Additional
    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 6,697 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 1.7Value

NoiseModerate

6,514 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on September 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Amazing food. the lamb was cooked to perfection

    1 person found this helpful

  2. CassandraC

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love coming to Zahav! Our only complaint is the wait time for a reservation but it is for good reason, this is THE place to eat in Philly! My husband and I have been several times and most recently took our parents to enjoy the experience. If you are looking for true Israeli cuisine, this is the place for you! The food is beyond delicious, authentic and the overall vibe of the restaurant is fun and fresh. You won't be disappointed!

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  3. KatherineS

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals you’ll have (possibly ever) hands down. It’s worth it for the food alone but the service is impeccable.

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  4. Spycow

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I'm not sure if we were there on an off service night but from when we arrived to when we left our experience was less than stellar. You arrive & its quite chaotic, table wasn't ready upon arrival for our reservation for us & many others waiting in front of us. Our server was the highlight of the night, she was great throughout our experience. One of the items we came for was the famous Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder. When asked about it for the tasting menu, we were told they were out already, for a 7:30 reservation which is ridiculous when you can get bar seating without reservations earlier & can order it. Our experience continued downhill from there. Drinks took forever to come out & our food was coming out under cooked, over cooked & cold as we watched the table next to us who sat down 15 minutes after us & took forever to place their order get their food before us having also ordered the tasting menu. Our steak looked well done while theirs came out right after ours looking as if it was just pulled off the grill. They left & paid before us. The "pusher" responsible for reviewing & releasing the food wasn't doing a great job. We watched tables around us get food at completely random times with long waits, short wait & no cadence. The food was rather forgetabble. We have an Israeli restuarant in Chicago that across the board all their dishes were better especially for the price. The hot hummus was the best part of the meal. Reservations are so hard to get & the fact you don't get asked during your reservation if you are interested in their signature dish would make one assume you can't request ahead of time but first come first serve. There is no information regarding any of this on their website. If you are going for that dish, get a bar seat or make 5pm reservations. We are fortunate to travel all over the world & try all types of local food but for us a place with so much hype we would not recommend to our friends based on our overall experience.

    2 people found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    There is not enough text space in this dialog box to fully explain the horrendous experience. The service is the main root of the problem. This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had in my adult life whilst eating at out at a restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. AlexH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in the city for the past 7 years! Unique, delicious food and top notch staff.

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  7. Hallmark

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, but slow service. Your food will come before your drinks. There is an overall attitude problem here. The waitstaff should take it down a peg or two. The food is the star here, not you. No excuses.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A little off this time. We were served burnt bread and the waiter did not return back to check on our first course.

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  9. Dondo

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good and interesting food . The tasting menu is almost too much food and we were given an extra vegetable serving, an extra small plate and an extra dessert. The wine pairing was also very good. The next time we go, we will order the hummus and several small plates.

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  10. PhillyPhoodie

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary. The staff wished us congratulations and we had specially printed menus just for us. The food is terrific. Their hummus is the best anywhere The lamb with the pomegranate molasses glaze was heavenly. My only complaint is that the music was a little loud at times. What a memorable dinner.

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Zahav is rated 4.6 stars by 6697 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Zahav

237 Saint James Place, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Hours of operation
    DINNER: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Solomonov
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 625-8800
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 625-3977
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