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  • Middle Eastern, Small Plates/Tapas
  • 237 St James Pl, Philadelphia PA19106 39.946139 -75.145877
  • (At S 3rd St)
  • (215) 625-8800
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User Ratings (Based on 23 reviews)

Food 3.6 Value 2.8
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(215) 625-8800
Major Credit Cards Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 5pm-7pm
Sun-Thu: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm
Accepts Credit Cards, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, People Watching, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Trendy, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Zahav

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/27/2008

    great "special" place

    Just ate at Zahav last week and had great food both times. Not sure if previous reviews came when they were pretty new and trying to get their act together, but our group of six didn't have any problems. The ambiance was cool, too! I do think the food is a little on the pricey side so I don't think we could go back on a regular basis, but definitely good for special occassions or bringing a friend to try something new.

  • Zahav

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/08/2008

    One of a kind

    What a gem. I ate with a group of 8 and had the Mesibah. Being family style, we could all relax and share. Great fresh cocktails, delicious lamb shoulder, and fun atmosphere. Open minds are a must, as Zahav is one of a kind.

  • Zahav

    Posted by anonymous on 07/11/2008

    Never again

    My wife and I will never return to Zahav. What a disaster this place is. We started out with the hummus and Mezzes. We waited and waited and waited for something that doesn't need to be cooked. After a hour no food and to top it off, it must have been 90 degrees in the dinning room. Finally, the hummus and pita but no mezzes that we ordered. We were told that it would be out shortly, Wrong! We ate the hummus which was bland as can be and still no mezzes. Finally the mezzes but we have no pita left or hummus. Then we had the fried califlower which was good and the sweetbreads and chicken livers. When I order sweetbreads I want sweetbreads, not a piece the size of a peanut. That was the final draw. We left Zahav hungry, frustrated and completly soaked in sweat. I wasted two and half hours of my life for nothing

  • Zahav

    Posted by yaniv on 07/06/2008

    Poor value

    I ate at Zahav last night and was very disappointed. The waiter warned me immediately that the portions would be small, but by looking at the prices and knowing the typical Meditteranean kitchen, I didn't expect the food to be that tiny! We ordered the hummus-just ok, the malawach, wasn't prepared traditonally, and we all shared the chicken, lamb and beef skewers.Tasted decent. They should be ashamed for charging that much for those portions. We all left hungry and had to grab a slice of pizza after our "meal". Not going back!

  • Zahav

    Posted by Gadi on 06/30/2008

    Will not be back!

    Sloooowwww service. it souldnt take 25 minute to bring out hummus that is worse than Zabar. Portions: my 3 year old was still hungry after the salad assortment for TWO. we shared the chrime, the malawach and cauliflower. there was not enough fish in the chrime. Malawach was small and with too little tomamto salad. Lafa is extra ($2). Not Kosher. Beautiful place.

  • Zahav

    Posted by Charcoal on 06/05/2008

    No thank you.

    Mezzes- The salad sampler. I had four people in my party, and we paid more because of it, even though it was the same amount of food as a two party would receive. They were boring, as in not exciting. As in not worth the price. The lamb tar tar- Ground up lamb that looked extremely unappetizing Tasted like it had nothing mixed into it. Once again, boring and tasteless. The kineret skewer-My salmon had bones in every bite. That should be a crime. Everybody else at my table said everything was just OK. But I will not go into details over their dish, because I didn’t eat it. Not worth the money, in my opinion.

  • Zahav

    Posted by QV on 05/28/2008

    Tasty, pricey, some problems

    The food was delicious and the room is lovely, with low lighting and a view over Dock Street. The menu is confusing for example, it's unclear that you can order the salad sampler on its own. The $50-per-person fixed menu offers items you can't get otherwise. The waiter spent a lot of time braying at us about what we should order without really clarifying. The small plate portions are miniscule and overall it's very expensive. I wouldn't go again, but maybe they'll work out the kinks eventually.

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