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237 Saint James Pl. (Second St.) Send to Phone
215-625-8800 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Zahav is a shining example of modern Israeli cooking.
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Dining room at Zahav, Philadelphia, PA

Zahav Restaurant Review

: Zahav, which means gold in Hebrew, showcases chef Michael Solomonov’s love for the foods of his homeland. Whet your appetite with an inventive cocktail (try a Lemonnana, with bourbon, muddled mint and verbena) before scooping up the flavorful, chickpea-studded masbacha hummus (one of four hummus varieties) served with homemade flatbread. Sample hot and cold mezze --- don’t miss the grilled sheep’s milk cheese sweetened with bits of date and the fried cauliflower --- before moving on to the restaurant’s signature coal-fired kebabs, including a skewer of ground duck with almonds or spiced eggplant over Israeli couscous. Or place yourself in the talented hands of chef Solomonov, who offers a limited availability, ten-course tasting menu on Friday and Saturday nights.

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