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Zahav



237 Saint James Place
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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(215) 625-8800

Cuisine: Middle Eastern Restaurants

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4.9 of 5.0 from 201 reviews


price range:$26 to $50

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  • Passport Eater on Aug 22, 2013

    After opening its doors in May 2008, Zahav has introduced countless diners to authentic and innovative Israeli flavors. The restaurants name means gold in Hebrew, referencing the cultural...

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  • Leah T.they have an onion free menu!!!!

    55555 by Leah T.


  • Burt H.Innovative and delicious Israeli food

    55555 by Burt H.


  • Jennifer T.Try the hummus sampler

    55555 by Jennifer T.


  • Asahi, pls.Every experience here is amazing. Food, wine, service and even price. They even offer some complimentary dishes. I got lamb tartar and that was so great addition to all the ordered dishes.

    55555 by Asahi, pls.


  • CeCe P.Great for a date night, good drinks, good food great for vegetarians.

    55555 by CeCe P.


  • Rachel L.Some of the creamiest hummus I've ever had. Don't sleep on the Crudo or lamb kibbe. And the Israeli salad martini was great too.

    55555 by Rachel L.


  • William RTruly amazing Israeli food. The Tayim tasting menu is a great value, and a great way to try a bunch of different foods on the menu. The Turkish hummus and Brisket Kofte were both out of this world.

    55555 by William R


  • Hind SBest Mediterranean food ever. The kenafa had an orange Sorbet on top it was amazing.

    55555 by Hind S


  • Robert T.Small plates to share, but it can get a bit pricey.

    55555 by Robert T.


  • Andrickson LIt is a different place that makes you love everything you taste. The app that recommends me this place is amazing and free. Here is the link guys. https://share.serviceempire.com

    55555 by Andrickson L


  • elizabeth C.Everything was amazing

    55555 by elizabeth C.


  • Martin R.Turkish Hummus w/ Laffa

    55555 by Martin R.


  • Stephan M.Spectacular. From the service to the bar to the food, we enjoyed every aspect of the experience.

    55555 by Stephan M.


  • Alejandra DLively! Great food

    55555 by Alejandra D


  • Lauren MacGrab happy hour at the bar & hope that Gabriel will be there to take care of you for cocktails (Z&T!) & recs. Don't miss the Branzino or fried cauliflower, but honestly, the fresh pita is the best!

    55555 by Lauren Mac


  • Emily SSplurge on the tasting menu, it's worth it (and as far as tasting menus go, not too pricey). Eat slowly and save room as you go. The service is exceptional, on par with the best. 10/10.

    55555 by Emily S


  • Maayan SheinfeldWOW. Amazing food, cocktails, staff. Reserve places in advance

    55555 by Maayan Sheinfeld


  • Saarim NOne of the best meal experiences I've had in my life. The food is amazing, and the service is even better. 10/10.

    55555 by Saarim N


  • Derek JThe lamb tasting menu is sublime.

    55555 by Derek J


  • Leanne J.Amazing food and service! The hummus, haloumi, and Salatim are perfect. So is the mint tea and turmeric lime soda.

    55555 by Leanne J.


  • EaterTo best appreciate Mike Solomonov’s passionate, exuberant distillation of his Israeli heritage, bring a group, and prepare to feast on mezze and smoked lamb.

    55555 by Eater


  • Derek JReservations are hard to come by, so don't be afraid to come by late - it's a popular spot all night.

    55555 by Derek J


  • Ryan RThe hummus and lamb was a fantastic dish, every dish was really good.

    55555 by Ryan R


  • Deniz SNot exaggerating so far one of the best lamb I ever had (manager told us that its been cooked for 2 days) which explains why its soo soft!! Get it: roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate & chickpeas

    33333 by Deniz S


  • Mike COne of the best restaurants in America

    55555 by Mike C


  • Staff PicksZahav was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience.

    33333 by Staff Picks


  • Sarah P.Tehina hummus with daily topping was great; branzino and chick were good grilled options. Favorite mezze was sweet potatoes!

    55555 by Sarah P.


  • CNTraveler“The hummus and house-made laffa alone are worth the dinner price, as are the amazing salatim vegetable salads.”- Peter Jon Lindberg

    55555 by CNTraveler


  • Grace L.Haven't tried the famous lamb shoulder, but everything is delicious here, so get the Tayim or Mesibah so you can sample as much as possible!

    55555 by Grace L.


  • Danielle O.Food atmosphere drinks staff

    55555 by Danielle O.


  • Michael K.Salatim (salad/tapas assortment) with hummus and fresh-baked pita. Perfection. World-class.

    55555 by Michael K.


  • Aviv SWithout a doubt, the best Israeli restaurant I've been to, in the US. Maybe even better than the ones in Israel.

    55555 by Aviv S


  • Amy JacobsIncredible tasting menu and wonderful staff/service. The menu is constantly changing based on local and seasonal ingredients.

    55555 by Amy Jacobs


  • Lane R.The Turkish hummus and fresh bread is to die for.

    55555 by Lane R.


  • Dina RughaniThe tasting menu with the slow cooked lamb shoulder was delicious

    55555 by Dina Rughani


  • David K.Hummus will never taste the same

    22222 by David K.


  • April TEverything was absolutely delicious! The hummus however was my personal favorite!!!

    55555 by April T


  • Rian v.Wow, loved this place. Authentic Israeli food. I've had hummus in Israel and this place comes really close. Highly recommended. Happy hour 5-7 is a good deal.

    55555 by Rian v.


  • Nathan W.The Taste of Zahav is the way to go. Don't miss the sirloin shishlik.

    55555 by Nathan W.


  • Bradford RileyMake a reservation to make sure you get a table.

    55555 by Bradford Riley


  • Jake S.The only thing you should ever order is the Mesibah (Hebrew for "party"), the chef's tasting menu. It's worth it, without a doubt.

    55555 by Jake S.


  • Hollie H.Get the chefs recommendation, you won't regret it. Best food in Philadelphia

    55555 by Hollie H.


  • Colin GYou can share the tasting menu at the bar ($45 for a lot of food!). Its great value way to try out most of the menu. Carrots and beets are my favorite small plates of salatim

    55555 by Colin G


  • Tim WHummus was fantastic

    55555 by Tim W


  • jana f.Best meal in town.

    55555 by jana f.


  • BailieThe food was great, service was terrible.

    33333 by Bailie


  • Jeremy R.We grabbed one of the last spots available that night. The food was delicious and I wish I didn't order that second pitcher of spiked lemonade.

    33333 by Jeremy R.


  • Rachel AThe garlic butter hummus is the best I've tasted in America, and the service is excellent. Only shame is that it's not kosher, just Israeli style cooking.

    55555 by Rachel A


  • Ryan M.Go with 4-5 people so you can order every single menu item.

    55555 by Ryan M.


  • jana f.Skip the lemonana cocktail but get everything else, including extra servings of the killer house made pita.

    55555 by jana f.


  • Mitchell CFood was amazing. We loved the grilled haloumi.

    55555 by Mitchell C


  • Michael C.The Marbled Rye cocktail is very boozy. Try the Lemonnana for a lighter cocktail that still has Jim Beam in it.

    55555 by Michael C.


  • EaterBring a group for the breathtaking smoked lamb shoulder braised in pomegranate juice. No place else in America serves such a sensuous, transporting, and finely wrought feast.

    55555 by Eater


  • Ryan CLamb Shoulder

    55555 by Ryan C


  • Lene P.Hummus is a must.

    55555 by Lene P.


  • Reserve AGet the fried cauliflower. Zahav brings modern Israeli flavors and culinary techniques to Philadelphia.

    55555 by Reserve A


  • Reserve ATry great dishes such as a fried okra small plate and a luscious grilled Halloumi cheese dish served with peach, pickled mango, corn and pecan.

    55555 by Reserve A


  • Paul S.Come hungry and get the tasting menu. Standouts for me were fried cauliflower, roasted lamb, hummus and laffa bread, and smoked sable

    55555 by Paul S.


  • donna tGet one of the tasting menus - the service was impeccable and food phenomenal!

    55555 by donna t


  • Farah VEasily one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Go for the "Tayim" - you'll be incredibly full (like, for a few days), but not disappointed.

    55555 by Farah V


  • Omer Z.Everything was truly phenomenal except the lamb shoulder—I'd stick with the mezze and skewers.

    55555 by Omer Z.


  • Brian AIt's all fantastic

    55555 by Brian A


  • Amol K.fantastic. Loved everything. Taboulleh was okay, but even then it was good.

    55555 by Amol K.


  • Camden AThe best food I've ever had! This place is AMAZING. Grilled haloumi, Turkish style hummus, grape leaves, and branzino for main dish. Everything about this place is fabulous

    55555 by Camden A


  • Camden AThis is the best restaurant in all of Philly. Definitely get the Turkish hummus, fried haloumi, grape leaves (spicy), and the branzino entree. It's incredible!!!

    55555 by Camden A


  • Akio MThey don't have falafel

    33333 by Akio M


  • Joanna SAmazing dinner!

    55555 by Joanna S


  • Aprile SServing sizes are huge so don't order too much, but you'll want to because everything is awesome.

    55555 by Aprile S


  • Dan TorresI'd be happy just eating the hummus but the whole menu is amazing.

    55555 by Dan Torres


  • Henry FungHummus -- best in the world !

    55555 by Henry Fung


  • Ariel RThe hummus is very very good.

    55555 by Ariel R


  • Brad CDelicious food.

    55555 by Brad C


  • Allison HThe lamb is to die for.

    55555 by Allison H


  • Patrick aThe best hummus and great food all around. Good for private events too

    55555 by Patrick a


  • Sam RA must have Philly dining experience...

    55555 by Sam R


  • Tom BLamb shoulder! Yum!

    55555 by Tom B


  • Alex H.Best restaurant in Philly. Probably the best meal of the year for me. Lemonana. Must try haloumi and cauliflower. Any of the al'haesh options. Worth staying for dessert too!

    55555 by Alex H.


  • Raj S.The small plates and salads can be a meal by themselves. Their specialty appears to be roasted lamb, but it's available only with the tasting menu, which is unfortunate.

    55555 by Raj S.


  • Conrad BarrettFood is on fleek

    55555 by Conrad Barrett


  • Emilie FuttermanGet lots of small plates to share. Service is slow so expect a 2h dinner.

    55555 by Emilie Futterman


  • Catherine ChoDelicate food with great waiters/waitresses. I'd recommend the tasting menu ($42) for first-timers.

    55555 by Catherine Cho


  • Joe C.Best menu in the city for the price.

    55555 by Joe C.


  • Sakib DadiGet a group of 9 for the lamb shoulder

    33333 by Sakib Dadi


  • Susan EInteresting menu, but small portions and over priced.

    33333 by Susan E


  • Olivia POrder the halloumi! Cheesegasm

    55555 by Olivia P


  • chinselmy favorite place in philly. warm hummus is divine. cauliflower is amazing. cocktails are scrumptious.

    55555 by chinsel


  • Elaine LeeGet the tasting menu to try lots. The hummus is amazing. Still need to go back for the lamb shoulder though.

    55555 by Elaine Lee


  • David RosenbloomMaybe the best restaurant in the city. The hummus, the laffa bread, the mezza, the lamb shoulder! Skip trying to get a reso and just get on the list for a bar seat.

    55555 by David Rosenbloom


  • Angie B.Hummus and restaurant week menu just great!

    55555 by Angie B.


  • John E.Best hummus in Philly, by far

    55555 by John E.


  • Leah HammerschlagSable, haloumi, cauliflower, potatoes, all of the kebabs. All of the everything. Except don't bother with the chicken freekah. I would travel on a plane for 3 hours to eat here.

    33333 by Leah Hammerschlag


  • EpicuriousThe restaurant's tayim menu allows solo diners (or large parties) to experience tastes from every section of the menu for just $42.

    55555 by Epicurious


  • Margo RThe tasting menu is the way to go for newbies.

    55555 by Margo R


  • Daniel WolfIf you want to splurge on a high end restaurant in Philadelphia, this is the one.

    55555 by Daniel Wolf


  • Gregory BZahav is Israeli cuisine at its finest. Go with a group to sample more dishes. It is difficult to go wrong with anything here. I always try to stop by when visiting Philadelphia.

    55555 by Gregory B


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Zahav as seen on Unique Eats

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Chefs FeedChef David Katz eats here on his nights off. He loves the Crispy haloumi.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • EaterFrom Bill Addison:"After scraping the hummus bowl clean with shards of laffa, move on to gratifiers like griddled cubes of halloumi over molten date chutney with wisps of pickled onion & urfa."

    55555 by Eater


  • Can K.Try $42.00 menu. You will get totally 16 courses and everything was really perfect taste. Waiters know how to serve and have knowledge about foods. One of the best restaurant in Philadelphia.

    55555 by Can K.


  • Brendan R.It's all about the hummus. My personal favorite is the tehina. Then have fun with the small plates. The fried cauliflower, crispy Haloumi and grilled duck hearts are particularly good.

    55555 by Brendan R.


  • YonatanThe best Israeli food in town. #1 hummus.

    55555 by Yonatan


  • Sarah S.You can't go wrong with anything on Chef/Owner Solomonov's menu, but don't miss the Whole Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Pomegranate and Chickpeas. And the Sweetbreads changed our lives.

    55555 by Sarah S.


  • Sarah S.Pro tip: The Tayim Tasting Menu is a bargain at $39 for five courses.

    55555 by Sarah S.


  • Don N.Eat at the bar. Tori is awesome!!!!!!!

    55555 by Don N.


  • Christine L.Get everything.

    55555 by Christine L.


  • GrantBwpgThe Tayim tasting menu was a great deal and provided for a ton of food! Turkish hummous was soooo tasty. Everything was great - you cannot go wrong. Wait staff are very attentive and knowledgeable.

    55555 by GrantBwpg


  • Alyssa G.Tasting menu is amazing but make sure you're hungry when you come. The food portions are big.

    55555 by Alyssa G.


  • Megan EIncredible. I recommend the salatim, cauliflower, kofte, and chicken. Amazing meal and incredible service. They even brought us complimentary champagne since we were celebrating our anniversary.

    55555 by Megan E


  • Sean B.Absolutely amazing!!!!

    55555 by Sean B.


  • Lana N.Lamb merguez, duck hearts, and konafi 😍😍😍

    55555 by Lana N.


  • Michael S.Chateau Kefraya! Best wine on the menu...from Lebanon. Try it

    55555 by Michael S.


  • Brad G.Chef Marc Vetri and Tony have dinner at Mike Solomonov’s modern Israeli restaurant, Zahav.

    55555 by Brad G.


  • Jennifer S.Everything we ordered was delicious and perfectly cooked. The Duck Heart dish was our favorite. The heart is slightly tangy and sweet. I ordered a gin cocktail off the menu that was super sweet.

    55555 by Jennifer S.


  • Angela P.By far, the best food I've had in such a long time. I'm a picky eater, and I ate EVERYTHING they put in front of me. Simply delicious. And you get so much food! Highly recommend!!

    55555 by Angela P.


  • KerenGet the Turkish hummus- large size!

    55555 by Keren


  • Fed N.Get in here for happy hour - half priced hummus and drink dealage at the bar, where one never needs a reservation.

    55555 by Fed N.


  • Matt S.Best food in Philadelphia, hands down. Do the hummus & salads sampler to start, and follow with the crisp-fried cauliflower and the branzino. Do *not* miss the haloumi.

    55555 by Matt S.


  • Alison B.Fantastic cocktail menu - loved the Marble Rye

    55555 by Alison B.


  • Mike C.Try the Carrot Basboosa - Cream cheese mousse, candied hazelnuts (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Mike C.Try the Tehina Semifreddo - Great combo (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Mike C.Try the Chicken Shishlik - With rice pilaf and Brussels sprouts (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Mike C.Try the Fried Potatoes - Kashkaval, cheese, white anchovies, long hots (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Mike C.Try the House Smoked Sable - Challah, fried egg, poppy (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Leslie W.Delicious hummus and halloumi. Good happy hour too ( half prices hummus!)

    55555 by Leslie W.


  • Sharon S.Looking to share food this is your place with a Turkish flare.....#williamsonteam

    55555 by Sharon S.


  • Dave E.Astoundingly good. Go for the tasting menu and don't look back. Moroccan chicken and chicken liver mousse are standouts, as is the limonanna cocktail. Made me long for Israel

    55555 by Dave E.


  • Matt M.So good. Great place to share. So good.

    55555 by Matt M.


  • Andre B.The watermelon salad was the treat of the night

    55555 by Andre B.


  • Hannah G.Try the Turkish hummus, smoked sable, fried cauliflower, haloumi, lamb tongue, kibbe naya ... or literally anything on the menu. Every item I've tried here (~10 visits) has been fantastic.

    55555 by Hannah G.


  • Molly S.Start with the fava bean hummus for a different and amazing flavor. Mezze Indulgence: the crispy haloumi. Vegetarians MUST order the smoked eggplant and lentils. Beverage of choice: the sig lemonada

    55555 by Molly S.


  • Jacob L.Call ahead for the lamb shoulder. Out of this world and way more food than you'll ever eat.

    55555 by Jacob L.


  • Matt S.The sweetbread was very good

    55555 by Matt S.


  • Jonathan K.Rugala with the coffee is delish.

    55555 by Jonathan K.


  • Jonathan K.DUCK KEBABS!!!

    55555 by Jonathan K.


  • Joe J.Salatim & hummus is a must, but if you only order one dessert it has to be the konafi.

    55555 by Joe J.


  • Mica C.One of my faves of all time!

    55555 by Mica C.


  • Joe C.The type of place you should bring your New York friends too- trendy, excellent food, extremely friendly service, and the best location.

    55555 by Joe C.


  • Aileen T.the konafi is hands down the best dessert i've ever had in my life

    55555 by Aileen T.


  • Aileen T.salatim and hummus! and the duck hearts were surprisingly delicious and not gamey at all

    55555 by Aileen T.


  • Michelle W.The chef's lamb special is exceptional - don't miss it.

    55555 by Michelle W.


  • NoahIf its your first time, or you are a die-hard vegetarian, don't settle for anything less than the lamb tasting menu.

    55555 by Noah


  • George A.Grease stain? #Fuhgettaboutit.

    11111 by George A.


  • Jeremy R.Go for the smaller tasting menu. At $40, it's a steal. You'll eat like a King (Or Queen)

    55555 by Jeremy R.


  • Renee CTry the Smoked Sable Fish

    55555 by Renee C


  • Tracey H.Everything, everything is amazing, ya know...if you like food...

    55555 by Tracey H.


  • Laura T.Awesome food. & ghetto 90s jams for background music. & the chef is hot. All around great place!!

    55555 by Laura T.


  • Lindsay S.This is one of the best restaurants in the city. Amazing as usual.

    55555 by Lindsay S.


  • Philadelphia MagazineThe servers—so unobtrusive they’re almost ninjas—are among the best in town.

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • Philadelphia MagazineThe bar at Zahav makes for one of the most enjoyable eating and drinking experiences in the city.

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • Jesse MyersAmazing food and atmosphere.

    55555 by Jesse Myers


  • Travel + LeisureAt this citadel of worn wood and limestone in Society Hill, Michael Solomonov’s Middle Eastern combinations include mellow, musky, eggplant salad served next to nutty hummus with blistered flatbread.

    55555 by Travel + Leisure


  • Deidre O.Try the Assorted Housemade Desserts (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Deidre O.


  • Clay W.My current favorite meal in Philly. Israeli food, great wine and a gorgeous space - if way too dark.

    55555 by Clay W.


  • Visit PhillyChef Michael Solomonov got some face-time when he competed against Philly chef, Jose Garces on Iron Chef in 2011. Since, he's starred in our own Philly 101 video: http://vstphl.ly/UcGij7

    55555 by Visit Philly


  • Foobooz PhiladelphiaAnthony Bourdain had dinner at Zahav on his second day in town while filming for his show The Layover.

    55555 by Foobooz Philadelphia


  • Foobooz PhiladelphiaDuring the week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. get $3 select beer, $5 cocktails, $3 off select wine and half-price hummus.

    55555 by Foobooz Philadelphia


  • Israel P.What can be said that hasn't been said about Zahav...seriously

    33333 by Israel P.


  • EaterZahav is not only Philly's best restaurant, it's our best value, as well. A unique concept executed perfectly with fantastic service. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • Dining Out for Life PHLMake your reservation now! Zahav is participating in Dining Out for Life 2012 by donating 33% of every meal sold on Thursday, April 26. Dine Out, Fight AIDS! To learn more about the cause:

    33333 by Dining Out for Life PHL


  • Saveur M.One of the most seductive restaurants I know, pulsating with the energy of contemporary Israel's vibrant dining culture, is tucked away in Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood.

    55555 by Saveur M.


  • Sloane B.Halumi cheese and the laffa and hummus are delicious!

    55555 by Sloane B.


  • John A.One of my favourite resturants in Old City

    55555 by John A.


  • HomeSpeakeasyYou always hear how great Zahav's food is, but what you might not hear is that the drinks are right up there with the hummus. Unexpected spices and flavors make for unique and delicious cocktails!

    55555 by HomeSpeakeasy


  • Michelle F.The kugel was to die for!

    55555 by Michelle F.


  • Julia D.Get the Salatim and Turkish hummus. Have a wonderful life.

    55555 by Julia D.


  • jessica k.Best humus of my life.

    55555 by jessica k.


  • Philadelphia MagazineMost people go here for the duck hearts and lamb’s tongue. We go for the bar; it’s one of the most underrated in town.

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • Jess L.Turkish hummus was amazing. Fried cauliflower too!

    55555 by Jess L.


  • Foobooz PhiladelphiaYou can never go wrong with the Lemonnana, one of the best drinks in Philadelphia.

    55555 by Foobooz Philadelphia


  • Philadelphia MagazineOne of the most underrated bars in town. Duck hearts and lamb's tongue are delicious, too. But don't hesitate to pop in just for a drink.

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • Sara S.The crispy haloumi was delicious, and so were the Royal Trumpet mushrooms with chickpea puree! The rugelach were served warm and were a great contrast to the sorbet. Everything was scrumptious

    55555 by Sara S.


  • Philadelphia MagazineZahav made Philadelphia Magazine's list of Philadelphia's 50 Best Restaurants!

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • Philadelphia MagazineEven your food snobby, city slicker friends from NYC will be floored by the creative Israeli cuisine Zahav has to offer. The drinks are incredible too! Have them try the bourbon-and-mint Lemonnana.

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • damon m.Damn. Everything on the menu is great!!

    55555 by damon m.


  • Ernest F.Everything is so good here. You can't go wrong. Don't miss any of the eggplants nor the hummus. This is the sole with bread stuffed egg.

    55555 by Ernest F.


  • Debie N.The $36 4 course dinner is an amazing deal!

    55555 by Debie N.


  • Dan T.Get the crispy haloumi or the fried cauliflower. SO GOOD!

    55555 by Dan T.


  • The FeastIt's a challenge to make Israeli cuisine a fan favorite, let alone a destination. That's exactly what Chef/Owner Mike Solomonov has done. Get the Kibbe Naya.

    55555 by The Feast


  • Gaurav N.Lafah and hummus is amazing !!!

    55555 by Gaurav N.


  • Marissa M.Go for the lemonnana! It's one of the best cocktails I've ever had!

    55555 by Marissa M.


  • Visit PhillyChef Michael Solomonov’s modern spin on traditional Mediterranean and Israeli cuisine has earned kudos from Bon Appétit, Esquire, Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines.

    55555 by Visit Philly


  • Marc C.Great food and service. Lots of choices and all served as small plates. The lamb is amazing.

    55555 by Marc C.


  • Evan H.Drink white Lebanese white wine, the best!

    55555 by Evan H.


  • Menaka S.Definitely try the Turkish hummus!

    55555 by Menaka S.


  • madeline s.Go with the hummus tahina- best hummus I've ever had. The butter and garlic hummus left much to be desired

    55555 by madeline s.


  • winston y.has a great restaurant week dinner menu

    55555 by winston y.


  • Philadelphia MagazineDrink choice: The Marble Rye. It sips better than it sounds.

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • BravoKevin Sbraga loves this place! -Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef

    55555 by Bravo


  • Josh C.The bastilla is fantastic!

    55555 by Josh C.


  • Charles B.literally everything here is good imho. when asked what type of Hummus you want, go Turkish, you won't be sorry...

    33333 by Charles B.


  • GourmetLiveChewy, fresh-baked laffa bread, crisp Haloumi piled over a smear of date jam, an exemplary raw kibbe, peppers stuffed with rice and walnuts & juicy housemade merguez sausage.

    55555 by GourmetLive


  • Meaghan GWow. Amazing food.

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  • Jay L.Don't get the carob cake dessert. Everything else ok.

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  • Bob C.Get the Fried cauliflower. Also the Syrah was amazing.

    55555 by Bob C.


  • Jamie GGo here and definitely order the lamb. Best thing I've eaten all year.

    55555 by Jamie G


  • Maggie GHummus. That's all there is to say.

    55555 by Maggie G


  • juan MGet the hummus! Flank steak, baklava, fish soup

    55555 by juan M


  • David K.try the hummus...it's to die for

    55555 by David K.


  • Kathleen H.Order laffa and hum... Or Anything!!!

    55555 by Kathleen H.


  • Melissa S.Get the konafi - literally amazing!!!

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  • Darrel H.Beets with tahini - very good.

    55555 by Darrel H.


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