Since opening its doors in 2008, Zahav has pioneered the exploration and celebration of Israeli cuisine in the United States.

Chef/Owner Michael Solomonov (a multiple James Beard Award-winner) helms an Israeli restaurant that marries the authentic flavors of Israel with the bounty of eastern Pennsylvania.

The name Zahav means "gold" in Hebrew, and is a reference to Jerusalem, which has been a cultural crossroads for thousands of years. The design of the restaurant echoes the hidden courtyards of Jerusalem, with golden limestone floors and walls, hand-carved tables, and soaring ceilings.

The soul of Zahav is the laffa bread, baked to order in our wood-fired Taboon; the creamy and nutty hummus that will transport you to Jerusalem; and the sizzling skewers of meat grilled over hardwood charcoal. Zahav offers a small plates menu that takes guests on a tour of the literally dozens of cultural influences that define Israeli cuisine - from Eastern Europe to North Africa and from Persia to the Eastern Mediterranean.

Guests can relax and enjoy the bounty of the Israeli table with a cold lemonnana, a cocktail from our award-winning list, or a bottle of boutique Israeli wine from one of the largest selections outside of Israel.

Opened: 2008
Cuisine: Modern Israeli
Chef: Michael Solomonov
Location: 237 St. James Pl., Philadelphia