Middle Eastern restaurant in Philadelphia

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Otto Dobre
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Middle Eastern restaurant in Philadelphia

#1 Post by Otto Dobre » January 29th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Zahav or Suraya? I have a reservation for Suraya, but we can always eat at the bar at Zahav. First trip for me to Philadelphia.

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#2 Post by Steve Gautier » January 29th, 2019, 5:50 pm

I’ve never been to Suraya but Zahav is great. The off menu tasting menu which includes the signature lamb dish is fantastic.
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#3 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » January 30th, 2019, 3:14 pm

Zahav. Hands down. Suraya is a cool and fun space, but pretty unremarkable food. I can't figure out why people get so excited about it. It's fine, but I'd rather go to the Armenian kebab place a couple blocks away in Northern Liberties. Zahav, on the other hand, is excellent always. We eat at the bar often.

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#4 Post by Tom DeBiase » January 31st, 2019, 11:58 am

My info is 6 years old (we moved) but Zahav was one of our top 3 restaurants in Philadelphia.

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#5 Post by Ted Erfer » January 31st, 2019, 2:40 pm

I agree with Sarah --- Zahav. One of the best restaurants in Philly.
Suraya - meh.

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Re: Middle Eastern restaurant in Philadelphia

#6 Post by T. Williams » February 2nd, 2019, 4:46 am

Zahav - hands down.

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Re: Middle Eastern restaurant in Philadelphia

#7 Post by Otto Dobre » February 2nd, 2019, 9:15 am

Thank you all. Obviously Zahav will be. Only at the bar.

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