Top choice middle eastern in Old City & Society Hill

Zahav means 'gold' in Hebrew and that's what you'll find here in terms of gastronomy. The menu at this sophisticated modern Israeli restaurant sees chef Michael Solomonov, winner of a James Beard Foundation Award, drawing primarily from North African, Persian and Levantine kitchens for inspiration.

Pick your own meze and grills, or go for the tasting menu, but under no circumstances bypass their luscious hummus served with a chef's selection of toppings. Book well ahead or turn up early (as soon as they open is recommended) for a spot at the bar.