Abe Fisher is inspired by the journey of the Jewish people from their ancestral homeland to the Diaspora. Making their way across Europe through the Middle Ages, to Germany and Poland, France and Spain and beyond, Jews developed a cuisine that balanced local customs and ingredients with biblical laws and traditions. Ultimately, they found their way to the New World, creating thriving Jewish capitals in places like New York and Miami. Chef Yehuda Sichel’s menu pays homage to centuries of tradition (Montreal Smoked Short Ribs), while embracing the idea that cultural exchange places cuisine in a continuous state of evolution (Hungarian Duck, Chinatown-style).


Born in Elkins Park, PA and raised in Baltimore, Chef Sichel is a graduate of the Jerusalem School of Kosher Culinary Arts. Upon his return to the States, he spent time in the kitchen of Grace Restaurant in L.A. before returning to Philly to work under legendary Chef George Perrier at Brasserie Perrier.

In 2010, Chef Sichel came to work for Chef Michael Solomonov at CookNSolo’s groundbreaking modern Israeli restaurant Zahav. He quickly rose to the rank of sous chef, becoming Solomonov’s kitchen confidant for the next several years.

In 2014, Chef Sichel began making his own culinary mark at the helm of Abe Fisher. Every evening he executes a menu that pulls together centuries-old flavors that range from Budapest to Montreal to Brooklyn, creating a meal and an atmosphere that both modernizes and elevates the long-familiar classics of Jewish soul food. Nowhere is this effort more rewarded than in his now signature dish – the Montreal Short Ribs – which Food Republic called “smoked meat nirvana”.

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Abe Fisher is located at 1623 Sansom Street, right next door to our sister restaurant, Dizengoff. Validated parking is available for $14 at the Central Parking garage, located across the street from the restaurant at 1616 Sansom Street.

For large parties, we offer the Abe Fisher experience in a casual dining setting next-door at Dizengoff.

DINNER: 5-10pm [Mon-Thurs] // 5-11pm [Fri & Sat] // 5-9pm [Sun]
HAPPY HOUR: 5-7pm; $7 plates / $7 wine & cocktails
ISRAELI SOUL earns a starred review from Publishers Weekly!

Following on their wildly successful Zahav, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook embrace the informal, varied, boisterous, and simple food of a nation in ISRAELI SOUL: Easy, Essential, Delicious (Rux Martin Books/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Timed for the anniversary of a country that will be just 70 years old, the book not only shows how the food has shaped the soul of Israel but also brings that deliciousness home to the American kitchen. Within these pages, readers will find meals in the hand like falafel; the juicy, grilled, and roasted spice-rubbed meats called shawarma; a wealth of chopped salads; a flotilla of kebabs; crispy chicken schnitzel; flatbreads and filled breads; pastries; ice creams; fruit-and herb-infused seltzers; and tehina shakes.

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Zahav showcases the melting-pot cooking of Israel, especially the influences of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. Solomonov's food includes little dishes called mezze, such as the restaurant's insanely popular fried cauliflower; a hummus so ethereal that it put Zahav on the culinary map; and a pink lentil soup with lamb meatballs that one critic called "Jerusalem in a bowl." It also includes a majestic dome of Persian wedding rice and a whole roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate and chickpeas that's a celebration in itself. All of Solomonov's dishes are brilliantly adapted to local and seasonal ingredients.

Click here to take a peek inside the book.

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CookNSolo is a Philadelphia restaurant group, founded by
Steven Cook and Mike Solomonov. The two began their
professional collaboration at West Philadelphia's
Marigold Kitchen.

In addition to Abe Fisher, Mike and Steve invite you to visit
their other restaurant locations.