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Katz's Deli

205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098 (Manhattan)
(212) 254-2246
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Ranked #699 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went in June 2011 and again 2013. What a brilliant intro to deli restaurants. Thanks to diners, drive ins and dives. This was no dive, brisket and pastrami to die for. Massive sandwiches, second time round they did us half and half. This is the place where they did a bit for ' when Harry met Saly' say no more!... More

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Dusseldorf
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is indeed a classic. The pastrami is great, athmosphere is mythical so I understand they want to keep that however, there is a point where it becomes just worn off. So if you are ready to take this on the side, just go and enjoy the food.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After reading all the rave reviews i think i must have done to somewhere else called katz's deli. The pastrami sandwiches although huge were vile, greasy and tasteless, maybe its the size which people were after as I cant see the food being the main attraction. $50 for 2 crap sandwiches drinks and fries.. never again. we went to a... More

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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Again, in cases like these there is little or nothing worth adding, so please take this as yet another enthusiast looking to endorse Katz's incredible consistency over many, many years. An absolute MUST GO in capital letters if you happen to visit NYC. Perfect after a long day wandering in Soho's, Little Italy, The Village or any other surroundings. Pastrami... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Katz's deli is a wonderful old-fashioned deli. I have been there several times down the years. Amazingly, it has not changed very much. Their famous slogan "Send a salami to your boy in the army" is still prominent. Service is still done with paper tickets, nothing very high tech. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The best change I have... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you want the real deal, this is the place down to the neighborhood. I've been to many NY Deli's and this one still delivers the total experience of choice Jewish food and atmosphere. It could be 1939 or 1969 - its timeless- the place is true to its roots. The pastrami is amazing as are the prices but hey,... More

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USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed Katz pastrami, salami, and grilled pastrami reuben sandwiches with fries and a plateful of pickles. So much fun and the neighborhood is old NY. Still has the signs hanging around "send a salami to your boy in the army." Delicious!

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed Katz pastrami, salami, and grilled pastrami reuben sandwiches with fries and a plateful of pickles. So much fun and the neighborhood is old NY. Still has the signs hanging around "send a salami to your boy in the army." Delicious!

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York, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place is going downhill. I have patronized this place for 50 years. This weeks corn beef was tough and tasteless. The rye bread was weak. I will not visit again.

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I first learned of this place from watching a food program, and long before I planned my NYC trip I knew I would visit this place. I had the pastrami on rye, my wife had a turkey sandwich. Both were great, and compared to other deli's we visited during our stay, the portions weren't THAT outlandish. Make no mistake though,... More

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