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Katz's Deli

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205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
(212) 254-2246
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8:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 10:45 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food!

Katz have the best Reuben sandwich I have ever eaten but be prepared to wait in long lines to get in. it can easily take a couple of hours to get in and finish your meal when they are really busy. Because I only had one hour to park on the street I had to take my food to go.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Emanuel C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Katz have the best Reuben sandwich I have ever eaten but be prepared to wait in long lines to get in. it can easily take a couple of hours to get in and finish your meal when they are really busy. Because I only had one hour to park on the street I had to take my food to go.... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This place has the worst service that I've ever experienced. We chose the waiter service and waited for the longest time to be seated. When a table was finally available, it took just as long to get noticed by the waiter.. The guy looked overwhelmed and it was clear that they were understaffed. I got a dirty fork and the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What can I say about Katz's. You walk in and you are handed a ticket with the stern instructions that you can not leave without it! Then you find one of 6 lines to order your sandwich trying to discern which person in which line is ordering a 10 sandwich takeout. After about 40 minutes you are in front of... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Suggested to me for trying pastrami. It does worth! I've been there a Saturday afternoon and it was full of people but waiting a bit and being in a noise and crowded place it is worth it when you eat that. You have to try!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Katz's has EVERYTHING you want from a classic Deli. A big open, crowded and bustling space, waiters in a classic uniform and staff who look the deli restaurant crew part, tons of people at any time of the day and of course a traditional deli menu. Last visit was matzah ball soup, pastrami sandwich, french fries and pickles. HEAVEN!!! The... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This place is a New York institution. The sandwich's here are just huge and the best you will ever find. They are so huge and delicious. You will walk out of there so satisfied. The portions are huge and it has a great nostalgic feeling. If you want a real taste of New York deli this is the place for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

While the experience of Katz is fun and a good way to spend an evening I feel like it is overhyped a fair bit. Compared with some of the smoked meat of Montreal ie: Schwartz's the taste and consistency of the katz meat and also flavouring leaves a lot to be desired. Even comparing to the similar delis around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

...but, that meant I got to eat one of the most amazing pastrami sandwiches of my life. Yes, the staff can be a bit abrupt, but this is New York and they are super-busy!

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Whilst in New York I was looking for somewhere to try a classic salt beef sandwich and this famous restaurant in Lower East Side came up as top search. I loved the ambience of this place. It was bustling, casual, matter of fact. Staff lugging huge plates of food around. A sensory feast. I went for the corned beef sandwich.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A busy deli but a must!! The menu is a bit confusing being from England we don't have a selection like this!! If I had to order again knowing this I'd get a soup and half a sandwich. Definitely get the pastrami!! You don't get pastrami like that anywhere else!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 254-2246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 10:45 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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