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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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Today
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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
Most recent review
We Loved the Pastrami Sandwiches

We went to the Tenement Museum, and decided to walk over to Katz's Deli for a late lunch. I had never been to Katz's, even though I grew up in NY City. We have mainly had the NY Deli experience at Carnegie Deli in the Theater district. My wife and I both ordered the hot pastrami sandwiches, and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Rochester, New York, USA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Rochester, New York, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went to the Tenement Museum, and decided to walk over to Katz's Deli for a late lunch. I had never been to Katz's, even though I grew up in NY City. We have mainly had the NY Deli experience at Carnegie Deli in the Theater district. My wife and I both ordered the hot pastrami sandwiches, and we also... More 

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North Attleboro, MA USA
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Pastrami that is the best anywhere! There is no experience like Katz's-fun, energetic, great for people-watching, etc, but the food is amazing. From the matzoh ball soup to the potato latkes to the mouthwatering, dream about pastrami, Katz's is a stop that I make every time I am in NYC. Do not miss it-

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Ladner, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

In business since 1888, Katz Deli is a New York institution, made even more famous by the movie "When Harry met Sally." Interesting ambience and history with a massive collection of celebrity photos on the wall, good service, food ok.

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I was first in Katz's in early 60s with my father when the neighborhood was still the Lower East Side. I also remember coming here in 80s when the place was rarely ever half full and the area was dangerous. Now it's a hip place to be in a hip area. Except for Russ and Daughters down the block and... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Katz's Deli is an institution to sandwich loving New Yorkers. Look for a better Pastarmi on Rye and you won't find it. Katz's is the best. Cornbeef is excellent and I also enjoy their Hard Salami (Buy a Salami for your Boy in the Army) with Russian Dressing on Rye. French Fries and a cream soda and you are set.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

After eating at both Katz and Carnegie, I prefer the ambience of Katz, but the pastrami at Carnegie. The meat is cut thicker at Katz, and it is a much larger place.

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Yehud, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The pastrami & cheese steak sandwiches are extremely good. I'm on a three week stay in NYC that started a few days ago and I already went there twice. Not fancy, just good food!

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Edinburgh
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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Saw this place on tv and reviews through trip advisor. We walked in and we're given tickets with no explanation as to what they were for. When we asked the guy sorta growled at us...guy behind the counter just looked at us and never cracked a smile the whole time. I ordered corned beef on Rye and my other half... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I'm no stranger to the deli scene, having visited and enjoyed deli food throughout North America. Katz's Deli is one of New York's great landmark restaurants, and every visitor should come by at least once. You will enjoy the setting, the characters working there and the nostalgia. And, it's one of the few delis that still carve their meats by... More 

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Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

First time here and it didn't disappoint. Long lines but the have a system that you don't wait too much. A bit expensive but definitely worth it

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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