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Katz's Deli

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Lower East Side
American, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good sandwich

Good Pastrami on Rye sandwich. I could not possibly finish a whole, its too big. Half sandwich made me totally full. Although good, I think this is over rated and getting too much attention. Went there around 3pm and still a lot of people. Expensive than other deli store.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
bensy
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Manila Philippines
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  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I went twice during my trip. Both were good but not great. The first time I ordered a Salami sandwich and the second one a Pastrami one. Not very good as the Carnegie's ones. Sadly the Carnegie Deli closed when I was there... Despite the food, they have a very good and quick service. You get a small piece of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Good Pastrami on Rye sandwich. I could not possibly finish a whole, its too big. Half sandwich made me totally full. Although good, I think this is over rated and getting too much attention. Went there around 3pm and still a lot of people. Expensive than other deli store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Read some negative reviews but am happy to report we had a great experience at Katz's. There was a bit of a line to get in but it moved fast and orderly thanks to the staff outside. Once inside, they took our name and we were seated in less than 10 minutes. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What a place, step back in time for a dinning experience you will remember for a long time, and where Harry met Sally scene, who could forget that as well as all he celeb pics on the wall, great looking menu as well, choosing the pastrami sandwich was the right choice as it fed my partner and my self with... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was busy when we visited but surely that's a good sign! Always had good food here. The service is quick so you aren't waiting for ages. I had to have my favourite, a chilli dog. So so good! And then I had the Philli Cheese Steak sandwich. My Partner had the hot Pastrami sandwich which he said was very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Totally overcrowded so queued for 30 minutes to order a pretty average Reuben sandwich with pastrami on rye for $20. Place was churning through so many people that it just felt dirty. Not cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

While always crowded, this New York institution is a wonderful experience, with much salami and pastrami. The pastrami here is by far the best I have ever tasted. We've been here many times for the past two years, but I wanted to write a review now to comment on something important. Katz's can be unclean and messy to such an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went on a Fri. evening around 7:30. No problem getting a for 4. Had 1/2 a pastrami on rye and bowl of split pea soup. Loved the sandwich! Even 1/2 was big. The soup was ok, lacked flavor. My hubby had the matzo ball soup and said nice things about it. You get a huge bowl of soup. Fun place!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Old place, very nice people take care of your orders. I ordered a steak fries and pastrami sandwich, it was really good (best pastrami sandwich ). Loved and i will come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you are hankering for some real NY deli style food, go to Katz's but get there early. We arrived at 11:30 and sat at a table. The ticket thing is odd, but it wasn't a problem (google it). I had the 1/2 pastrami sandwich with chopped liver and matzo ball soup. YUM. It's not cheap. I think our bill... More 

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Sandwiches, 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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