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Katz's Deli

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Lower East Side
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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 - 2:45 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
So much bigger than I expected!

Another place found in the Louis Vuitton City Guide, it was not what I expected at all. I'd pictured a small corner deli, but the place is huge! Another really interesting place in New York that I'm glad we made the effort to go and find. The Pastrami was delicious - we only got one sandwich to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Too a while to find and when we did find it, it was a little overwhelming,,, you are issued with a ticket upon entry and after 5 mins sat at a table we were told there's no waiter service. You are then faced with working out which counter to approach to order food and drinks. It was somewhat confusing. It... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is everything you've ever heard. Skip the menu and order the pastrami. It comes out piled so high you will have to take some with you to go, but worth trying to finish. Don't lose your ticket!

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Thank bigboss6672
Vienna, Austria
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No words to waste. Just visit the place. We had to cue up, as the restaurant is really famous and busy, but the service is quite fast, so despite the long cue we got our sandwiches pretty quickly, we could even sit down. The food is just amazing, delicious. I tried the pastrami and the corned beef sandwiches, and i... More 

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Thank Thomastattoos Z
Manchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another place found in the Louis Vuitton City Guide, it was not what I expected at all. I'd pictured a small corner deli, but the place is huge! Another really interesting place in New York that I'm glad we made the effort to go and find. The Pastrami was delicious - we only got one sandwich to share but the... More 

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Thank vgreen188
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In order to do it right, we ordered a little bit of everything. Pastrami sandwich, Kugel, Matzo ball soup, and a New York Egg cream. Plus the fabulous pickle assortment! Katz's is still doing it right since 1888. Melt in your mouth food!! Loved our server who has worked there for 40 years. A must see and eat for anyone... More 

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Thank Katherine M
Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is an organized chaos from the line to the dining experience. Tourists line up in droves and they definitely have a system in place to try to streamline the process. Portions are enormous and delicious. I recommend saving half for later if you can...

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Thank Jason T
Peterlee UK
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being a veggie I still had to visit with my family and friends and was pleased I did. The place is well worth a visit... the others had different sandwiches and they were all packed with whatever meat they got. I could not believe my son actually beat my partner in eating the full sarnie. You get a side of... More 

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Thank bevozz
Boise, Idaho
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Touristy deli with good smattering of locals to make it a really great place to eat for everyone. I do not suggest ordering the Pastrami sandwich unless you can eat a really big sandwich or have a friend to share it with. Quick, easy service, sun place to sit, talk and watch the people. Warning, you get a ticket when... More 

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Thank Mark I
malvern
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best pastrami I have ever had. I cannot wait to go back. Of all the incredible places to see and things to do in New York Katz's deli is a must do.

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Classic deli experience in best deli city in the world. Immortalized in the movie "When Harry Met Sally" this place has either self or waiter service sections. Much roomier in general than the CARNEGIE (presently closed anyway) the hot dogs and pastrami selections can not be beaten. What else do you need to know? The ticket stub pay system is... 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, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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