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205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098 (Lower East Side)
(212) 254-2246
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Ranked #891 of 11,866 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Neighborhood:
Lower East Side
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Milan, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

You can can not say friends you've been in NY if you don't stop by, once a week at least. The place has nothing to offer, but whichever is your choice from the boardlist you will be satisfied. The pastrami is from another planet. Attendance can not be more diverse, from wall st. suits to metro workers, from aficionados to... More 

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Balsall Common, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I saw this deli on Man V Food and it had also been recommended to me by a few people. I visited with a friend and we shared a pastrami on rye, philly cheese steak and a knish. You must try a knish!!!! Just amazing Great atmosphere in the deli and as it was our first time locals helped out... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were walking down Houston Street and happened upon this landmark deli and thought that we would give it a try. We figured that if Harry and Sally ate there, it must be pretty good. What we found was that pretty much anybody that is famous has eaten here from Barbra Streisand to Bill Clinton. It was... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a disappointment from a supposed legend! Fries like cardboard, noodles like straw, it was a letdown all around. I'm not rushing back. Try Pastrami Queen uptown instead -- far superior.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We went for the pastrami on rye with a side of fries to share-it was plenty for two people! It would have been a bit expensive if we hadn't shared but you do get a lot of meat in one serving! The food was really delicious and the house ale was really nice too. The atmosphere is lovely, I would... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to go there for a long time now. We got seated at a table and our waiter was busy but nice. We ordered the chicken noodle soup as it was a very cold winter day and some pastrami and reuben sandwiches to share. The pastrami was the best by far. The atmosphere is really great, it's... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I loved the sign that indicates where Rob Reiner's mother sat when she said "I'll have what she's having." The food is good deli food. It is always crowded. Waiter service is available, but you have to tell someone at the front when you enter that you want it. Otherwise you order and pick up your food. It is plentiful,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What an experience and wow, what awesome food, a meat lovers heaven! The pastrami, especially is just amazing and the portions are huge and amazing value for money! We went for a platter to share and only managed to get through half of it. Be prepared to queue though during busy periods and a really quirky ticketing/ordering system. If you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Katz's Deli was a must visit for me and my gf when visiting NYC. We went all they way there from uptown to try the famous pastrami sandwich for lunch, and although it was $17 it was totally worth it, absolutely freaking delicious. Our waiter who was originally from Egypt was a cool friendly guy and made our visit there... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

So here's the thing about Katz's....they've been there since the flood, the Potato Latkes are solid (with sour cream or applesauce) and they're never going to change. And that's not a bad thing. If you want to have a culinary experience...you should probably keep it moving. If you want comfort food from one of the last remaining vestiges of the... More 

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Additional Information about Katz's Deli

Address: 205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
Phone Number: (212) 254-2246
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

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