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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 - 12:00 am
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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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Lunch at Katz's Deli

Wen in NYC, we made a special trip to Katz's just to eat lunch and have a corn beef sandwich. Our waiter recommended that we also try the pastrami sandwich, so I ordered the Pastrami and my wife order the corn beef and we shared them. The sandwiches were both excellent and very large. We barely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Roland M
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Calgary, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We only had the Pea Soup but the atmosphere is free … It wasn't the best soup I've ever had but I had a need to get something warm inside me … Don't be intimidated by the door person … the service is fast and there's plenty of room … enjoy

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wen in NYC, we made a special trip to Katz's just to eat lunch and have a corn beef sandwich. Our waiter recommended that we also try the pastrami sandwich, so I ordered the Pastrami and my wife order the corn beef and we shared them. The sandwiches were both excellent and very large. We barely finished them. If you... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The food is good, but the atmosphere is very commercial. Don't lose your ticket you get when you come in because you need it when you leave to pay, otherwise it's automatically 50 bucks to exit so keep that in mind. I just ad a hot dog because I wanted a quick bite, but really, it's more nostalgia than anything... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We ordered corn beef and it was all fat I barely got to eat half the sandwich after eating and threw away the rest..also they have you take a ticket for 18 and older. They say if you lose your ticket you pay 50.00..however my husband ordered the pastrami and it was delish

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

For $20 I had the most delicious pastrami on rye sandwich ever. With mustard and pickles on the side, it was an excellent meal - in fact it could have been shared by two people. For sure it is a lot of money for a sandwich, but the quality of the pastrami as well as the serving size more than... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Living in California, we hear that a deli in California is paultry in comparison to one in NYC. Turns out, it's true. I will never be able to enjoy corned beef anywhere else. It will pale in comparison to Katz's. OMG delicious. Honest. And, yes, the rye bread was perfect. The crowd was authentic. The ambience was NYC through and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate lunch here and was very impressed. All the food my group had was wonderful. My sandwich was piled so high with corned beef I could hardly get my mouth around it. Place extremely clean and had fast service. I would highly recommend it!!

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you go to NYC and don't go to Katz's you have not been to NYC. Crazy place and ALL of the food is incredible. Would not miss going for anything! This trip we happen to get a very rude waitress. However, we received the food we ordered and chose to ignore her rudeness. Not worth ruining the food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Recently went back to Katz's with some old time New Yorkers. Looking forward to our return for the best warm turkey sandwich with the most delicious warm rye bread/lettuce and tomato. So good..sounds silly but it melted in my mouth :-) The atmosphere is as i remember from many, many years ago..... crowded, noisy but fun. Clean and orderly with... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Katz offers huge sandwiches and traditional Jewish fare. I'm a pastrami fan. Order it on rye with extra mustard and pickles on the side. Top it off with a Dr. Brown's diet black cherry soda and you have a winner! While I like Katz's I'm more partial to Carnnegie Deli. If you decide to try Carnegie Deli, call before you... 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 20
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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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