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Katz's Deli

205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098 (Manhattan)
(212) 254-2246
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Ranked #664 of 11,405 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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HEWLETT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I agree with other reviewers in that it's a bit of a hassle to be seated and lacks an overall cohesion in terms of service, even a bit chaotic and somewhat of a carnival or circus atmosphere with the clowns up front by the door who are suppose to be greeters.Though once seated whether in or outside the waiter area,... More

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Yes there are "Jewish Deli's" in other cities, and thousands of places where you can get a good hot dog. But when it comes to pastrami, knishes, latkas, stuffed cabbage, hot dogs with potato salad, pickles, cole slaw, Doctor Brown's sodas and wiscracking waiters - there's no place to compare with Katz's on E Houston street in New York city.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Lives upto your expectations of serving one of the best pastrami and corn beef sandwiches you can ever have. The portions are huge so go on a empty stomach if you want to enjoy the sandwich. Service and the servers are great, but its quite confusing on where you have to order.

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Long Beach, MS
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The hype of this place is true. One of the best Ruben's I have ever eaten, but really wasn't worth $18.00

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Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I did a review of the Second Ave Deli a year or so ago. I still stand by that one. Food and service was really good at that deli. At Katz's, I ordered the Pastrami sandwich with a bowl of Matza Ball soup. The pastrami melted in my mouth. The matza ball was extremely large. One of the biggest ones... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Needed to try this NYC famous deli. Queue was out the door but it moved quickly. Once you're in, there's a bit of confusion which counter to join but everything works out. Ordered half pastrami sandwich which is great idea if you are on your own as portions are huge and not wanting food to go to waste. The guy... More

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

As good as the reviews state. No complaints whatsoever. A must if you're ever in Manhattan. Portion size is incredible.

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Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Everyone should eat at Katz on Houston Street. We go there on every trip....it's the perfect NY experience and the food is fantastic!

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Glad we went, but it's a bit of the beaten track. We were lucky, the queue wasn't very big - but I've heard rumours of people queuing for hours before they get to the till. I say queue - it's more a huddle - there's definitely no first come first served etiquette here. There's no real order at all, once... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We was told to go here by some friends. We walked miles in the sun & finally found it. Walking in taking a ticket the place is busy but you are eyed up by the bouncers on the door! Went to the counter and ordered our sandwich we both had a brisket sandwich & you get a gherkin on the... More

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