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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 #674 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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74% Recommend
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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The pastrami is to die for! Also, love the pickles and mustard. This deli is no frills, just great food. Don't lose your ticket!!!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Is it pretty? No. is service extraordinary? No. is it cheap? Not particularly. Is it what you wanted and imagined a New York deli to be and worth a visit and every penny? Hell yes :-) We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to katz mainly for the atmosphere but also for the food, I had a half sandwich and soup and... More

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liverpool england
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

we decided to try this for our first breakfast in nyc. you are given a ticket on arrival then spend your time backward n forward from counter to table as food is not served all at same time resulting in you not able to all eat at same time.counter staff are unhelpful .food portions are huge.after visiting the rest room... More

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Wow!!! is that line going into the restaurant long. It does move very fast though. When you walk in, you have a choice of sit down service or self service. If you want to sit down, you need to tell the host/hostess immediately to your left by the podium and he will give you a number. You just have to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing meat very tender and succulent . Very original authentic with no frills. Recommend it but don't forget your ticket they give you when you enter or you have to pay a penalty charge!

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The great thing about this place is the sandwiches are stacked high, the ingredients are fresh and juicy, and lastly the place is open until very late. I come here frequently because all of the above, but since I do I have been able to notice where they can improve. First sometimes when you make a custom order the staff... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The one deli that you want to take home. We had 3 sandwiches: Reuben, Pastrami, Clubsteak - as tourists it was a little confusing in terms of how/where to order, and sit, but with some help we worked it out. But, and I hasten to add, this was inconsequential as the food was simply perfection - this is the real... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Brisket sandwich is something I will never forget. It has to be one of the best things we have every eaten! The pickles and coleslaw all had this 'secret' taste to them I couldn't put my finger on but who cares? It was delicious. The beef was falling apart where it had been cooked forever and although we were... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Wow! What an experience. Queues of (many local) people waiting for food in a particular place is always a good indicator that what's at the other end of the queue is worth waiting for and this is confirmed by Katz. It's a fantastic place, loads of character and atmosphere. What I really liked is that you don't get the feeling... More

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20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

While in NYC, family recommended Katz's as a must do. My boyfriend and I being foodies, couldn't resist, and I have to say I'm so glad we made the decision to go. It's quite expensive - $17 for a pastrami sandwich but we'll worth it. The sandwich was loaded with freshly cooked pastrami meat and soft bread with a dollop... More

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