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Katz's Deli

Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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
Good but not on top

We returned to Katz's after 10 years but the beautiful atmosphere of living in the '80s isn't changed. Crowd increases again, there are 6 lines to order food. It is fast but very confusing. Attendances everywhere are necessary to serve, manage lines and people inside, clean (not very deeply) tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Totally loved it! Just make sure you're hungry before you go. Ticket system is fine. Just ask the guy at the door who gives you your ticket how it works

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

WOW !!! Outstanding pastrami sandwich cooked to perfection, juicy, Richter amounth of fat just perfect !!!! That as become a must stop everytime i'm in NYC. I Stills don't understand their thing with the ticket they give you comming in Thatcher you have to give Back on your Way out. This si the only restaurant that has a line-up on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We returned to Katz's after 10 years but the beautiful atmosphere of living in the '80s isn't changed. Crowd increases again, there are 6 lines to order food. It is fast but very confusing. Attendances everywhere are necessary to serve, manage lines and people inside, clean (not very deeply) tables but you feel almost inside a factory assembling line... We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Where do you stop for a quick bite and a beer when walking from Brooklyn to Times Square? Katz's of course! The atmosphere, character and organisation of this deli is something to see. When walking in you are given a green ticket to keep a tab of orders. When ordering the purchase is added to the ticket. When you exit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best Pastrami sandwich anywhere!! Famous for a memorable scene, from the film "When Harry Met Sally". It's always crowded with tourists (it's bustling, noisy & not terribly glamorous). But very, very, yummy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Do you want to travel back in time? This place hasn't physically changed in decades -- deliberately so. You will be magically transported back over half a century when you walk through the doors. You will feel like you are back in the good old days. Classic deli sandwiches, hot dogs, and all the customary sides are there in abundance.... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went to this deli as my son is a foodie. He wanted to try their three meat platter. It was a tad disconcerting to be greeted by security as we entered the deli. I realize it has been in business since the late 1800's but it sort of made me feel like a criminal. Was I going to steal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a place. Pastrami is the killer elite. Difficult to find a better place to enjoy wonderful sandwiches. Thus, ordering remains slightly confusing and complicated for episodic customers, but you'll always find somebody willing to help

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Took a cab around 9at night had a corn beef sandwich returned by 11 asleep by 1130. End to a perfect day

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We loved it. Out of the way a bit as we were staying by Central Park, but there is a subway nearby so live and learn. We had pastrami sandwiches that were large enough to split and good thing because they are $19.75 each. We did add Swiss cheese and tomato. The pastrami was so soft and amazing. The cole... 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, 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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