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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 - 10:45 pm
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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, 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
Excellent food

The food was great, but they don't help first timers know how to come in and order. My husband stood in line forever while people were walking around him to get to the counter to get food. The ambience is not so nice. It's loud and messy and crowded, but my husband really liked the pastrami.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Margaret P
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Louisville, Kentucky
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  • Local cuisine
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Recently had dinner at Katz's Deli. Hadn't been there in several years, but what a disappointment. The food was mediocre and the service slow.This used to be a wonderful place to enjoy corned beef and pastrami, but sorry to say, no more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The pastrami was excellent but the corned beef and chopped liver was so so. The waiter was nice....but the fact that the security guard, threatened us that we wouldnt leave if we didnt come back with the yellow card that he have us at the entrance left a bad taste in my mouth from the start..almost like school children....

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food was great, but they don't help first timers know how to come in and order. My husband stood in line forever while people were walking around him to get to the counter to get food. The ambience is not so nice. It's loud and messy and crowded, but my husband really liked the pastrami.

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the atmosphere and the food. Pickles were terrific and corn beef the best. Sally may have had a better time than us but we really enjoyed the whole experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Food was average and the cost was too much. You're paying for the name and the history. It's funny because before you leave they have people there to make sure you pay before you leave...there should be people there to make sure that a sandwich shouldn't cost close to $20. Smh

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went with the family, group of six, lunchtime. Door staff happily explained the ordering / paying system, we decided on waiter service and were seated immediately. Menu not extensive but plenty of interesting choices nevertheless. Pastrami was awesome, latkes a bit greasy but tasty. Our server was a delight, friendly, willing to take time. Portions were huge. Cashier / door... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Katz's as we wanted to check out a Man V Food restaurant and we weren't disappointed by the quality of the food (the pastrami on rye was so good) but it was painstakingly expensive. Two sandwiches, a plate of fries (which trust me you will NOT have room for so don't waste your money) and two cans of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Arrived Sunday afternoon for a sandwich.... Just a nut house. It's worth seeing something so ridiculously busy all over a sandwich. I found my corned beef tough and quite fatty - try the pastrami I guess. Take cash no cards! I don't know how they have trucks big enough to haul away the cash they must take in at $18/sandwich... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I thought the pastrami was good, not exceptional. I would rate this 3 1/2 stars if I could, Menu not as large as I am used to for a jewish deli. (Size wise, they are big menus when you hold them LOL!, but they don't offer typical fish dishes I am accustomed to)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Title says it all, it is average and insanely expensive. Just because famous people went there they think they can charge $20.00 for a sandwich.

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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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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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