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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 #756 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 2:30 am
Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Going to Katz's was just one of those things I had to do in NYC. Yes, it's busy, and yes, it's not the most upmarket place in the world (expect some rushed queues, plastic trays and tacky tables) but the decor is quirky and the atmosphere is buzzing if it is busy. And they do a damn good pastrami sandwich!... More

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Chico, California
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74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

OK, there is nothing fancy about this place and when you get out of the taxi you think, are you kidding me, this is it, well this is it, it's the best pastrami sandwich we have ever eaten. Honest to God I could not believe to taste. We went to Carnegie Deli the next day to compare and hands down... More

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Northern Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I suppose we went here for the same reason a lot of people do. When Harry met sally is still one of our favourite movies. As soon as you enter Katz's, you are greeted by burly security men and warned NOT to lose your ticket. There is NO romanticism in the this place. Don't get me wrong the food was... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Katz's is an experience everyone should have. Its not the cleanest, its not the most friendly..but what it is..is awesome corned beef, yummy pickles and delish matzo ball soup. Anytime we are on Houston we must stop!!

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LeRoy, NY
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Not sure I get the concept here as you have to get a ticket upon entering and then find out where to order food, then wait for it which was a bit confusing and the workers are not helpful for newbies! Then give ticket on the way out to pay. With all the local delis in NYC I will visit... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

They push you in to a mass of other people, there's no system of how to order, hot and crowded. The pastrami was fair and the cole slaw terrible. Sandwich, slaw and drink cost $30! So overpriced for food you don't even want to finish. Very disappointing experience, would never go back.

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Parma, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Prepare yourself...there's a lot of people in there, and all of them for one reason: Pastrami !! After the queue for the sandwich it will be not easy to find a table to eat it but it's not impossible if you have some patience. I've been after 14 :30 pm and i found my table istantly. The pastrami is delicious... More

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Izmir Turkey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Returned to one of our favorite delis since we moved away from NYC twenty years ago. Noisy and confused, no ambiance, very basic set-up is all offset by killer sandwiches and quite possibly the best pickles in the hemisphere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went today for lunch, had a great turkey sandwich but at $18 dollars I think they are a bit overpriced.

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New York City, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Expect lines and crowds and excellent sandwiches. Best Pastrami and Corned Beef in NYC. Touch of old New York worthy of all the hype.

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