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Katz's Deli

Certificate of Excellence
Lower East Side
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205 E Houston Street, 205 E Houston Street, 10002-1098, New York City, New York, New York City, NY 10002-1098
(212) 254-2246
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 2:45 am
Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Expensive but get over it. It's worth it. Kinda crazy, an experience for sure, don't lose your ticket, and just go with it. You won't be disappointed. THIS is a deli!!!

Thank Sarah L
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I absolutely love their brisket!! We stopped in on the way back home on a trip from Boston. It was worth the detour. The lines are long but the food is plentiful and good!!

Thank TravelDivaNay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A year ago I could report that Katz's Deli was still a thriving business in a remaining island block of old fashioned stores. Katz's is still great but the neighborhood is decaying into a rich person's enclave. The block ambience has been destroyed, but Katz has kept its original store front and low roof. Hurrah, I guess. So outside it... More 

Thank Jeffrey L
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All I have to say about this place is that you need to come here and just order a Corned Beef and Pastrami sandwich and nothing else. And as you bite into to the most uber flavorful/most tender piece of meat you may ever put to your lips, you will begin to feel your body float upwards towards heaven. It's... More 

Thank Liz M
Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Katz deli was amazing!! A friend and I shared the corn beef sandwich and it was amazing. This was my first time to a real Deli and well worth it. The meat was piled so high on the sandwich that we had to take some off. The sauerkraut was delicious. Whenever we go back to New York , we will... More 

Thank sherryrausch
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Heard from friends this was the place to go for the best deli sandwich in NY. Huge sandwich with pastrami and corned beef. Great employees. Very traditional deli.

Thank 4945
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was staying in Ludlow St (the corner). I tried to go to go here a couple of times. The meals are huge and it is very very busy no matter what time of day. It might be an institution but if it's good food you are looking for I would try one of the delis just up the road.

Thank Levinia C
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has the most amazing Corned Beef and Pastrimi sandwiches ever. The pastrimi is juicy, tender, flavorful and the meat melts in your mouth! The pickles are amazingly tangy and sweet. Just go to any cutters line and queue. Table service would be slower so it is recommended to queue and get your own table. Taste is slightly different... More 

Thank LaiLaiYeong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic bagels and pastrami sandwiches. Bit confusing going to different counters to order different things. Staff on the counters are friendly. Full of history so a great place to visit for a bit of New York history. Don't miss it.

Thank Corbun47
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not especially fond of Deli food, but I went to Katz's while in New York, and of course, I had to have "what she's having". (When Harry Met Sally). I must admit my deli sandwich was delicious and I am now willing to try other deli's. The pickles were fabulous!

Thank Janine R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Kosher, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
8:00 am - 2:45 am
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E Houston Street, 205 E Houston Street, 10002-1098, New York City, New York, 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

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Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving immigrant past and its modern transformation into a beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side is one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the city. The blocks of tenements that represented the promise and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience now command top dollar for new residents. Right next to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment shops of Orchard Street, you’ll find hip clubs, fashionable bistros, and luxury hotels beckoning at all hours of the evening. If you love nightlife and live music, it’s hard to beat the scene here.
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