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Katz's Deli

205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
+1 212-254-2246
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pastrami sandwich” (1,968 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2,105 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (360 reviews)
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American, Deli, Kosher
$$ - $$$
205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
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Reviewed yesterday

It's been around forever and draws lots of tourists -- and flies and other undesirable creatures. Not clean -- don't visit the restroom there and expect to be able to down your meal. Take a look, leave, and head uptown to 2nd Avenue Deli (now...More

Thank george m
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I found out about this place from my cousin, and was a bit sceptic at first, but I was wrong... there are no words to describe the pastrami sandwich... served with best pickles I’ve ever eaten on the side, you don’t need anything else. Very...More

Thank Anat P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Iconic spot. We knew it’d be manic but we just had to! It’s all a bit rough and ready but just what you’d expect and the food super tasty.

Thank 418amylw
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Katz’s Deli is the last best old school super delis since the untimely demise of Carnegie Deli in midtown last year. Katz’s is huge and busy all the time. When we were there the line moved quickly enough, and once in, there are more lines...More

Thank 99limaromeo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Katz’s on a recommendation and also we are fans of ‘When Harry met Sally’ which was filmed in there . We decided to sit in and enjoy the experience because we had been 2 years before and had take out . The pastrami...More

Thank CecVW
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is on your food must haves before you die! They have been in the same location for like 150 years. The neighborhood is finally back to safe and nice but it took forever. They have a weird ticket system for food but the...More

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is great but don't go to the waitress area. You get a bigger sandwich if you go up to the counter and don't forget to give a tip. Root Beer goes with the sandwich. Pick up a hot dog while you are waiting....More

Thank Carlos E G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my fiancé searched out this place as soon as we knew we were heading to New York after having seen it on man vs food. We were certainly not disappointed ever, we only ordered the 1 sandwich to share (as there is so...More

Thank AussieX_21
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Established in 1888 Katz’s Deli is a quintessential New York City experience. Whether it’s lunch, dinner or an afternoon late snack, you must experience the assortment of their legendary pastrami, corned beef and other Jewish specialties. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy their...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to spend your all day budget at one restaurant this is the place to go. Harry and Sally may have had a great time at Katz's Deli but I would prefer to find a better deal some place else and skip the...More

Thank avantihairdesign
Lower East Side
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
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Leigh W
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April 25, 2018|
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Response from Mickey H | Reviewed this property |
You can ask for cheese on your pastrami sandwich, but be prepared to have them give you, the look! A pastrami sandwich, in New York, typically does NOT have cheese. Also, I’ve been there several times and the only mustard... More
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Marshall P | Reviewed this property |
Its just a busy place. I would recommend, dividing who orders and who finds a seat. If you go all the way to the back and turn right there is a bit of extra seating out of site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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, New York City, NY 10002-1098
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-2246
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