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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” (1,963 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2,120 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (358 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:45 PM Hours
American, Deli, Kosher
$$ - $$$
205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
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Reviewed today

We visited one lunch time, it was very crowded, the queues for each cutter were 4 or 5 deep, the sandwiches seemed very expensive at approx. $20+ but they were big enough to share. We had the pastrami sandwich which came with pickles and cucumber,...More

Thank holidaymad49
Reviewed yesterday

Overcrowded and gimmicky perhaps, but iconic and delicious, for sure. Embrace the culture of NYC and go with the flow. A Reuben will sort you out.

Thank DavidDundonald
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Katz was recommended to us before we headed to New York so we decided to give it a try and we weren’t disappointed. Between us we shared a plate of fries and a pastrami and cheese sandwich and it was one of the best sandwiches...More

Thank 89jones
Reviewed yesterday

It gives you a good feel for a niche of NYC culture. Sandwiches are good but I would pay the extra money to go with the lean cut. Also if you are staying in the Times Square area, it's a 10 minute subway ride and...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed yesterday

Touristy for sure. Overcrowded. Weird ordering system. Nostalgic atmosphere was the best part. The corn beef was flavorless and tough!!!! Pastrami is the way to go but far better elsewhere in the city.

Thank PeedinS
Reviewed 2 days ago

waiting on the insanely long lines at Katz’s Deli is always worth the wait...so long as you are definitely not in a rush! Although it’s more like a herding line at an overwhelmingly large concession stand..,don’t let it daunt you! Once you get your plastic...More

Thank 961sarahc
Reviewed 2 days ago

So, you either love this place or you hate it. Personally, I loved it. The food's great the service is really nice with all the people being very friendly. Tried them twice once with a local and the next night I was on my own....More

Thank Amir M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recommend this place 100 out of 100! Best pastrami I’ve ever had. Best pastrami sandwich I’ve ever had. They give you a sample in line and it makes your mouth water. I got a hot dog while I was waiting. I’m thinking about ordering...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great pastrami! Cutters are very friendly, one particular cutter even arranged my soft salami into a flower! Hahaha! The chicken noodle soup is very good too. The soup is substantial and can be eaten as a meal on its own. Not fans of the roast...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hanged out at this place after a music venue around downtown Houston ave. This is a place truly wellknown because of their pastrami sandwich therefore we went for it. Huge place with lot of tables. All the food is very tasty and the service...More

Thank Martin B
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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Average of 2.7 miles and a 55km walk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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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