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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
+1 212-254-2246
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
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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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New York City, New York
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128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Going to Katz's is such an unpleasant, expensive experience.the pastrami sandwiches are good but that's about it. The fries are horrible. We are New Yorkers and there are other delis for better service and ambiance. If Sally hand't had her moment there it would not have the tourist buses lining up front.

Thank tropicalia
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It had been a few years since I had visited Katz's deli and I was elated to see that nothing had changed. Their sandwiches are outstanding. A must try in NYC. If you are with a friend I recommend sharing one pastrami with mustard on rye and one Reuben, made with pastrami on toasted rye. The corned beef is good... More 

Thank Spicy_Rutabaga
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I only gave it a 3 ... because I feel it's overrated ... the food is marginal ... the service ... well ... let's just say intimidating .... once was enough for me ..

Thank Toni R
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sandwiches pickles, and other stuff, in a place that runs for decades and keeps you happy once your in..

Thank Gil B
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really worth the hype, the food is fantastic! We got there at around 11:30am on a Sunday and decided to wait to be served instead of ordering and looking for a table. The wait was only about 20 minutes. The food came quickly after we placed our order...matzoball soup, latkes, brisket& pastrami sandwiches were all amazing! If... More 

Thank genie0411
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG! Great food, even better coffee. It was pretty expensive but it was worth it. If you go, you will really enjoy it.

Thank Kelly C
Newport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Katz's, my second time great food in a classic deli. We struck a really interesting conversation with some guys from Brooklyn, fun and friendly. I even bought the T shirt!

Thank thedoon2016
Riverton, New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On New York’s Lower East Side- Katz's Famous Deli on East Houston & Ludlow is conveniently located a block from the F subway & M15 bus near 1st Avenue and 1st Street. The deli hasn't changed much since 1940s adding to its charm and enticing aroma of meat & pickles pulled from curing barrels. Back in the day families bought... More 

Thank drtwigg2017
Long Island, New York
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food is good, but the security is so suffocating that it spoils the experience. Customers should be made to feel welcome, not like suspects. The ticketing system is confusing, and confusion results in interrogation from the never-smiling guards.

Thank dep829
Hamburg, Germany
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

love everything about this place..neon lights..old school interior..quality food..giant portions..unique staff..best spot to go after a night out !

Thank heidonsky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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, 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: +1 212-254-2246

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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