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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 - 2:45 am
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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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Fresno, California
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A long time staple in NYC, Katz Deli has exceptional food and should be mandatory for any NYC visit. The pastrami sandwich, macaroni salad and potato salad were all fabulous. There is a learning curve that 1st time customers should be aware of. Upon entry each customer will be issued a ticket which you must not lose. You then will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Besides the fantastic sandwiches, you can enjoy the real feeling of a New York Deli full of history and personality

Thank ferrosario66
Tacoma, Washington
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Somehow looked up from the driving snow and cold, saw the sign, remembered that Katz's is on most to-do lists for tourists, and happily and unexpectedly entered into a unique dining experience. Sure, the payment system is a bit unusual, but good travelers can watch and learn and fake like they're locals, right? The food's got honest servings without tourist-inflated... More 

Thank Serni253
Napa Valley, California
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

what can you say about these historic sandwiches. they are on the pricey side, but its honestly worth it.. id go back and next time share a sandwich as oppose to getting one on my own. very NYC experience

Thank CasperGraceGGH24
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a landmark in nyc. if you are searching for traditional sandwiches, Katz's deli is your place. sandwiches are handmade to order and packed with meat. pastrami is my favorite.

Thank 794ainsleyw
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, Katz Deli is a tourist attraction, but well worth it. I live in NYC and I make every effort to come here every few months for lunch. The food is outrageous. From the potato pancakes, matzoh ball soup, to the best and I mean best pastrami and corn-beef in the city. This is a must if you are in... More 

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118 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was recommended to us by a friend and so glad we went here. From the outside it looks nothing but when you enter, it's amazing, a busy places fully of good enjoyable food. If you like Salt beef, brisket of beef then your on to a winner. The sandwiches are so good. I would say one would be enough... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the pastrami Reuben and i now use it as the gold standard by which to measure all Reuben's... nay... all sandwiches. I didn't want to buy the hype but this place serves up a phenomenal Reuben.

Thank geoffbund
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yum... great pastrami...beautifully cut by expert cutters with personality plus!!! Service great, incredible food and old school NY atmosphere. Doesn't get any better than this!!

Thank Sarah P
St. Louis, MO
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The corned beef and pastrami are to die for. They are iconic for a reason. Don't bother with matzo ball soup. Your Nana's was much better. Stick with the corned beef or pastrami. We found a regular $20 sandwich (yes, that's what it will cost) fed two. We had the potato salad and cole slaw. Each of those orders fed... More 

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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
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 212-254-2246

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