We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Katz's Deli

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Lower East Side
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
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
Website
Today
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open now
All hours
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

10,005 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 7,413: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If I could marry a sandwich, I would marry Katz's famous pastrami on rye. Great deli, great atmosphere, great food.

Helpful?
Thank hyperballad0
Level Contributor
32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is famous without this review but I love coming here and have a great Reuben or Pastrami sandwich. This is an iconic place that deserves all the praise.

Helpful?
Thank Gil P
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food beyond compare. The servings are HUGE! One sandwich per couple, please! Interaction with your 'cutter' is all part of the experience. Lucky New Yorkers, who are always within reach of a visit to this deli & it's mouth-wateringly, wholesome food! Absolutely delicious.

Helpful?
Thank 4della
Cortland, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved this deli and would give it a higher rating except that it was a bit difficult to maneuver for a first timer. Native New Yorkers would have no issue and I hope this review will help a beginner. You have to let the person at the door know whether you would like to be seated and waited on... More 

Helpful?
Thank T_McGintert
Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

wow... what an amazing place. The place it self is not posh, by no means, it caters for the locals and anyone who likes their food. The food is amazing, the brisket is out of this world, soft and tender with loads of taste. It is well worth the walk.

Helpful?
Thank Jules H
Los Angeles, CA
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been a fan of pastrami ever since my tastebuds jumped from joy when introduced to Katz's deli pastrami. I have craved it ever since and every singe time I'm in NYC, I make a point to go and have it... I've never sat at the "When Harry Met Sally" table but I know EXACTLY what she was picturing... More 

Helpful?
Thank Yeni A
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After seeing When Harry Met Sally, how can you not be interested in a Pastrami Sandwich? The line to get in was around the corner but moved quickly. Go for the Waiter rather than Counter. The Matzo Ball Soup was fantastic and a great starter. The sandwich was huge so we had half each. The pickles were great too.

Helpful?
Thank MotherDaughterx
Flint
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a do not miss NYC experience. The sandwiches are huge and delish! Pastrami is the best with corned beef a close second.

Helpful?
Thank themac3s
Level Contributor
668 reviews
506 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you ain't Jewish you will like it there. Big sandwiches of meat and cheese and bread and they gots cheesecake.

Helpful?
Thank Scrappleking
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
199 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second visit and still the best pastrami and turkey sandwiches in town. The door staff could be a LOT friendlier and more helpful in such a busy and well known place but the food is still worth the effort.

Helpful?
Thank jon m

Travelers who viewed Katz's Deli also viewed

 

Been to Katz's Deli? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:45 am
Friday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Katz's Deli and other visitors
23 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (23)

Questions? Get answers from Katz's Deli staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lower East Side

Neighborhood Profile
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 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.
Explore this neighborhood