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“OMG. best pastrami ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Katz's Deli

Katz's Deli
Ranked #247 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Giv'atayim, Israel
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“OMG. best pastrami ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

i don't think we have these kind of sandwiches in Israel so i must say- i will never forget this pastrami!! haha it was so tender and fatty ;)
I also tried the corn beef but i think the pastrami is tastier.
the price is a little above the one that i expected it to be, 15$ for a sandwich, but definitely worth it!

  • Visited August 2012
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Came here on the last day of my trip after seeing it man v food. Portions were huge but the quality was still there, a flashback in time and an all round nice experiance.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good as advertised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

We both love good reubens--after going to Katz's, all other reubens are now dead to me. Great atmosphere, the owner works the room talking to everybody, the kitchen crew hams it up for the customers (plus give out samples).

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“They know what is good, you know crap”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

The meat in the pastrami was tough corned beef sandwich was not good either, and after a bite I had to put down my sandwich. Not that it wasn't tasty, just tough. After having eaten at Carnage, where the meat falls apart and melts in your mouth, I was not expecting to eat something chewy that gave the impression of been raw. It would have been easily solved if the owner had explained why they make it that way, but instead he decided to insult by suggesting I have no idea about what pastrami meat should be like, of my incompetence on the subject since he has appeared on tv many times and won awards.
Well, I am happy for him. I wish him well, but this family will never go there again
With all the money they make there, they should do something about the atmosphere. Dirty windows, caotic atmosphere. You pay $50.00 for two in a school cafeteria type atmosphere.
TERRIBLE

  • Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“A factory”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Food is good, as always, but you feel like a you're being processed through a factory, also as always. It's all cash, so be prepared for that.

  • Visited November 2012
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