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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
08:00 - 02:45
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Sun 12:00 - 22:45
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 22:45
Thu 08:00 - 02:45
Fri 08:00 - 23:59
Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our sandwiches were great as was the ambiance however our waiter, who wore one glove, lacked enthusiasm and personality! We were seated for table service and twice had to ask the people seating patrons to get us a server. One time when they got his attention he was at the counter eating a sandwich, looked directly at me, turned his... More 

Thank Paul A
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped by here on our way to the Tenement Museum around the corner. I know it's overly touristy, but it was still a great visit. My wife and I were going to order separately until we saw the guy in front of us get his sandwich. They're huge! Unless you're very large or extremely hungry you'll want to split the... More 

Thank JoeinHouston
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at 11:30 AM for an early lunch and it was busy but not overcrowded. Please be ready to order and have your ticket ready for the man behind the counter to mark your ticket. There is a $50 lost ticket fee even if you didn't eat. The pastrami is the juiciest and most tender I've ever had. The... More 

Thank camsinita
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many people seen the movie When Harry Met Sally but never realised how good the food is. The breakfas menu - including the typical NY menu of Bagel with Eggs/Bacon/Cheese is great. Try the Bacon - its cured beef, and cooked like bacon - amazing Their famous pastrami, was new to me, as I never pastrami before. Apprently its... More 

Thank Alp S
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2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best, you cannot go to NY without going to Katz's. I had the Reuben and it was amazing, like butter just melts in your mouth. Love love love Katz Deli!

Thank Michael S
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They say Katz's is the best pastrami in NYC. They're not lying. If you want to taste the magnificience of the jewish smoked meat sandwich, Katz is the place to go. Worth the wait and the price tag (~20$ for a sandwich with 1 pound of meat). They're ENORMOUS, so you can share it (but it's so good, you won't... More 

Thank KloeSala
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told this was the best place in town to get an authentic pastrami on rye sandwich. In addition, it was made famous in the movie When Harry Met Sally (admittedly I have never seen it). They have a system to get you in and served quickly. Make sure you save the ticket you are given at the door... More 

Thank SalixC
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is amazing. The staff is incredible. The crowd is ridiculous. If you pick a super late time to eat lunch, then there shouldn't be a line to wait. I came by around 1 pm had to wait 15 minutes and another day I walked by at 3 pm and saw that there was no line at all. Seating... More 

Thank RoamOnRepeat
Columbus, Ohio
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, the pastrami Reuben was really good and it was a good size to split unless you have a very large appetite. The pastrami was fatty and flavorful, but not salty or have any nitrate taste. They give you a mix of pickles, which seemed one was homemade and one was not, mixed reviews there. The potato knish was also... More 

Thank C G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lived in the Lower East Side in the 1960's and decided to visit my old neighborhood and go back to KATZ DELI to get a Pastrami Sandwich and Hot Dog. Where should I start, I waited on line outside then also waited in side. When I got to the counter to order, I specifically said "Cut fat off and cut... 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:45
08:00 - 22:45
08:00 - 22:45
08:00 - 22:45
08:00 - 02:45
08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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