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Katz's Deli

205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
+1 212-254-2246
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pastrami sandwich” (1,847 reviews)
“sandwiches” (1,927 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (337 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:45 PMAll hours
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
$$ - $$$
205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Please visit Katz Deli if visiting NYC. An iconic place it certainly is. We were fortunately not confronted with the long queues that everybody spoke about, maybe the freezing temp kept people away. Busy nevertheless. Friendly staff and carvers that let you sample the different...More

Thank dhevanmoodley66
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Remember to keep your ticket to leave. This deli must be what inspired Mitch Headberg’s joke about NYC Delis.

Thank Marshall P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While on vacation we decided to finally come to Katz’s. The sandwich was quite good, but a little overpriced for me, $22 for a sandwich with no side is a bit much. The staff could be a little more friendly. Being a first time customer...More

Thank biqui62
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got delivery on a frosty night. The matzo ball soup and hot pastrami sandwiches were just what we needed. I also got chopped liver that was out of this world. Thank you, Katz, for staying in business. I love deli food, and where I live...More

Thank Stefanie M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a temple for all pastrami and Philly cheese steak sandwich lovers. The queue was around 400 yards if not longer. But it moved fairly quickly and it was well worth it. They have carvers and a special payment and queueing system. Easy enough...More

Thank Keivan Z
Reviewed yesterday

Katz's is ICONIC to NYC, and as a tour guide, it was a must for me. I went with my family before the lunch rush on a weekend. We had an absolute blast! Two of us found a table, while the other two ordered food....More

Thank elizabethpie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The pastrami sandwiches here are the most amazing sandwiches I have ever tasted my entire life. The place is away from the city but you should not leave NYC without trying this. It’s worth the trip.

Thank D0ct0r_Bee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived there about 1130 am and the queue was was massive . The had 6 slicers making the sandwiches but no organisation with the 6 queues . People were pushing in to different queues etc ( a bit carnage ) When we arrived we...More

Thank MSHunterAFC
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Katz's for lunch and we were not disappointed as the food was outstanding. Not sure I would go back though as the area the deli is in is not great and the staff were at best ordinary - I was expecting helpful but...More

Thank DDrover
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All you can say DELISH. You always get a sample from the carvers which whets your appetite. Never had a sandwich we didn't like.

Thank Carol C
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 neighbourhoods 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
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Miriam L
14 December 2017|
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Response from rick9cat | Reviewed this property |
never gotten past the pastrami or reuben sandwiches, although a friend of mine ordered a grilled cheese sandwich, it appeared to be cheddar cheese from what I remember and it looked good
Roseann P
13 September 2017|
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Response from marsharosenson | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but they do not offer gluten-free bread. But you could bring your own bread, and they'll be happy to make you a sandwich using your bread
4 July 2017|
Response from Crossruff | Reviewed this property |
Not quite sure what your question is? please explain further? If you have indeed eaten here forever as you say you will be well aware that the food is not best quality compared even to the recently parted Carnegie Deli.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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, 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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