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“Amazing Deli and Amazing Lunch!”
Review of Katz's Deli

Katz's Deli
Ranked #511 of 15,760 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Deli
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

It is not often that a restaurant lives up to the anticipation and hype. This was our first visit to a true New York delicatessen and it was everything we had imagined and more. Fortunately we visited during the bomb cyclone weather and it was not overly crowded. The line of meat cutters were entertaining and fun to watch. They will give you a sample of meat, and tipping is appreciated. The pastrami was beyond amazing as were the soups and side dishes. Sure $20+ is a lot to spend on a sandwich, and $7 sides, but the price was worth it for the whole experience and quality of food. As people say, be sure to hold onto your ticket, because that is where the price of each item you purchased is written. The door is guarded closely and you will not be allowed out without returning your tickets. Definitely worth a visit for a true New York dining experience.

1  Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were recommended by a friend to come here.. little did we know it was THIS GOOD! We wern’t that hungry but after walking hours around new york we ordered a pastrami sandwhich. Wow, speachless. Proper american diner which was a great experience. We also noticed ‘man Vs food’ was filmed here.. so it must be good!

1  Thank georgiafitz
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

It's expensive but what isn't in New York these days?

For me, it's worth every penny. Delicious food, chaotic atmosphere, a real NYC experience. Great for locals and tourists, this is an institution - anyone looking for proper service should leave their entitlement at the door. Get in the queue, pay the money and enjoy!

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1  Thank Alexander A
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 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 cuts of meat. Pastrami is what we went for and that is exactly what we got. Their sandwiches are pricey but could comfortably feed two people with an average appetite. Melt in your mouth, peppery goodness with just the right amount of mustard. You gotta try it.

Thank dhevanmoodley66
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 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
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