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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” (1,762 reviews)
“sandwiches” (1,837 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (320 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 today

Ok I though the food was average but the experience makes this place worth a visit. My husband wanted to go here whilst visiting New York. We arrived about 3pm on a Saturday afternoon and I could not believe how busy it was!! If you...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I remember going to this place as a kid once and not knowing what the hell was happening. There were cutters all over the place and it was confusing! I decided to go again as an adult and I must say that the pastrami sandwich...More

Thank Max U
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is amazing and definitely worth a visit. Their sandwiches are so amazing they definitely live up to their reputation. The best salt beef I’ve tasted. Very popular so be prepared to queue

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although we're originally from Long Island and have been to NYC many times, we only recently had lunch at Katz's Deli. We had pastrami on rye, pickles and coleslaw- along with beers. The sandwich was delicious and quite a generous portion. We were definitely impressed...More

Thank Terri F
Reviewed yesterday

The famous Katz Deli makes a great place to stop for lunch after visiting the Tenement Museum on the lower east side. The line was long even in the mid-afternoon. The line did move quickly and we had our sandwich in 15 minutes. There is...More

Thank phillipd100
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very large portions with a large price tag but the quality is excellent. Corned beef delicious Pastrami is outstanding. Well worth a visit when visiting New York.

Thank JimBmore57
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked in at lunchtime and was told 15/20min wait for a table, ok but there were about 30 people waiting in front of us. After a wait of ten mins no one had been seated, we walked, found the door staff unnecessarily aggressive

Thank Trophywife34
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place for the tourists - they get through the lines quickly and the sandwiches are really good - well done Think the prices are a bit of a laugh but that's the price you pay for dining at an icon You guys need to...More

Thank Olidamara
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Legendary NYC Deli, the best Pastrami on Rye I’ve ever had ! Exceptional atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic menu ! Don’t miss it when in NYC !

Thank sPrpa
Reviewed 2 days ago

You just have to taste this pastrami sandwich just once in your life. Amazing taste! Loved that the owners keep the place as it used to be. Ver y friendly personel!

Thank John M
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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Questions & Answers
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
3 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.
3 July 2017|
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Response from ChannahAbraham | Reviewed this property |
The food at Katz's is authentic Jewish deli, despite it being a large, crowded environment. One goes there for pastrami not ketchup police or ambiance.
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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