Katz's Delicatessen

205 E Houston Street, New York City

New York's Oldest and Best Delicatessen!
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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    12:00 - 22:45

  • Mon

    08:00 - 22:45

  • Tue

    08:00 - 22:45

  • Wed

    08:00 - 22:45

  • Thu

    08:00 - 02:45

  • Fri

    00:00 - 02:45, 08:00 - 23:59

  • Sat

    00:00 - 23:59

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  • Karys Taylor

    - 08 April 2018 -

    Amazing place. When you go in younger given a ticket and then you get served straight away. No queues apart from outside if it's busy!! When you're served you give your ticket over and they mark the price onto your ticket so you can keep getting more then you hand over your ticket to pay at the end. If you lose it then it costs $50 so be careful.!! A great selection of food and well worth the money for to the amount you get and the standard of the food.

  • Billy Carson

    - 04 April 2018 -

    It was okay at best. Huge line to get in and order, crowded like nothing I've ever seen, and kind of pricey for what you get. Ordered the corned beef sandwich, meat did practically melt in your mouth but really didn't have any flavor. If you're wanting to go to say you went, that's fine. However, if you're going for a good sandwich then there are better options in town - in my opinion.

  • Filip Jasinski

    - 19 March 2018 -

    The hype exceeded the reality. Yes, if you like meat it is a good joint. Yes, if you dig places where celebs come, you see photos of them peeling off the walls. And yes, if you like crowd it is the place to mosh around. But no, if you enjoy decent service you get the cranky exposure. After lining up to get a seat for 50 minutes that was too much. Still, the pickles were tasty (though not the second portion...).

  • Jamie Halas

    - 14 March 2018 -

    I was super excited to eat at Katz’s Delicatessen! My husband and I were sat within 5 minutes. The atmosphere was amazing and the sandwiches are HUGE! I could only eat half and asked for a box. The waitress wrapped my sandwich for me and when I opened it later that night they had replaced the bread and built a new sandwich. We stopped at a perfect time because the line was growing when we left. I will definitely eat there again my next time in the city!

  • Matthew Lippold

    - 03 March 2018 -

    This is the place for the original New York pastrami sandwich. It's delicious and worth the wait as it gets busy here sometimes. The place has a great authentic NY vibe and the service is fine. I would recommend going halves with your mate as the sandwiches are huge! Get some sides to mix it up. Definitely a must while in NYC!

  • Danielle Lauriout

    - 27 February 2018 -

    Came here at about 3 am on a Saturday night last month and it was everything I wanted it to be. You walk in, grab a ticket, head straight to the counter, and decide what sandwich to pick from. The guys let me try all the meats, all unique and delicious, but in the end I stuck with the pastrami. The sandwiches are simple and made to order, coming with pickles on the side. The only downside is the price, but that's something you have to decide is worth it before you get there. If I head back, I would definitely order a half sandwich next time as the portions are huge. Would definitely recommend checking this place out at an odd hour as we did because there was no wait, but at peak times, like Saturday afternoons, the line spans around the block. Last point to mention, do not lose the ticket you get when you walk in, you need it to get out! Go forth and enjoy good food!

  • Matt Elms

    - 03 February 2018 -

    Well. If you've never heard of Katz's Deli then I'd suggest you drop what you're doing and head there IMMEDIATELY. Steeped in history and covered in pictures of all the famous faces that have graced its presence, its a must-visit eatery serving some of the best deli meats that there are to offer. I went for their famous pastrami sandwich and it did not disappoint. Is it a little expensive for a sandwich? Yes. Is it the biggest sandwich I've ever had? Yes. Is it possibly the best sandwich I've ever had? Yes! My word. If you find anywhere that does a better pastrami sandwich then you deserve your rewards because I think such a place only exists in films. Incidentally, Katz's does feature in the film, 'When Harry Met Sally'. And yes, you can order what she had. You simply have to visit and taste for yourself. I promise you won't be disappointed.

  • 5
    - 07 October 2016 -

    Fantastic place with really great food. The corned beef sandwich is amazing. Make sure to avoid going during lunch time because the place gets incredibly packed. Prices are high, but for the quality and quantity you are receiving they are worth it.

  • 5
    - 01 October 2016 -

    PASTRAMI!!! Went at 830am on a weekend morning when there's no line or wait for seats! They let you try some of the meat which is awesome. I had half pastrami and half corned beef. The corned beef is excellent but I prefer Schwartz's in Canada. However the pastrami was godly and amazing. I love the sour pickles! Would highly recommend having as much pastrami as you can, will be back. Try to time it so that you're there on off hours and it's great.

  • 5
    - 23 August 2016 -

    This deli is just awesome! BEST sandwiches ever, vegetarian choices & many celebrities frequent this famous deli! I met Dr. READE from criminal minds here! Was glad to take a pic with me! Awesome!

  • Emanuele Serenelli

    - 07 June 2018 -

    Best pastrami sandwich I've ever had in my life!!!!

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