Katz's Deli

205 E Houston Street, New York City

4
New York's Oldest and Best Delicatessen!
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  • Phone Numbers: 2122542246, 12122542246, 8004468364
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
  • Restaurant features: Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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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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Reviews

  • Talyse Watson

    5
    - 27 August 2018 -

    Me and my husband visited NYC and was recommended by a friend to come here. I loved the atmosphere and all the sandwiches looked so amazing, it was hard to choose. Of course everyone knows they are known for their pastrami and corned beef so we got a pastrami sandwich and it was as good as everyone says it is. Super tender and salty meat. I couldn't get enough.

  • Ian Templeton

    3
    - 15 August 2018 -

    Katz's is a place that is famous for its piled high Corned beef sandwiches and I can see why, but it would not be my first choice. The atmosphere is very cool and has a nice old school deli type feel. Though the prices are very high for a sandwich, you get a lot of meat on it and it is very filling. I ordered the Reuben sandwich and though it was good, I was a bit disappointed. The meat was kind of dry and the thousand island was pretty bland tasting. There was just not much flavor to it. I come from Detroit, another city known for its corned beef sandwiches, and I am a bit biased when I say this, but I still think Detroit has better corned beef sandwiches. Though I would recommend this place to other people who are visiting New York, I don't think I would come back for the food, but more so because of the cool experience I had.

  • Baron Cao

    5
    - 13 August 2018 -

    Mind blown. Its known pastrami was absolutely as advertised. Juicy and tender while being full of flavors. Pickles and cucumbers on the side for bites. Portion was great (Pretty full for one guy and good for two ladies). The ticketing system at the gate was confusing at first, but once you saw how busy it was inside, you would appreciate the process. Cutter was smiling the entire time while preparing my portion. 5 stars no doubt.

  • C. Jean-Louis

    1
    - 02 August 2018 -

    Antiquated ticket system has to be one of the most exemplary examples of people hanging on to ridiculous and impractical systems simply for tradition’s sake. It’s crude and time consuming and heaven forbid you misplace your ticket, boy do they lose their marbles! They have no policy for what happens if someone drops a ticket which would be near impossible to find with all the sawdust and muck on the floors. In fact, they assume you have ill will. Most places will just give you another receipt / order ticket after looking at your food to ensure they ring you up properly. No, not this place. Here, they make you turn out your pockets, search through your bag, and they check security tapes. All for two damned pastrami rye sandwiches that were grossly overpriced and normal in taste. Seriously, don’t waste your money and patronize here, there is no point. Katz’s is solely reliant on name recognition and ethnic stereotyping not quality of food or service.

  • Jordan Day

    4
    - 22 July 2018 -

    Best. Pastrami. Sandwich. Ever. A mountain of meat, the sandwich alone is more than enough food. Save money and forget sides that aren't going to be eaten. Was a little taken aback by the price however, all up $55 before tax for two sandwiches and two soft drinks, however as a once off 'for the experience' that everyone recommended we do it was still worthwhile. The restaurant itself is nice and large so seating wasn't an issue, and was cool to sit there and look at all the pictures of famous people who have also dined there. As was the sign that made us realise it was the same restaurant from the scene in when Harry met Sally 👍

  • C. Jean-Louis

    1
    - 20 July 2018 -

    Antiquated ticket system has to be one of the most exemplary examples of people hanging on to ridiculous and impractical systems simply for tradition’s sake. It’s crude and time consuming and heaven forbid you misplace your ticket, boy do they lose their marbles! They have policy for what happens if someone drops a ticket which would be near impossible to find with all the sawdust and muck on the floors. In fact, they assume you have ill will. Most places will just give you another receipt / order ticket after looking at your food to ensure they ring you up properly. No, not this place. Here, they make you turn out your pockets, search through your bag, and they check security tapes. All for two damned pastrami rye sandwiches that were grossly overpriced and normal in taste. Seriously, don’t waste your money and patronize here, there is no point. Katz’s is solely reliant on name recognition and ethnic stereotyping not quality of food or service.

  • Rob Quintero

    5
    - 19 July 2018 -

    Oh...My...Goodness... you absolutely have to try this place. Actually, you should fly to New York just so you can try this place! Here in California we've got amazing pastrami sandwiches from a plethora of restaurants from Togo's to your local neighborhood Deli. Throw all those ones in the trash. They will never end their life of lives compare to the amazing pastrami they serve at Katz's Delicatessen. Ask them for a sample before you order, they will carve off a small Slice of Heaven. And once that delicious pastrami hits your tongue, your eyes will get big and your mouth will start to water. Trust me on this. You'll thank me later!

  • Carly Davis

    5
    - 18 July 2018 -

    This place has a great theme and it is one of the coolest places I have been. I have been trying to eat more healthy recently and it is places like this that prevent me from doing so. The food here is terrific. I loved the selection of meats that they had here. Also, this place had the most coolest decorations I have seen in a long time. It reminded me of a very advanced version of Subway. The walls were covered in decorations. The people here were also kind. The workers were nice and the whole atmosphere seemed like a place where everyone was having a really good time together. I will come back here when I get a chance next time I can.

  • Jason Steward

    1
    - 03 July 2018 -

    I don’t know if it’s me but the guy at counter one today, He always always serves me smaller portions than the rest of the people that are there. And I’ve watch this on more than one occasion. I don’t know if it’s the color of my skin, But he is Latino, But I see him serve mostly white people and I mean helluva lot better than me and I tip! The sandwich is good but next time I go back I won’t go to him.. Maybe I have to paint my skin white too! Just an observation!

  • Karys Taylor

    5
    - 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.

  • Emanuele Serenelli

    - 07 June 2018 -

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

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