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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
08:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
€€ - €€€
205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Where Sally from the movie had her famous ‘orgasm’. She certainly wasn’t in ecstasy because of the food. It’s a regular canteen size ‘deli’; big servings, big cafe. I had half my cream cheese n smoked salmon bagel, and gave the other half to a...More

Thank KirsteenRoss
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Matzo soup followed by half a hot lean pastrami on rye is a fully filling lunch for anyone. However, if you really want to indulge, save a bit of room for BEST NY CHEESECAKE.

Thank Jerrysellsre
Reviewed yesterday

Nice restaurant / snack with difficult entrance. Always many people to eat the fantastic mega sandwiches typical of the house.

Thank Artur C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had friends in from out of town, it is a classic and like most a bit shtickty. It is what it promises.

Thank Ramin R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first restaurant stop on my NYC trip with girlfriends. The food was excellent and plentiful. The Reuben and potato salad were excellent choices. At first glance, I thought prices were really high but for the amount of food, I now understand. The...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed yesterday

Great Pastrami, and Philly cheese. Informal deli, you order with a ticket given at the entrance, then you pay with that ticket. They will only take cash at the exit, if you want to pay with CC you must ask for it inside. Recomended!

Thank oskrvit
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for breakfast. The food was good it was just that it took some time to get any attention (or a cup of coffee)

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to try pastrami sandwiches, this is the place. Big line to seat and big line to order in selfservice. The price is a little elevated, but you deserved try this sandwiches one time in your life, at least. Great experience

Thank Cristóbal D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Katz's is an experience that takes me back to my roots. With Carnegie deli closing, its the last of its kind. First, the food is exceptional, deeply imbued with old-world flavors, lots of calories, no frills and no excuses. The ambience is delightfully " favorite...More

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm a bit of a foodie so this place was on my to do list, especially after seeing Mark Weins do you a You Tube video there (I love watching him eat, he looks so happy!) It is very overwhelming when you walk in, luckily...More

Thank Lynzle
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:45
08:00 - 22:45
08:00 - 22:45
08:00 - 22:45
08:00 - 02:45
08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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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