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Katz's Delicatessen
Jewish Restaurant$$
Today 8:00 am – 10:45 pm
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205 E Houston St New York, NY 10002
205 East Houston StreetUSNew YorkNew York10002
$$Jewish Restaurant, Deli
Jewish Restaurant
Sandwich Shop
Takeout Restaurant
Today 8:00 am – 10:45 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 10:45 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 10:45 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 10:45 pmThursday 8:00 am – 2:45 amFriday 8:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday Open 24 hoursSunday 12:00 am – 10:45 pm
Katz's Delicatessen is a kosher-style delicatessen restaurant founded in 1888. Katz's Deli is a New York landmark famous for its pastrami sandwiches and hot dogs.
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No-frills, cash-only deli with theatrically cranky service serving mile-high sandwiches since 1888.- Google
"The best (and largest) corned beef and pastrami sandwiches around."
"Pastrami and corned beef sandwiches don't get any better than this."
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Al P
in the last week
Are you ready to get ripped off ????? Because (23$) for a pastrami on rye is highway robbery. This place resembles a jail house cafeteria, there are at least four bouncers in black clothes protecting the door and register. No one explains how the order process works and everything is super expensive. On the bright side, the pastrami sandwich was pretty good (gotta give respect where respect is due). It was juicy and fatty, cut to about a half of an inch thick.
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Tom Mathews
a month ago
KATZ is definitely a must go place to eat in NYC... This place has never let me down. I took my friend here and he was totally taken aback as this his first time... We both being foodies were having the time of our lives here... Both of us took pastrami sandwiches and fries... Having plain meat with two thin slices of bread couldn't have been ever made better... The pastrami was amazingly juicy and had amazing flavor in each bite... The pickles offered with the sandwiches were a perfect compliment for the superb sandwich... The fries were really good as well... I feel the people behind the counters thwew are really friendly and they give you an option of tasting the meat when you are ordering the sandwich so that you know what you are getting exactly... It was Sunday night and luckily there wasn't any long queue for the same... Though the place was crowded... The place has a really we'll maintained and up to the mark ambience perfect for the food you would be served... They accept cards. Just make sure to keep the slip ypu get as you enter with you... You would be required to show the same as leaving to show you paid for the service...
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Danny Goldstein
2 months ago
I can't believe some of the nonsense I read here. A tourist trap? Confusing menu choices? Katz's is a New York institution that has hands down, beyond question, THE best pastrami and/or corned beef sandwiches on the planet. And it is a staple for real New Yorkers who eat real food every day. Yes there are tourists who go in there because of how famous it is and how great the food is but as I said, plenty of us locals go there to eat whenever we find the time to. $20 for a sandwich? Worth every freaking penny. Confusing menu? The menu is posted on large signs right behind the guys who make your sandwiches. Not sure why choosing corned beef on a roll (with mustard) is so confusing. You want cheese on that? Ask for cheese. If you are one of those people who wants mayo on your sandwich, just ask for mayo but please don't sit near me because it's a crime to put mayo on pastrami or corned beef. Mustard. Period. Reading the sign is not much different than reading a menu except that the signs are bigger. And if you really need a menu and a waiter do exactly what the guys who give you the tickets at the front door tell you to do...go wait to be seated at an actual table with an actual person there to serve you. Katz's has been around for a hundred years for a reason...they ARE the best and if you go there you will be treated exactly the same way that everyone else has been treated there for a hundred years. It a time tested and proven place. The guys behind the counter are rude? I've been there 200 times in my life - that's 500 pounds of food and I've never once been treated with anything less that kindness. Never once. In fact I have to tell them to hold the 5 pickles they give away with the sandwiches because I generally am stuffed and don't eat them. And don't even get me started on the fries. You think you've had good fries before? Go to Katz's. To sum up, anyone giving this place less than 4 stars is not being honest. And in my book it's a 5 every single time.
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Tara Mansfield
2 months ago
I originally chose to go here after seeing it on Man vs Food and it did not disappoint. We walked in and chose to have table service (mistake!) and we ended having a Reuben with corned beef and pastrami and a cheese steak sandwich. Both were excellent and we got a side of steak fries to go with it which were also delicious. I wouldn't recommend waiter service, our waiter was pretty uninterested and kind of rude a lot of the time. Go do the counter thing instead! Word of warning: I saw a sign saying that if you don't give back all your tickets a $50 fine is imposed so keep them safe! All in all it was a really great experience and the food was delicious.
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Riley Ragan
3 weeks ago
O.K pastrami sandwich, lots of meat but also lots of fat. Bad value, cost 20$. Stood in line for 20 minutes. Very crowded. Would not return. 2/5
Nelson Rolon
2 months ago
Katz deli has been a stable in my diet since 1974. When as a Federal employee, I would travel from the customs house to eat a pastrami sandwich, or hot dogs with french fries. As I was transferred to various office on the Tri states area I would dine at Katz. When I was transferred out of the continental U.S. I had friends that would buy me sandwiches and knishes and send them to me. I retired in 1999 and recently went to New York and dined at Katz. The atmosphere, service and food have not changed since 1974 . I plan to go back to NY during April 2015. Looking forward to eating my favorites at Katz
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Pinky Chan
3 months ago
The corned beef melts in your mouth here. When you go in you get a ticket.. hold on to that ticket and DO NOT lose it. Then you go to the counter to order / ask for a menu. You can ask them to try the meats before you order. You order then give the ticket for them to write your order on it. Every person gets a ticket, so if you're paying together you can use one... but still do not throw the ticket out. The service is fast and it's more like a cafeteria where you have to clean up after yourself after you eat. It's super informal and a quick bite. The dining area is huge and may be overwhelming for introverts hah. I would love if the bread was a bit crunchier or more exciting, but the corned beef is definitely a love of mine here. Will come back if craving more!
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Ste Porritt
a month ago
Dull atmosphere, great taste, very expensive. $22 for a sandwich is slightly outrageous. Even at that price, they still refuse to take card payments... what's up with that? However, the sandwiches are very large and the meat is delicious. Overall, if you're just visiting New York from outside the US, you'll probably be better off visiting a cheaper deli.