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Katz's Delicatessen
Jewish Restaurant$$
Today 12:00 am – 10:45 pm
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205 E Houston St New York, NY 10002
205 East Houston StreetUSNew YorkNew York10002
(212) 254-2246katzsdelicatessen.com
$$Jewish Restaurant, Deli
Jewish Restaurant
Deli
Sandwich Shop
Takeout Restaurant
Today 12:00 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
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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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Thomas Barnes
a week ago
Over priced and not overly impressed Katz's deli, world famous... Why? My expierance was jus okay, thats it, its just okay, i payed 24 dollars for the pastrami rueben which is allegedly there signature dish but the only taste that was left in my mouth was quite bitter. If im going to pay such a high price for a sandwich id expect an actual service, you go in, go to the counter, sit down eat, then go, thats it. I understand its a deli, but why is it restruant prices? Because celebrities go in there? Because its was in when harry met sally? Because its been on tv? I will say this, the sandwich was good, but it wasnt the infusion of taste and delight evryone talks about, it was in a word, basic. In all honesty and this is going to seem like an insult, but i had a reuben from a deli bodega in brooklyn which was of equal size and a third of the price and i felt that was a more worth while venture. My server was grumby as well, and i couldnt even leave the place with out being ignored at the check out counter, litreally I was at the front of the que and the two people behind me got served. I think the most shocking thing for me was the sheer volume of people as well, i just thought to my self, a table of four, averaging 25 dollars a head, so thats 100 dollars, for a 15-20 minute expierance... Who ever katz is he's laughing all the way to the bank for the fact we are the ones that buy into the world famous expierance... Go get a dollar slice from round the corner.
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Jesse Camacho
2 weeks ago
I can't rate a deli thats been around for a 127 years and has been excellent and paramount.but if l must,I will rate it 127 stars.I know because I'am, from the lower east side. (alphabet city)greetings from the beautyfull and enchanted island of Puerto Rico,see you soon.
Samback Up
a week ago
My ruben sandwich was fresh and VERY flavorful. Staff is friendly. The only downside is that it can get crowded to a point where there are no available seats. As a result this place can get loud. Not ideal for a quiet sandwich meal.
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Tara Mansfield
3 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 $50 fine is imposed so keep them safe! All in all it was a really great experience and the food was delicious.
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Riley Ragan
a month ago
O.K pastrami sandwich, lots of meat but also lots of fat. Bad value, cost 20$. Stood in line for 20 minutes. Very crowded. Would not return. 2/5
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Julie Xiao
2 weeks ago
This place is pretty touristy but I like the pastrami. It has an interesting set up where you order at the counter and pay when you leave the restaurant. I usually just get the pastrami and it's large enough for 2 people to eat. It's expensive ($30) but the pastrami is high quality. They also other meats like tongue if you're feeling adventurous.
Al P
4 weeks ago
Are you ready to get ripped off ????? Because (23$) 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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Tony Montana
3 months ago
This is my opinion of probably the most popular sandwich in town, where Hollywood made Meg Ryan have an orgasm at the actual table that we were seated! It's DELICIOUS! We came here on a Wednesday night at around 9h30pm, we actually got to seat at the most popular table and tried the pastrami sandwich, which I thought was so juicy. Nothing like I had expected. This is one place that isn't over-hyped ! Pleasently surprised! 15 minutes just to look at all the pictures on the walls. Happy to have cum here...I mean come.
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