Katz's Delicatessen
Iconic Jewish deli for classic eats
American · Lower East Side · $$
The Zagat Review
A “legendary” LES landmark since 1888 (with its first offshoot in Brooklyn’s DeKalb Market Hall), this “bucket lister” remains the “gold standard” for “sky-high” pastrami sandwiches and other “real-deal” Jewish deli eats; the “crowded, hectic” space is “nothing to talk about” , but for a “classic NYC” experience it still has many joining 'When Harry Met Sally' fans in shouting “yes, yes, yes!”
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hours Open Today · 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
location 205 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002, USA phone +1 212-254-2246 website katzsdelicatessen.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
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!
Matthew Lippold · March 3, 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!
Danielle Lauriout · February 27, 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!
Jamie Halas · March 14, 2018