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Katella Deli

Deli / Bodega, Bakery, and American Restaurant$$$$
Los Alamitos
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  • Melody C.
    "Pastrami sandwich, matzo ball soup and any of the bakery items!"(4 Tips)
    Maryam A.
    "Love the bakery and zucchini bread... HOWEVER..."(2 Tips)
    Greg M.
    "Pastrami sandwiches and awesome pickles!"(2 Tips)
    Ron D.
    "This place has a full bakery and restaurant."(2 Tips)
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  • Nate T.
    Iced cookies aren't half bad.
    Downvoted Jun 6
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasApril 17
    Pastrami/corned beef combo
  • Rachel R.
    service is better over at the restaurant, because they're a little friendlier. I had there Sandabs, which was flavorful, creamy, and full of ingredients. Their mashed potatoes was creamy and delicious
  • Nate T.
    Nate TinnerSeptember 15, 2016
    Not really my kinda bakery. Not enough sugary, gooey items. 🤷
  • Michelle A.
    You can't go wrong with the food from here It is pretty awesome The cakes and pastries are so good We also tried their chicken noodle soup and it was such a good. We have to try their other menu items
  • james b.
    james bowersJanuary 21, 2016
    Cabbage rolls
  • Freddy M.
    Freddy MonaresJanuary 20, 2016
    Good quality never had something I didn't like
  • Tracey T.
    Tracey TJanuary 7, 2016
    Everything is good.
  • Kurt M.
    Kurt MillerOctober 25, 2015
    Excellent bakery, deli, and restaurant! The sandwiches are a meal in themselves, so be prepared. The bread is baked fresh, the meat is lean and tender, and everything is made with fresh ingredients.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MontezJuly 24, 2015
    Pastrami sandwiches and awesome pickles!
  • Trevor W.
    Trevor WalkerJune 7, 2015
    Love all the traditional Jewish deli food, but surprisingly, the golden fried chicken is also outstanding
  • @juliefogg F.
    @juliefogg FoggMay 28, 2015
    Monte Christo!
  • g o.
    g oconnorApril 20, 2015
    The Halavah with pistachios (none of that Chocolate covered aberration) from the Deli is fantastic. Great baked goods and some nice fish.
  • g o.
    g oconnorApril 20, 2015
    This ex pat New Yorker loves the authentic sandwiches, and the chopped chicken liver is the best this side of Katz's.
  • Eric K.
    Eric KimMarch 29, 2015
    The Special or Triple Stackhouse.
  • Audrey G.
    Audrey GallantFebruary 13, 2015
    Been coming here since it was built. I love it. This is my go to bakery. Weddings, ALL HOLIDAYS and whenever family is in town. The very best Black and White's!!! Try them.
  • Marek M.
    Marek MineckiFebruary 8, 2015
    Got to be one of the better old school New York style delis in SoCal especially outside of LA. Restaurant and bakery are classic...
  • Phil R.
    Phil RojoJanuary 7, 2015
    They play great music during the weekday morning (don't know about the weekends). Moressey, Aidele, Oasis.
  • Mitchell H.
    Mitchell HoffmanNovember 11, 2014
    Everything. ..nice eats.
  • Dmarie
    DmarieNovember 10, 2014
    The best pastrami and corned beef around- hands down! You'll love the supreme roast beef melt - to die for - awesome! Great food great prices and service with a smile - doesn't get better than that!
  • VaL
    VaLAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast is the best
  • VaL
    VaLAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    LOVE their breakfast!!!
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    The place has a voluminous menu that spans matzo to mud pie, spinach salad to skyscraper sandwiches, knish to kippers-not to mention a full bakery that houses fresh rolls and bagels. Read more
  • Mea E.
    Mea EliseJune 3, 2014
    Food is yummy and reasonably priced, but done plan to sit at the counter and have a quick quiet meal. The regulars are friendly and a little too chatty for my liking.
  • 🌷Angel
    🌷AngelApril 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best deli in town! They have the best matzo ball soup and eggs benedict. They also have a wide variety of pastries and desserts. This is d only place where I buy challah bread, knish & chopped liver.
    Upvoted May 1
  • Jay S.
    Jay SeligFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The #25 is the best
  • Sheila S.
    Sheila SpeckDecember 30, 2013
    Great food
  • Tejandrea
    TejandreaNovember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's November! Try the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Coffee and the Pumpkin Pie Martini. Yum!
  • Jack S.
    Jack ScalfaniOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch COOKING WITH JACK SHOW http://YouTube.com/jakatak69
  • David A.
    David ASeptember 23, 2013
    Excellent pastrami and cole slaw sandwich, as always. Be sure to pick up some bakery treats to go.
  • Melody C.
    Melody ChalabanAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pastrami sandwich, matzo ball soup and any of the bakery items!
  • Molly L.
    Molly LJuly 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the split pea soup on Mondays!
  • Edward P.
    Edward PhilippMay 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The large and small pecan sticky buns are both spectacular, and y
  • Dolores I.
    Dolores IngleMay 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Pastry West of the Mississippi
  • Jan V.
    Jan VarelaMay 14, 2013
    Good salad bar. And bakery
  • Ron D.
    Ron DMay 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has a full bakery and restaurant. I usually come for the Monte Cristo sandwich. They make it right which is non-greasy from the frying. All their sandwiches are big which means leftovers:)
  • Mark C.
    Mark CrawfordApril 24, 2013
    Terrible coffee
  • Jules B.
    Jules BeuckApril 22, 2013
    The bakery has the BEST bagels. If they are real busy sit at the counter. You will get seated quicker and the service is a bit better. I love the corned beef.
  • Dee L.
    Dee LiciousApril 14, 2013
    Zucchini muffin is delish! First time here and it filled me up. Ordered the breakfast quesadilla and its enough for 2 people
  • Kelly J.
    Kelly JamesApril 7, 2013
    Bodega my foot! This is the best "Deli" style restaurant in the area!
  • Beth M.
    Beth MackenzieMarch 25, 2013
    Food was yummy but not the way I asked for
  • Jan V.
    Jan VarelaMarch 23, 2013
    They have a great Happy Hour & Salad Bar. Right near The Race On The Base !!!
  • Don M.
    Don MachoJanuary 16, 2013
    If you arrive around 11:30, be prepared to wait 20-25 minutes... and have a good laugh as the lady at the counter tells everyone arriving that there is just a 10 minute wait.
  • Don M.
    Don MachoJanuary 16, 2013
    Their patty melt is the best in the business! Try it!
  • Buffy C.
    Buffy CutlerDecember 3, 2012
    Ask to sit in the front area. If you get seated all the way in the back you get shitty service and squished together will a bunch of old people talking about cancer. Food is good. Bakery is the best!
  • Megan M.
    Megan MJuly 5, 2012
    It kind of smells like youth dew perfume in here.
  • Christina V.
    Christina VeraJune 17, 2012
    Love it here, however, our last three visits have not been enjoyable. No wait for table BUT, food takes forever
  • Tamra B.
    Tamra BranniesMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    a gift certicicate for $50 makes a great holiday or birthday gift, i get myself the chocolate eclair for my birthday, if I am lucky to receive that gift certificate :)
  • Natasha T.
    Natasha TonsfeldtApril 22, 2012
    The cinnamon bagel chips are amazing!
  • Natasha T.
    Natasha TonsfeldtApril 22, 2012
    Try the hot turkey sandwich. Tastes just like it was made at home! Have it with the stuffing.
  • Patricia R.
    Patricia RealiniMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't beat their matzo ball soup
  • Melinda P.
    Melinda PfafflinMarch 2, 2012
    March 13-17, 2012 Special St. Patrick's meal: corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, dessert. *available lunch/ dinner & take out.
  • Susette B.
    Susette BrysonFebruary 25, 2012
    Service was very slow today and our server was horrible!!
  • Ruth T.
    Ruth TraynorFebruary 1, 2012
    Best pastrami ever. Yum!
  • Chef Bev L.
    Chef Bev LazoJanuary 15, 2012
    Try the Assorted Macarons - My new Favorite! It's so sinfully sweet!!!
  • Elisabeth F.
    Elisabeth FullerJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to try the zucchini bread.
  • Carolyn M.
    Carolyn MayerDecember 18, 2011
    Perhaps the best deli in OC
  • Nana K.
    Nana KimDecember 8, 2011
    Stop by the bakery. Love their cookies, bagel chips, cheese Danish, and their affordable macaroons!
  • SkullGirl
    SkullGirlNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Desserts are sooo yummy!
  • Nick P.
    Nick PagliochiniOctober 30, 2011
    Agreed w/ some of the other "tips" that service is hit or miss, but it is definitely nostalgic and a great place to take the family and the bakery can't be beat!!!
  • SkullGirl
    SkullGirlOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pickles are deelish!!
  • Maryam A.
    Maryam AhmadiniaSeptember 12, 2011
    Love the bakery and zucchini bread... HOWEVER... When dining in the actual restaurant, my food was cold and nasty. I'll NEVER eat there again :(
  • Christian K.
    Christian KirbyMay 29, 2011
    Great staff! Very polite, and make sure to ask for pickles when you order!
  • charlie s.
    charlie suarezMay 22, 2011
    Try their strawberry pie with icecream! It's soooo good!
  • "Arod" Rod J.
    Best matzo ball soup in the O C
  • Rhonda V.
    Rhonda VargasMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to stop by the baKery before you leave. YUMMY!
  • Sun G.
    Sun GoddessDecember 24, 2010
    Such a shame their staff has such crappy attitudes.
  • Ivy S.
    Ivy SarrealDecember 17, 2010
    Come here for breakfast before 11am.. Their breakfast menu is cheap and delicious!! Don't forget to order a large freshly squeezed OJ to go with it!!
  • Yamaha
    YamahaNovember 9, 2010
    Get the BBQ beef sandwich its great. Just make sure you ask for extra BBQ sauce.
  • smdr28
    smdr28September 22, 2010
    go to katella deli. try their everything in the pot soup. if you're sick, this will make you all better.
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