Katz's Delicatessen

Katz's Delicatessen

Sandwich Place, American Restaurant, and Deli / Bodega · Lower East Side
205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Open until 10:45 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 8:00 AM–10:45 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–2:45 AM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 24 Hours
  • Sun
    • Midnight–10:45 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar
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Outdoor Seating:

New York's Oldest and Best Delicatessen!


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    "Pastrami On Rye With Brown Mustard: A thing of unparalleled beauty."(72 Tips)
    "Here with "Tron" he says the pastrami sandwich is amazing."(193 Tips)
    Rodrigo A.
    "Where Harry met Sally... Get the Rueben with pickles!"(23 Tips)
    Alexis B.
    "Go for the 1/2 matzo ball and 1/2 sandwich for the best of both."(23 Tips)
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  • sandwiches
  • pastrami
  • harry met sally
  • lively
  • authentic
  • casual
  • matzah ball soup
  • good for groups
  • family-friendly
  • good for a late night
  • good for a quick meal
  • brisket
  • hot dogs
  • pickles
  • french fries
  • breakfast food
  • great value
  • chopped liver
  • cole slaw
  • sauerkraut
  • L J.

    It's confusing/chaotic/intimidating, however staff was nice. Bring cash and don't lose your tix they give you when you enter.

    L J · 2 days ago
  • Brian Wellington III

    Awesome Food!!

    Brian Wellington III · 3 days ago
  • hello_emily

    Obviously the Reuben!

    hello_emily · 5 days ago
  • Brian Wellington III

    Love this place😊

    Brian Wellington III · 6 days ago
  • Daniel B.

    Pastrami sandwich

    Daniel Byskov · 1 week ago
  • Cris K.

    Monster pastrami Sandwich in a caothic atmosphere. The place is so noisy that you will not even hear Sally groaning...

    Cris Kok · 1 week ago
  • Ili V.

    Annoying. Packed with tourists. Annoyingly long lines. For what? The pastrami sandwich & the pickles are ok, but you can get really good food in this hood without this hustle

    Ili Vanili · 1 week ago
  • Claudio

    Definitely my last meal would be a Reuben Sandwich with pastrami, side of fries and a cream soda. Katz's never fail, excellent attention from everybody around and a lot of seats. ARRIVE EARLY!

    Claudio · 1 week ago
  • Bruno B.

    Best pastrami in the city!!

    Bruno Belcastro · 2 weeks ago
  • Felix S.

    It's *SO EXPENSIVE*Go once, it's history. But make it yourself at home if you want a basic sandwich for $21.

    Felix Sargent · 2 weeks ago
  • Olivia M.

    Chocolate egg creams. Pastrami sandwiches. Mazto ball soup.

    Olivia Matos · 2 weeks ago
  • Brant M.

    Pastrami on rye

    Brant McQuitty · 2 weeks ago
  • Ahmed M.

    Reuben, Pastrami with Corned Beed.

    Ahmed Madkor · 2 weeks ago
  • Steven F.

    Corned beef/chopped liver. BOOM.

    Steven Fisher · 3 weeks ago
  • Eater

    In 127 years, little has changed. Katz's remains one of New York's—and the country's—essential delis. Order at the counter, and don't forget to tip your slicer—your sandwich will be better for it. Read more

    Eater · 3 weeks ago
  • David M.

    Pastrami on rye with mustard is my go to! It's to die for trust me!

    David Milberg · April 1
  • Roman T.

    Pastrami sandwich is superb

    Roman Temkin · March 28
  • Salomon M.

    Fries, pastrami

    Salomon Mervich · March 28
  • Steffen M.

    Waiting time 45min? At a Deli?? Sorry... NO WAY! 😩

    Steffen Michel · March 22
  • Jonathan H.

    Pastrami Reuben was on point. Totally old school place. Will be back the next time I am in NY.

    Jonathan Hutner · March 18
  • Pilgrim

    Worth the wait, the corn beef and pastrami Reuben is to die for.

    Pilgrim · March 17
  • Zack K.

    Pastrami is INSANE. Something everyone must try once in their life, even if only visiting NYC, and especially if living here.

    Zack Kinslow · March 17
  • Mike N.

    A NY staple

    Mike Nickerson · March 14
  • Ryan E.

    It's as popular as it is for a reason. Get the pastrami

    Ryan Eick · March 14
  • Patrick C.

    Reuben's pastrami is one of the best sandwiches I've ever had!

    Patrick Connell · March 8
  • Cameron M.

    Franklin's Brisket in Austin, Texas is the only better beef I've had.

    Cameron Maddux · March 8
  • Saif D.

    Don't lose your ticket!

    Saif Dia · March 6
  • Stefanie K.

    I'm not big on delis but enjoyed the brisket. Apparently, their pastrami is something to write home about.

    Stefanie K · March 1
  • Jonah E.

    My favorite deli in New York hands down!

    Jonah Engler · February 29
  • Leo M.

    Chicken soup is really good.

    Leo Medina · February 28
  • Fredrik S.

    A classic worth visiting and do not miss the pastrami sandwich (not the first one to recommend that I know).

    Fredrik Stenbeck · February 25
  • John H.

    Great experience and lovely (if rushed) staff, but the prices are a total rip off. Worth sitting down to avoid the scrum at the counter.

    John Helps · February 24
  • Robert M.

    The best Pastrami sandwich in the world! Get a hot dog to eat while waiting on line for your sandwich!

    Robert Madison · February 22
  • Vinnie D.

    The atmosphere, the food is off the charts. It's like going back in time.

    Vinnie Daboul · February 22
  • Eric B.

    No doubt the best sandwich shop in NYC maybe the world

    Eric Biedermann · February 19
  • Flordaliza R.

    Hard to choose. If you go choose the half and half that way you get both pastrami and corn beef.

    Flordaliza Rodriguez · February 15
  • Josh A.

    In New York? Eat meat? Love pickles? You must go to this classic Jewish deli. Bring an appetite and cash (no cards). Have a Cel-Ray soda. Waddle out the door. Don't lose your ticket!

    Josh A · February 13
  • Renee

    Loved the matzoh ball soup

    Renee · February 12
  • Chris

    Pastrami of course

    Chris · February 12
  • Paty

    Pastrami with rye sandwich

    Paty · February 12
  • Erkan T.

    Mindblowing pastrami

    Erkan Taş · February 10
  • Bugra K.

    Try pastrami sandwich w/ mustard and pickles, on the side get the Matzo soup and Katz's ale

    Bugra Kilincer · February 10
  • Bob S.

    Perfection in the form of pastrami.

    Bob St Claire · February 7
  • Pabs C.

    Pastrami on rye throw some Cole slaw on top with a cream soda on the side. Justin the matradee was awesome in getting us a table. It's people like him that give Katz a good name

    Pabs Colon · February 6
  • Pabs C.

    Pastrami with Cole slaw and cream soda

    Pabs Colon · February 6
  • Sreejith R.

    Pastrami, ruben

    Sreejith Raman · February 6
  • Lynn

    Not as good as my childhood memories but if you want pastrami downtown . (and dont mind the price) Its still the place to go. And it still looks the same as 30 years ago.

    Lynn · February 4
  • Nikos F.

    Famous deli. Pastrami is a must

    Nikos Fotou · January 31
  • Kelly S.

    Pastrami sandwiches

    Kelly Stallings · January 29
  • Kelsey B.

    If its your first time, make sure you're sober. They have this whole orange ticket situation that is very hard to process after a night out.

    Kelsey Boerema · January 27

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