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."(71 Tips)
    Ashley 🎀
    "Best pastrami sandwich I've ever had... Worth the wait!"(183 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
  • hot dogs
  • brisket
  • pickles
  • french fries
  • great value
  • breakfast food
  • chopped liver
  • cole slaw
  • sauerkraut
  • 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 · 1 day ago
  • Renee

    Loved the matzoh ball soup

    Renee · 2 days ago
  • Chris

    Pastrami of course

    Chris · 2 days ago
  • Paty

    Pastrami with rye sandwich

    Paty · 2 days ago
  • Erkan T.

    Mindblowing pastrami

    Erkan Taş · 3 days ago
  • Bugra K.

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

    Bugra Kilincer · 4 days ago
  • Bob S.

    Perfection in the form of pastrami.

    Bob St Claire · 1 week ago
  • 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 · 1 week ago
  • Pabs C.

    Pastrami with Cole slaw and cream soda

    Pabs Colon · 1 week ago
  • Sreejith R.

    Pastrami, ruben

    Sreejith Raman · 1 week ago
  • 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 · 1 week ago
  • Nikos F.

    Famous deli. Pastrami is a must

    Nikos Fotou · 2 weeks ago
  • Kelly S.

    Pastrami sandwiches

    Kelly Stallings · 2 weeks ago
  • 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 · 2 weeks ago
  • Sean N.

    Great matzo ball soup

    Sean Nickley · 3 weeks ago
  • Ameen A.

    The pastrami with mustard is well worth the hype.

    Ameen Aqeel · 3 weeks ago
  • Guillaume F.

    You've got to get the pastrami sandwich with fries! IMO one sandwich is enough for two, it's so big!

    Guillaume Flandre · January 15
  • Michael N.

    Go when it's not too crowded and still wait in line. It's worth it. Grab a corned beef or pastrami sandwich. They'll mix too if asked. Pickles are solid. Grab some latkas and matzo ball soup too

    Michael Natale · January 12
  • Barton S.

    Americans and their high piles of meat...

    Barton Smith · January 3
  • Shaw'de

    Pastrami and soup

    Shaw'de · January 2
  • Emma

    Pastrami sandwich on rye is amazing, pickles are great but the pea soup is the best thing ever!

    Emma · December 31, 2015
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    Lee · December 30, 2015

    A must in NY. Tourist trap. Great foid. Good staff. This place is packed

    AGVSM · December 29, 2015
  • Brad K.

    Pastrami and fries

    Brad Kavin · December 29, 2015
  • Matt C.

    Pastarmi on rye and the egg shake is the perfect combination.

    Matt Cheng · December 29, 2015
  • Mayita L.

    Absolute must!! Pastrami and Rubens sandwiches are amazing. Don't lose your ticket! Cash only.

    Mayita Lahud · December 29, 2015
  • K d.

    Go for early lunch to avoid rush, before 12, tip the meat cutters

    K dar · December 27, 2015
  • K d.

    Pastrami on rye, Reuben, pickles, cokeslaw

    K dar · December 27, 2015
  • Russell H.

    Super iconic kosher deli. Get your ticket and do not lose it. Pastrami, corned beef, matzah ball soup and a knish delish.

    Russell Hirschorn · December 27, 2015
  • Gilberto S.

    The pastrami is amazing

    Gilberto Santos · December 21, 2015
  • PureWow

    Home of “I’ll have what she’s having” and the best pastrami money can buy. Be sure to tip your sandwich guy a buck for the best cut. Read more

    PureWow · December 18, 2015
  • Claudia F.

    Always good but the lines. 😩

    Claudia Filth · December 18, 2015
  • Andrew M.

    Don't fall into this trap. Absolutely nothing special about the sandwiches. Had the pastrami with mustard. DEFINITELY not worth going out of your way to eat here. Not to mention its way overpriced.

    Andrew Maupin · December 18, 2015
  • Lisa R.

    Pastrami really is that good

    Lisa Rayle · December 10, 2015
  • Liz M.

    Good sandwich but crazy expensive. Make sure to keep your ticket!

    Liz Mack · December 9, 2015
  • ZenFoodster Eats

    Pricey Pastrami Reuben on toasted rye can be for 2. Best pastrami & pickles from THE NYC DELI (est.1910). Lk 4 Billy Crystal & Megan Ryan's famous "O"-scene table in 1989 movie "When Harry Met Sally."

    ZenFoodster Eats · December 3, 2015
  • Brian P.

    Still the best Pastrami anywhere. Try the Matzo Ball soup & fries as well. Skip the soda, there is self serve water in the back.

    Brian P · December 1, 2015
  • Paula

    Pastrami sandwich. Just go for it.

    Paula · December 1, 2015
  • Kelsey G.

    Good drunk food, but this place is over-priced and over-hyped. It will be hard to explain to your drunk friend why you both bought $25 sandwiches when there's a bodega down the street.

    Kelsey G · November 25, 2015
  • Sam W.

    Pastrami forever. Don't miss the potato knish. Fries are good too if you're into steak cut. Also you can never have enough Russian dressing.

    Sam Winnick · November 24, 2015
  • Lauren B.

    Melt in your mouth pastrami

    Lauren Bastian · November 22, 2015
  • Sam L.

    Overrated long lines and disgusting bathroom

    Sam Levy · November 20, 2015
  • M. W.

    Pastrami and Corned Beef Sandwich

    M. W. · November 20, 2015
  • Danny C.

    Pastrami sandwich is just yum yum yum :)

    Danny Chang · November 19, 2015
  • Alyssa S.

    Pastrami is everything

    Alyssa S. · November 15, 2015
  • Noppanit C.

    Probably overrated

    Noppanit Charassinvichai · November 9, 2015
  • Gabriel d.

    They don´t close at the weekend. It´s one of the best ideas if you need a tongue sandwich at four or five o'clock on Saturday morning.

    Gabriel d. A. L. · November 8, 2015
  • Daniel P.

    The best pastrami sandwich you can eat

    Daniel Panario · November 7, 2015
  • Roseann L.

    Be prepared to spend a lot of money for a really awesome pastrami sandwich.

    Roseann LoSchiavo · November 7, 2015
  • Tristan

    smoked meet, packed place, little italy, famous,

    Tristan · November 5, 2015

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