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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.9 km from SoHo
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
Simple restaurant
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is what we got with online order of Pastrami???? And their email response: Hello, Thank you for your order with Katz's Delicatessen! Please be advised all of our sliced meats are hand-carved that and we cannot specify cuts, so we cannot guarantee that you...will receive thinly sliced meat. Our lean pastrami is less fatty not thinly sliced. Best, FidelMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went twice while in NYC recently. Had the corned beef both times and it was wonderful. A real NY institution. Not too many delis have survived and I'm very happy they have. Be aware that the portion size is huge.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Katz's deli needs a fresh review for 2021. I'm going to bring back some sliced meat for my wife. I'm given a ticket and I stand on line with 6 feet of separation. Once the counter person says next, I ordered my sliced pastrami to...go. While the butcher was slicing, he gave me a plate with 3 pieces of sliced pastrami. I'm in total heaven at this point. I'm here, lemme have some matzoh ball soup before heading back to the burbs. The butcher gives me a generous pour of their famous soup. I grab a can of Dr Browns Black Cherry Soda and I head towards a table. This kid from Brooklyn is loving this simple yet flavorful meal. Yes, the Matzoh ball is like lead and sank like a rock to the bottom of the bowl. The broth is brown, very very seductive. Mmm.... I don't come here often but when I do? It's fun to see the wall of celebrities enjoying Katz's deli. Their pastrami alone is worth the wait. Katz's deli is New York institution and highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve seen so many things about Katz’s so I was really glad to finally get to check it out. I ordered for delivery and I ordered WAY too much food. The portions are amazing for the price. I ordered the half sandwich with soup combo...and got matzo ball soup with a brisket sandwich. Both amazing. (I even got a second meal out of the “half sandwich” it was so big!). I also ordered latkes (because I’m a sucker for latkes) and it was 3 HUGE latkes so I also got a second meal from them. They did mess up my order and forgot the cookie I ordered but I got so much food out of what I did get that I didn’t even mind. I’d love to try some of their other options and I can’t wait to take my family when they come and visit!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has a long history .. many years of business. Busy means fresh sandwich, as well as many things are all home made! Affordable .

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always Katz’s Deli has the best pastrami in the whole world, I love the good vibe of the stuff. Delicious

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled specially to Katz on our last day in NY to enjoy a pastrami sandwich. It was so but sooo worth it!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

First time to a Deli. Preferred the Katz’s Reuben sandwich over the Katz’s Corned beef. Local eatery in New York.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 May 2021

The house pastrami sandwich was pretty good, it was a huge portion, almost a sandwich for 3 persons. The flavor is very good and everything is really fast.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 May 2021

Oftentimes confused as a tourist trap, as a native New Yorker I can attest that this establishment is the real thing and worth a visit. Get the pastrami. Make sure to order some slaw. Philly cheesesteak solid too.

Date of visit: May 2021
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They are always busy. If you are lucky to find Street parking, make sure you read the instructions, in case is one that you have to pay at a kiosk and put the receipt to display prominently in the dash. The meter maids and... More
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No it’s not Kosher. It’s “Kosher Style”, a term that describes a restaurant serving all kinds of foods brought to the United States by the Jews of Europe. A Kosher restaurant cannot have meat and dairy dishes for sale... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Katz's Deli

Yes, Katz's Deli offers takeaway services.

Yes, Katz's Deli offers delivery services.

Katz's Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4