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Katz's Delicatessen

205 E. Houston St., New York, NY, 10002
at Ludlow St.
212-254-2246

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6
Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

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52% would go back.

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didn't live up to its hype.

By milic13 on 4/25/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

the sandwiches were a little pricey for the size, which was lacking. pretty disappointing. we won't be coming back.

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430 out of 918 people found this review helpful.

TO DIE FOR PASTRAMI!

By jsposeep on 3/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The subject line says it all. The pastrami sandwhich is worth the $14. Get the potato pancakes with sour cream as well!!!! Wash it down with a Brown's cream soda. You will think you have gone to heaven.

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370 out of 808 people found this review helpful.

The best deli.....EVER!

By Upstater87North on 3/3/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

Katz's is a place to go if you want the biggest pastrami sandwiches you have ever seen. Just don't forget to tip your meat man-- otherwise you will get a smaller portion! While it can be intimidating to the rookie customer, it is well worth it. Gotta love the turnstile, too. It doesn't get any more NY than this.

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370 out of 762 people found this review helpful.

Bring on the schmaltz.

By dramallama on 11/22/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

Even though I didn't have what Meg Ryan was having,(ah well) my lunch at Katz's was great. Not that much to look at, save the innumerable photos of visiting dignitaries, but the food is a dieter's nightmare and a deli-lover's dream come true. One important note: Katz's is Kosher-STYLE, not Kosher, so do not bring any observant family members or friends there.

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316 out of 664 people found this review helpful.

traveler friendly

By adventuresinamerica on 5/26/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

I took a bus load of jr. high students and their parents to Katz's deli on a Monday Night. Being from Ohio, we are very new to the deli life. The guys behind the counter were the nicest guys you could ask for. They were patient with the kids, helped them order, laughed and joked with them, posed for pictures, and made the trip a very memorable one. One thing to note for visitors, CASH ONLY, potato pancakes beat grandma's...

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280 out of 671 people found this review helpful.

It rocks! If u knw what ur doing

By FloridaLOVESny on 3/23/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Katz's is a great place to dine, but be sure to know where to go and order, and DONT LOSE UR TICKET! LOL. luckily, we went with some New Yorkers so we kinda knew what to do but it was still confusing. the food was good, the people were friendly and it was just a great experience.

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276 out of 652 people found this review helpful.

Bill Clinton Ate Here(Among Other Places)

By adsong on 6/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Clinton, and Billy Crystal- Meg Ryan (In their famous orgasmic scene in "When Harry Met Sally" ate here,I ate here. Its one of New York's oldest and best. Kosher stuff.Great stuff.Corned Beef,Pastrami,Brisket,on Rye.Tin ceilings,strong stomachs.Try it.. You'll like it.And so will your wallet!.

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