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- 58%Budget Travelers
User Reviews (110 Reviews)
- Katz's DeliMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersMar 30, 2013
Although immortalized in the famous scene from "When Harry Met Sally", Katz's is also know for its good food! This is a real New York deli, crowded with locals and tourists. Try the pastrami or corned beef for the full experience.
- Katz's DeliMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Mar 26, 2013
Yes, prices are high, service is notoriously brusk, and the place is overcrowded and a huge tumult, but it is so worth it for the pastrami and the matzo ball soup. Seriously, this is the best pastrami ever. It melts in your mouth. Go, eat, enjoy, and do not lose your meal ticket!
- Katz's DeliMember ofFoodiesMar 11, 2013
When I think of New York City, my stomach immediately thinks, or yet growls, for this place! OMG...where do I even begin? Just know that you have to make a stop here and if you do get the pastrami with the chicken liver. It's so mouth watering (and weighs a ton it feels) that not only do I order a sandwich there to eat, but I have to order a few to take home! Which if you do decide to do, will survive the journey home. The chicken liver pate is so creamy and fattening, it's heaven. The pastrami is tender and full of salty goodness. The pickle it comes with will balance all that out. It's one of my favorite pastrami sandwiches, and I only have two. It's an expensive sandwich but the it's totally worth it!
- Katz's DeliMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 10, 2013
Katz's is the gold standard in jewish delis and pastrami and I try to go on each trip to New York. The bill is simple. As you enter, you pass through a turnstile and get a ticket. Each thing you order gets marked on your ticket. You pay at the cashier as you leave.
If you're not sure what to get, ask the meat carvers for a taste.
Most non-New Yorkers may recognize Katz's from When Harry Met Sally. You don't need to get what she's having; it's all orgasmic.
You can even order a salami ("to send to your boy in the army").
- Katz's DeliMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 6Jan 02, 2013
I've been here over 15 years ago and still can't forget the Roast Beef Sandwich I had for lunch. It's great to see that this place still remains in. If you are somebody visiting New York City and wish to experience a NYC style deli, you have to try Katz's Deli.
- Katz's DeliNov 15, 2012
Best Pastrami Sandwich EVER! Thick layer of freshly carved Pastrami and mustard on Rye. http://static.px.yelp.co… Sounds simple? Oh, it was TASTY!
When you walk into Katz Deli, they give you a ticket. You walk up to the counter and order your sandwich and they mark your ticket. They keep marking your ticket everytime you order something. I walked up to the Pastrami counter and ordered a Pastrami Sandwich. He cut me a little piece of pastrami to taste and took about a minute to carve the pastrami and make my sandwich. I also got a Cheese steak sandwich http://static.px.yelp.co… also very good!
A lot of pictures of celebrities that came to Katz Deli on the wall along with many of awards they have received over the CENTURY! Yes! this place was open for over a century! A little pricey for a deli, but it was worth it!
I wonder if I can find something as good in LA...
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- Katz's DeliOct 04, 2012
Be prepared for an awesome gut bomb. The food is awesome and tasty. Go with either roast beef or pastrami on rye. The lightness of the half-sour pickles pair nicely with the heavy sandwiches.
Don't lose the ticket they hand you on entry. This is how you order and pay. Losing it means a $50 lost ticket charge.
Oh yeah, it's cash only at this joint.
Bonus - Watch tourist rush to the seats where Harry Met Sally
- Katz's DeliMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Sep 24, 2012
Katz's Deli is a NYC staple. To me, I know it as the Delicatessen that other Delicatessens strive to be. It's all about the meat here, and dang it's pretty good. The ordering process is a bit wacky. All who enter here are given a charge slip. Once inside, you just order whatever and they mark your slip. The lines in here also throw people off. Each meat cutter works independently and each has a line of their own. If you want fries with that, you'll need to get in the fries line. Likewise for drinks. Tables along the back wall are full waiter service, and all the middle tables are free for all.
-=-Corn Beef on Rye-=- $15.45. It's pricey, yes, but pretty damn good. There's a slathering of mustard, but no matter how much mustard you put on it, the flavor of the meat will always dominate. It's pretty customary to tip your cutter as they are cutting your meat. They'll typically cut you a sample to try first too. I'm pretty mean to my body, but I always ask for fatty cuts. Thank me now, but you won't thank me later.