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Katz's Deli Tips (46)

Katz's Deli: Pastrami time!

Old sk00l deli near Houston and 2nd Avenue. The place serves all sorts of deli meats and beer! The place gets crowded at food intake times. Prepare to inhale. The portions are large and excellent. The pastrami sandwich is awesome.

When you enter you are given a ticket, keep that ticket and show it to the people who give you food. This is your "receipt". Don't lose it. If you get to the cash and don't have it, it's a $50 USD minimum charge.

Oh, yeah, and someone faked an orgasm here. I think it was Gilligan.

Favorite Dish Pastrami, turkey sandwiches.

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Bela_LUng
Feb 19, 2006

Katz's Deli: Wow. Did you see what it did to Meg Ryan?

Is Katz's the best deli in New York City? Is it just because numerous U.S. Presidents and world figures are known to drop in for a bite? Or is it the many, many stars and famous folk who have showed up?

I walked into Katz's many years ago with my family. The guy behind the counter looked at my father and reminded him, "You were in here about a year ago with your daughter. And you ordered (such and such a thing that I can't remember right now)." The funny thing is, the guy was right.

The popularity of this place is no doubt due in big part to it's history and also that it has been heavily promoted and gets a lot of tourists in. It is also the place that coined the term "Send a salami to your boy in the army." You can order salamis and have them shipped to soldiers overseas; something that was started during WWII.

Oh yeah. One more thing. Remember "the scene" from "When Harry Met Sally"? You know...the one where Meg Ryan faked...(wink, wink). This is where that scene was filmed.

RblWthACoz
Jan 12, 2007

Katz's Deli: Iconic New York Restaurant

In 1888 this started as a local Deli catering to the predominately Jewish neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed but little has inside this place, except the prices, of course. There is usually a long line, try to go early or late.

Favorite Dish Lots of items on the menu, but stick to the Pastrami!

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TexasDave
Jun 30, 2014

Katz's Deli: Salami will travel!!!

I recently traveled to Tibet and Mongolia. Concerned about the food I decided to take two Katz's salamis. For years (50) I remember reading the big sign in the dining hall to send a salami to the boys overseas. Well I figured I would just take a couple with me. If traveling for an extended time I recommend unwrapping the brown paper from the salami so it can breathe much like a good wine. I will always remember fondly one night in Mongolia sharing my Katz's salami with a number of Mongols along with some Tequila and Mongolian Vodka. The mongols were delighted with the salami.

Favorite Dish The traditional hot pastrami on rye with mustard, a potato knish and Dr. Browns Cream soda.

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Oct 14, 2005
 
 
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Katz's Deli: When Harry Met Sally and all that

A place that is well worth the trip for all you cinema buffs out there for this is the place where Sally had her famous orgasm scene at one of the tables.

A really busy but very efficient deli. You enter and pick up a blank menu ticket at the door, then its off to the counter and try to pick the shortest queue to one of the many meat cutters.

Some people have said that the ordering system is too complicated but it is really simple. I'll try and give you some tips about the rules.

1. Enter deli and pick up blank menu bill from security guards. One ticket per person. Don't loose these tickets.

2. Decide what to order before getting in the queue to one of the mnany cutters behind the counter.

3. Order at counter, e.g. Pastrami sandwich on Rye. Hand one ticket to the cutter who will scribble what you ordered by way of a number on your ticket. If ordering for two people there is no need to hand over two tickets.

4. Sit down and eat wonderful sandwich.

5. When leaving deli hand in all tickets including any blank one to the cashier, who will let you know what you owe.

See told you it was simple. If it really is too complicated then just sit yourself down at one of the table along the wall which has waitress service.

Plenty of pictures of celebrities who have been to the restaurant adorne the walls, most of whom I didn't recognise, but the atmosphere was good.

They have a promotion going now called Send a Salami to your Boy in the Army!. Unfortunatley I didn't know anyone in the army to send one to.

Favorite Dish Make sure you're hungry when entering.

We had the pastrami on rye sandwiches (Hot Katz's Pastrami $12.45)

Enormous things, come with a plate of pickles and cucumbers.

The menu is however very extensive. A really fun place.

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vichatherly
Dec 02, 2004

Katz's Deli: Where Harry Met Sally...

This is the restaurant where they fimed the famous fake orgasim scene in "When Harry Met Sally", and it's a great place to eat in its own right. Food is decent, and there is a terrific collection of local photos and artifacts adorning the walls.

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Gage17
Jan 16, 2005

Kat'z Deli: Yum Sandwhiches! More Pastrami Please!

this delicatessen near chinatown is a food icon in new york, famous for it's sandwiches especially the pastrami and the corned beef sandwiches and I will do a two part food tip on Katz (for more pictures). Kat'z Deli is featured many times on a lot of networks like on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, Chef Emeril Lagasse's The Originals and even the Hit and defunct TV Show Law And Order did a scene here and who would forget Meg Ryan's Famous Fake Orgasm with Billy Crystan in the Hit Film "When Harry Met Sally" of which the table and chair they sat is also an attraction in itself.

The Delicatessen is 126 years old and sting packing them crowds! They have long lines practically on all hours of the day and night and you can either wait for a table where they give you a ticket number or a separate line for to go meals. Don;t lose the ticket as they will charge you additional $ 50 on your bill if you lose it!


Opens:
Monday - Wednesday: 8:00am - 10:45 pm
Thursday: 8:00am-2:45am
Friday: 8:00am - Open all night!
Saturday: Open all day!
Sunday: Open until 10:45pm
Open late Thursday and all night Friday/Saturday!!

*Take-out only for the last 15 minutes every night

Favorite Dish they have you classic New Yorker Sandwiches and Delis that are Kosher (no pork and scaly fishes) as the previous founders where Jewish Americans so besides the Pastrami and Corned Beef, you also have the Ashkenazi Matza Ball Soup, Potato Latzkes, Square Knish, Lox and Bagel, etc. the pastrami which is the most ordered is $ 18.45 an order, the corned beef sandwich at $ 17.45 an order and the Beef Brisket Sandwich at $ 17.45, their famous split pea soup at $ 6.45 an order, their classis seltzer sodas at $ 2.75 for a small 8 ounce bottle and a lot more.

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machomikemd
Sep 05, 2014

Kat'z Deli: Yum Sandwhiches and Pastrami part 2

more pictures for my two part tip of katz deli

this delicatessen near chinatown is a food icon in new york, famous for it's sandwiches especially the pastrami and the corned beef sandwiches and I will do a two part food tip on Katz (for more pictures). Kat'z Deli is featured many times on a lot of networks like on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, Chef Emeril Lagasse's The Originals and even the Hit and defunct TV Show Law And Order did a scene here and who would forget Meg Ryan's Famous Fake Orgasm with Billy Crystan in the Hit Film "When Harry Met Sally" of which the table and chair they sat is also an attraction in itself.

The Delicatessen is 126 years old and sting packing them crowds! They have long lines practically on all hours of the day and night and you can either wait for a table where they give you a ticket number or a separate line for to go meals. Don;t lose the ticket as they will charge you additional $ 50 on your bill if you lose it!


Opens:
Monday - Wednesday: 8:00am - 10:45 pm
Thursday: 8:00am-2:45am
Friday: 8:00am - Open all night!
Saturday: Open all day!
Sunday: Open until 10:45pm
Open late Thursday and all night Friday/Saturday!!

*Take-out only for the last 15 minutes every night

Favorite Dish they have you classic New Yorker Sandwiches and Delis that are Kosher (no pork and scaly fishes) as the previous founders where Jewish Americans so besides the Pastrami and Corned Beef, you also have the Ashkenazi Matza Ball Soup, Potato Latzkes, Square Knish, Lox and Bagel, etc. the pastrami which is the most ordered is $ 18.45 an order, the corned beef sandwich at $ 17.45 an order and the Beef Brisket Sandwich at $ 17.45, their famous split pea soup at $ 6.45 an order, their classis seltzer sodas at $ 2.75 for a small 8 ounce bottle and a lot more.

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Sep 05, 2014

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Katz's Deli: Where Harry Met Sally

I didn't actually eat at this restaurant however thought I would still put this tip up because I am not sure if it is more famous because of its deli sandwiches or because its the restaurant where Meg Ryan had an orgasm in the movie When Harry Met Sally and the parton next to her said, "I'll have what she's having". Billy Crystal is the other popular actor that was in that movie.

Apparently you hand a ticket, along with a tip to the counterman and receive a generous serving of the only hand-carved meats in the city. The delicious food makes up for a sparse decor and the ticket system.

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jamiesno
May 09, 2007

Katz's Deli: NYC History between 2 slices of rye bread

This is Cheap Eats. Avg. Sandwich $9.00

Favorite Dish If you want to see a bit of old New York, head to Katz's. This is where I bring my friends from out-of-town. There is a system to ordering here. First, grab a meal ticket from the guy at the door and walk up to the long counter. Place your order, I recommend the Pastrami on Rye (all sandwiches are large enough to share). If you are not sure what to order, ask them for a sample (they will carve you a couple of slices). Also, make sure to tip them. You might receive some extra slices on your sandwich. Order a Dr. Browns Black Cherry Soda, then head to your table with a big bowl of pickles. They will mark your ticket and pay at the door when you leave. By the way, this is where the orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally was filmed.

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SNEAKS
Feb 27, 2003

Katz's Deli: Dont miss the Cheese pie !!!

Kats is an special place because many kind of people ends up there for a sandwich. And because of the movie "When Harry met Sally"!

Favorite Dish Please, dont miss the pastrani sandwiches and the cheese pie. And pf course, take with you one of the mineral water bottles, with the Katz logo on them!

And dont miss "When Harry met Sally" before you go to NYC

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Littlebug
Dec 15, 2004

Katz's Deli: Great Pastrami (And I Don't Even Like Pastrami)

Katz's Deli on the Lower East Side of Manhattan is definitely an experience. If you are a fan of the movies, this is the deli that Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal are in in the famous scene from the movie When Harry Met Sally. The place is spacious and figuring out how to order (it's a take a number kind of place) can be a bit confusing, but once you have your food, you will be in heaven. If you are lucky, the guys behind the counter will offer you a sample of the fresh meat and if you get a sandwich, prepare for it to be gigantic. The feel is not romantic or anything, with flat lighting and a kind of lunch hall atmosphere, but the food is great and this is a definite landmark of the Lower East Side and Manhattan in general. This is also a great place to come for a meal after a night of barhopping on New York's Lower East Side- a great place for nightlife.

Favorite Dish Pastrami sandwich
knish
noodle kugel
Dr. Brown's soda

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kidkilowatt
Apr 05, 2005

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205 E. Houston, NYC 10002

Hours

  • Sunday 12:00 to 22:45
  • Monday 08:00 to 22:45
  • Tuesday 08:00 to 22:45
  • Wednesday 08:00 to 22:45
  • Thursday 08:00 to 02:45
  • Friday 08:00 to 23:59
  • Saturday 00:00 to 23:59

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