It would not have been possible for Katz's Delicatessen to survive three depressions, numerous recessions and two World Wars if Katz's wasn't the best deli in NYC. Opened in 1888, Katz's Deli has maintained the tradition of quality that made us a beloved deli among the immigrants who crowded into the Lower East Side one hundred years ago. Since then, generations have stood before the carver as he skillfully carves a pile of pastrami, turkey or corned beef. It's the exceptional taste that has carried Katz's name far beyond NYC. Over the last century, a lot has come and gone, but Katz's Delicatessen is still where it was in 1888.