#32. Reuben Sandwich at Harry's Deli

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Edwin Goei

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#32. Reuben Sandwich at Harry's Deli

There are many things to love about Harry's Deli.  One of those is owner Harry Kho himself, as passionate a chef as you'll ever meet.  The guy is notable for not taking shortcuts because he believes there should be no other way.  And think of this: he's just making sandwiches.

Everyone swoons over his Chicken Di Giorgio or his steak sandwich.  Those are fine examples of what sandwiches should be.  But me?  I love his Reubens--a perfect amalgam of corned beef, sauerkraut, cheese, sauce and bread.  The pink folds of the meat are stacked just generously enough so that every crispy bite of the griddled rye is accompanied by just the right amount of everything else. 

Most notably, he doesn't overdo the the sauerkraut, which often tends to overpower other Reubens.  Not these.  Like I said, there's no other word: perfect.

Harry's Deli, 17881 Sky Park Circle, Ste. A, Irvine, (949) 261-2116; www.harrys-deli.com.

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Location Info

Harry's Deli - CLOSED

17881 Sky Park Circle, Irvine, CA

Category: Restaurant

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