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Cat Restaurant

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Karavannaya St., 24, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
7-812-3153800
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the very heart of St Petersburg, on the Karavannaya Street - two...
In the very heart of St Petersburg, on the Karavannaya Street - two minutes walk from the Gostiniy Dvor metro station - you find CAT, the well-known restaurant of Georgian cuisine. It is the beloved place of the connoisseurs of the real home-made Georgian food. The moment you walk in the CAT at Karavannaya 24, you see the main design detail of the restaurant - a lot of pictures of the famous guests with their autographs and words of gratitude for the delicious food and excellent service. What makes the atmosphere absolutely mesmerizing is the live music every evening. The most striking thing about the CAT is that you always get this warm feeling as if you are home, due to the unique Georgian hospitality.
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It was delicious!

the food was really great and the service was quick! We ordered solianka and harcho soups, Georgian salad and grilled beef and chicken. Everything was delicious! Lots of herbs and spices, but not too much. We'll definitely come back here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
alexandra g
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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Montreal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We thought we were going to "Cat Cafe" but ended up at this place instead! This is "Cat Restaurant" and while it is also Georgian, we were disappointed! The food and wine were very expensive and there was simply nothing outstanding about the food. The decor is also very dated. To get your money's worth, we highly suggest "Georgia's" (about... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

the food was really great and the service was quick! We ordered solianka and harcho soups, Georgian salad and grilled beef and chicken. Everything was delicious! Lots of herbs and spices, but not too much. We'll definitely come back here!

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Herzlia, Israel
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were on the main street and looked for a restaurant nearby . Tripadvsor showed us this restaurant and rated it good in our area . Very old restaurant , the food is not fresh , live singer singing with music system and hiding under the stairs I felt like in a wedding 20 years ago . bad that such... More 

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PabloEco298484, Управляющий at Cat Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Orio O., we are very sorry for the fact that you are disappointed with your visit to our restaurant "CAT" (Karavannaya 24). We also apologize, that your visit to our restaurant left negative impressions. We always care about our guests and our image, that´s why, in order to correct our mistakes we would like to ask you what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The restauarnt is a very good site for all those who love caucasian food.Very friendly personal. Good cookung.

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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had all too quick visit to Cat while on business travel. The food was extraordinary good. Especially I liked the small dishes (like Meze).

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very close to the tourist hotels on Nevsky Prospect. Smart decor in a well kept restaurant with great service and a complete English/Russian menu. We had the borsch of course but along with it came a tumbler of vodka, Russian black bread with horse radish spread and, believe it or not, a rose of lard. Hmm. We are definitely not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This restaurant serves Georgian food. It was fresh, beautifully cooked and delicious. Worth the little extra you would pay at other Russian restaurants. The waiter was helpful and attentive.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

That was a good place with life singing at every 7pm, tasty Georgian food and very drinkable house wine (I tried semi-sweet). I was there several times, liked everything from set options and vegetable dishes to the desserts.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A small hide-away not far away from the Nevsky. A great selection of Georgian food and wines. The place is perfect for small gatherings if you enjoy laidback family style cooking. The quality of food is always consistent and tasty.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've had dinner twice at Cat restaurant with my boyfriend. Since we don't see each other often, I wanted to make our dinner really special, so I chose Cat restaurant for this occasion. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was friendly, cozy and romantic. We really loved the service. We were served by the head waiter Maksim, who has amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Karavannaya St., 24, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 7-812-3153800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 42
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

In the very heart of St Petersburg, on the Karavannaya Street - two minutes walk from the Gostiniy Dvor metro station - you find CAT, the well-known restaurant of Georgian cuisine. It is the beloved place of the connoisseurs of the real home-made Georgian food. The moment you walk in the CAT at Karavannaya 24, you see the main design detail of the restaurant - a lot of pictures of the famous guests with their autographs and words of gratitude for the delicious food and excellent service. What makes the atmosphere absolutely mesmerizing is the live music every evening. The most striking thing about the CAT is that you always get this warm feeling as if you are home, due to the unique Georgian hospitality.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?