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Karavannaya st., 24 | Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 315-38-00
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Ranked #225 of 7,948 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $42
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had twice dinner at the Cat Restaurant and were not disappointed. The kitchen was excellent and we especially appreciated the support we got from KAMIL! His english is very good and he is very competent concerning Georgian food. Prices are adequate and we can only recommend this nice place with its friendly staff.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We just stumbled in, and found it very nice, not too expansive, and most important - tasty. We got the chachashuly, ratatui, and some other dishes. Great. Recommended. Yair

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Surrey, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great atmosphere! Very good service, delicious cuisine and beautifully, authentically represented dishes. Not cheap, but worth the value.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stumbled across this place as I was keen for a Georgian meal for dinner and were really impressed. The restaurant is a tad formal, located in a basement and styled with white damask tablecloths. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive. We had a bottle of wine and they ensured our glasses were never empty. We ordered the meat dolmades,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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115 reviews 115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Got there on recommendation from our guide. Excellent interior, live music, attentive service, relatively fast. However, the food was mediocre for a Georgian place on this street (you have at least two more Georgian restos with better food within 100 meters). A major disappointment has been 'cat' kebab (shashlyk), where we expected to try all types of meat. Only pork... More 

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Additional Information about Cat Restaurant

Address: Karavannaya st., 24 | Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
Phone Number: +7 812 315-38-00
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 42
Cuisine: International

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