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Cat Restaurant

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Karavannaya St., 24, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
7-812-3153800
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 88
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 3
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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
Lovely food, friendly service, convenient and quiet location

A small, cosy restaurant just off Nevsky serving Georgian food. Friendly service, really helpful advice on dishes which might be unfamiliar. Definitely worth a visit for something a little different. Probably advisable to book in advance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A small, cosy restaurant just off Nevsky serving Georgian food. Friendly service, really helpful advice on dishes which might be unfamiliar. Definitely worth a visit for something a little different. Probably advisable to book in advance.

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Oslo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was my fourth or fifth visit to this place. It is specific - it may look like a hole or outdated or something, but the food and service is alway good. There is live singing in georgian and russian so be aware :) but even though I hate restaurant live singing here it is a part of the place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I came here following my group leader, it is small but inside really confortable and good place to eat with some drink. Service was quich and friendly. I would say come to here if are close around, nice place.

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?