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Cat Restaurant

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Karavannaya St., 24, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Kingston, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three friends and I recently had a fun dinner here. We had just come across the restaurant and stopped in front to have a look when an exiting couple (from California) told us that it was very good and we should definitely go in. We didn't know anything about Georgian food, so we relied on our excellent waitress, Raisa, to... More 

1 Thank Carol M
Portland, Oregon
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172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This a basement restaurant trimmed in white with stained glass accents. The atmosphere is quiet. The staff waited on us promptly and kept an eye peeled throughout our meal. The dishes we ordered were not complex, but they were artfully executed and full of flavor. We enjoyed cheese bread, the cheese platter and lamb shish kabeb and Georgian red wine... More 

Thank PaulParks
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131 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Close to the Fontanka and Nevski prospect hence easy to find. Food was OK but took a looooooong time to arrive. Both waiter and waitresses were very nice. Reasonably priced.

1 Thank FrederickWentworth
Florence, Italy
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Ket or Cat is a small restaurant serving Georgian food. It features a nice though not extensive menu. The wine list is impressive. The food was excellent, service with a smile. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Prices are moderate. Definitely a place to go.

Thank CriticallyMe
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to try it out. Food was a 10/10 and service was good, english menu also available. We had to wait about 30 min for a table, relative small restaurant and obviously popular. Well worth it.

Thank WorldTraveller_77X
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The "hot starters" of khachapuri and the combination(don't recall name) of eggplant, tomato, onion and pepper were superb both nights. Rating would have been a "5" if it hadn't been for veal stew which had fat and gristle and the second night's lamb shish kebob which was much less tender than on the previous night. The baklava was yummy. Raisa... More 

Thank tennismaine
Lugano, Switzerland
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant after boat tour and it was a great experience. The food was good, service excellent and ambiance enjoyable. They had a live music. We recommend it. They will also pack left overs for you like at home.

Thank Hanna M
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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.

Thank David P
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

Thank DePo79
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karavannaya St., 24, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Nevskiy
  • Neighborhood: Nevskiy
  • Phone Number: 7-812-3153800
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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