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Cat Restaurant

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Karavannaya St., 24, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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+7 812 315-38-00
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is well worth finding this restaurant. On arrival there is a friendly welcome, the service is fast and slick, there is an extensive menu with some generic Russian dishes and some excellent dishes that reflect the restaurants love of food. I particularly enjoyed the starter of veal liver and heart, the dumplings were excellent - they do rather a... More 

Thank James B
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this restaurant when we were desperately hungry having only just arrived and checked in to our accommodation in St. Petersburg. What luck! The food and the service was fantastic. We definitely got fast service and our waiter was super helpful (though we were also quite early and there weren't many diners there).

Thank Pezmac
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

CAT is a MUST GO for delicious Georgian food at the heart of St. Petersburg! Warm atmosphere created by the nicest staff - Anna, Kamill, Evgenii and others - makes you feel at home right away, Georgian house wine is served in a gorgeous ceramic carafe and transports you to the Georgian mountains immediately)), and the most delicious food leaves... More 

1 Thank Natalia K
Wollongong, Australia
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66 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Lovely furnishings and decor and a great selection of Georgian food. The service was excellent and the ladies went out of their way to describe each of the dishes on the menu to the best of their ability in English. It is not the cheapest option but it is certainly the best option for quantity, quality, location close to Nevsky... More 

Thank luvagoodmerlot
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a lovely evening: delicious food (as if we were in Tbilisi), good wine from Georgia, very nice atmosphere.

Thank Tunturiin
Milan, Italy
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66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Elegant and courtly restaurant closes to Nevskij prospect. It proposes a wide menu of georgian specialities. The waiters suggest you the best dishes, are very polite and prepared about the menu. Good apetizers, good meal and regular portion. Interesting wine selection with local georgian wine and international brands.

1 Thank 1984Cristina1984
Bielefeld, Germany
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Huge menus, so big, thick and heavy. That was Inconvenient. We were seated next to a huge group. But it was loud and we asked to move to another table and it was possible, luckily. We don't drink alcohol and would've been thankful to just have water to satisfy our thirst, but to pay 450 rubles for 0,5L of some... More 

1 Thank Leaboss
Kingston, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

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 

2 Thank Carol M
Portland, Oregon
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172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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 

1 Thank PaulParks
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140 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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.

3 Thank FrederickWentworth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karavannaya St., 24, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Nevskiy
  • Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
  • Phone Number: +7 812 315-38-00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?