The Hungry Cat - Hollywood
The Hungry Cat - Hollywood

The Hungry Cat - Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thehungrycat.com/
  • Phone: 3234622155x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday thru Friday 12pm-3pm
    Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3pm-6pm
    Dinner Monday thru Wednesday 530pm-10pm, Thursday thru Saturday 530pm to 11pm, Sunday 5pm-10pm
    Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: David Lentz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let The Hungry Cat cater your next party. From small intimate affairs to large scale events, The Hungry Cat covers food, cocktails and wine. Give us a call at 323-462-2155.
  • Special Events: Please visit www.thehungrycat.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset
  • Public Transit: We are 1.5 blocks south of the Metro Red Line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Sunset and Vine parking lot is located on Morningside Court off of Sunset. the hungry cat validates for the first hour.
A word from The Hungry Cat - Hollywood
Located in the Sunset & Vine Building in the heart of Hollywood, Chef David Lentz & crew have been serving up quality seafood since 2005. The focus is on high quality fish paired with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, often from nearby farmer's markets. The raw bar showcases Pacific and Atlantic oysters, Santa Barbara sea urchin, raw and marinated fish dishes, crab and lobster.

The Hungry Cat bar specializes in seasonal, market driven cocktails, craft brews and an eclectic wine list .

The Hungry Cat is open daily serving lunch and dinner, with brunch on the weekends. The patio is an amazingly calm respite from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood.

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The Hungry Cat - Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (67)great for outdoor dining (57)neighborhood gem (56)great for lunch (26)special occasion (21)great for brunch (21)romantic (17)hot spot (13)late-night find (10)notable wine list (9)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Every time I go to the Hungry Cat I want to love it. Every time I'm underwhelmed. Started with the oysters. No choices... you get what you get. They were so salty, it was like eating a spoon of salt. The main course (I had the crab special) was just okay. The portions (friends dinners included) were small as well as the martini's!! Considering the prices... I'd rather sit and look at the ocean instead of Walgreen's. I'm officially taking it off my list of dining possibilities.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find, different seafood
    oceansblue
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was visiting LA with my Dad, staying in the heart of Hollywood, did not anticipate anything much better than chains. Did a yelp search for seafood and The Hungry Cat popped up, lovely quiet little place just off Hollywood/Vine, very chill ambiance, not crazy like the rest of Hollywood. I eat a lot of seafood and think I know something good when I come across it, this was excellent. Very off the usual use of flavors and textures, not your basic seafood, but seafood elevated. The specialty cocktails also very well done. Highly recommended (worst thing I can say is that it took a minute to find as its tucked just around the corner from the empty store front with the proper address - hang a right just before you get to Jersey Mikes.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but hard to find
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant is set in from the street so we were wandering up and down the street trying to find it. It would have been helpful if that was noted in the restaurant info. Besides that, the food was very good. Excellent lobster roll! Also would like to see bit more of selection for wines by the glass.
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  • Best Fish Tacos & Craft Cocktails!
    ElyssapVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Came here with a friend the other day for lunch with the fish tacos on our brains. And they did NOT disappoint - they were so incredibly delicious! They are also accompanied by yummy "street corn on the cob" with butter...amazing. I had the Baltimore Sun cocktail which was a super nice change of pace from getting a mimosa. So well made. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hungry Cat
    SDietVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was a 1st time dining experience at The Hungry Cat. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. Our waiter was very helpful with our selection of entrees. I definitely would return to The Hungry Cat.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Hungriest of Cats
    brooksdiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went to the Hungry Cat in order to check another restaurant off the list my girlfriend and I have of restaurants we want to eat at before we leave the city. The ambience is something rare in Hollywood -- it is understated and casual, a place you'd be perfectly comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt, but with a clear leaning toward fine dining. We sat outside on a nice summer's night and had a wonderful time. The wine is a bit overpriced, though it does have a carafe option which is nice if you're on a budget. We had half a dozen oysters, grilled octopus, and a whole roased black bass special. All of the food was delicious, and the service was friendly and impeccable. Would definitely go back, but only when I don't mind spending extra.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food.Not great location
    GustavoOrtegaJ
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Not many options for menu. Good food. Limited wine list but good selection
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service slow but honest
    chu105VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had half dozen oysters, grilled octopus, and lamb n clams. Food came out not fast given they weren't crowded but the server made sure to note our desired departure time to make our concert at Catalina. Overall predictable and consistent seafood option for area. Would rec if convenient but not a destination.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, food & service
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I like this place. Good seafood. Cute spot right in the smack of Hollywood especially when sitting outside. The service is always pretty good and the staff is friendly.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ridiculous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I made a reservation for The Hungary Cat. The day of our reservation I went online to Open Table to change the time from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. I received a confirmation back. We went to the restaurant only to find out it was out of business, CLOSED!!
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  • Outstanding Dining Experience
    LaxVisitor
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a wonderful meal with great service in a nice setting. The food was the star and lived up to its pre-dining billing. We will be back again. We have not been disappointed with a Susan Goin dining experience.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent seafood
    Baltimoreboy
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The Hungry Cat is a terrific little place, with a nice, intimate outdoor dining area. My friend and I shared 12 oysters, Mexican, Northwest, East Coast. They were all delicious. For a main course we both had lobster rolls which came with french fries. They were both outstanding. The lobster was great, the fries spiced just a bit, wonderful. For dessert we split a berry cobbler that was large enough for two. It too was fantastic. I had two glasses of Chardonnay, really perfect with the lobster. Our waitress was a New York girl who was wise cracking and hilarious. The moon was out, it was a cool night and all in all the whole meal was great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HUNGRY FOR HUNGRY CAT!
    achefdinesout
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband is an executive chef and rarely loves anything he doesn't make himself, this is one of his favorite spots. We worked in a 4 star resort on an island in Alaska and had the freshest seafood known to man, but this place is better! The raw bar is excellent, they bring in different oysters, on different nights, from around the world. Live Santa Barbara sea urchin is highly recommended . They combine unique flavors /sauces with the freshest cuts of sashimi , like cashew brittle and yuzu? amazing! I could eat their Lobster Roll sandwich for lunch every day of my life. Its got low key facade indoor and small patio at the hollywood location- location is smaller and more intimate, great for a date. Fresh juice elixirs, yes!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CraigVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten at Hungry Cat Hollywood dozens and dozens of times over the years and this was the first bad experience. The food was still great but the service was terrible. Start with the rude wait staff all of whom seemed to be new. Then go to the buser who was in such a hurry to clean the plates that he dropped one and splashed and stained our clothes. Finish with the manager whose lukewarm apology almost made the situation worse. I'm sure we will be back because the food is so good but I hope that it was just an off night and not a sign of things to come.
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  • Great
    DJP2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is quickly becoming one if my regular spots. I've had two great meals there so far.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Night
    ProfKen101VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    octopus appetizer is so good that it's worth coming back for. the sea urchin, a special this night, was good, but uni sushi at a good Japanese sushi restaurant can be transcendent. too many sauces competing for the tuna which was slightly overcooked. the sea bass was better. great service. ambience okay.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LA restaurant week 2014
    Tizoc
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The fresh grilled fish sandwich was very tasty and fresh. The fries were truly amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummmy!
    cplunch
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I liked the food, service was good. we got ignored a little, but we flagged down another waiter and they were happy to help us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great experience
    AdiamondVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was my third or forth time to Hungry Cat and I was not thrilled. When we first sat down, one of the servers asked if we preferred sparking or still. We agreed on sparking. Seeing the bottles of purified water on everyone's tables we thought "oh cool! they get that awesome purification system that so many restaurants now have and offer complimentary still and sparking water!". Nope - it came and it was a big ol' bottle of mountain spring ($8). We mentioned to our official waiter that we thought it was wrong to make it sound like something that was complimentary and he said (ver rudely) that he's never heard of any restaurants offering this service and said "he could take it back and bring us tap". Classy!
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  • klassic
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Outstanding restaurant...with a star chef. The food is conisistently outstanding and original and very very fresh.
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  • Off the beaten path
    GoodFood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We walked past the place and then figured out it was tucked away a bit. The food is not your typical seafood restaurant which took a few minutes to wrap my wits around it. Once I got a brief overview of the different items I quickly selected my meal. The food was excellent and the service was just as good. I would go back again in a heartbeat.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigFoodie
    BigFoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I did not have a good experience with the DineLA menu because the entree I ordered (Lamb n'Clams) was very very salty and I had to drink a lot of water. I felt like every bite I took was full of salt. Also, the dessert (lemon parfait) was too sweet, which made it hard for me to finish my whole meal. Although the entree and dessert was not great, the appetizer (squid salad) was very good and tasted great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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  • small restaurant near kodak theatre
    ChenVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Chorizo Clams is interesting. Oyster in DINELA menu is so so. Steak is ok. Lobster roll is good but not the best one I have. Service is not that good.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Return to An Old Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I used to eat at the Hungry Cat all the time but hadn't for the past year because I was tired of the menu, which didn't change often enough, and underwhelmed by the lobster and oysters, which didn't seem as fresh as ones I ate elsewhere. But this time everything was fine--I had the lobster with papardelle, which was delicious. The only flaw was that the pasta was stuck together--the cook didn't stir it enough. My friend liked his fish as well. And I was particularly impressed with the Gris de Gris Rose; it's one of my favorites and new to the wine list. Eating outside was very pleasant also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This restaurant was listed on Jonathan Gold's 101 top restaurant list, so I expected to be awesome. However I was pretty disappointed with both food and service. The food wasn't anything spectacular, my soft shell crab dish was over salted, but my boyfriend's pan roasted barramundi was okay and so were the half shelled oysters. The chocolate bread and butter pudding was very chocolaty - not a bad thing I suppose for most. The service was so-so. very slow for the entrees to come out on a very non-busy night and I even over heard some other tables complaining about that. Overall my experience here was just alright. I wouldn't say it was bad and I wouldn't say I wouldn't come here again..next time around I would have lower expectations.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy
    ToDieForMustDo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The oysters are fresh tasting and the lobster roll delicious. This place is a must on your to do list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood, close to the theater
    RBJ1
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great fresh seafood, good service with some characters walking by that didn't add to the ambience. Wine list didn't measure up to the quality of the food.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    averagejane
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Quick Sunday brunch before the theater. Very good service. Food was okay.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Seafood - the Best
    Martinshushu
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I lived for many years in New Orleans where there were some truly great seafood of all kinds. The Hungry Cat in Hollywood is a real find in a City that often forgets that it borders an ocean!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little spot in Hollywood
    RollintheTown
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was my first time at the Hungry Cat and I was not disappointed. From the drinks at the bar while we waited for our table to the appetizer (Oysters on the half shell) to the main course (Maine Lobster). My date and I had a great start to our evening which culminated at the Steve Winwood concert at the Pantages. Our service was excellent. Our waiter provided us with great insight and tips about the menu. We are going to add the Hungry Cat to our list of dining venues in Holloywood.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe because it was Sunday night?
    Flowers
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I have eaten at the Hungry Cat at the beach and it was delicious. But the Hollywood restaurant was just okay. Maybe because they have a different chef Sundays?
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Salt overdose
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Must say very disappointed. Used to enjoy but not this time
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  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had checked out various web reviews before making our reservations for Father's Day brunch. Was disappointed that at least three of the items we had requested were not available and soup was seasonal, offered only once a year during the fall. The Yelp review had a wonderful picture of a fish stew and delicious looking fish & chips, neither were available. Most importantly, the cost for the oysters were outrageous....$36 for a dozen, I don't pay that in Beverly Hills - won't be going back!!!!
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    hot spot
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was excellent. Pricey for the amount of food you receive.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1MaLeslieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Unusual items on menu but food is good. Try the peeled shrimp. Lobster roll good but lots of fries! Convenient for those going to the Pantages
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  • Wonderful combination of flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Very innovative combination of flavors --halibut cheeks, a special for the day, and grilled salmon. Will definitely eat here again when visiting the Pantages
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor food
    KyongVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I was very disappointed with this restaurant. The Pug burger is too much salt and very difficult for eat. The other food is a very poor for their price. I would not recommend the Hungry cat to anybody. Also parking is not good and their sign is very confused. Overall this is not a restaurant I never, ever go again.
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  • love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    great food and great, attentive service. my fiancé has celiac's and our server took this under consideration as we ordered. often you find at restaurants a server is either unfamiliar with food allergies/intolerances or does not take the customer seriously. our server understood and was happy to make suggestions and accommodations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Hungry Cat Hollywood
    Bellawashere14
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Went twice in one week loved it so much ... Adored the simple but innovative cocktails ... Candied grapefruit rind a treat !Dishes are quite the right size .... Octopus par excellence . The outdoor dining area while not too beautiful is functional and one can talk and be heard .. Theres no high velocity rabble .. Service is personable and professional .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Bowl Dinner
    Russeats
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Ate here prior to a Hollywood Bowl event. Great service, easy parking. I had the Lobster Roll and was not disappointed. Friends had the Salmon which was wonderful. Drinks could be a little more generous, but I can be a lush, so... Liked this place and would return.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.