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The Hungry Cat - Hollywood
The Hungry Cat - Hollywood

The Hungry Cat - Hollywood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thehungrycat.com
  • Phone: (323) 462-2155
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The oysters are fresh tasting and the lobster roll delicious. This place is a must on your to do list."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Quick Sunday brunch before the theater. Very good service. Food was okay."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Must say very disappointed. Used to enjoy but not this time"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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!!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Pricey for the amount of food you receive."
    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"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very innovative combination of flavors --halibut cheeks, a special for the day, and grilled salmon. Will definitely eat here again when visiting the Pantages"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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."
    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 ."
    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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It was a wonderful way to spend pre-theatre brunch on a Sunday. The Spicy Hungry Cat Bloody Mary was perfect. My husband got to try a new gin and new tonic for his cocktail of choice. We shared the two tiew seafood platter. Oysters, clams, shrimp, crab, lobster, caviar. And the blini for the caviar was perfection. We didn't eat the rest of day. We are coming back in three weeks for another round.."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Fantastic. As well as the dungess crab pappardelle. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent food, good service. One of your party should order a Pabst Blue Ribbon just to see the presentation. Priceless! p.s. Call for directions. You can't see the restaurant from the street."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Started with house special drinks and grilled asparagus - all were great and server was helpful and attentive. For entrees, ordered the lamb and clams and mussels with xo sauce - both were creative, tasty dishes. Finished with blueberry crumble and decaf cappuccino - coffee was the best I have had in a long time. The only bad thing is that I live 40 miles away - I was there before seeing a show at the Pantages (which the server had inquired about when we first sat down) - or I would be a regular."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This location of Hungry Cat is awful. In the back of an ugly concrete strip mall and next door to a pharmacy. Inside the fish smell mixed with the smell from cleaning supplies is particularly gross. Outside the dismal atmosphere and street noise is awful too. The food is very good and the service was good. Other locations are great so this one really doesn't make sense. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Every time I recommend the Hungry Cat to someone it illicits the same response: "The Hungry what?" Though the name for a restaurant that primarily serves seafood seems like a perfectly reasonable name to me, I tell these friends to get past the name and start listening to the food options. The crab cakes and parfait are what keeps my boyfriend coming back. For me, it's the changing selections of fish, crab, and shrimp dishes topped with ingenious veggies that keeps me drooling. And of course, the pimlico, mm-good!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "A definite favorite of mine - especially when going to any event at nearby places like the Pantages."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have been coming to Hungry Cat in Hollywood for years and we have never been disappointed. The wait staff is excellent, the food is fresh and inspired, the location is great (and we are coming from the Valley), and the menu changes often enough that we never get bored. We love to sit in Patrick's section, because he is so warm and welcoming. He describes the food as if he were describing a fine work of art or a luxury car. The lobster roll is excellent and they always have fresh, seasonal dishes as specials. Their raw bar is amazing and you can easily make a meal of a 2-tier seafood appetizer (for 2 people). So yummy. Can't say enough good things. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "great experience, great food, great drinks,great service"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Been here twice for lunch, both times were amazing. Service is excellent, one of the best in the city. The food is exquisite. The setting is very sophisticated city, yet very comfortable. Came here once to celebrate a birthday and once for a business lunch. How does the Hungry Cat seem appropriate for both, and yet I can't wait to come back for romantic dinner with my husband? It's just a great place, that's why!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I Love the Hungry Cat. I went there for brunch with my sister for her birthday and we had the best, freshest Bloody Marys ever. The oyster shooters were a great complement to the drinks, along with their deviled eggs. We followed with a dozen oysters and the the halibut crudo. The selection of oysters, as suggested by our server Alan, were delish. The halibut crudo was bright and fresh (if not a tad pricey for the portion). My brother in law's mussels were spectacular - creamy and melt in your mouth. My fish tacos were OK (but deep fried; I should have had the mussels!) and my sister's crab benedict was decadent. A wonderful dining experience, made even better by the service. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Hungry Cat is hidden but well worth finding. Restaurant is small, so recommend reservations. Food combinations are unique and sometimes surprising. Don't be put off if some of the ingredients seem odd. The chef pairs them well for flavor filled results that are fabulous."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went on a weeknight so it wasn't very crowded. Split a bottle of wine, a nice dry Riesling from finger lakes area. I had the lobster roll, she had the Clam/Bacon/rice bowl thing. both were delicious the lobster roll was like 90% lobster and very delicious with no much mayo. We said we were had to get out by a certain time and they worked with us to ensure that. The waitress was great, funny and enjoyable to converse with. The only lil knock i had was that they kept trying to clear any dishes and would refill water even if it was mostly full... but that's just being nit picky it was a really enjoyable place. A bit pricy ... but good for a date."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Always great for a meal after a movie. Excellent shrimp. The drinks are weak for the price. Saw a half shot poured into one drink that cost $12. It was good, it was called a Tin Roof, but for the cost, it could have been stronger."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I think this restaurant has fresh and delicious seafood but I would have to say it is a bit overpriced. $25 for a lobster roll?? Just food for thought."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Seated promptly. Food was very good, but nothing spectacular. Service was good, but not great. Not sure I would make it a point to go back, but it was an enjoyable dining event. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had brunch resv on Saturday at noon. The tables were 25% filled, so service was immediate. Firstly, the fries were so delicious that I gobbled them all up while hot. Then I took off the top brioche bun layer which was a bit dry, and loved eating the pan seared, but mostly raw, albacore tuna sandwich with chipotle aoili, open faced style. I'd order it again. My partner ate all of his fist tacos. Despite one waiter taking our order, another bringing the meal, and yet a third delivering items to the table, the service team was seamless and knowledgeable. Can't wait to return for the oysterpalooza."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I had a crab cake which was excellent. The rest of the food on the plate was only luke warm. The plate had not been warmed before placing the food on it. The restaurant could do a better job. They need a few more menu items besides seafood. I was there on a Sunday for dinner."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Gracious hostess. Menu on Sunday is Brunch focussed. Oysters, clams, lobster and shrimp but no fin fish. Very nice grilled octopus dish. Physically, however, restaurant is looking very tired - worn vinyl seat covers, scratched table tops, trim and walls need freshening."
    Dined on 4/13/2014