Permanently Closed - The Hungry Cat - Hollywood

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This restaurant is permanently closed.
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, from nearby farmers 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 dinner, with brunch on the weekends.
The Veranda is an amazingly calm respite from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood.
the hungry cat - it's a lifestyle.
Parking Information: Sunset and Vine Parking located on Morningside Court right off of Sunset. Drive down Vine, quick right on Sunset and very quick right onto Morningside Court. We will validate for one hour!
This is right next to the restaurant, which is located on t
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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry Hungry Cat closed. Delicious food and Fabulous annual Maryland Crabfest.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
762 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry to have to say goodbye to our favorite seafood restaurant but finally got into the last crab fest after missing all of the others over the years.

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vipMichaelP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David Lentz's The Hungry Cat was a masterpiece: One of the finest restaurant experiences in Los Angeles for the better part of two decades. We've lost a real Hollywood institution.

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ChrisW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic grilled Halibut and the lemon curd dessert was Soo good!

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vipKerral
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad this wonderful restaurant has closed. Really great food. My best to the owner and when he is ready would delight at eating at his next restaurant. Be well.

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vipShanaB
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So sad to see The Hungry Cat go. My Seafood Stew and Pimlico Cocktail were very, very tasty as was everything I have eaten here. The Clam Chowder is one of the best I have ever had. This restaurant will be missed.

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Harrison
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Food was great - the chef knows how to cook some white fish. Service was very slow and almost uncaring. Ambience merited plates to be $10 cheaper. Will not go again.

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KatrinH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was mediocre at best. I had the seafood stew with about 1.5 mussels and not much else.

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JudyG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time eating there and I'm saddened to know that they will be closing very soon. The food, ambiance and service were all great!

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vipEricM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad to see it go - this has been a Hollywood Boulevard favorite for us. Long live the Hungry Cat!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate here with 7 people on a Friday evening and the food was very good. We were a little cramped at the table but otherwise, there was nothing to complain about. Service was fast and everyone loved their choices for dinner. We all had dessert also and the bread and butter pudding was out of this world. We would definitely visit again.

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vipKerral
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad this restaurant is closing. It has really great and delicious food. Never had a bad meal. Sad face.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience1

This place has gone down hill. The interior is lacking and the food options were not robust. My last time eating here.

KK
KnKT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The first time we went to this restaurant (Nay 2019) it was fantastic. Loved loved the food! So we went again in June but this time it was seemingly a different chef I assume. Both my food (the steak w/crab) and my husband’s food were beyond salty. I sent my food back. The server tried to make up for it by having a side dish sent out for free... but it was just as salty. While I was able to order something new (plain steamed crab legs which were good) we ended up running almost late to the theater. Very unfortunate.

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Chas
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always enjoyed eating here. Sad to here it is soon to close

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vipNormando
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hungry Cat has become our favorite restaurant. For our second visit we went before the theatre. This time we had the little gems salad, seafood stew, and grilled artichokes and fingerlings. Again one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Just fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO SAD OUT FAVORITE RESTAURANT FRIM INCEPTION IS CLOSING. From a veteran restaurant owner. Best, freshest, creative and comfort cuisine. Sad to see you go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
762 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One last visit to one of our favorite restaurants. Sorry to see this place go.

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vipAnnushka
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty and fun the Hungry Cat consistently delivers a great dinner and delightful cocktails. Their Greyhound is the best in LA.

KB
KevinB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever. Waiter sucked. Over priced drinks. Mediocre food. Didn’t have the proper utensils to eat crab lol - only salad forks! They also put pieces of the menu that had the specials at the bottom of some of the food dishes. I don’t meant food safe paper - I mean straight from a printer so your food is sitting on computer ink. When we complained they said they were closing permanently in 2 weeks. Not surprised lol!

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Sally
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I came here with a friend for dinner before watching a musical in Pantages. The seafood is fresh and tasty. The service is good too. Will come back if next time come to this area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Extremely over priced for what you get. I got tempura fried snow crab claws that cost $26. I old got 7 that were barely a bite each. My husband got a lobster roll but they do not tell you what all comes on it. It had so much onion and celery mixed in with the lobster that he could barely eat it. In the end, we paid $70 for meals that were the size of appetizers and ended up ordering pizza at our hotel because we were hungry within an hour.

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KARENS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

So glad we tried them before they close their doors.

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BrentH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance and the service was excellent. Try the oyster shot!

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vipbettys
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hungry Cat is a casual and affordable restaurant. Our fish entrees were excellent and the desert was unique. I was worried about sitting outside, but the cover and heaters created a pleasant dining environment.

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vipFlorenceB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service, great food. We’ll be back!

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KristenE
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had an outstanding dinner. Oysters, scallops, ceviche, and amazing cocktails. Sadly the will be closing soon

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Pamela
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great hidden spot off the Main Street. Delicious brunch and close to the Pantages Theater. Try Luke’s Lemonade!

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vip5course
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood is always good, burger is excellent. Always good to come back.

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vipcatadelic
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the lobster roll - the best in LA!

MM
MalamaMaui
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hidden gem on Vine near Sunset. Very casual. The grilled corn is superb. The lobster is small but good. Recommended.

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CatK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour from 4-7 with $1 oysters and deliciously fresh seafood! Can't wait to go back!

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vipNormando
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a spectacular meal! Every dish was top notch. The little gems salad was wonderful; the oysters were fresh and terrific; and, the grilled halibut was to die for. Great service too. I wish I had known of this restaurant before. We now will go here before every Pantages performance we attend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Friends birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So sad this little hideout closed. It wasn’t the greatest, but it was good for a quickie seafood restaurant in the neighborhood.

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Foodie
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delish
Great server
Happy hour prices were great - can’t be beat.
We will definitely return.

BW
BenW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Tucked away just off Vine Street, the food was good, cocktails excellent and a nice, chilled atmosphere.

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SusanA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good place to go for lunch prior to a matinee at the Pantages.

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philm
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was so so

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AndrewW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Food and service were great. Everything is freshly prepared and we enjoyed our meal. We will return for sure when back in LA!

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