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The Hungry Cat - Hollywood

4.4
988 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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HALF PRICED OYSTERS! SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY . . .9PM - CLOSE!

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 Veranda is an amazingly calm respite from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood.
the hungry cat - it's a lifestyle!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Californian
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Hours of operation
HALF PRICED OYSTERS! SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY . . .9PM - CLOSE!

Lunch -Monday thru Friday 12pm-3pm
Happy Hour -Monday thru Friday 3pm-6pm
Dinner -Monday thru Thursday 5pm-10pm,
Friday thru Saturday -5pm to 11pm,
Sunday -4pm-10pm
Brunch Saturday and Sunday -11:00am - 3pm
Midday Menu Saturday -3pm-5pm Sunday 3-4
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Phone number
(323) 462-2155
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Lentz
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunset
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Parking details
The Sunset and Vine parking lot is located on Morningside Court off of Sunset. the hungry cat validates for the first hour.
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Public transit
We are 1.5 blocks south of the Metro Red Line.
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Entertainment
It's Hollywood. Just look around, there is always something entertaining to see.
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HALF PRICED OYSTERS! SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY . . .9PM - CLOSE!

Please visit www.thehungrycat.com for more information.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 988 People Are Saying
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4.2
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food and the service was very friendly.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We are frequent visitors of Hungry Cat. We usually eat here before going to the movies. They are always delicious and get us out on time. The food and cocktails never fail!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing, but the place appeared to be understaffed which resulted in slow service. But we were in no rush and had a good time.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The Hungry Cat has an amazing atmosphere! The server was really friendly, expedient, and attentive. The food looked amazing and tasted even better. I had the soft shell crab as recommended by the server. It was one of my best meals ever. Definitely returning soon. Thanks

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Have been going to the hungry cat for years. As always the food and drinks were phenomenal!

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Delicious raw bar. Some of the worst tableside service I've ever received. Utensils forgotten not once but twice, incredibly long stretches between taking our orders, had to ask for drinks + water repeatedly, plates + glassware not bussed properly if at all, the wrong drinks served to their respective guests, left our card for payment on the table for 20+ minutes, an overall lack of knowledge about the menu...it was very surprising considering the price point. But the true final straw? Two servers began breaking down the seating area around us, loudly and pointedly. I won't be back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great. I have recommended this restaurant to friends who will be going to the theater in the area. I hope to return in the near future.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food and drinks were really good. Atmosphere was fine. Unfortunately, location is between tall buildings, opposite a Walgreens entrance. Still, quiet and very pleasant. Food makes it worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Excellent cocktails and fresh seafood- great raw oysters and loved the clams with chorizo.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

the market fish and raw hamachi were both excellent as usual.
late night oysters are a good deal at half price on weeknghts

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Good overall experience. Would go back. Would recommend to others.

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2.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I had not been into this restaurant for a few years but it has gone 100% downhill across all areas. The service was terrible and the place wasn't even that busy. Our waiter first greeted our table by immediately telling us the 15 items that WEREN'T available but were still on the menu, even one of the specials- mind you it was only 7:30 pm at the time. Then he never came back once to offer us another glass of wine or anything. Not to mention the clams/chorizo we ordered were over salted and tiny, and the lobster roll was dry as a bone. And both were over 25 dollars an entree. It was a total waste of money not to mention the overall experience was completely unsatisfactory. The chef behind the counter and two of the waitstaff were more concerned with some friend of their's at the bar than our table the entire night. Overpriced, terrible food, bad service. I will never be back.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Exceeded our expectations in all regards. The owners should put up a bigger sign, you don’t want to miss this place.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Took my mother, sisters, and girlfriend for Mother’s Day and we had a great time. I made a reservation through open table and even though I was a bit early I was seated immediately! Waiters were so kind and attentive. We were late for the bottomless mimosas but the still made sure we had a fabulous dining experience. The food tho..... it was amazing to say the least we were all beyond satisfied and will definitely be returning and recommending to everyone!

Thank You!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was amazing!!! My taste buds were definitely happy :) the service was also great! The only reason I didn’t rate all 5 stars is because upon booking I stated that it was for a birthday & for the price of the place I expected them to bring my boyfriend a little bday treat or something :/ but overall it was a great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great fresh oysters and the Halibut was superb.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

On previous visits the Hungry Cat was packed; on this occasion we arrived at 830 pm on a Wednesday evening and it was almost empty. The food was superb as always. We had a kind of hamachi (yellowtail) sashimi, some shrimp and scallop dumplings, two dozen oysters (there was a special deal on oysters that night) and a whole fish (orata/dorada) ... everything was excellent. The manager and staff were super friendly and attentive. Well done, Hungry Cat!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a wonderful time having dinner at the Hungry Cat celebrating my 30th birthday. Great service and wonderful food. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Very nice casual place with good seafood

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was all delicious and they serve good coffee.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The place was completely empty it felt very depressing

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

People are so nice especially the bar tender we tried his recommendation cocktail it’s superb. Kids friendy and we will be going their regularly.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Just wonderful server and everyone there great nice experienced Efficient
Food phenomenal!!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The waiter Joseph was excellent. The foods was also great with a lot of choices. Great pick if you like various seafoods.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent service, good recommendations, food fresh and high quality. Perfect pre-theatre dinner

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Dinner after play at Pantages was disappointing. Cocktails were good, service was good, but food selection was poor and so was dessert choices.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Headed to Pantages and was looking for somewhere different to eat before the play. We used to go to Cleo at Redburry but its closed for remodeling...other option was Delphine at the W where we have enjoyed fresh oysters many times.

Hungry Cat was a very pleasant surprise! The menu is fairly small but packed with seafood. We had 2 different types of oysters that were both amazingly fresh, sweet and briny. For a crunchy kick, we had tempura fried shishito peppers...very tasty! We shared a fresh halibut entre that was too due for.

We sat on the open air, semi-private patio. The only downside was a happy dog from some apartment upstairs, and a brief marital dispute outside Walgreens involving shouting, cussing, and throwing soda bottles. A little tense for a moment or two, but won't deter us from returning.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We came here for dinner before going to the Pantages theater. It was an easy walk. Parking nearby for $10 if you enter after 6 p.m. We got delicious bread, clam chowder was not what we expected by very good with actual clams in the bowl. The Brussel sprouts were to die for. I got a lobster roll. I was expecting a hot lobster with butter in it but got more of a lobster salad which was tasty too. They substituted a side salad for my French fries and it was refreshingly good.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The lobster roll was flavorful and tender, and the Halibut dish was the best I’ve ever had eating out. The asparagus was excellently cooked. I will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

While I loved the food and the vibe of Hungry Cat and have been many times I was shocked that the parking lot associated with the building charged me $14 for a bit over 2 hours of parking even with validation. I think the restaurants in the building need to provide longer parking validations or it needs to be clearer on the parking lot signage. Sadly one of the best reasons for going (the easy parking) will now make me not frequent or recommend Hungry Cat

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Sorry, but we were underwhelmed with this place. Food was ordinary. Bench seating, really?

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was always one of my favorite restaurants, one that I'd proudly bring out of town
guests to with confidence in the food and service. Last week, however, was a deep disappointment on many levels. Our waiter seemed to preocccuppied and relatively uninformed
about both food and wine. He took forever to grasp our orders and get us drinks. Our starter of fried oysters was delicious so we thought that we were off to a good start but then the real trouble started. My entree of grilled shrimp on risotto arrived and the shrimp were cold while the risotto was undercooked - inedible in fact. I wound up having to share my dinner guest's plate while waiting. I finally got the waiter's attention who brought me toasted bread which I do not eat. Finally the new entree arrived - risotto was fine but.... the same cold shrimp were served again! Unbelievable! I was so hungry at this point that I ate the dish. The restaurant took the dish off but never offered complimentary drinks, an interim snack, dessert. NOTHING to compensate for this fiasco! I am definitely not planning on returning again which makes me sad but I guess that times change and so did the Hungry Cat.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Oysters followed by amazing fish tacos. An amazing meal as always!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The service was extraordinary, very friendly and knowledgeable. The food is beyond delicious, with an incredible presentation, unique taste combinations, and leaving you wanting to come back for more.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Outstanding food, fun and attentive service. Need to go there more often.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was good. This establishment attracts nice guests. A few members of the cast from criminal minds were there and complimented me and my wife on our attire. (But anyways. Back to the restaurant experience) Our waitress was nice but seemed busy. Very busy. Very nice though. It was just one of “those nights” I guess. Would I go back? Yes. My lobster roll was awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The good was flavorful and delicious. The service was attentive. Heidi is vety helpful and friendly!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We arrived 8pm on a Saturday. There was a good crowd of people at that time. However service was very slow. The food was alright, but loved the shrimp & scallop dumplings the best.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our server was amazing! The food was good.....not the best place for young kids as far as the menu is concerned.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Waiter was helpful and educated. Food was delicious and fast. Cocktail was also delicious.

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