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The Hungry Cat - Hollywood - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
1116 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Midday Menu Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 462-2155

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Lentz

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    the hungry cat is the perfect placeto host your private luncheon or office holiday party!contact us at info@thehungrycat.com Buy outs for the entire restaurant or semi-private space available for special events.

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Sunset

  • Parking details

    The Sunset and Vine parking lot is located on Morningside Court off of Sunset. the hungry cat validates for the first hour.

  • Public transit

    We are 1.5 blocks south of the Metro Red Line.

  • Entertainment

    It's Hollywood. Just look around, there is always something entertaining to see.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. BH

    BarbaraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorry Hungry Cat closed. Delicious food and Fabulous annual Maryland Crabfest.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    788 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    788 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.
  3. MP

    MichaelP

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 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.
  4. CW

    ChrisW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic grilled Halibut and the lemon curd dessert was Soo good!
  5. K

    Kerral

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 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.
  6. SB

    ShanaB

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 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.
  7. H

    Harrison

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 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.
  8. KH

    KatrinH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 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.
  9. JG

    JudyG

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  10. EM

    EricM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad to see it go - this has been a Hollywood Boulevard favorite for us. Long live the Hungry Cat!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 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.
  12. K

    Kerral

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad this restaurant is closing. It has really great and delicious food. Never had a bad meal. Sad face.
  13. JJ

    JoeJoe

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall5food1service5ambience1
    This place has gone down hill. The interior is lacking and the food options were not robust. My last time eating here.
  14. KK

    KnKT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 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.
  15. C

    Chas

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've always enjoyed eating here. Sad to here it is soon to close
  16. N

    Normando

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    788 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    788 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One last visit to one of our favorite restaurants. Sorry to see this place go.
  19. A

    Annushka

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty and fun the Hungry Cat consistently delivers a great dinner and delightful cocktails. Their Greyhound is the best in LA.
  20. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 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!
  21. S

    Sally

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 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.
  23. KA

    KARENS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    So glad we tried them before they close their doors.
  24. BH

    BrentH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice ambiance and the service was excellent. Try the oyster shot!
  25. b

    bettys

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 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.
  26. FB

    FlorenceB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service, great food. We’ll be back!
  27. KE

    KristenE

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had an outstanding dinner. Oysters, scallops, ceviche, and amazing cocktails. Sadly the will be closing soon
  28. P

    Pamela

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  29. 5

    5course

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood is always good, burger is excellent. Always good to come back.
  30. c

    catadelic

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the lobster roll - the best in LA!
  31. MM

    MalamaMaui

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Hidden gem on Vine near Sunset. Very casual. The grilled corn is superb. The lobster is small but good. Recommended.
  32. CK

    CatK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour from 4-7 with $1 oysters and deliciously fresh seafood! Can't wait to go back!
  33. N

    Normando

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Friends birthday
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 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.
  36. F

    Foodie

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delish Great server Happy hour prices were great - can’t be beat. We will definitely return.
  37. BW

    BenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Tucked away just off Vine Street, the food was good, cocktails excellent and a nice, chilled atmosphere.
  38. SA

    SusanA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good place to go for lunch prior to a matinee at the Pantages.
  39. p

    philm

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was so so
  40. AW

    AndrewW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 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!

FAQs

The Hungry Cat - Hollywood - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 1116 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sunset

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Midday Menu Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Sunset and Vine parking lot is located on Morningside Court off of Sunset. the hungry cat validates for the first hour.

  • Public transit

    We are 1.5 blocks south of the Metro Red Line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Lentz

  • Entertainment

    It's Hollywood. Just look around, there is always something entertaining to see.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 462-2155

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    the hungry cat is the perfect placeto host your private luncheon or office holiday party!contact us at info@thehungrycat.com Buy outs for the entire restaurant or semi-private space available for special events.

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