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About 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 Veranda is an amazingly calm respite from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. the hungry cat - it's a lifestyle!

1535 Vine
Hollywood, CA 90028
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
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 and Sunday -3pm-5pm

Cross Street:
Sunset

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 462-2155

Website:
http://www.thehungrycat.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
David Lentz

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit www.thehungrycat.com for more information.

The Hungry Cat - Hollywood Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious food and attentive service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Crave-worthy food served by outstanding people. Loved it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great place. Our server Heidi was friendly and nice to us. The other server was friendly, i just don’t remember her name.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was good but not enough busboys to clear the table. I ordered seafood platter with 2 tiers I.e. seafood with a lot of shells, oysters, mussels, lobsters, crab legs, sea urchin,.... food was good. When main dishes came, nobody came to clear the dirty table. After I requested for service, I still had to wait for another 10 minutes, leaving my main dishes cold. Waiter just gave lip service apologies and avoided eye contact while I waited.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good spot, delicious food, I just think our server had an off night. The rest of wait staff was was very nice.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was pretty good. We ordered mainly raw dishes and soup as we only had an hour to dine before a theater show.
Service was a bit slow and rude, perhaps maybe because it was Saturday night.

Had to wait for shell cracker for our lobster claw and spoon for the soup.
Proper utensils were not brought with the meal which made us rush even more.

Again, perhaps it was because it was Saturday night that service was not up to par, but you'd think youd have your best people working that night???

Everything else was fine, food was great!
I will still come back because of the food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We LOVE this restaurant! We have been eating here for at least the last 13 years and the quality of food has consistently been outstanding with a small, but innovative seafood m. The seasonal cocktails are always a treat as well. It truly is a neighborhood gem (in the middle of Hollywood).

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Terrible service. Only 4 tables in use in the entire restaurant and we waited almost an hour for our food. When I made the reservation I told them we had Theatre tickets and needed leave by a certain time. Needless to say we almost missed entry to the show.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Not the best hush puppies I've ever had. The frittata had fried oysters that were overly seasoned and felt like a lump in my stomach after I ate them. Place was empty for Sunday lunch. Don't know if that means things aren't going well here.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Forgotten how great this place was. Was here for dine LA

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Hungry cat was a little expensive for the limited menu that they offer. Food was very bland . Menu in line doesn’t match there in store restaurant menu
They have a very limited bar and we’re out of two of the tea that they serve in the restaurant.
Undirtunately, we will not go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Fantastic cocktails and $1 oysters on Mondays. Service was great and staff were friendly. Quite an enjoyable meal from start to finish

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Best raw platter I’ve had in America,
And value for money, I had the 3 tier platter, everything was super fresh and outstanding .

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall, it was ok. Half of our meal was great, the other half was mediocre. Our waiter never told us any specials, luckily, I knew there were dollar oysters before arriving because he never mentioned anything. The oysters and mussels were amazing. I was very pleased. My husband ordered the jumbo shrimp. He said the food was too salty. I ordered the clam chowder and I only had one clam. Additionally, the bacon flavor was so strong that it tasted like I was eating a bowl of bacon (great if you like bacon, but I wanted clam chowder). Overall, I would recommend for the raw food bar.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went here for dinner before seeing Hamilton at the Pantages. Food was very good, husband loved the trout and the Brussel sprouts, daughter loved the "virgin cat" cocktail.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had reservations at 615. The bar looked inviting so we chose to eat there. Gabriella was amazing with her on point service. The oysters were delish and when they were out of a dish we ordered they were quick with a substitute suggestion. Gabriella spaced our orders perfectly and the food was fabulous including but not limited to: braised mussels. Stuffed squid. Salad of little gem and crab puppies. The manager was fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Money well spent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We selected Hungry Cat for pre-theatre dinner with the whole family. Food and Service were excellent. Everyone was pleased.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food over salted.
Premises badly in need maintenance. Who likes dining at badly chipped tables?

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The restaurant was practically empty & our service was subpar at best.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Has lost its luster and soul. This used to be a great go-to spot, but it seems like everyone involved has given up. I wouldn’t be surprised if it closes soon.

I love any thing grilled but the cooks seem to have no understanding between burnt and charred. Yes, it’s a fine line of a few seconds, but once you go go past that charred line, you shouldn’t serve it.

Burnt: cauliflower, hush puppies
Charred: bread, octopus

Our server was great. Food was meh and cocktails overpriced. I miss the Santa Monica location. They did everything right. With its demise, the owners seems to have given up and so have I. Last time I’ll dine here.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Seafood overly salty and a bit raw. Heaters outside were nice and warm. Restaurant and decorations were beautiful. Service was only ok, it felt like we were being rushed even though we were basically the only ones there, they didn't offer to explain or recommend drinks. Parking difficult, restaurant of from the street. It wasn't bad but I wouldn't go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I love The Hungry Cat! The food is always fresh and delicious, and the service is excellent. This is a hidden gem tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. The food is on the pricey side but because of how wonderfully prepared all the food is, and because of the attentive and friendly service, it's worth it. Definitely eat here after a show at The Pantages, or if you are in the mood for seafood while gazing at the "stars" on Hollywood Boulevard.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Truly excellent seafood and well priced for the quality. We were seated immediately and served promptly. Made it to the theater with time to spare.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

They should consider having a fruit or fruit based dessert on the menu

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was super. Every single dish we ordered was delicious

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for dinner after theater matinee food was delicious and the service was wonderful. They let us dine slowly and enjoy the evening. We were not rushed by servers and the service was perfect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We always come here before a play at the Pantages theater and the food is usually pretty good. However, this time around they did not impress. We asked for a Caesar salad with no bacon but they still put bacon in it. Also, king crab is so much easier to eat if a pair of kitchen shears is used to put a slit down the shell which was not done until we asked. The Kampachi ceviche was pretty good. Overall though I expected more and it's definitely not as good as it used to be. Next time we will try different restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I confess that we chose this restaurant only because it was within walking distance of our hotel. We couldn't have been more pleased. We sat on the patio because of the beautiful evening. It was quiet and relaxing. My husband ordered a dish with steamed clams which he never gets to order at home. He was in heaven. My favorite thing was the roasted Brussels sprouts. They melted in our mouths. Our server was delightful. He helped us order all the right things including the right craft beers to pair with our meal. It's tucked away in an alley so you have to be looking for it. Make the effort. It's worth it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent fried oysters and trout..and the always reliable chorizo & clams. Friendly service and tasty handcrafted cocktails. Great date place.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We ate out on the patio. Only real negative was that the bench is a bit too high for anyone who needs to sit there.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Beware: The menu you see online is not the one in the restaurant. We were disappointed to find that several of the dishes we came in for, are not on the current menu. That, combined with an inattentive server made for a less than stellar evening. The Crab stuffed Squash Blossoms were quite good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Had dinner at the hungry cat 2nights ago the food was very nice and the service was fantastic!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

They forgot our reservation. We requested a romantic table and for placed in the middle of a random section with the smallest table. It took 30 min to get our first drink. 45 min to get out first order or food (6 oysters). Then we ordered crab legs and gnocchi to share but only got the gnocchi bc our waitress didn’t hear our order. I will never go back nor will I ever recommend it we’ve already yelped, twitter and Facebook blasted the awfulness.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I really, really wanted to love this place, but I just can't. Was very excited to try it as a pre-concert dinner before a show at the Palladium across the street. Easy to make reservation with Open Table and got my table on time on a Saturday night at 7:15pm. Wait staff was efficient but never even cracked a smile. The cocktails are good, if somewhat pricey, and take a long time to get. Oysters were fresh and tasty. Ordered Crab Legs special for $35 and got two very unremarkable crab legs and some toast. Ordered a pasta and seafood dish and the pasta was hard as a pencil eraser. Probably sat overcooking while the cook worked on something else. Interestingly enough, the dessert was the best. Apple Beignets with some butterscotch sauce.
So overall, an appetizer, some crab, some pasta, two cocktails, two beers and dessert for $135 plus $25 tips to Miss Never Smiles for a grand total of $160.
Needless to say we had to hit Denny's on the way home. I'll go somewhere else next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food simply was too complex, way too many distracting flavors kept us from enjoying the fish.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Reunion and pre dinner for a concert

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always delicious, and good cocktails and wine list. Very reliable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Special Occasion, Organic, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The atmosphere is nice and it has a chill vibe. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our server didn’t hear about an item I ordered & forgot it completely, and he also gave me a little attitude when I asked about another part of the order.

The seafood and drinks were tasty, and we enjoyed the happy hour as well.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very nice sitting outside

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Dinner started promisingly with basil cocktails. Highlight was two-tier seafood platter--excellent quality and presentation (better than Water Grill, my previous standard). Unfortunately, the entrees were pretty grim, each for a different reason. The steamed crabs legs were delicious, but the meat was scanty (unlike the legs served at the next table, which were impressively meaty). And the skate was simply nauseating--mushy fish served with mushy vegetables and a pumpkin rice that didn't taste like pumpkin. Worse yet, it was presented (through "presentation" is too strong a word) as a mealy mixed-together mash. Dessert was a chocolate bread and butter pudding with very little bread and very little butter. A closing amaretto sour was delicious, though. My recommendation: come for cocktails and seafood platters, and stay away from everything else.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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