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Hungry Cat

(Now Closed)
Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Central Hollywood, Los Angeles
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  • Tony X.heart icon on user image
    Tony XerriMarch 11, 2019
    Holy Moly! The Scalloo Aguachiles are incredible, and the clam chowder is a healthy portion. The blue crab cake was very fresh and the salad was perfectly dressed. Get the New Hollywood cocktail too!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMay 15, 2014
    The Hungry Cat is rotating its soft-shell crab with bacon-wrappers w/ cornbread, squash, cherry tomatoes, and romesco sauce, or maybe crusty crustaceans w/ ramp pasta, maitake ‘shrooms, and pancetta. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Hungry Cat's cocktails are as assured as the langoustines and sea urchin from the raw bar, whose first wild salmon and halibut of the season tends to show up before it makes it anywhere else. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    If oysters are calling, grab a seat at the raw bar for front and center views. Order a plate ($18 for a half dozen, $36 for a dozen) or, better yet, come on Mondays for half-priced oysters. Read more
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    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍August 3, 2015
    A great little spot tucked away on Vine. Romantic and is convenient for couples. Their Maine lobster roll and pub burger are classics. Amazing cocktails too, greyhound proper takes my heart
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesSeptember 6, 2013
    Though the specialty here is seafood, Chef Lenz says the variations on surf and turf are among his favorites, such as the house-made chorizo and braised clams, or scallops and sweetbreads.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    Lucky Peach managing editor Rachel Khong: "The pug burger [Ed: yes, "pug," not "pub"] is a California-y tower of thin bun, fat patty, avocado, bacon, red onion, bleu cheese, and more."
  • Adrian P.heart icon on user image
    Adrian PhillipsFebruary 27, 2015
    The peel and eat shrimp are my favorite thing from the raw bar. Highly recommend the mussels as well. Chocolate bread pudding is the dessert to go for.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJuly 22, 2013
    It's almost a joke how XL this burger is, which makes it funny that the HQ Niman Ranch beef's also topped with avocado, house-smoked bacon, and Danish bleu cheese. Read more
  • Diana A.
    Diana AscherJuly 15, 2012
    Loved it. We ate outside on the patio, shaded and breezy. The mussels were great (with lamb bacon) and the oysters superb. Wait staff is excellent. I'm told the lobster pasta is fantastic.
  • Andrew G.heart icon on user image
    Andrew GaldiJune 24, 2015
    Delicious fresh cocktails and a wonderful lobster roll. The raw bar is open late... Perfect for pre- or post-show meal
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    Made with local vegetables and herbs, the Hungry Cat's Holy Mary (vodka, fresh juices from carrot, lemon and ginger, plus rosemary and parsley) is terrific with chef David Lentz's burgers and seafood.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    Made with local vegetables and herbs, the Hungry Cat's Holy Mary (vodka, fresh juices from carrot, lemon and ginger, plus rosemary and parsley) is terrific with chef David Lentz's burgers, seafood and
  • Brooke C.
    Brooke C.August 20, 2013
    Hungry Cat is my new hidden gem in LA. The BlueCrab was phenomenal and the drinks could be a tad but stiffer. Overall definitely worth trying.
    CityTop20.comDecember 16, 2010
    Hungry Cat is a wonderfully convivial atmosphere with great service. The cocktails are very good and the grouper dish is excellent! A modern and dimly lit setting providing a perfect mise en scene.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 12, 2010
    Everything you eat or drink there is so simple but so perfectly thoughtout and delicious. And it's great for a quick bite or special occasion. -Danielle Keene, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 7, 2013
    The first rule of the kitchen seems to be: Don't mess too much with the fish. That means the Santa Barbara sea urchin isn't a source of intriguing richness, it's a sea urchin. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    If caviar is your thing, get the golden trout ($40 for an ounce, $20 for a half ounce), hackleback ($54 for an ounce, $27 for a half ounce), white sturgeon ($110 for an ounce, $55 for a half ounce). Read more
  • Robert M.heart icon on user image
    Robert MagnessMarch 6, 2015
    Not bad; not worth the $30 for a lobster roll. It was worth trying since it is on my route for work & easier than tracking down the Lobsta Truck. I'll track down the truck more often. Fries are good
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    LA was in desperate need of a casual seafood hotspot, and got one in this hip venue. Locals love it for the atmosphere and seriously good fare. But beware - the lobster rolls are said to be addictive!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    If you prize your sanity, try never to bring up the subject of lobster rolls with a New England native. Read more
  • Vee S.heart icon on user image
    Vee SethuFebruary 3, 2016
    I had the tempura fish tacos, which were absolutely exquisite! Really fresh and super tasty :)
  • Peter J.
    Peter JacksonDecember 5, 2012
    Menu rotates. Fear not the adventurous choice as it's always surprisingly better than what you expect. Drinks: greyhound, pimlico, anything with chiles.
  • Kim Y.
    Kim YuNovember 3, 2013
    Crab cake Benedict and squash soup with stuffed squid are sooooo good. You won't be disappointed.
  • Bunny R.
    Bunny RJanuary 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    I absolutely love The Hungry Cat. Cocktails = STELLAR. Food = constantly good. Ambiance = lovely! And new years eve??? Amazing. Fabulous, love it, always go there. It's my local. Even if I'm not local
  • Lina B.
    Lina BDecember 27, 2010
    the burger was one of the best burgers I have ever tasted. the cocktails are the best the grey hound proper and luke's lemonade are my favorite
  • Jen Pollack B.
    Jen Pollack BiancoJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pug Burger is delicious and they have fantastic cocktails. The Greyhound is well worth the trip.
  • Emerald T.
    Emerald TriangleMarch 3, 2012
    Bomb Seafood. Pricey. Great cheese plate. Great wines. Good date spot, right across the street from Arclight
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Über boozy dessert: housemade butterscotch liqueur made w/ Sailor Jerry rum, butter, sugar.
  • David C.
    David CalhounNovember 19, 2011
    Omg..the mussels are soooo friggin good...the pug Burger. The albacore special was insane.always a great experience here
  • Grant K.
    Grant KirkwoodMay 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Just get the special. Doesn't matter what it is... it will be delicious. Also the cocktails are excellent. Have one, or five.
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 29, 2010
    The peel-and-eat shrimp are great, and the oysters are served simple, as they should be. Drinks are amazing and refreshing. -Alex Eusebio, Top Chef
  • Lina B.
    Lina BAugust 10, 2012
    The crab cakes benedict is freaking amazing. Don't forget a greyhound proper or a luke's lemonade
  • Bravo
    BravoDecember 2, 2010
    Mostly a seafood restaurant that is fast and delicious and has some of the best cocktails in town. -Mark Peel, Top Chef
  • lindsay v.
    lindsay vJune 29, 2013
    raw oysters! $17 for 6 and $32 for a problem to mix and match.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RobinsonOctober 9, 2010
    Good cocktails. Happy hour from 12(!) - 6pm. 1/2 price drinks and beers, excluding wine. Generous fries. Sit outside, much better.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartMay 18, 2014
    Don't miss the bread pudding! It has a layer of dark chocolate at the base.
  • Molly S.
    Molly SchoneveldJuly 13, 2013
    Best lobster roll evah! Basil gimlet or Pimlico amazing
  • Stacey K.
    Stacey KleinMarch 24, 2013
    Best drinks in town, made by the best bartender. Ask for Brian.
  • Lia D.
    Lia DatlaNovember 12, 2012
    Hungry Cat's raw bar and deep fried turkey got a cool feature in for a Thanksgiving special
  • Dmitry P.
    Tried lobster roll. Fries is overcooked and oily, the bun in lobster sandwich is dry and lobster is mixed with parsley which is a questionable pair. Strictly not recommended
  • Steve K.
    Steve KrohnJuly 12, 2013
    Incredible food and you pay for every tasty morsel.
  • Alex's Lemonade
    Alex's LemonadeOctober 5, 2011
    Chef David Lentz of Hungry Cat will be cooking at our L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Event on 11/6! Join us:
  • Rosana
    RosanaSeptember 12, 2013
    Very pricey and the sea bass is just ok and the pug hamburger the blue cheese overpowers the flavor of the meat
  • JNET
    JNETMay 16, 2012
    The cocktails are light, refreshing and deceptively dangerously strong :)
  • Liz P.
    Liz PhilipsNovember 26, 2011
    This place made me a believer in freshly shucked oysters. Mmmmm. Also, amazing cocktails
  • Michael K.heart icon on user image
    Michael KapoulisNovember 30, 2013
    Great place! Highly recommend the skate.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Got a food baby after the meal? Order the Ticino Digestivo: cynar, punt e mes, Satsumas, Ango, orange bitters
  • Nick B.
    Nick BhirombhakdiSeptember 7, 2013
    Fresh seafood, nice, friendly ambience
  • Lina B.
    Lina BOctober 30, 2012
    Basically anything you order off the menu is going to be delicious.
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