The Hungry Cat

★★★★★
  • 1535 Vine St

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

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  • 323-462-2155

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I went to Hungry Cat with my bf last night. We started off the evening with a tray of assorted oysters. SO GOOD! The flavor of the oysters was exactly what I expected and were served with a great vinegar and cocktail sauce. We were

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I went to Hungry Cat with my bf last night. We started off the evening with a tray of assorted oysters. SO GOOD! The flavor of the oysters was exactly what I expected and were served with a great vinegar and cocktail sauce. We were

Pros: Fresh, good service, & a party in your mouth :)

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I had the best time watching the chefs hand-craft our salads and raw seafood order... incredibly delicious stuff. I will certainly return.

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★★★★★

I had the best time watching the chefs hand-craft our salads and raw seafood order... incredibly delicious stuff. I will certainly return.

Pros: Fabulous raw bar seating

Cons: Pricey, crowded, small

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i don't eat seafood, but all my friends always go, so i tagged along. The vibe was great...perfect for after an event. the food was great. They wipped something off the menu for me to eat. they are so nice and have a full bar, so thats a plus

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★★★★☆

i don't eat seafood, but all my friends always go, so i tagged along. The vibe was great...perfect for after an event. the food was great. They wipped something off the menu for me to eat. they are so nice and have a full bar, so thats a plus

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The Hungry Cat is the place for seafood ... their raw oysters are always fresh and the selection is always interesting. Love the lobster roll and fish specials are great ! Fresh ingredients for their cocktails too (no mixes!)

There is an exterior patio, seating indoors and at the raw bar.

A good choice for a meal before or after a movie at the Arclight Cinemas.

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★★★★☆

The Hungry Cat is the place for seafood ... their raw oysters are always fresh and the selection is always interesting. Love the lobster roll and fish specials are great ! Fresh ingredients for their cocktails too (no mixes!)

There is an exterior patio, seating indoors and at the raw bar.

A good choice for a meal before or after a movie at the Arclight Cinemas.

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I am all about straying from the usual these days, and while they do not always hit the mark, I give these guys points for coming up with new stuff. A bit pricey, but one of the best seafood experiences in L.A. LOVED the king crab legs, and the drink menu is great.

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I am all about straying from the usual these days, and while they do not always hit the mark, I give these guys points for coming up with new stuff. A bit pricey, but one of the best seafood experiences in L.A. LOVED the king crab legs, and the drink menu is great.

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I love this place. Fresh squeezed drinks, raw bar. outside seating. Very cool hip place. A little pricey but worth it. The Crad legs are my favorite. You will enjoy it all

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★★★★★

I love this place. Fresh squeezed drinks, raw bar. outside seating. Very cool hip place. A little pricey but worth it. The Crad legs are my favorite. You will enjoy it all

Pros: cool Ambience and great food

Cons: do not expect fast service.

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The menu is small, which is fine because clearly they concentrate and do these few things well. My husband and I shared a very flavorful octopus starter that had a nice spike of spice. Our two entrees were completely different in tone and

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★★★★★

The menu is small, which is fine because clearly they concentrate and do these few things well. My husband and I shared a very flavorful octopus starter that had a nice spike of spice. Our two entrees were completely different in tone and

Pros: great drinks

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Food, so-so. Small portions and pricey for what you get. Seafood dish that should have been hot came lukewarm. A comment to the waitress only produced an "Oh, really?" Perfunctory service. The coffee was good. Parking validation for one hour only

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Food, so-so. Small portions and pricey for what you get. Seafood dish that should have been hot came lukewarm. A comment to the waitress only produced an "Oh, really?" Perfunctory service. The coffee was good. Parking validation for one hour only

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This place was a disappointment! First off, the place is incredibly loud. This is not a place to go to have a quiet conversation. They blast the music and you are wedged into a tiny little table with your neighbor practically in your

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★★★★★

This place was a disappointment! First off, the place is incredibly loud. This is not a place to go to have a quiet conversation. They blast the music and you are wedged into a tiny little table with your neighbor practically in your

Pros: Good cocktails

Cons: Poor service, loud, food cold and management leaves little to be desired!

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My friends and I have been talking about going to Hungry Cat for over a year, but it wasn't until tonight that we decided to try it instead of going to Magnolia after the gym. Not the best decision, but you live to live, right? Let my

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★★★★★

My friends and I have been talking about going to Hungry Cat for over a year, but it wasn't until tonight that we decided to try it instead of going to Magnolia after the gym. Not the best decision, but you live to live, right? Let my

Pros: easy to avoid location

Cons: stank seafood, lame drinks, dictator chef

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Food, so-so. Small portions and pricey for what you get. Seafood dish that should have been hot came lukewarm. A comment to the waitress only produced an "Oh, really?" Perfunctory service. The coffee was good. Parking validation for one

3
★★★★★

Food, so-so. Small portions and pricey for what you get. Seafood dish that should have been hot came lukewarm. A comment to the waitress only produced an "Oh, really?" Perfunctory service. The coffee was good. Parking validation for one

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A friend took me here for my birthday. Service...not good. We ordered the special and pork & clam stew. The special was a bass and all I got with my first bite was a VERY fishy smelling and tasting fish. My friend and I immediately

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★★★★★

A friend took me here for my birthday. Service...not good. We ordered the special and pork & clam stew. The special was a bass and all I got with my first bite was a VERY fishy smelling and tasting fish. My friend and I immediately

Cons: Bad seafood (at least the cooked fish), ambience not good, bad service

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Husband and I have been coming here for a while as we live down the street - we were delighted to finally have a good restaurant to walk to. They have yet to disappoint. In the 10 or so times we have visited, the drinks were spot on

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Husband and I have been coming here for a while as we live down the street - we were delighted to finally have a good restaurant to walk to. They have yet to disappoint. In the 10 or so times we have visited, the drinks were spot on

Pros: Awesome raw bar, hot food, drinks

Cons: Can get crowded on weekends

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The food and drinks at the Hungry Cat were impeccable.. The service was delightful from the hostess (Tess is absolutely charming), server and bus boys was incredible. They did not miss a beat. My wife and I own a small restaurant and we

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★★★★★

The food and drinks at the Hungry Cat were impeccable.. The service was delightful from the hostess (Tess is absolutely charming), server and bus boys was incredible. They did not miss a beat. My wife and I own a small restaurant and we

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This place is beyond good. I agree that the hostess is not very good at her job, but the wait staff here has always been EXCELLENT every time I've been there, and we go there quite often. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and

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★★★★★

This place is beyond good. I agree that the hostess is not very good at her job, but the wait staff here has always been EXCELLENT every time I've been there, and we go there quite often. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and

Pros: The Food. What else you want?

Cons: A little pricey

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Okay entres, Excellent fries. small portions. Nice waiters but Very, very::::: Slo::::::w service. Even after some tables were empty. \r
After waiting for 40 minutes for drinks and to order, we asked for toast -for which we paid. This

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Okay entres, Excellent fries. small portions. Nice waiters but Very, very::::: Slo::::::w service. Even after some tables were empty. \r
After waiting for 40 minutes for drinks and to order, we asked for toast -for which we paid. This

Pros: good fries

Cons: horrible service by nice people. Salty seafood.

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My boyfriend and I stopped by after an evening at the Grove. We were expecting a long wait after being told earlier that they were booked solid for the night and only bar seating was available. Surprisingly enough, we waited for only 15

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I stopped by after an evening at the Grove. We were expecting a long wait after being told earlier that they were booked solid for the night and only bar seating was available. Surprisingly enough, we waited for only 15

Pros: Cocktails, Burger, FRIES!!!!!! Seafood is very good as well.

Cons: Pay parking--validation only good for 1 hr.

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I went to The Hungry Cat over the weekend and had to respond to all the negative reviews in regards to the service. I don't know if it was the reviews that made a difference, but the service was wonderful. The hostess was friendly and

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★★★★★

I went to The Hungry Cat over the weekend and had to respond to all the negative reviews in regards to the service. I don't know if it was the reviews that made a difference, but the service was wonderful. The hostess was friendly and

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Place was awesome. Somehow we got a walk in table on a weekend. Maybe we got there early? Anyway...the food was incredible. Shrimp app was perfectly cooked and seasoned perfectly. We got some kamquat cocktails that were awesome. Very

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★★★★★

Place was awesome. Somehow we got a walk in table on a weekend. Maybe we got there early? Anyway...the food was incredible. Shrimp app was perfectly cooked and seasoned perfectly. We got some kamquat cocktails that were awesome. Very

Pros: Great food and Drinks!

Cons: Need a reservation

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I had high hopes for my first visit to Hungry Cat, but left feeling very disappointed, hungry, and ripped-off.\r
Service was poor, staff pretentious and cold, and menu overpriced. I've had much better oysters at Ocean Avenue Seafood. I

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★★★★★

I had high hopes for my first visit to Hungry Cat, but left feeling very disappointed, hungry, and ripped-off.\r
Service was poor, staff pretentious and cold, and menu overpriced. I've had much better oysters at Ocean Avenue Seafood. I

Pros: Drinks

Cons: Service, price, attitude, portions.

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After a longer than expected wait with reservations, I was dissappointed by the food and service. The food took an unusually long time to arrive. Especially considering you are not allowed to make any modifications to the items! The

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★★★★★

After a longer than expected wait with reservations, I was dissappointed by the food and service. The food took an unusually long time to arrive. Especially considering you are not allowed to make any modifications to the items! The

Cons: food, service, value

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This restaurant's service is about as warm and friendly as a slab of concrete in the dead of winter. The staff and especially the hostess is impersonal, pretentious, and have the customer services skills of a burned out DMV employee.

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This restaurant's service is about as warm and friendly as a slab of concrete in the dead of winter. The staff and especially the hostess is impersonal, pretentious, and have the customer services skills of a burned out DMV employee.

Pros: proximity

Cons: service is terrrible, food is inconsistent, overpriced for mediocre food

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My night at Hungry Cat began with an encounter with a rude and very tan hostess. The hostess was uninviting and had the worst case of pretentious attitude east of La Cienega. After waiting 1 hour without a heat lamp, my party was seated

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★★★★★

My night at Hungry Cat began with an encounter with a rude and very tan hostess. The hostess was uninviting and had the worst case of pretentious attitude east of La Cienega. After waiting 1 hour without a heat lamp, my party was seated

Pros: close to my home

Cons: poor service

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Oyster were good. Not great, but not bad. Actually they were good. Sorry. I just remembered some oysters I had at Charcoal...the taste is still festering in my mouth. Great drinks here at Hungry Cy - a bit pricey...but it's Hollywood,

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★★★★★

Oyster were good. Not great, but not bad. Actually they were good. Sorry. I just remembered some oysters I had at Charcoal...the taste is still festering in my mouth. Great drinks here at Hungry Cy - a bit pricey...but it's Hollywood,

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The food is great. The servers/bartenders are friendly and efficient. There is a rule that you cannot make substitutions on the menu. However, they have always taken the cheese off of the fantastic burger every time I've asked. They

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★★★★★

The food is great. The servers/bartenders are friendly and efficient. There is a rule that you cannot make substitutions on the menu. However, they have always taken the cheese off of the fantastic burger every time I've asked. They

Pros: Great food, great drink menu

Cons: Small space so reservations are limited

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so i ate here for the first time with a few friends. they had all eaten at the hungry cat numerous times. and loved it. i ordered some kind of bread with lobster on it and fries. our appetizer was oysters. i enjoyed my meal but for some

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★★★★★

so i ate here for the first time with a few friends. they had all eaten at the hungry cat numerous times. and loved it. i ordered some kind of bread with lobster on it and fries. our appetizer was oysters. i enjoyed my meal but for some

Pros: good ambiance, good food

Cons: a little expensive for the food

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The food was great.\r
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Outside of that, the experience was dissappointing. The liquors are all obscure brands. The menu makes no distinction between what is an appetizer or entree size meal. The hostess is rude. There are absolutely

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★★★★★

The food was great.\r
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Outside of that, the experience was dissappointing. The liquors are all obscure brands. The menu makes no distinction between what is an appetizer or entree size meal. The hostess is rude. There are absolutely

Pros: Good Fish

Cons: Their way or the highway

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I have never before, in spite of great meals and bad, been inspired to write a restaurant review, but my experience at The Hungry Cat has driven me to put in my two cents. My sister and I, being out of towners and having some difficulties

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★★★★★

I have never before, in spite of great meals and bad, been inspired to write a restaurant review, but my experience at The Hungry Cat has driven me to put in my two cents. My sister and I, being out of towners and having some difficulties

Cons: No flexibility, wait even with reservation, bad service

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Just looking for a casual place to grab a drink & a snack after a movie at TheArclight. We thought we would just sit at the bar. We paused in front of the hostess who was on the phone, & wouldn't even look at us. Since it was the coldest

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★★★★★

Just looking for a casual place to grab a drink & a snack after a movie at TheArclight. We thought we would just sit at the bar. We paused in front of the hostess who was on the phone, & wouldn't even look at us. Since it was the coldest

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We ate here last thursday night.\r
my wife had the scallops, which were cooked perfectly. Scallops are often not done quite right, and these were great. I had the cod, which was also wonderful. We followed the waitresses recommendation on

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★★★★★

We ate here last thursday night.\r
my wife had the scallops, which were cooked perfectly. Scallops are often not done quite right, and these were great. I had the cod, which was also wonderful. We followed the waitresses recommendation on

Pros: food quality, service, portion sizes are accurate (not too large)

Cons: parking & building a little tricky to navigate

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We ate at the Hungry Cat for the first time. We went on a Tuesday night. There was next to no wait and the entire staff was friendly. Our server was helpful in describing the menu. I thought the ambiance was nice, although the tables

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★★★★★

We ate at the Hungry Cat for the first time. We went on a Tuesday night. There was next to no wait and the entire staff was friendly. Our server was helpful in describing the menu. I thought the ambiance was nice, although the tables

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My boyfriend and I went to the hungry cat after watching a movie at the acrlight. We were trying to go to Schwabs for a late night snack but it was closed down so we ended up here. It looked promising from the exterior but mang were we

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to the hungry cat after watching a movie at the acrlight. We were trying to go to Schwabs for a late night snack but it was closed down so we ended up here. It looked promising from the exterior but mang were we

Pros: Cocktails, crackers

Cons: CRAB CAKE(S), clam chowder

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We weren't greeted with even a "hello" before being seated. And did the waiter forget to place our order with the kitchen? That's what we thought after waiting over an hour for our food! We had asked if everything was al a carte on the

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★★★★★

We weren't greeted with even a "hello" before being seated. And did the waiter forget to place our order with the kitchen? That's what we thought after waiting over an hour for our food! We had asked if everything was al a carte on the

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I've owned 3 French restaurants myself, and have eaten in restaurants all over Europe, and America, but this one is the tops, great food, very innovative, great quality, and fun. the drinks are also marvelous!!!!!! One of my favorite

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★★★★★

I've owned 3 French restaurants myself, and have eaten in restaurants all over Europe, and America, but this one is the tops, great food, very innovative, great quality, and fun. the drinks are also marvelous!!!!!! One of my favorite

Pros: ambience, parking, service

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Food is great. Service is good. Fun place. It can get a little loud inside, but the patio is great when the weather is warm enough. It's also open late, so I love going in and grabbing some oysters and a pug burger after a movie at the

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★★★★★

Food is great. Service is good. Fun place. It can get a little loud inside, but the patio is great when the weather is warm enough. It's also open late, so I love going in and grabbing some oysters and a pug burger after a movie at the

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: can be hard to get into, noisy

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The food here is A+, friendliness and ability of wait staff great, but the host(ess?) needs a severe attitude adjustment. We had more than enough food. The fries are undeniably about the best on the planet if you like the skinny crisp

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★★★★★

The food here is A+, friendliness and ability of wait staff great, but the host(ess?) needs a severe attitude adjustment. We had more than enough food. The fries are undeniably about the best on the planet if you like the skinny crisp

Pros: food, food service, portion size

Cons: snotty host(ess?), uncomfortable seating

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Loved this place when it opened, but it seems as though service has soured considerably. Went there on a recent Saturday night, and it was a full house. We had reservations, but had to wait 45 minutes anyway. The host was kind enough to

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★★★★★

Loved this place when it opened, but it seems as though service has soured considerably. Went there on a recent Saturday night, and it was a full house. We had reservations, but had to wait 45 minutes anyway. The host was kind enough to

Pros: Seafood is great, cocktails

Cons: Price, s-l-o-w service

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The cocktails are fresh and delicious, peel & eat shrimp is outstanding. My only complaint is that the "lobster roll" is really a lobster salad roll, mixed with mayo....which should be disclosed on the menu since the sandwich is over $20.

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★★★★★

The cocktails are fresh and delicious, peel & eat shrimp is outstanding. My only complaint is that the "lobster roll" is really a lobster salad roll, mixed with mayo....which should be disclosed on the menu since the sandwich is over $20.

Pros: Great, friendly service; easy to park in garage; right across from the Arclight

Cons: Limited seating

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Went to the Hungry Cat last night with two friends. After being told that they were out of the "Chilli" Shrimp as well as the salmon (we weren't too happy as it is already a small menu)....I decided to order a soup and salad. I requested

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★★★★★

Went to the Hungry Cat last night with two friends. After being told that they were out of the "Chilli" Shrimp as well as the salmon (we weren't too happy as it is already a small menu)....I decided to order a soup and salad. I requested

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With high expectations my wife and I ate at the Hungry Cat last night. The service staff was pleasant and tried to be helpful. We ordered the Ahi Sashimi, Heads on Chili Prawns and the Barramundi (seabass). We didn't find the food

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★★★★★

With high expectations my wife and I ate at the Hungry Cat last night. The service staff was pleasant and tried to be helpful. We ordered the Ahi Sashimi, Heads on Chili Prawns and the Barramundi (seabass). We didn't find the food

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Reading some of these reviews have disheartened me to try its downhill state. I was at Arclight however late night and thought to drop in and was highly surprised at the dishes. I think the fact that it was late at night and the kitchen

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★★★★★

Reading some of these reviews have disheartened me to try its downhill state. I was at Arclight however late night and thought to drop in and was highly surprised at the dishes. I think the fact that it was late at night and the kitchen

Pros: perfectly cooked squid, good late night grub/relax place

Cons: slightly slow, not good for big parties (they take reservations for 6 max. only)

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'Hungry Cat' should be renamed, 'Litter Box'. Not a good experience. Service is poor to non-existent. Bread is served burnt. And when we left (even though we walked past several employees) there was no thank you, no good-bye or any form

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★★★★★

'Hungry Cat' should be renamed, 'Litter Box'. Not a good experience. Service is poor to non-existent. Bread is served burnt. And when we left (even though we walked past several employees) there was no thank you, no good-bye or any form

Pros: hamburger has it's pluses

Cons: everything else

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I've been to Hungry Cat several times and the food and service is consistently good. I love the casual vibe and modern look of the place. In my most recent visit, I had the lobster roll (delicious, sweet lobster on a toasty brioche

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★★★★★

I've been to Hungry Cat several times and the food and service is consistently good. I love the casual vibe and modern look of the place. In my most recent visit, I had the lobster roll (delicious, sweet lobster on a toasty brioche

Pros: Friendly service; Consistently good food

Cons: Sushi/Sashimi needs work

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We were seated promptly and they were even able to seat us out on the patio which was perfect on a warm night. Our waiter, Henry, was attentive, personable and gave very thorough information about all menu items including the wine list.

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★★★★★

We were seated promptly and they were even able to seat us out on the patio which was perfect on a warm night. Our waiter, Henry, was attentive, personable and gave very thorough information about all menu items including the wine list.

Pros: Fresh and interesting fish, service

Cons: Alittle pricey for some menu items

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I ate at Hungry Cat with 6 friends this past Friday night for my birthday, and was 100% horrified, annoyed, and astonished about how bad it was. We picked it based on recommendations from friends, including some who were there that night.

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★★★★★

I ate at Hungry Cat with 6 friends this past Friday night for my birthday, and was 100% horrified, annoyed, and astonished about how bad it was. We picked it based on recommendations from friends, including some who were there that night.

Pros: Location, Drinks

Cons: Everything else - food, service, ambience

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We were excited to try Hungry Cat after hearing about it on Good Food, so we made a Father's Day reservation for brunch. We waited patiently at first, but after 45 minutes, the waitress was still shuffling about, with no sign of a table.

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We were excited to try Hungry Cat after hearing about it on Good Food, so we made a Father's Day reservation for brunch. We waited patiently at first, but after 45 minutes, the waitress was still shuffling about, with no sign of a table.

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The food is good (not the best in the world, but good enough that I'll go back), the drinks are delicious and the staff is friendly and helpful.\r
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The room, however is REALLY small, gets very crowded (don't even think about showing up

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★★★★★

The food is good (not the best in the world, but good enough that I'll go back), the drinks are delicious and the staff is friendly and helpful.\r
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The room, however is REALLY small, gets very crowded (don't even think about showing up

Pros: location, high-quality food, friendly staff.

Cons: expensive, crowded

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The drinks here are great, with fresh juice that they have right at the bar. They are refreshing and not too syrupy. The crab cakes were superb and a perfect size if you want to nibble on something before or after a movie at the

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★★★★★

The drinks here are great, with fresh juice that they have right at the bar. They are refreshing and not too syrupy. The crab cakes were superb and a perfect size if you want to nibble on something before or after a movie at the

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my favorite restaurant in hollywood....I've been to "The Cat" (as I call it) 11 times since they opend last march...amazing food. We love their menu...the crab cake is awesome, the yoda marinated fish is incredible (chages all the time),

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★★★★★

my favorite restaurant in hollywood....I've been to "The Cat" (as I call it) 11 times since they opend last march...amazing food. We love their menu...the crab cake is awesome, the yoda marinated fish is incredible (chages all the time),

Pros: excellent food

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Amazing cocktails got me excited for the meal. Ordered the most expensive menu item $42 for Fruits de Mere) and felt like it was half the portion we expected...the same with the fish entrees.

Absolutely delicious food. But I felt like we

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★★★★★

Amazing cocktails got me excited for the meal. Ordered the most expensive menu item $42 for Fruits de Mere) and felt like it was half the portion we expected...the same with the fish entrees.

Absolutely delicious food. But I felt like we

Pros: Great cocktails, Delicious food, Convenient location

Cons: Small Portions, Ugly Dining Room

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Occupying an industrial-chic space tucked away in the Sunset + Vine complex, The Hungry Cat dedicates itself to classic seafood house fare. And each time we eat at this casual dining spot from David Lentz, we feel like licking our paws and…

 

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