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The Hungry Cat



1535 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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(323) 462-2155

  • Sun - 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Sat 11:00am - 11:00pm

Cuisine: Bars, Most Romantic Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants


4.5 of 5.0 from 81 reviews


price range:$26 to $50

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  • Is It Any Good on Aug 18, 2013

    Its almost like the Hungry Cat wants to stay below the radar. If you didnt already know where it was, youd walk right past it, and never give it a seconds thought. But open that door, and you enter a warm, albeit crowded little joint full of good cookin...

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  • staysave reviewWill be back

    44444 by staysave


  • HMC FFresh and tasty seafood!

    55555 by HMC F


  • Cory FGet the Uni if they have it.

    33333 by Cory F


  • Vee BI had the tempura fish tacos, which were absolutely exquisite! Really fresh and super tasty :)

    55555 by Vee B


  • Lu AOYSTERS!!!!

    55555 by Lu A


  • Lu ALove this place!

    55555 by Lu A


  • May CA 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

    55555 by May C


  • Andrew G.Delicious fresh cocktails and a wonderful lobster roll. The raw bar is open late... Perfect for pre- or post-show meal

    55555 by Andrew G.


  • Robert M.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

    33333 by Robert M.


  • Adrian PhillipsThe 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.

    55555 by Adrian Phillips


  • Andrey MushatenkoПиво хорошее

    55555 by Andrey Mushatenko


  • Peter RauhWonderful fish and raw bar

    55555 by Peter Rauh


  • Renata K.Oysters! Why have 6 when you can have 12!

    55555 by Renata K.


  • Tasting TableIf 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).

    22222 by Tasting Table


  • Tasting TableIf 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.

    33333 by Tasting Table


  • LA WeeklyIf you prize your sanity, try never to bring up the subject of lobster rolls with a New England native.

    33333 by LA Weekly


  • Los Angeles TimesHungry 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.

    55555 by Los Angeles Times


  • Karl H.Don't miss the bread pudding! It has a layer of dark chocolate at the base.

    55555 by Karl H.


  • ThrillistThe 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.

    55555 by Thrillist


  • Amadeu PortoYou'll love the grilled octopus w/ pea tendrils.

    55555 by Amadeu Porto


  • Dmitry Peshnev-PodolskiyTried 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

    22222 by Dmitry Peshnev-Podolskiy


  • DAN C.Just don't order the cat. Everything else is delicious!

    55555 by DAN C.


  • Jeremy N.Everything!

    55555 by Jeremy N.


  • Alain d.I like the ambiance, food a little salty, need better ventilation inside. Service was good tho!

    33333 by Alain d.


  • Michael K.Great place! Highly recommend the skate.

    55555 by Michael K.


  • Kim Y.Crab cake Benedict and squash soup with stuffed squid are sooooo good. You won't be disappointed.

    55555 by Kim Y.


  • Edgar S.Overpriced, weak drinks, and poor service. Won't be back.

    11111 by Edgar S.


  • RosanaVery pricey and the sea bass is just ok and the pug hamburger the blue cheese overpowers the flavor of the meat

    55555 by Rosana


  • Nick B.Fresh seafood, nice, friendly ambience

    55555 by Nick B.


  • Los AngelesThough 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.

    55555 by Los Angeles


  • Brooke C.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.

    55555 by Brooke C.


  • ThrillistIt'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.

    55555 by Thrillist


  • Molly S.Best lobster roll evah! Basil gimlet or Pimlico amazing

    55555 by Molly S.


  • Steve K.Incredible food and you pay for every tasty morsel.

    55555 by Steve K.


  • lindsay v.raw oysters! $17 for 6 and $32 for a dozen...no problem to mix and match.

    33333 by lindsay v.


  • Los Angeles TimesThe 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.

    33333 by Los Angeles Times


  • Gloria C.get the pug burger!

    55555 by Gloria C.


  • EaterLucky 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."

    55555 by Eater


  • Josh R.Hungry Cat is our goto restaurant. It never disappoints.

    55555 by Josh R.


  • Stacey K.Best drinks in town, made by the best bartender. Ask for Brian.

    55555 by Stacey K.


  • Caroline O.Über boozy dessert: housemade butterscotch liqueur made w/ Sailor Jerry rum, butter, sugar.

    55555 by Caroline O.


  • Caroline O.Got a food baby after the meal? Order the Ticino Digestivo: cynar, punt e mes, Satsumas, Ango, orange bitters

    33333 by Caroline O.


  • Peter J.Menu rotates. Fear not the adventurous choice as it's always surprisingly better than what you expect. Drinks: greyhound, pimlico, anything with chiles.

    55555 by Peter J.


  • Kevin M.Amazing! Everything I have here is just awesome.

    55555 by Kevin M.


  • ThurayaGood Lobster Roll and Specials

    55555 by Thuraya


  • Lia D.Hungry Cat's raw bar and deep fried turkey got a cool feature in LosAngeles.com for a Thanksgiving special http://bit.ly/TvStEG

    55555 by Lia D.


  • Lina B.Basically anything you order off the menu is going to be delicious.

    55555 by Lina B.


  • Minho K.Great place to go before clubbing in Hollywood!

    55555 by Minho K.


  • Lina B.The crab cakes benedict is freaking amazing. Don't forget a greyhound proper or a luke's lemonade

    55555 by Lina B.


  • Diana A.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.

    55555 by Diana A.


  • Jen Pollack B.The Pug Burger is delicious and they have fantastic cocktails. The Greyhound is well worth the trip.

    55555 by Jen Pollack B.


  • JNET H.The cocktails are light, refreshing and deceptively dangerously strong :)

    55555 by JNET H.


  • Emerald T.Bomb Seafood. Pricey. Great cheese plate. Great wines. Good date spot, right across the street from Arclight

    55555 by Emerald T.


  • @iizLiz P.This place made me a believer in freshly shucked oysters. Mmmmm. Also, amazing cocktails

    55555 by @iizLiz P.


  • David C.Omg..the mussels are soooo friggin good...the pug Burger. The albacore special was insane.always a great experience here

    55555 by David C.


  • Stephen UGreat. Tiered seafood plate and fresh oragnic drinks

    55555 by Stephen U


  • Alex's LemonadeChef David Lentz of Hungry Cat will be cooking at our L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Event on 11/6! Join us: http://bit.ly/LALovesAlexsLem

    55555 by Alex's Lemonade


  • BollareMixology drinks at their best! —Alle

    55555 by Bollare


  • Grant K.Just get the special. Doesn't matter what it is... it will be delicious. Also the cocktails are excellent. Have one, or five.

    55555 by Grant K.


  • Food & WineMade 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

    55555 by Food & Wine


  • Food & WineMade 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.

    55555 by Food & Wine


  • Kat W.The meal was fabulous and Patrick's service even better!

    55555 by Kat W.


  • LA WeeklyFeatured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info')

    55555 by LA Weekly


  • LA WeeklyFeatured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

    55555 by LA Weekly


  • Lina B.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

    55555 by Lina B.


  • CityTop20.comHungry 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.

    55555 by CityTop20.com


  • BravoMostly a seafood restaurant that is fast and delicious and has some of the best cocktails in town. -Mark Peel, Top Chef

    55555 by Bravo


  • BravoEverything 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

    55555 by Bravo


  • Rachel R.Good cocktails. Happy hour from 12(!) - 6pm. 1/2 price drinks and beers, excluding wine. Generous fries. Sit outside, much better.

    55555 by Rachel R.


  • EpicuriousLA 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!

    55555 by Epicurious


  • Tian Cthe crab cake benedict is one of the best things on earth!!!!!!!

    55555 by Tian C


  • Michelle E.Get the proper greyhound.

    22222 by Michelle E.


  • Eric P.one of the best burgers in town. period.

    55555 by Eric P.


  • Camille JI take that back it's a piskey wickle.

    33333 by Camille J


  • Camille JAsk the bartender for a wickle piskey.. ;)

    22222 by Camille J


  • BravoThe 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

    55555 by Bravo


  • Noelle R.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

    55555 by Noelle R.


  • Eric R.Drink cocktails. They are the best in LA.

    55555 by Eric R.


  • Todd Lthe fall salad is the sh*t

    33333 by Todd L


  • Uri B.lobster roll + a cocktail during happy hour. great specials for dinner

    55555 by Uri B.


  • Vicki ETry the cold corn chowder soup, the burger, king crab leg, and everything else. Cheese plate is very fresh and served with honey comb.

    55555 by Vicki E


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