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Hungry Cat

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Neighborhood:
Hollywood
American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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1535 N Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Sunset)
We are 1.5 blocks south of the Metro Red Line.
(323) 462-2155
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place to dine before going to Pantages

My friends and I were pleased with everything about our meal. Oysters (and oyster shooters) were fresh and delicious. My favorite cocktail of the evening was the Reanimator - described by our server as well-balanced and refreshing, and it truly was. Service was attentive. The evening specials were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jennifer M
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My friends and I were pleased with everything about our meal. Oysters (and oyster shooters) were fresh and delicious. My favorite cocktail of the evening was the Reanimator - described by our server as well-balanced and refreshing, and it truly was. Service was attentive. The evening specials were irresistible, there was a pork dish that was cooked to perfection and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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473 reviews 473 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Skinny: Parking- structure off sunset, 1 hr validation Decor- stark Restroom- clean Coke factor- mexican in the bottle $5! Food- pretty good Service- inexperienced At noon on a Monday my friend had the place all to ourselves. Other diners didn't show for awhile. We sat on the patio which is completely shaded and asked for the heater to be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Hungry Cat, Hollywood is a reliable fresh seafood restaurant. It's a little pricey but enjoyable. Worth a visit.

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Irvine, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Hungry Cat was an excellent choice for a pre-play dinner - opens as 5:00pm for dinner. Severed up some delicious cocktails, using the mixologist's suggestions. The "special" Manhattan was to die for! Oyster shooters where also prepared perfectly, with unbelievable spices. Try the yuri masamune sake shooter with Sriracha. We selected various raw fish dishes, including the Rod Cod... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always have a wonderful meal at Hungry Cat. The food is always fresh and inventive. This is one of my favorite restaurants in all of LA. Don't let the location throw you off. You must try the raw seafood, and of course one of their signature cocktails.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

After struggling to find a good restaurant in Hollywood, we visited the Hungry Cat. Though I loved the ambiance of the restaurant, I don't think that I have been somewhere and tasted something as bad as I ate. I had the johnny cake dish. The flavor combinations just did not go good together, and the food was unseasoned. I usually... More 

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hollywood, california
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a great find! I love seafood and to have a restaurant of this quality in Hollywood is really a blessing. If you like seafood this place is a must!

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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had eaten here a year ago and was impressed with the service and food, on our return to Hungry Cat in July our waiter suggested my wife and I try the seafood platter, he insisted we would both be hard pressed finishing it ( I had mentioned to him I was a very hungry cat). The platter consisted of... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We are locals and used to LA pricing and quality. But we were disappointed by the Hungry Cat. The food was good enough, though nothing that makes us think we have to go back. But most irritating is that the entrees are all called "dinner" on the menu and priced appropriately for a dinner, but the portions are more truly... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The location of the restaurant is not very appealing. It is in a non descriptor courtyard of a modern building in the middle of Hollywood. That said, once you are in the restaurant, it all changes. The decor is nice, the outdoor seating is pleasant and the food is great: fresh and original. The service is very good as well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1535 N Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    (Sunset)
  • Public Transportation: We are 1.5 blocks south of the Metro Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: (323) 462-2155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hungry Cat staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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