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The Hungry Cat - Santa Monica Canyon

100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
+1 310-459-3337
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (29 reviews)
“mussels” (6 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

If you're into eating raw oysters, etc., this is a place for you. We had the Tier 1 raw bar, and it was pretty darn good. We ordered the striped bass, as well as the wagyu steak. The steak was firm as a shoe sole...More

Thank Shuweb-com
Reviewed June 23, 2017

We all had seafood here and didn't disappoint. Food all fresh and good variety of cocktails. Loved the outdoor seating. Worth the hunt (the door isn't right on the road). Yum!

Thank lahelsel
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Quite pricey, but good quality food and service. Almost everything on the menu looks good. If the prices were a bit more reasonable, I would have given the reastaurant 5 stars.

Thank Hunter k
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Great custom cocktails. Delicious apperatifs. We had a cozy night in the canyon. Friendly and attentive staff. Recommend for a night out.

1  Thank Mari H
Reviewed August 23, 2016

A amazing find by the ocean. Good wine and cocktail selection. Excellent, freshly prepared seafood. Good for couples, families and friends. The service was attentive without being overbearing. Highly recommended.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Poor, mediocre food, served lukewarm by indifferent staff. Overpriced as well. Very disappointing, avoid.

1  Thank rjclem
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Casual, beach-side venue...a no frills setting (e.g., silverware and brown paper napkins in small tin buckets on the table). Cocktails were generous (they gave my wife a small carafe w. extra vodka for her martini), and we enjoyed large portions of good ingredients , simply,...More

Thank Hayrose
Reviewed July 17, 2016

The fancy-pants oysters were average at best. The "medium rare" salmon was soggy instead of seared. The boiled-and-not-grilled lobster was ok. They must've forgot to microwave the "warm" chocolate cake because it was as cold as the ice cream it came with. The ambiance is...More

Thank Soren M
Reviewed July 12, 2016

The seafood was fresh and delicious. We really enjoyed the ceviche and their made to order guacamole. Happy hour specials are pretty amazing too.

Thank MerylAL
Reviewed June 22, 2016

I attended a private party here so we were in the upstairs event room. Beautiful room with view of the ocean, comfy chairs, large table, fireplace. We had several courses and each one was better than the next. Ceviche, fish taco, whole fish, crab, sashimi,...More

Thank ohliz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
    (Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-459-3337
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The Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon, our third location, sits on the PCH with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Chef/owner David Lentz & crew continue to focus on high quality fish paired with the best locally sourced ingredients, often from nearby farmer's markets. The 13 seat raw bar showcases Pacific and Atlantic oysters, Santa Barbara sea urchin, raw and marinated fish dishes, crab and lobster. The market-inspired bar specializes in seasonal cocktails, craft brews and a wine list geared toward seafood. The Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon is open daily serving dinner. Valet Parking is available!
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