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Feb 8, 2008 05:04 PM

Just Tried The Hungry Cat

Like the space & cocktails. Loved the oysters. However, I was unimpressed by the crazily pricey Lobster Roll.

The Cat doesn't seem to have to many fans here but of the few out there, what do you recommend? They did have an interesting Haddock Stew on the menu.

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  1. If you have tried The Hungry Cat for the first time, then you missed the really pricey Lobster Roll. It used to be half the size and cost only $2 less.

    I've always liked the Pug Burger and the their daily sashimi special. One of my favorite items on the menu, is the market salad with avocado, shaved parmesan, shallots, and egg. it's simple but it's really good. The crab legs have always looked good to me but I've yet to try them.

    1. Funny, I would say that Hungry Cat is one of the most consistently well reviewed places on Chowhound. Varied opinions on the Pug Burger aside, I've read very few detractors of the restaurant in general.

      That said, yes, the lobster roll is way overpriced for its size and inability to stand up to its New York cousins (Ed's, Mary's & Pearl).

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      1. re: wutzizname

        Just so we know, how expensive is that Hungry Cat lobster roll? And does it come with fries or any other sides?

        1. re: nosh

          I think it's still $27 (?) and comes with a large side of fries.

          I've never been ( but have been to the S.B. location ironically enough ) but will (finally) try to go here tomorrow night. I think the one in S.B. has slightly better entree options though. The seared albacore was really good.

      2. I had a great meal there. The standout was the peel and eat shrimp, which I could have made a meal of alone. I got the peeled version, very good. Service was great and my friend had oysters he said were excellent. They got my vote...

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        1. re: ajbinla

          We're going tonight. Oysters will be a given, anything else on the menu or cocktails that we should definitely try. TIA !

        2. I really enjoyed the Fritto Misto. The seafood and french fries were perfectly fried and very flavorful!

          1. The Lobster Roll is incredible but not worth the price. I feel guilty ordering it and I rarely feel guilty when I'm eating. That aside, it's one of the gems of Hollywood and should not be missed.