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The Hungry Cat - Santa Monica Canyon

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100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104 (Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 310-459-3337
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17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Joplin, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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.

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Thank Mari H
Santa Monica, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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.

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Thank Steven C
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86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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

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San Francisco
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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, well-prepared. Our oysters were delicious, and the soft shell crab featured a crispy cornmeal crust... More 

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Thank Hayrose
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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 neither beachy nor romantic, with as little light as a basement. Needless to say the... More 

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Thank Soren M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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.

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Thank MerylAL
Central Ohio
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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, a grilled steak...everything was just incredibly good. A queso appetizer was just OK, it cooled... More 

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Thank ohliz
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

9 of us dined here tonight, so many different things were ordered. One was good, several fine, others just didn't make the cut. Overall the odds of getting a great meal here was slim to none on this night. Best order was the lobster roll, bun was buttered and grilled for a nice crunch, and plenty of lobster piled on....but... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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210 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We visited this restaurant as a Time Out LA recommendation for Eastern Brunch. No parking space or valet. The place is simple and dark. The service was slow but the food was delicious.

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Thank Grizzo2014
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My clients were really excited to go here. They were concerned that it would be loud but recent renovations have added sound panels to the ceiling which means it was very easy to hear and it wasn't very crowded at all. Our server Was super helpful in our selections, very friendly and attentive. We started off with appetizers that included... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?