Get directions | 2524 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hours | OPEN WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAYS 4-9PM
If we’ve learned anything from Wes Anderson movies, it’s that it’s OK to obsess over details. The people at Ceviche Project understand this. Because when there’s real substance beneath the style, that extra flair makes everything better.
This seafood spot on Hyperion in Silver Lake packs a lot into a tiny space. It doesn’t look like much from the street – there’s a good chance you’ll walk by it at least once – but inside, it feels like a Steve Zissou fever dream, with a green-and-white marble bar, and bright brass shelves surrounding a seafood case loaded with scallops, oysters, and snow crab claws. There’s Latin music playing on a record player, and the chef preparing your food is wearing an all-white uniform like a naval captain (no red beanies, though).
All of this could give you the sense that you’re in the most fastidiously designed cruise ship galley, until you taste the food. Because once you have your first bite (preferably of the elaborate scallop shooter with uni) it all starts to work. Don’t let all the flourishes fool you – there is some truly great seafood being served here.
Like those scallop shooters we just mentioned. We start every meal here with them, and we always add uni, which not only brings a brininess to the smooth taste of the scallop, but balances out the cilantro, pomegranate seed, and serrano pepper toppings. There’s a good chance that you’ll order two, and then tack on a couple more at the end of the meal in lieu of dessert. We also get to the snow crab claws early in the meal – the meat is tender, and there’s an excellent chile de arbol salsa on the side that’s next-level spicy.