$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Fare at Simon's Cafe in Sherman Oaks

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Moroccan-born chef tosses capellini with spicy eggplant-tomato sauce, slowly cooks Moroccan lamb tagine, and grills marinated lamb chops

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Baba ghanouj is a staple of Mediterranean culture, or more frequently, a glue for reaffixing the arms of ancient statues. Enjoy paste you can taste with this Groupon.

$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Fare

The menu includes penne with spicy homemade lamb sausages ($14.95), salmon à la Marocaine with tomato, garlic, and cilantro ($18.95), tender beef tagine with olives ($19.95), and grilled half spring chickens marinated with rosemary and garlic ($15.95).

Simon's Cafe

At age 14, Moroccan-born Simon Elmaleh already had a job, and it was no paper route—he was already earning his chops in the kitchen of a Mediterranean restaurant. Just two years later, he launched his 17-year career as an assistant chef on a five-star passenger cruise liner, and in 1986, he opened the first Moroccan restaurant in Japan. In 2001, he brought his decades-long passion for Mediterranean cuisine to California, where he founded Simon's Restaurant.

A Los Angeles Times writer praised the "warm atmosphere," which is decked out in rich cream-colored tones and vintage French cabaret posters. At cloth-draped tables, guests feast on traditional Moroccan tagines, spicy homemade lamb sausages, and baba ghanouj, described as "vivid—roasty and pure, whipped into a fluffy cloud of eggplant."

Customer Reviews

Wonderful dining experience...excellent food and service above expectation. My family really enjoyed this cafe. We are coming back with friends, for sure.
Ihab B. · January 22, 2013
The food is good and the portions decent but the owner and waiter can be less than hospitable and the service somewhat erratic.
Rusty F. · January 21, 2013
Yes. The food was excellent. My family and I really enjoyed our meal.
Lisa R. · January 17, 2013
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    Sherman Oaks

    4515 Sepulveda Blvd.

    Sherman Oaks, California 91403


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