4515 Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Parking: Lot, Free
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Take Out, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Price Range : Below Average
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08/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Authentic Moroccan cuisine-Great!! 5
Edit Review By davis z. Simons Cafe
This was authentic Moroccan cuisine. The food was extremely tasty, fresh and very true to its origin. Every dish we ordered had all the flavor and taste of real Moroccan food. The owner/ chef made us feel at home, explaining to us the history and style behind every dish we were interested in. We ordered the ""couscous royal"" among other dishes YUM YUM, also the appetisers where great ,humus and falafel extremely tasty.The parking of the location is not easy to find / negotiate.... as the only entrance is by going south bound on sepulveda south of ventura and then turning west onto dickens,,,treaky parking entrance from the back..large parking lot with ample space .The back entrance is not promising as you almost walk through the bathroom and the kitchen !Do not be discouraged by the modest setting IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY YOUR DINNER AND $$$$ YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED THIS IS A JEWEL AND A DELIGHT.the four of us ate there the first time last Friday but i am sure we will be back many times.
Thank you LA TIMES for the heads -up.
05/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
unlike other fancy moroccan places this place serves the real deal. this is as authentic as it gets. great appetizers to entrees. their hummus is the best in town. cigars are addictive. and their home-made lamb sausages... out of this world. and their desserts compliments the meal so well.
04/07/2007Provided by Citysearch -
literally. The tears welled up in my eyes as I tasted Simon's Sole-wrapped Scallops in Bernaise sauce. (It's not on the regular menu, but you should ask about it.) I can't begin to tell you how much love and attention Simon puts into your meal (and the service). This place is worth its weight in gold.
12/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have been a regular customer for the last 3 years and have come to know Chef Simon quite well. Simon is a true class act; a soft spoken, gentleman with over 30 years of experience ranging from being a chef on a cruise ship to owning the first morroccan restaurant in Japan. Simons Cafe always has the freshest salads in town that are never over dressed, including a caesar salad with homemade hazelnut croutons. The beauty of Simon's is in the details, from the handmade plates, teapots, and tagines to his wonderful mint iced tea. Simon's homemade soups are unbelievable. Ranging from simple favorites like chicken soup and minestrone to such exotic combinations like cauliflower and hazlenut, and potato and apple, it is hard for me to pick a favorite. Another favorite of mine is Simons Cappellinni Genevese made with his own homegrown basil. This is not on the menu but if you ask nicely he will sure whip some up for you. Simons often offers daily specials with seasonal and hard to find ingredients. It is also worth mentioning that after every meal, Simon brings out a fresh prepared desert ranging from homemade cookies with hazelnuts and pecans, to baklava and his fresh riccotta cheesecake that is simply to die for. In this day of fast food and corporate chains, Simons Cafe is the antithesis to bland, mass produced, over priced, stand in line for two hours for a piece of lousy cheescake kind of establishments. Do yourself a favor and make this a regular stop for the best food in the valley.
11/28/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We live in Sherman Oaks and love to walk to this little gem of a restaurant located directly across the street from Whole Foods on Sepulveda. The Moroccan Moist Lamb Tagine is incredible, all of Simon's soups are delicious, and the Cheese Borek and Spicy Cigars are great starters. Ask Simon if he has any specials and he just might offer lamb shank or a special pasta dish he creates just for you. Simon uses the freshest ingredients, even using basil he grows in his home garden!
The overall dining experience is very relaxing, comfortable and unpretentious. Check out the back wall where Simon subtly displays newsclippings from his experience runing the first Moroccan Restaurant in Japan for 15 years. He is somewhat of a celebrity there, appearing on TV and even cooking for the japanese royal family. Simon is the nicest man--very humble about his background and very accommodating of the tastes of his customers.
Simon's is a great choice for a casual meal where you want to enjoy great conversation (it's not loud like other Valley eateries), great beer (he carries Moroccan ""Casa"" beer... hard to find!) and delicious, flavorful food. Give it a try at least once and you will definitely want to come back again... We really feel it is the best food in the Valley!
06/02/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Simon's has become my favorite restaurant in all of Los Angeles. He is a world class chef that really knows how to utilize fresh ingredients to their fullest. If you stop by for lunch TRY THE SOUP, no matter what it is...it will be fantastic! His fresh fish is always cooked to perfection, and pasta dishes are both delicate and intensely flavorful. The food is so fresh, I notice that I actually FEEL great after a meal at Simons. Wonderful!
06/01/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Simon's Cafe is in the unfortunately position of being located on a stretch of Sepulveda Blvd. that is anathema to resturant-goers, despite its proximity to a Whole Foods market. Every day, thousands pass by, yet little do they know of the culinary delights that await them inside this unassuming little gem of a Morrocan resturant. It breaks my heart when myself and my loved one are the only two people inside the resturant on a thursday night, especially because the food is stupendous as it is. The Lamb Tagine is otherworldly; probably the best lamb dish I have ever had: sweet and tender and moist. The traditional N. African salads are also delicious. And most wines come at exceptional value: the pride of Simon's collection is a 1982 Rothschild vintage. Please help me save this resturant, fellow Sherman Oaksians!
05/21/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This little place looks unprepossesing from the outside, but inside is an array of mouth-watering delicacies. One of my favorite foods is Meguez sausage, and Simon's is homemade - incredible! All the food is interesting, perfectly spiced, and flavorful. A full range of textures and tastes, something for every palate.
Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the world!