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“Yummy food”

Mosaic by Simos Deli
Ranked #62 of 1,020 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Mosaic by Simo is a Moroccan culinary adventure in Addington. A conjuring of delectable tagines, salads and Mediterranean deli item, offering customers a fresh taste sensation of authentic, aromatic spices and flavours. Local Chef and food identity Simo established the renowned and popular Mosaic by Simo Mediterranean café & deli.Mosaic by Simo is famous for Simo’s tagines. The melt-in-your-mouth meat is slow cooked for hours in tagines – with steam rising to the top, dripping back down again and again, making the most unctuous sauce, such as the Moroccan Lamb tagine with prunes and almonds. Perfect with orange scented couscous. It is a complex infusion of fragrant herbs and spices, cooked in incremental layers. Ingredients and flavours including seasonal local produce that take you on a journey. Lemons are preserved for three months to marinate the lemon chicken tagine. The popularity of this dish underscores the effort going into the layering of flavors. Simo’s generous and tasty platters are paradise for sharing, finished with traditional mint tea, cake or marinated orange and chocolate stuffed figs. Vegan and gluten-free diners have many exquisite choices, including building your own exotic salad and tasty tapas meal for under $15. Home entertainers and weekend picnickers flock to Mosaic by Simo during the weekend, while weekday office workers and friends are drawn in for an amazing Bocadillo – a Moroccan wrap bursting with flavour yet incredibly good value. Dine-in and takeaway along with a wonderful catering service. However most diners stay to enjoy the authentic restaurant or sunny courtyard, imagining the East while on a culinary journey that is Mosaic by Simo.
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I've eaten here every time I come to Christchurch in the last year, meeting friends for lunch. They say you eat with your eyes and the salads and desserts look amazing. Everything is fresh and delicious. If you like middle-eastern food, this is the place

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great place to eat. Honestly, it's a tiny bit confusing when you first enter. I didn't know what, how, where to order. But the staff were helpful enough to point out what's what. The food is amazing. I had a selection and shared everything with my girlfriend and we both thought everything was delicious. It was a nice change. If you are around Addington then you must stop here for a bite to eat. I liked everything about it...right down to the crockery.

Cheers Simo!

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1  Thank Nathan W
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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Looking for a quck healthy meal, and found it in this little mall deli, that turns out to be a great restaurant.

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1  Thank EddiePuss
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

This place is located right next to a Domino store and I can tell you that you would much rather be here than at Dominos. The food here is amazing! I've tried their Bocadillos which is similar to a kebab but with a different bread/wrap and meat. The meat in the Bocadillo is more unique and tasty no comparison fullstop.

I would recommend their salads and other sides in the cool section of the shop. The pastas taste amazing and good value. The only thing I wouldn't recommend are their smoothies as they are quite pricey and of small size however, they do taste quite good but not enough to justify their price.

I have yet to try their dessert but I can definitely say I will try them one day!
The service is efficient but definitely stressed. You can tell the manager can be quite frustrated with customers and rushed although he does try to be cheerful...sometimes.

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1  Thank Ben Y
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

I love Mosaic - the food here is always fresh and always delicious. A great change from your average takeaway joint. You can sit in or takeaway and they have an awesome selection of different deli treats as well tagines and wraps. Very well priced and the service is fantastic.

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1  Thank JandAKiss
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