Carousel Restaurant
Carousel Restaurant

Carousel Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carouselrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8182467775x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
  • Executive Chef: Ms. Rose Cholakian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Carousel Offers a variety of Catering Packages. Whether it's 2 or 200 guests, let carousel help you entertain your guests. Please call us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining at Carousel Restaurant.
    Whether you have 20 people or 250, Carousel Restaurant can accommodate your private dining needs.
    Great for:
    *Business Luncheon's & Dinners
    *Family Gatherings & Occasions
    *Business Presentations
    *Friendly get-together's
  • Private Party Contact: Hampig Minassian 8182467775x
  • Entertainment: Every Friday & Saturday Night, Carousel transforms into an international getaway. Enjoy our plush atmosphere as the Carousel Band takes you into the night. Five girl belly dancing team entertains the crowd and our delicious set menu will leave you wanting more.

    Join us and see what the buzz is all about.
  • Special Events: Carousel offers a variety of private party packages and options.

    Call us for more details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public Lot is in the rear, Valet optional.
A word from Carousel Restaurant
An amazing and complete culinary experience: Widley acclaimed "The best most interesting Lebanese-Armenian restaurant in LA", beautiful venue, friendly service, plus helpful info for those who are not familiar with the cuisine!

Friday and Saturday LATE NIGHT live entertainment, dancing and spectacular dance show from 9pm - 1am. Fridays $38/person and Saturdays $43/person for Entertainment Feast Menu. LATE NIGHT 1000 points promotion on FRIDAYS 8:45-10:00pm seatings for Dinner and show (ENTERTAINMENT MENU ONLY).
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Carousel Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (14)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (9)great for lunch (9)romantic (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (6)hot spot (4)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great/Memorable Night
    Foodiediva
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been to The Carousel on several occasion and I recommended to my friends, who have never been that this would be a great place to celebrate our friend's 40th birthday. She loved it, as well as everyone in our party. We are talking about going back soon.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    Ashor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary at the Carousel. It was our first time there and we will definitely go back, the food was beyond delicious and the owner and his employees were extremely nice! Next time we will go later to enjoy the entertainment as well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Armenian Arabic restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food and service was outstanding. I drive all the way from Newport Beach to glandale just to dine at Carousel. Highly recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved, loved, loved it!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Carousel is one of those unique places where not only the food is fantastic, but where they make you feel welcome and at home right away. We loved it so much we returned the next day for dinner and stayed until 1:30 am dancing the night away and enjoying the beautiful belly dancers. What a wonderful experience!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come here for the food!
    Skyman
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I go to this restaurant quite often. The food is excellent. I've been to many of the middle eastern restaurants in Glendale, Hollywood and all over LA and this is one of my favorites. Great service, the waiters are friendly. Last time, I took a few friends who were from out of town and they loved the food. It's a little hole in the wall, but that is what makes this place great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Customer
    iluvfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food is horrible. The filet meat was very rubbery and dry.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cold reception
    lovedit
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Saw on TV a very nice and friendly interview and decide to try this place out. Upon arrive, the host ws at lost about our reservation, but did offered us a choice of two very comfortable tables. The waitress was nice, but the owner seems very arrogance and very cold. The food very dry and average tasting for a middle eastern restaurant. The worst part come at the end when they try to slip onto the check without saying anything about 18% tips added to the total for just three of us. So for a place that does not shown any appreciation of my business with a unfriendly owner, this place is a total disappointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly Special
    Jazz
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Romantic anniversary dinner. First time at Carousel but definitely not the last. The food and service were stunning. Couldn't have enjoyed it more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone Enjoyed
    John
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I've heard about and read about the Carousel for years but this is my first time here. Service was quick & polite and the food was really good. We took my kids her for something ne and they were both very happy with the food service and ambience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    skinny
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    What a wonderful restaurant! Excellent excellent food and so much of it! Wide menu selection and music as an added bonus. Great for folks on a diet as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stay Clear
    Chic4dinner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place is outdated and a far cry from a restaurant. It transported me to the slums. The food was okay, but the service was precocious. Look out, they have no problem adding an eighteen percent tip because according to him "they deserve it". Who decides? The person being served or the server? We weren't even finished dining!??!!! anyway, they presented and entertainer that started the night by yoddling in languages he clearly didn't know. The belly dance show was decent. The last entertainer Fidel Fayad had skills but showed up close to midnight. In any case, I'm sure the gist of the experience is apparent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience
    Disappointed1
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We went to celebrate Father's Day. Great experience overall. The food was tasty and the server was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fridaynightfun
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very disappointment with the service and the entertainment. We thought there would be only belly dancing, but that was only a few dances the remaining was all 70s 80s music.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mezze galore and glamor
    MikefromNorthridge
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great selection of Near Eastern cuisine, mostly Lebanese and Armenian, a la carte and in good, zfforbably priced feast combinations. Many vegeterian dishes, delicious kebabs etc. Live entertainment and dancing Friday nights. Nice quiet patio alternatives, a great spot for special occasions and friends and family
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This is an original
    eatingitup
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    A few friends threw a party for me and it was perfect in every way. The food superb. Notable wait service. And I will return for one of my biggest birthdays. Just not saying which one!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 213 reviews are from the Carousel Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great Find in Glendale
    PMcDee
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Some of the best Lebanese/Armenian food I've ever had and there's a lot of competition in Glendale. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    LoveCarousel
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It's always a pleasure coming here. I visit once every few months and it's brilliant every time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carousel Rocks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Last year I had my birthday celebration at the Carousel Restaurant in Hollywood. It was great. This year we went to the Carousel in Glendale. It had the same great food but the ambiance was 100% better. Spectacular place to go with a crowd. The family style dinners are fantastic and abundant. Can't' speak highly enough about what a great place this is.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Very Good
    FromLeawoodVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The menu includes a lot of options and is easy to read and figure out what to have if you have never had lebanese food. Flavors were good and a lot of choices, small plates and mix and match options. Soup and salads were good. Service seemed to be a lot of waitstaff standing around with nothing to do, but they could have been giving better service to all tables. Good for large groups and a friendly place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & Tasteful
    kootnanny
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Classy environment with good, friendly service and very flavorful food. Yet, has a casual, light-hearted atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal in Glendale!
    chuckn
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Our daughter heard about the Carousel, so we decied to take the trip out to Glendale while on spring break vacation in LA-great idea, as the food, service, and ambiance were all excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Knocked my socks off!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was amazing! The patio is noisy from the traffic. Next time I will sit inside. The service was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family style
    NonameaterVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Very good and very enjoyable. Great for groups. Armenian food here is really good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful evening with great food and entertainment. The host seated us right away, our waiter was excellent and very attentive. The entertainment was superb! Overall, an excellent place for food and entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entertaining Dinner
    sasquatch
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Thought the food was excellent and the entertainment was worth the price once. I wouldn't come back soon for the full experience, but the dinner was good enough for a revisit itself. I'd recommend it as a unique LA experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, service is so-so
    Derick
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food is amazing. There are some very unique and delicious items that you won't be able to find in most other restaurants. My primary complaint is that the manager/owner seemed very anxious about making sure that we vacate the table no later than 9pm. He asked us a few times and made it clear to us that we must vacate by 9pm. We felt like we were asked to eat fast and get out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Week Days
    JohnP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I was hoping for the music, dancers and entertainers on Thrusday evening. However they only entertain on Friday and Saturday. :-(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch service.
    baghdadtsi
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My waiter Gregor was an awesome guy with a very calming attitude. Great food and the valet guys are super nice. GREAT MANAGEMNT. Thank you guys.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Briggytalls
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Our food and service was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant! The food was delicious and well priced. We had the beef shawarma, shrimp skewer and an appetizer of liitle meat pies with a yogurt and tomato sauce, soooo good. Order whatever sounds good, you can't go wrong. We had our rehearsal dinner at Carousel 6 months ago and it was crowd pleaser.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a good experience several
    saburo
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Had a good experience several years ago, we had a medium size group and ordered one of the family meals which was perfect. We recently headed there for a girls night out and we had a great time. Food was great, good ambiance and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic family restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Excellent food, family owned and run. Very friendly. Limited parking. Authentic middle eastern fare. Not fancy but excellent authentic taste.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    SurfBlondeGurl
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    The food was so good. Our server was so helpful and the food came out fast. It was delicious. I can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had a Swedish guest with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I had a Swedish guest with me and I wanted him to see a belly dancing performance. They were suppose to start at 11:30 which by then half of their guests had already left, however, they were later than 11:30 by another 15 minutes.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Dining Experience Ever
    EditmanVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Aside from the food being good and the service being good, this quite possibly was the worst dining experience I ever had. It was a Sunday evening and the restaurant neglected to tell me that there was a huge party happening right in the middle of the restaurant. We were seated right next to the band stand and could not hear each other for the entire time of our meal. I felt like we were in the middle of a Wedding reception that was in full swing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • must go
    Victor
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Enjoyed the food, service, and show. Great place to celebrate special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun restaurant for lunch
    babajeanVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    My 3 friends and I had a fun time having lunch at Carousel last week. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced & there was a wide range of choices. All of us liked the entrees we chose & thought the dessert recommended by the. waiter was excellent. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The restaurant looked especially festive as it was decorated for the holidays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better Than Rodgers and Hammerstein
    Amadeus
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Carousel is one of my favorite musicals but Carousel restaurant beats the musical because the food and ambiance are fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Lebanese
    AGoddessinLAVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Our go to spot for Arabic food (lots of overlap with Persian food) in Glendale. They are always hospitable and kind. The food is delicious and abundant. It's great for lunch or for a fun night of bellydancing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An LA must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    If you have not been to this place you are missing out on the best cuisine in LA. Do the family style menu where they bring you several of their amazing dishes. This takes the guess work out of it and allows you to try things you would never know tasted so good. Ask for the garlic sauce as no meal is complete without it. This is my favorite place to eat and I drive from Santa Monica just for it! My friends and family could never understand why I drive so far until they ate there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bday dinner
    lunasun1
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We came here for my sisters bday. Food was delicious! I woukd definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.