Carousel Restaurant

4.7
387 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
From of our family to yours, Carousel is the premier Los Angeles area restaurant providing guests with the complete culinary experience when it comes to enjoying traditional middle eastern and Lebanese cuisine. In the Middle Eastern culture, meza (Lebanese term for appetizer) consists of a vast array of small sized, hot and cold dishes, great for sampling and sharing. At Carousel, our menu offers a selection of kebabs to seafood to an array of vegetarian items. We offer more than 60 meza items, ranging from familiar dishes, such as hummus, falafel and tabouleh to more traditional delicacies. Everything that we serve comes from original family recipes passed down through generations. With the supervision of our Chef de Cuisine and co-owner, Mrs. Rose Tcholakian, each dish that is served is sure to bestow the quality and freshness Carousel is well known for. For those unfamiliar to Lebanese food, a helpful service staff will guide you through what is sure to be a habit-forming journey.
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Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here never disappoints. One of the best places ever. Food is simply delicious, service is excellent. Every time we come, we have a feast. Love this place.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time our party had Mediterranean food, could not have picked a better place. Delicious!

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BC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate my bday and i couldn’t believe that they charged for the candle. Come on that’ should be part of the customer service. Besides that I like the food and the service was great.

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Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A Good dependable place offering tasty Lebanese specialties. Can’t miss with Carousel, whether on business, with friends, or on a date.

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Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a very nice dinner with family, service was great and food was fantastic.

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

This was my first time visiting this restaurant. I ordered two appetizers - a sausage dish and chicken shawarma (sp?). The sausage was just awful and the chicken, while flavorful, was very dry. I had heard great things about this place being the definitive destination for Armenian cuisine, but honestly it was quite possibly the worst meal I've eaten in a very long time. Maybe ever! I won't be going back.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding atmosphere and delicious Lebanese tabula, fattoush, hommos, chicken beasts cubes(shish kabab, and kush kush. Service is excellent as well.

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R
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very fresh and tasty and the portions are ample. Service was great

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SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooooo good!!! Top 10 favorite places to eat in or around LA. Get the family sharing option so you can try a little of everything. Truly a gem.

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WB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amen was our server and like usual he made our dining experience exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

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OT
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service thank you

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OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere and best service.

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OT
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Carousel Restaurant many years now. It’s our favorite Mediterranean restaurant in the Los Angeles area (Glendale). Good choice on menu for 2 people is the Hafleh Beiruti family style meal. In addition, the staff (especially Gareen) is always very friendly and courteous.

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MF
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly service. It was well worth my drive from Diamond Bar.

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s
Los Angeles
145 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you like Middle Eastern food, this is a good place for it.
The menu has a huge selection of Armenian, Lebanese and
Iranian food. Some of the items bring back memories of
a childhood where growing up the family made these dishes.

We had a few appetizers which are filling and enough for
a meal. We shared entrees and enjoyed all.

The service is great and the ambiance is comfortable.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best in the West
Very courteous and friendly service
Excellent food
Nice atmosphere
Highly recommend

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R
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming to Carousel for years. It’s the best Mediterranean food in Los Angeles.

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HH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Carousel restaurant is worth the drive .
Friends and I drove from Orange County to Glendale to spend the evening there dinning and dancing. The band , both singers and the belly dancers were great .
As for the food it was so delicious and the service was awesome .
The place was clean too .
I would definitely recommend friends and family to go there .

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST... food is always perfect, the ambiance is amazing- feel right at home :)

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food fabulous as usual. But pricey for an everyday family dinner.

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S
Los Angeles
134 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We arrived very early 4:30, hoping to order from the lower priced lunch menu. According to their website and as per phone conversation, their Lunch menu supposedly ends and their Dinner Menu begins at 5:00 P.M.. Unfortunately, at 4:30 P.M., we were handed the higher priced Dinner menu - for example, Chicken Breast Kebab was $16.50, but it should have been only $12.50 based upon the lunch menu price. Under the circumstances, it wasn't worth arguing over $4.00, for obvious reasons you can figure out, but did feel a bit cheated, since we actually stated that we were here for LUNCH! The food was tasty and we enjoyed Lebanese and Armenian beers. Service was great and we were able to beat the traffic to the concert at the Greek Theatre nearby.

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EC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was really nice!, as expected!! This was our first time in the Glendale location and it was great. The menu is huge and you can choose among a variety of delicious dishes. Definitely a place to go back again.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!!!!

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OE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at the Carousel a couple of years back, but tried it again last week, and were extremely pleased with the food and service. If you are up for entertainment, you can choose that option, but if you are not, the room without entertainment is relatively quiet to engage in a conversation and enjoy your meal.
Very pleased overall

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DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, and it was amazing! We were stuffed before we even received the main entrees. Everything was so fresh and delicious. I can't wait to return!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have patronned them since opening day. A great place,great people,great food.

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JZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Amazing.

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WB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still the best Lebanese food, Carousel Meza is delicious service is Fantastic by our favorite server Amen, it’s absolutley the most enjoyable dinning creating Ravuing guests.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service

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M
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was very delicious; however, the Taboulia had too much parsley for my taste. I highly recommend the garlic sauce on the side to compliment any dish.

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A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will not regret this place. Come eat their amazing Mediterranean influenced food.

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j
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. Easy to talk. If you stay for the music bring earplugs

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, ambiance. Slightly noisy though.

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food, ambience and service - middle eastern/armenian with armenian music on certain evenings.

One gripe: The restaurant doesn't truly honor OpenTable reservations. I had mine booked at 08:45 PM but the server told me it'll take another 15 minutes for an empty table. What was the use of the reservation then?

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L
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is good, traditional atmosphere, great for families not so much for quiet dinner. Food was good, typical. good parking in back.

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OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in LA County. Food is delicious, service is exceptional. We love this place. You have to have the Carousel Feast.

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R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been here a number of times and always enjoy being at The Carousel.

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C
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

If they are not going to have their regular weekend show they should inform us. We travelled 40 minutes by taxi and we were informed upon being seated about the show not taking place, but an abbreviated version.

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N
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner get together with friends. Server was outstanding - attentive - made suggestions - and was cheerful about taking some photos for us. Very lively place....lots of birthday celebrations going on. Our group was made up of foodies and we would all recommend & return ourselves.

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