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Carousel Restaurant

4.8
363 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(818) 246-7775
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rose Tcholakian
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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
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Private party contact
Hampig Minassian: (818) 246-7775
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Catering
Whether you're hosting a casual party, an intimate social, a corporate event or a formal sit-down for 300, we approach each event with the warmth and individual attention it deserves. From initial conception through final presentation, our dedication will ensure your complete satisfaction. We approach each occasion not as a one time catering event, but as the start of a long-term relationship to provide a complete experience. We hope to have the privilege of working with you to make your next catered event truly unforgettable!
Visit the Catering section of our website for more.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
California
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Parking details
A public lot accessible at the back of the restaurant. Valet parking is optional.
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Entertainment
Experience our opulent dinner and electric show by the award winning Jillina and Sahala dancers on Friday and Saturday nights. The entertainment banquet enables you to feast on an assortment of menu items while a live band accompanies the night for your listening pleasure. Feel free to join in with the dancing; it's a weekend night you'll never forget!

The fun starts at 9pm on Friday and 9:30pm on Saturday -we'll see you then.
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Special events & promotions
Carousel offers a variety of private party packages and options.
Talk to our staff for all the details.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 363 People Are Saying
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service
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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Delicious food!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Just Amazing.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing food, great service

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent food, service, ambiance. Slightly noisy though.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

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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3.0Dined on June 23, 2017

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

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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4.0Dined on June 10, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2017

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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4.0Dined on June 6, 2017

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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4.0Dined on May 24, 2017

We were from out of town Visiting relatives.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2017

The food was great. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to eat a bunch of yummy middle eastern food.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent Lebanese-Armenian food. Excellent service. My wife and I come here from San Diego as often as we can.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

Excellent food. We did the carousel feast. #meat coma

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

My second time at Carousel and even better than the first. We all had a great time; food came out timely, server was fun and energetic and loved seeing all of the Birthday celebrations. I will frequent this restaurant more and more.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Our server was Jabour. He was very attentive, helpful, pleasant and kind. Carousel's menu has many great options. Our selections were very tasty and authentic. Loved this restaurant and I would definitely go back as well as recommend to anyone!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Delicious food, family style venue, and excellent service. Enjoyed the presentation of the meals which reflected the taste to its entirety. Looking forward to dinning again very soon.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

Wonderful Lebanese food, great service, nice people

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Carousel has great food, entertainment and personable staff. I felt very comfortable as soon as we were greeted by the hostess. Our waiter, Greg also was very friendly, helpful and welcoming. I will definitely come back!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2017

The food as usual was very good as well as the service. The Lebanese atmosphere and food are very authentic.
The desserts are excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

I loved it!! The ambiance & show was oustanding. I will definitely recommend this venue.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2017

This was recommended by a friend and was a nice surprise. Parking was easy. Ambiance was above standard. Food was excellent and service by Fadi was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The meal was enormous. The appitisers were particularly good. Enjoyed the belly dancing.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2017

$25 corkage fee is excessive. Wine list is mediocre and overpriced.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

It was our anniversary. We invited our kids to go with us. Our waiter Bob was beyond helpful and nice in suggesting a great menu for us all. We ordered the family style food. I stopped counting how many dishes were served. It was scrumptious for the beef eaters and vegetarians. We are going back. It is a drive from our house; however well worth it. I think we'll go when they have music.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2017

Carousel staff was great and the food was terrific. VERY good!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2017

You can go there if you want to get ripped off as they change their prices the second you pay your check.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

The food is absolutely great and similar to that of a Mediterranean cuisine. Besides the food, the service given was very prompt and efficient. The only thing I could possibly say is that if you are going to dine here as a group or family, their family menu items are quite pricey. But as mentioned before their food is high quality and something to try out if never been here. Also forgot to say, they have a huge menu selection, so you really can't go wrong with having limited choices.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Nice lunch atmosphere

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2016

Great food as always!

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2016

Very good food, service was very good. Some of the food was recommended by waiter and turned out to be very good.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Great pre-theater atmosphere, excellent middle eastern food. Service was slightly slow and patchy, but not to the extent of spoiling an enjoyable occasion.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Always a pleasure eating here! Food is delicious every time. Employees are always a joy to work with, but don't expect to be out of here in less than 1.5 hours. Great for special occasions or a Alex Theater pre-event dinner.

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