Carousel Restaurant

4.8
415 Reviews
$30 and under
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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MarioA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Excellent food

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vipMSB18
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Gastronomic Experience
If only they would of checked us in properly on open table lol

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice restaurant, The food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé is Lebanese/Syrian and has only been in living in the USA for 6 years. This is the best Lebanese food we have found in the whole country. We feel so lucky to have moved from the east coast to being so close to such a fantastic restaurant. Our waiter was from Beirut, too. The food and presentation was as if we were still in Lebanon eating with our family. We have tried ALOT of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurants in hopes that it will taste how it’s supposed to taste and are often disappointed - Carousel was EXACTLY how it’s supposed to taste. The tabouli is better than mine homemade and that’s saying something. We can’t wait to come back. The price is great too - we have paid the same amount on the east coast for WAY less food. Fantastic place and can’t recommend enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friend’s birthday! Amazing food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is okay I’ve had better

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vipAsaadAlnajjar
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great service and exceptional food. We sat at the patio this time and enjoyed the music with some privacy.
Highly recommend for all occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, yummy food and wonderful service! Worth every penny!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fabulous service, great ambiance!

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AmitaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Was too loud at times, service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carousel is my go to restaurant for everything! I love the ambiance, the food, and the amazing hospitality!

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007BondGuy007
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to have lunch or dinner in Glendale.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great, our waiter was very nice and helpful. Overall, a we had a great time.

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plguitar
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, great service - love it! The ample appetizers are not to be missed -

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vipMary
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, friendly place with delicious food, quick service, and good portion sizes. Great place overall, worth coming back and trying different dishes!

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vipGingle
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Carousel! What a treat. Good and service are consistently great.

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SeafoodSpecialist
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We arrived early but were seated immediately. Food (chicken & beef kafta, shrimp kebab, sambousek) were delicious. Hammous was a bit sour for me. I would have preferred the taste of the chickpeas with just a hint of lemon. Love the decor. Very cute restaurant.

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vipUno1
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and awesome Lebanese food.

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vipKarina
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice , atmosphere, amazing deserts. Place to go.

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vipNourS
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant for Lebanese food. Authentic flavors and presentation. Kind and welcoming staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a friend’s Birthday.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining! Food was delicious! Stuff is amazing! Overall is was worth it! Definitely must try.

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ArifS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was out first time experience and was very good. Waiter was very helpful and courteous. Food was great also quantity was also enough for a person.

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AshRich
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a pleasant experience the only thing I could complain about would be I had a reservation and I still had to wait to be seated

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Disappointed1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carousel is a family favorite and I was sharing it with a friend who had never been. We came for patio dine in service during the Covid-19 pandemic and were extremely happy with all of the precautions the staff were taking to ensure safe dining. All hosts, servers, cooks, bus boys, etc. wore masks, face shields, and gloves (even the staff behind the bar/in the kitchen who were having no direct contact with guests). As always the food was stellar and the service was so kind and accommodating.

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vipRyan
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Lebanese/Armenian food, outstanding service, a little pricier than most places but you are paying for quality - wish I had dined here sooner

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday with a delicious dinner!

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MaureenA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking was easy to find for a Sunday. Food is excellent and the atmosphere great. A bit pricey but worth it. Outside seating too.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Middle Eastern fare. We made a complete meal from 5 appetizers. And incredible desserts.

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Tangerine
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great food an waiter was great.

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vipNourB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was fantastic and the food was delicious. Portions are filling. 10/10 recommend and will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gatherings, birthdays etc

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MaryL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

This dining experience would have easily been 5 stars were it not for the confusion about my OpenTable reservation (it was not initially acknowledged when I arrived; therefore a "no show" notice). The food was very good (the lamb excellent, the frog legs super tasty) and our wait staff top notch. The Lentil soup was a delight and the "small" serving could have easily served two. It's well worth a return visit!

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vipPalmSpringsDiner
Palm Springs
509 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous staff, lovely menu, and beautiful surroundings! Yay!

DM
DeannaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was terrific. We chose this for our anniversary celebration, and sat out in the patio. It was perfect.

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Zoey
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very authentic Mediterranean restaurant with many choices. Our server, Freddie was very attentive. The appetizers are good and varied, The kebee is delicious. The shish kebobs are yummy with the pilaf.

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scpet
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just a lunch out

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Zoey
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

for the best middle eastern food in Glendale. The accent leans more to Armenian food, but the same foods are served in many other countries

FAQs

Carousel Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Carousel Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 246-7775.

Carousel Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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