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Carousel Restaurant

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304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2304
818-246-7775
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Rated "The Best Most interesting Lebanese-Armenian Restaurant in...
Rated "The Best Most interesting Lebanese-Armenian Restaurant in LA" (By Michelle Huneven, LA Weekly), Carousel is the venue that will surpass your culinary expectations. If its authentic Middle Eastern cuisine you are looking for you will not only find the Authentic cuisine at carousel but the atmosphere and entertainment. we take pride in providing you with the most amazing dining experience
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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Plenty of Food

We had a large party and everything was served family style. There was food, food and more food. Plenty to eat. The food was good. I have had plenty of Mediterranean food before, and this hit all expectations. Service was OK, although a little slow on the drinks at some times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
OziDiver
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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Los Angeles
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174 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been coming to Carousel for years and the food is still outstanding. The Armenian-Lebanese food is the closest I've found for people from the Levant to Istanbul. The food is much different from Armenian food found from the eastern areas of Turkey, Iran and Armenia (much more refined food in my opinion). I've enjoyed my best meals at Carousel... More 

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Thank Foosh9
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly family atmosphere with a HUGE menu. We had the special all in one platter for 10 ( forgot the name) and the food,some of it unrecognizable (tongue?) never stopped coming. Ever. I enjoyed the fatoush, hummus, tabouli, kibbie Moutable, olives, etc... But did not relish some of the meatier selections and they all seemed to hail from the same... More 

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Thank Linda E
Pasadena, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting with the Crudités, pita basket, and fantastic cole slaw, you are primed for the outstanding entrees. Order khash-khash for pickled onions and broiled tomatoes added to the meat portion. The portions are large, but you can't stop because the food is that good.

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Thank Howard A
Knoxville, Tennessee
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343 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The restaurant itself is quite large and nicely decorated - but that is perhaps the best thing I can say about this place! Our server was not real friendly, quite impatient and anything BUT helpful. One of our appetizers did not come and when we received our entrees we told him - he was unapologetic and finally brought it when... More 

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Thank Cinda10
Long Valley, New Jersey
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We had a large party and everything was served family style. There was food, food and more food. Plenty to eat. The food was good. I have had plenty of Mediterranean food before, and this hit all expectations. Service was OK, although a little slow on the drinks at some times.

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Thank OziDiver
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Spectacular Armenian food and great service! Kebabs and bulgar pilaf were excellent. All the appetizers are very authentic. Have the chi-kofte. Don't let the raw meat scare you. As good as my grandmother's.

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Thank Michael G
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I just can't rave enough about the food at Carousel. The portions are huge and the food is amazing. On my most recent visit I tried their beef shawarma - they have ruined me for eating it anywhere else. The seasoning is spectacular and hammos is some of the best I have ever eaten. Compared to this, the same dish... More 

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Thank wwwdrich
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

If you want to taste a good Arabic or Lebanese food this is a great option. The people are very kind and good attention. The food is delicious

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Thank Romel P
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Authentic Lebanese food in a nice décor. Service during lunch rush was great and we didn't feel pressured to rush. Excellent variety of foods and reasonably priced. I would recommend it.

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Thank ida and Gabriel A
Los Angeles, California
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

So many amazing reviews of this restaurant, I thought it was going to be amazing. It was just ok. The was plenty of food. We ordered family style so it felt like food was coming nonstop. It was ok.... Service was ok..prices were fair...and everything was ok not great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: 818-246-7775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Armenian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

Rated "The Best Most interesting Lebanese-Armenian Restaurant in LA" (By Michelle Huneven, LA Weekly), Carousel is the venue that will surpass your culinary expectations. If its authentic Middle Eastern cuisine you are looking for you will not only find the Authentic cuisine at carousel but the atmosphere and entertainment. we take pride in providing you with the most amazing dining experience
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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