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Carousel Restaurant

304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2304
818-246-7775
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Ranked #9 of 388 restaurants in Glendale
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Armenian, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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
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Toronto
Top Contributor
282 reviews 282 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

There are so many things to eat here that were simply delicious. The mante, the cheese beuregs, the filet mignon melts in your mouth, the eggplant salad, the shish tawook were all amazing. I must say that this was the best middle eastern restaurant I have ever eaten outside of the middle east, no joking! I have traveled extensively throughout... More

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Camarillo, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

On this visit, we had only traditional Lebanese dishes. My huband is half Lebanese so we are always looking for places with food reminding him of his Mom's cooking. Carousel passed!

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Burbank, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have dined here for years. We skip the "dance night" and go on other evenings. I am not totally familiar with middle eastern foods, so I like that the menu is descriptive and the waitstaff is happy to explain the different dishes. In fact, everyone who works here is eager to please and knows the menu well. It's really... More

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Pasadena, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I dined here with family, and the portions were sooo small, especially for middle eastern tastes. I would much rather dine at Raffi's Place up the street where you get way way more food of better quality for the same price. (That's why Raffi's is packed and Carousel had virtually every table EMPTY). Very disappointed diner!

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Sarona, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

It was like walking into a restaurant in the middle east and leaving LA/Glendale behind. Excellent food and service. Went back to this restaurant three days later with out of town company.

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Beverly Hills, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

A real Lebanese dinner and night club. This is one of the few restaurants in town where you can get a real lebanese dinner and dancing girls that liven up the night scene. They also have a real live band that plays american as well as arabic music and a small floor for dancing. I really love this place and... More

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Rowland Heights, California, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Very authentic Middle-Eastern cuisine. Great for lunch. Chicken and filet mignon kebab are must haves! Love it!

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Santa Ana, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

First time at this place, 5 people group however one of the group had been there so he ordered food for 3 people, we took home 5 containers full with food and left over, there were plates that we didn't even touch, portions are large and the food is really good, highly recommended.

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Burbank, California, Usa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The atmosphere of this restaurant sets you back into time - a time where there is always a maitre'd to greet you and escort you personally to your table. The outstanding service provided by the staff mirrors the quality of the food. Of all of the Middle Eastern Restaurants that are in California, Carousel exists on a higher level. You... More

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Pasadena, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is an Armenian restaurant with all the usual Armenian dishes such as shawarma and kebab with pita bread and hummus. The cabbage salad is especially good. A sign says semi-formal dress required but this is completely ignored in the outside street patio and what looks like a sun room next to the patio. The main dining room is quite... More

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