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Carnival Restaurant

South San Fernando Valley
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4356 Woodman Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3031
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This we be our regular stop. The food was awesome. The owner even walked around & walked our little boy around the tables with him while we enjoyed our meal. Now that is service. Their desserts are also homemade. This is a must stop for a Great Middle eastern meal.

Thank Tiffany W
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here for many years. Always fresh and flavorful. Lentil soup is amazing. Grape Leaves were hot and fresh...never had them hot....unbelievably good. Falafels always flavorful and good as well. Great food great service and great Value!

Thank Leslie B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I found Carnival to be first class for Mediterranean food. Good friendly service was provided, the parking situation is a bit problematic. At one point the owner was outside directing the double parking patrons out of spaces. I think this comes with the territory, though. It's a crowded city to begin with. The food was so tasty, especially the homemade... More 

Thank Bear W
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Authentic. Hospitable. Dining Experience. My husband and I just moved into the neighborhood and an acquaintance from the neighboring Avalon community recommended to us we HAD to check this place out... It did not disappoint. At all... The minute you walk into this establishment, you are treated like royalty and that does not even compare to the cuisine! It's insane... More 

Thank Malia R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Really liked the food, the hummus, the french fries and the olive leaves are delicious. The service is also wonderful. I will definitely go back there.

Thank Assaffri
San Fernando, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

This place has fabulous Lebanese food. We were here on a Tuesday and were able to enjoy their delicious daily special of lamb shanks. As soon as we were seated, we were served green olives, pickled radishes and pita. We didn’t wait more than five minutes before this beautiful, huge plate was placed before us. A large lamb shank was... More 

Thank TwinTourists
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Every time we visited Carnival, we were greeted by a big friendly smile and wonderful staff. The food here is prepared in the kitchen, yet feels like it was picked and cooked a world away in the Mediterranean. We love the selection and the quantities. Highly recommended.

Thank Emad A
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My pet peeve is small portions and high prices. Not at Carnival. Chef Afif and his staff make everyone feel at home It's my choice for break the fast after Yom Kippur. It's not Kosher but it's heavenly! Don't miss the lentil soup, tabbouleh made fresh everyday, baba ghanouj, kabobs, and those hand cut french fries. I can eat at... More 

Thank DublinerLAHubby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is the best Middle Eastern restaurant I've been to. The prices are fair, the staff was friendly, the ambiance was comfortable, and the food was great.Must try the kibbe naye and tabboule salad :)

1 Thank Basma B
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This place has my favorite kind of food. Traditional Lebanese. From Delicious hummus, baba ghanouj, pickled beets and other traditional dishes, this restaurant is one not to miss. I recommend trying lots of dishes and sharing. The service isn't the best, but try to make the waitresses smile as its always slammed. Quite affordable and delicious! Get ready to NOM!

Thank Teletraveler103

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4356 Woodman Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: 818-784-3469

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?