I recently started working nearby, and have been here several times for lunch. It's a favorite among my peers. They have plenty of space for larger lunch groups, and the ambiance is fantastic and really gives you the feel for the culture. The service is very friendly too. They have an extensive lunch menu with plenty of meat dishes, but I'm vegetarian so I haven't tried any of them. However, it is popular among my meat-eating peers. For us vegetarians, there are no fewer than 7 lunch entrees without meat, including several Mediterranean dishes I haven't seen elsewhere, like their spicy walnut dip and their vegetarian fava bean stew.
Walking into Carousel is unlike any other business on Brand Blvd. You are actually transported to a whole new place. The service and decor are impeccable, however, you do pay for this added ambiance (it's definitely a big step up from Zankou). The dishes are well executed and delicious. And surprisingly the french fries are amazing with any of their dishes (~$12-18). I'd definitely go back again, and I'm looking forward to their appetizer plate. The fried meat ball and cheese rolls are simply delectable.
For my first try of middle eastern food in this area, this was pretty good. My coworkers go here all the time so I decided to try it out. I got the beef kabob plate, which was very good. I got hummus and tabbouleh as my sides. The tabbouleh was kinda bland, and I didn't like it very much but the beef and hummus were great. Reasonable prices and easy parking in the small lot or on the residential streets adjacent to it.
This place is walking distance from my house. I really like it! The cabbage salad has a delicious dressing. My kabobs were flavorful and succulent. Service was nice. I usually get take out, but the interior is comfortable and usually busy! If you are a picky food eater, DO NOT freak out by the "Lebanese Cuisine" title. The food is hearty, perfect when you are in a the mood for comfort food with a twist.
Kinda hard to stand out for med food in a town like Glendale, but Skafs is definitely in the top-tier. Cabbage salad and hummus are fresh and entrée plates are very tasty and well-proportioned. Family-owned/operated joint so the service always seems personal… like you’ve been invited into their home and they’ve got a plate of hot food waiting... and you don't have to offer to help clean up afterwards - haha.
Best Lebanese food around... While there's no shortage of Lebanese places in Glendale, this one stands out for food quality and friendly service. Lots of outdoor spaces as well as indoor. Centrally located and with off-street parking in the back. Of course, there are plenty of vegan/vegetarian options for those of us so inclined. Only, slight drawback, this is not a fast restaurant. Sit back, relax, enjoy.
You can find a number of middle eastern restaurants in Glendale and I've tried many but this place is my favorite. I don't normally like middle eastern food too much but Cafe Bravo is only exception. My favorite is Lamb Kebab and Tabouleh and hummus are two sides I always pick. You can also choose other sides like corns, veges, salad etc... Good Lamb kebab for less than $10 is very reasonable.
I have Celiac disease, and generally speaking Mediterranean food is easy for me to eat so long I don't get the tabbouleh or pita bread. Unfortunately, even usually just requesting "no pita" still ends up with me having to send my food back because they didn't mark it down correctly. I've been sick and won't be back anytime soon, which is a bummer because the food was otherwise great.
The Lamb is AMAZING! This little hole in the wall place offers great kabobs, especially succulent lamb at a really affordable price. If you get a kabob plate with an extra skewer of meat, it's more than enough for 2 people. Only giving it 4 stars because it's not the greatest atmosphere to dine in, but "to go" orders are definitely the way to go and worth the short wait.
Stopped in here for lunch today and was impressed. Excellent food, enjoyed their falafels. For about $25.00 for two people it was a great selection and quantity. The owner was their actively waiting the tables, I love the feel of a place when the person who takes pride and joy in everything is actually talking with you and sharing their work. (edited)