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Carousel Restaurant

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(47 Reviews)

304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

(818) 246-7775

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Today: 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tomorrow: 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
36
YEARS
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General Info
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. Meza, the Lebanese term for appetizer is one of the most characteristic elements of Lebanese Food. In the Middle Eastern culture, meza consists of a vast array of hot and cold dishes, served in small size portions to allow the patron to sample and share a sizeable variety of items. 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.
Hours

Regular Hours

MonClosed

Services/Products
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.
Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Location
California and Brand in downtown Glendale.
Neighborhood
City Center
Amenities
*Parking:* * Public Lot * Valet (Weekends)
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Carousel

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Categories
Mediterranean Restaurants, Greek Restaurants, Restaurants, Middle Eastern Restaurants, Caterers
Other Information

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good For Dancing: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Online Reservations: Yes

Parking: Street, Lot, Valet

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Alcohol: Full Bar

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Greek, Middle Eastern

Delivery: Yes

Noise Level: Average

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Waiter Service: Yes

Caters: Yes

Happy Hour: Yes

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C L.
Edited: 05/16/2017
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I brought two admins here for lunch on Admin's Day, and we enjoyed our chicken and beef kabobs. The chicken was better than the beef, the beef had a slight tart taste to it. I think Panini Café has a better chicken kabob. Loved the dessert, Oreo Fudge Delight!!

knischol

10/07/2011

Overall
Great Lebanese food

This place truly lives up to it's name. Every thing I hav tried here has been perfect. Good service, decent ambience. Do try their platters if you are coming in a group, it's a real treat

Sark A.

11/18/2010

Overall
Good food!

Love the food here. I've been here many times and they've always provided excellent customer service and quality food. I highly recommend this for someone in the mood for middle eastern food!

Eric W.

10/13/2010

Overall
Great Food and a Great Atmosphere

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.

ecovegangal

03/05/2010

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Overall
One of the best meals I've had in L.A.

People often ask me what my favorite restaurant is, or my favorite meal, and that's always hard to answer. To me, eating is all about the energy - who you're dining with, how the staff treats you, the strangers in the restaurant, and how you feel during and after consuming the food.

My experience at Carousel hit all the marks - the energy was great, the atmosphere was beautiful, and the food was outstanding. While I won't call this my favorite restaurant, this was definitely one of the best meals I've had in L.A., and I've been raving about it ever since I left.

Coincidentally, that very day the owner (Mike) of the restaurant was working on the vegan menu, so he brought us out a ton of food to try. While the lentils were my favorite, everything was very fresh and flavorful. The falafel was the best I've ever had - crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The Mousaaka (eggplant) was also fantastic. It was extremely authentic Middle Eastern food.

My feast included:
Hammos
Tabbuleh
Mutabbal (Baba Rannuj)
Sarma (grape leaves)
Lentil soup
Falafel
Mousaaka (eggplant)
Kebbeh Aadas (red lentils)

nsimonov

11/18/2009

Overall
GREAT FOOD!!!

Carousel resturant is one of the best Persian-Armenian restaurants in the Glendale area. With it's great pattio arrangement as well as it's cozy private indoor area, Carousel is theplace to be with family and friends. With a great group of service and lively music, Carousel is the place to eat.

JAG099

10/21/2009

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Wow! Bellydancing and Good Food!

Carousel has been a place Ive enjoyed for years. with friends, family, special events, anytime you go it hits the spot. Try a little Sambooka with the mezza platters then move onto some cravings for kabob and more kabob! Dont think it's over... come 10pm the show begins.. Belly dancing and Salsa dancing shows then live music by some of the most well known Arabic and Armenian singers! It will make you feel like youve left Los Angeles and traveled to far lands.. but mostly it will make you smile, feel satisfied and so happy!

Nazratred

10/08/2009

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Overall
I Cannot Wait!

I have not been to this restaurant in 10 years since I moved out of state. I am coming down in December and this is my first stop! I remember how wonderful it was and I crave their food. The Fatayers (Cheese Boregs) are to die for. Love their kabobs especially their Lula. Love taking the pita bread, spreading their absolutely addicting Garlic sauce on it, putting rice on and then the meat from the Kabob and make a sort of Gyro out of it.. I can't wait..I am so drooling right now.

Alf M.

02/12/2009

Overall
Excellent variety, vegetarian friendly

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.

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