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Carnival Restaurant

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South San Fernando Valley
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4356 Woodman Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3031
+1 818-784-3469
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A beautiful day in Southern California and we had just seen The Getty Center in all its glory. How could it get any better? A stop at Carnival! We shared the incredible hummus which had a substance to it I'd never experienced before. We also shared the lentil soup which elevated lentils to a new level. The chicken shawarma and... More 

Thank Jack F
Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here for years and it is always delicious. I went with the lamb kabob and it was cooked to perfection. The salad is great with their lemon flavor. This place also has the best french fries you will ever try. Yummm!

Thank Stu G
Istanbul, Turkey
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The menu is a typical mid eastern one, full of tasty meals. Lamb, kabobs, various salads and more. You will find any of them cooked in a delicious way. Let me remind you that, we could hardly find a place for 4, on Sunday noon. Reasonable prices.

Thank Yasarlev
Chatsworth, California, United States
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here with friends (all adults). The positive, there was a lot of food. The negative, the food was ok, I have had better Mediterranean food. I had the chicken shawarma sandwich. The chicken was dry, the flavor ok, but certainly not memorable. Parking--horrible. Would I go again, only if friends insisted.

Thank Evelyn E
Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great Humus, salads, kabobs, rice, incredible french fries. Best Lamb Shanks I have ever eaten (available on Tuesdays only.) Different special every night.Also love grilled cornish hen.

Thank iwilltrain
Oxnard, California
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Wonderful restaurant in Sherman Oaks; we have eaten here many times. Personal favorites include their fresh middle eastern salads. The restaurant also includes a number of traditional Lebanese and middle eastern dishes that are excellent. The owner and his staff have also been friendly and nice.

Thank Dan R
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I enjoy the food and ambiance at this restaurant. Festive treatment from the guards at the door! Good jesters! Never rush you to eat and leave. Enjoy your family and friends and eat well! Very healthy menu.

Thank Ben H
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have eaten here many times - my late father-in-law really liked this place. He is now gone, so we ventured back in - the staff acts like they are doing you a favor by getting you their average (at best) food. And takeout, the guy on the phone is just a jerk. You are way better off at many... More 

Thank Bill T
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I tried this place out for the first time and it was so delicious. We had the combination appetizer, pita burger, Greek salad, and topped it off with baklava. Every bite was amazing but there was so much food it barely looked like we ate. We had leftovers for days! The service was also wonderful. Everyone was... More 

Thank Allison G
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I've eaten Middle Eastern food a lot of times in a lot of different places, but this is the best. Everything's fresh, well-made and really tasty. This is Lebanese-style. the portions are large, the service is really good. Loved it! Sometimes, there's a wait--it's worth it!

Thank kuwait08

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4356 Woodman Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-784-3469

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