Warm welcome. Pleasant atmosphere. Great Humus. Large portions. Much to choose from. Quiet. Feels like an authentic neighborhood restaurant.
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Early arrival will give you a nice table, friendly staff, the owner/chef comes out and makes sure you are enjoying what you ordered. We had the Tuesday night lamb special, beef kebobs and humos with meat and few pine nuts... The taboulleh and the french...More
Carnival used to be the go-to Middle Eastern restaurant in the Valley. It was always crowded, with lines waiting to get in. Not so any more. The food is good, but not great, and there are better restaurants of this genre a few miles away....More
I arrived early for a dinner meeting with a few family members. Right away I was impressed with the warmth and family vibe I witnessed between the diners and the staff. While waiting I saw more than a few hugs, which put me in an...More
My L.A. resident brother introduced me to the Carnival some years ago on one of my trips from the "Frozen Tundra" of Wisconsin to the warm breezes of Southern California. I've eaten Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food all over the globe, and on balance, the Carnival sits...More
The best Middle Eastern restaurant in the LA area. I have known Afif and the crew for more than 35 years. The quality and consistency of the food is amazing, not to mention the quantity. The place is supper clean; the food is fresh and...More
Yes. The parking is NOT ideal, and YES, you have to wait during most meal times. Having said that, let me say that this restaurant serves some pretty tasty dishes. For starters, my wife and I share a LARGE appetizer mix of falafel, tabboule, hummus...More
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...More
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!
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....More