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Carnival Restaurant

4356 Woodman Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3031
+1 818-784-3469
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (18 reviews)
“kabobs” (5 reviews)
“french fries” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4356 Woodman Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3031
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is so tasty here- and they give you so much there is always leftovers. I've been going for close to 15 years now and have seen some of the same faces working there since I first went- that says a lot about the...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Warm welcome. Pleasant atmosphere. Great Humus. Large portions. Much to choose from. Quiet. Feels like an authentic neighborhood restaurant.

Thank Z2081
Reviewed 3 February 2018

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

Thank Ara B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

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

Thank Max G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

Thank Towanda4Snix
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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

Thank amnons961
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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

Thank H T
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...More

Thank Jack F
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-784-3469
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