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Carnival Restaurant

$$ - $$$
South San Fernando Valley
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4356 Woodman Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3031
+1 818-784-3469
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This we be our regular stop. The food was awesome. The owner even walked around & walked our little boy around the tables with him while we enjoyed our meal. Now that is service. Their desserts are also homemade. This is a must stop for a Great Middle eastern meal.

Thank Tiffany W
Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We have eaten here for many years. Always fresh and flavorful. Lentil soup is amazing. Grape Leaves were hot and fresh...never had them hot....unbelievably good. Falafels always flavorful and good as well. Great food great service and great Value!

Thank Leslie B
Level Contributor
99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I found Carnival to be first class for Mediterranean food. Good friendly service was provided, the parking situation is a bit problematic. At one point the owner was outside directing the double parking patrons out of spaces. I think this comes with the territory, though. It's a crowded city to begin with. The food was so tasty, especially the homemade... More 

Thank Bear W
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Authentic. Hospitable. Dining Experience. My husband and I just moved into the neighborhood and an acquaintance from the neighboring Avalon community recommended to us we HAD to check this place out... It did not disappoint. At all... The minute you walk into this establishment, you are treated like royalty and that does not even compare to the cuisine! It's insane... More 

Thank Malia R
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Really liked the food, the hummus, the french fries and the olive leaves are delicious. The service is also wonderful. I will definitely go back there.

Thank Assaffri
San Fernando, California
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This place has fabulous Lebanese food. We were here on a Tuesday and were able to enjoy their delicious daily special of lamb shanks. As soon as we were seated, we were served green olives, pickled radishes and pita. We didn’t wait more than five minutes before this beautiful, huge plate was placed before us. A large lamb shank was... More 

Thank TwinTourists
Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Every time we visited Carnival, we were greeted by a big friendly smile and wonderful staff. The food here is prepared in the kitchen, yet feels like it was picked and cooked a world away in the Mediterranean. We love the selection and the quantities. Highly recommended.

Thank Emad A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?