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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shawarma” (6 reviews)
“hummus” (17 reviews)
“french fries” (8 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4356 Woodman Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3031
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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 4 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 20 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 7 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
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....More

Thank Yasarlev
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....More

Thank Evelyn E
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
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank Dan R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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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