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Choose from Four Options
- $40 for dinner and a Middle Eastern dance show for two, 9:30–1:30 a.m. on Fridays (a $79.90 value)
- $79 for the above dinner and dance show for four (a $159.80 value)
During the show, Jillina's Sahlala dancers perform lively and sensual Middle Eastern dance numbers backed by a live band. Guests are urged to dress in business casual to semiformal attire and join in on the dancing. See the entertainment menu, which includes appetizers such as falafel and baba ghanouj, and an entree of chicken, beef, and filet shish kebabs served khash-khash style with rice and bulgur pilaf.
- $20 for $40 worth of dinner, valid after 5 p.m. Sunday–Thursday
- $40 for $80 worth of dinner for four or more, valid after 5 p.m. Sunday–Thursday
The dinner menu tantalizes guests with appetizers including shrimp kebabs ($13.95), frog-legs provencal ($13.95), and a filet mignon sauté, followed by entrees such as Alaskan halibut ($20.95), beef shawarma ($15.50), and veal-liver kebabs ($14.95).
In 1984, Greg and Rose Tcholakian decided that, in order to truly share their traditional Middle Eastern eats with the world, a bigger kitchen was in order. That led them to open Carousel Restaurant in an intimate storefront. In 1998, they passed the business to their son, Mike, who expanded upon his parents' growing legacy by moving to a larger location, where he could incorporate more of his family’s culture into every detail. He enhanced the eatery's decor with traditional artwork and decorative scimitars, and put together a live band to back up a large belly-dancing troupe on Fridays and Saturdays. Over the years, Mike has also added to the menu, which now includes more than 50 appetizers in addition to his parents' signature kebabs and pilafs. Today he still helms the business, steering it toward its 30th anniversary and millionth belly shaken as his guests continue to come nightly for a taste of his family’s food and culture.