Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for the way its rich ingredients inspire innovative food-fighting techniques. Skillfully execute the Kebab Eye Jab or the Hummus Humdinger with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get two tickets to a Friday night entertainment show with dinner (a $77.90 value) to Carousel Restaurant, located in Glendale. Shows are held from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and require upscale attire.
Carousel Restaurant pampers palates with a plethora of authentic Mediterranean cuisine and entices eyes with weekly limb propelling programs, all set against a backdrop of traditional Middle Eastern décor. Showcasing the visually vivacious sways of Jillina and the Sahlala Dancers, the Friday night entertainment show includes an evening of stomach satisfying dishes fed to hungry customers by falafel-armed servers. Nibble on the traditional menu of Mediterranean delights, which generally includes 13 appetizers and three main entrees served family style, as a live band and soulful singers spout notes to inflate audio orifices. As crafty cuisines keep your appetite's attention, sink into Carousel's golden oasis of Middle Eastern décor, which comes complete with opulent vases and silently screaming scimitars.
- I've had lots of Middle Eastern food before and I was very impressed by the quality, quantity, ambiance and service of Carousel. – Gracie G., Yelp, 9/19/10
- Overall I would recommend Carousel to anyone and everyone who enjoys good Lebanese food with a great atmosphere and great entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights! – Annie M., Yelp, 6/9/10
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.
304 N Brand Blvd.
Glendale, California 91203Get Directions