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Map & Directions 4356 Woodman Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
  • Middle Eastern
  • Daily 11am-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Catering, Family Style, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Parking Lot Available


LA Weekly's Description

The whole human comedy - or carnival, as it were - flocks to this relentlessly popular Middle Eastern restaurant in a Sherman Oaks mini-mall for big portions of mezze and kebabs. (A buck ninety-five adds soup or salad and rice or fries to any entree.) Never mind the harassed, overworked waiters racing around on their last nerves. Try the daily specials - lamb shanks, lamb and okra stew. Hummus meat - chopped, deeply seasoned lamb and pine nuts in a nest of good hummus - is the dish to order.

Member Reviews

  • DanielF wrote a review for Carnival
    on 07/20/08

    Great Middle Eastern food, with virtually no atmosphere. The Shawarma plate is superb (ask for extra grilled tomatoes) and the Hummus is smooth and garlicky. Very reasonably priced.

  • jewgirl wrote a review for Carnival
    on 06/25/08

    Great jewgirl food. Delicious hummus and babaganoush and falafel and other mediterranean specialties. If you can't make it to that region this year, Carnival is the next best thing

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Tips from foursquare

  • Keven L. on 05/26/13

    Humus, hummus, humos, hahahah whatever!!!!!!!

  • Anson D. on 04/06/10

    Great humus!

  • Uri B. on 10/10/09

    scwharma tabouki baba and turkish coffee

  • Kika D. on 11/13/10

    Vegan? Get the lentil soup (made from vegetable stock) and the delicious grilled veggies! And of course the pita and hummus.

  • John B. on 12/28/09

    Best beef kibbeh in SoCal

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