Very few restaurants encapsulate a neighborhood quite like Carousel does with Glendale. This massive Middle Eastern/Armenian restaurant on Brand Ave. is the social center of the whole town. Is the food the best you can find in the area? No. But it doesn’t matter, because you’re sitting at the same table with everyone you love and there’s a hoard of belly dancers headed your way.
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Khinkali House in Glendale is home to Georgian soup dumplings and a quiet patio for a low-key date night.
Mini Kebob is a Glendale order-at-the-counter classic and home to some of the best kebobs in town.
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Zankou certainly isn’t the best Mediterranean food in LA, but it’s still an old friend who always has your back.
Massif is a family-run Middle Eastern joint in Glendale and your move for excellent Iraqi home cooking.
Bavel is one of LA’s most exciting restaurants, and this Middle Eastern spot in the Arts District will have you planning a return visit immediately.
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Kismet, the Mediterranean-Middle Eastern restaurant in Los Feliz, is the kind of restaurant all of LA wants to be hanging out in.
Silverlake serves some of the best ramen in town, but thanks to perpetual lines, we endorse getting it for takeout.
The second location of this iconic Cuban bakery is every bit as magical as the Burbank original.
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