Middle Eastern in Hollywood - Carousel vs. Marouch?
I've been meaning to get to these two for a while and tonight's the night - but which one?
4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
5112 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
They're both good -- I used to be faithful to Marouch, because I liked the roast chicken and the room better.
But now that I've tried Caroussel's fattouch salad and muhammara, I'd have to give it the edge. I think Caroussel is better on the veggies and Marouch on the meat, but it's a pretty tight race. Marouch has beer, Caroussel does not. Marouch sometimes has belly dancers on the weekend, which can make conversation difficult.
Marouch has a better atmosphere, and might be a bit more expensive to go along with that, but both are equally tasty when it comes to the food.
I agree with DanaB's assessment...food is equally tasty, but Marouch actually has an atmosphere. Caroussel has no corkage fee, which is a nice plus.