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Magic Carpet--CLOSED - 3 Reviews - 8566 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (310) 652-8507

Magic Carpet--CLOSED

8566 W Pico Blvd (at S La Cienega Boulevard)
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 652-8507
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when i discovered this place a few years ago - i became instantly hooked! the food and the flavors are so delicious - i thought my grandmother was in the kitchen preparing her sp...


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Great but pricey 7/27/2007

It is not Yemenit, the word is Yemeni. The restaurant served great food but is over priced. I tried malawach(I am Arabian and I don't know what this word is), it is a kind of fried topping with non-sweet topping like mushrooms on it. It does taste so authentic, and the original Yemeni version can be topped with Honey and animal fat (they don't serve it). I have also tried their Flafil, really great, but really expensive. The two dishes that we ordered were exceptional and cooked with care. Only problem is the price, in my opinion. We paid 33 dollars + tips. Pros: Authentic Jewish food Cons: Price more

almost as good as my grandmother's! 6/11/2007

when i discovered this place a few years ago - i became instantly hooked! the food and the flavors are so delicious - i thought my grandmother was in the kitchen preparing her specialties. \r \r you must get the appetizer sampler - featuring falafel (better than the late great eat-a-pita), kibbeh, merguez & more.\r \r my cousin (who can eat this food every day in his life) ordered a kebab - which wasn't that good... but the mellawach is delicious! it's like a pizza but not. the ground beef topping is great - as are some of the veggie toppings. \r \r as for their hummus and tahina - they're not the best i've had but they are better than average - and if you like spicy food, ask for some ""zhuk"" which is a typical yemeni condiment made with cilantro and coriander and more... \r \r i'd go there more often if i wasn't watching my weight and my pocketbook - it can get pricey. Pros: great food more

excellent food though some is overpriced 7/21/2005

I'm Israeli, and partially of Yemeni descent, so maybe I'm not too objective about this food, but it's really delicious. You have to be careful here, however, or you'll end up with a very high check. I highly recommend all the soups (esp. white bean, EXACTLY like my grandmother's, and Yemeni chicken or beef); all the mezze, ie Middle Eastern appetizers, for ex the combo appetizer platter; the mellawach; the Iraqi sandwich (eggplant, tehine, oven-cooked hard-boiled egg and tomato - yum!); and the ful and shakshuka for breakfast. Those dishes are also a very good value, and you can easily make a meal out of combining them. But the meat entrees are pretty overpriced (partially because they have to pay a lot to get glatt kosher meat) and not the strength of this restaurant. Somehow I always feel like eating this food on Friday night, when of course they're closed... Pros: impeccably clean, great veggie food Cons: not so great meat, closed F night/Sat more
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  • In Short
    A relaxed atmosphere surrounds the mainly orthodox Jewish families who dine here. The minimalist decor consists of enlarged photos depicting traditional Yemenite costume and a...

  • 12/15/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-9pm Fri 11am-2:30pm Sun 10am-9pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central LA, Pico - Robertson