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Open Sesame

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5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Palm Desert
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow - the food at Open Sesame was awesome! We shared the Mezza sampler appetizer, then had various entrees including the kafta and beef shawarma. The food was fresh and plentiful. I like to make kafta at home, but the kafta at Open Sesame was far better than mine! The service was very friendly and efficient. We made a reservation... More 

Thank lizab2004
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here- the best hummus we've ever had. Everything is very fresh and tasty.Flavourful! Although the restaurant is a bit crowded during peak hours, it was worth the waiting. The prices are medium to high-we paid approximately 55.00$ for 2 entries and 2 beer.

Thank Sorina A
Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luscious flavors. Fried potatoes, with a side of garlic lemon egg whites. Mmmm.. Hummus, baba ganoush and tabbouleh extraordinaire.... Although we had to wait 30 minutes for a table on a Monday night, service was quick and efficient.

Thank Janet R
Long Beach, California
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time to Open Sesame. We stopped in for lunch and had chicken pitas, salad, hummus, and kibbie. Everything was very tasty and the service was good. Their pita lunch specials are reasonably priced - we'll be back.

Thank kurin
Chandler, Arizona
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Who would think my new favorite dish would be fried cheese and watermelon - omg the different flavors so complement each other - didn't know what else to get - got the combo and it was full of different eclectic little flavor explosions in your mouth - the service was great - the server explained the food perfectly - reasonably... More 

1 Thank susanrN7354TM
Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Really wonderful evening. Sat outside watching the world go by and enjoying great food. We didn't really know much about Lebanese food so asked the waitress what she would recommend. She was excellent. Plenty of food, but not too full. But you have to love garlic or don't bother coming! Would certainly go there again.

1 Thank Cannuckvisitor
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338 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We're fond of Labanese food and Open Sesame did nothing to diminish that opinion. Our server very kindly altered my wife's mezza plate to suit her preferences. I ordered a house specialty, bamieh. We both enjoyed our meals which were nicely presented.

Thank markmd
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

this place serves incredibly delicious food! It was my first time trying lebanese and I am addicted now. I came a lot of times during my time in California and just recently came back there for a month and had to go to Open Sesame. The Chicken Shawarma is my favorite but you have to try the lamb chops at... More 

Thank laura n
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

On a recent visit with relatives, they took us to this urban, neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Long Beach. This was my first visit to a Lebanese restaurant so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. My daughter suggested several items off the appetizer menu and we went from there. Wow, what a surprise! Everything was super fresh, well... More 

Thank Jack S
Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very friendly servers, good variety of Lebanese food. Located in Belmont Shore which has a variety of restaurants, but liked the food and servers so much that we had dinner there twice during our four day stay.

Thank borderrat1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-621-1698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?