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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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Florence, Oregon
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345 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very successful restaurant in the downtown area of Long Beach. It is likely the best ethnic dining experience for miles around and may be the best value as well. The menu is extensive and the appetizers are plentiful. We enjoyed shawarma, lamb chops, steak filet, hummus, pita bread, etc. all of which were spot on for seasoning... More 

Thank Larry F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Open Sesame has always been an excellent value, giving you plenty of delicious food at reasonable prices. Very friendly service Love the chicken swarma, and the potatoes. I highly recommend it.

Thank Nicholas A
Placentia, CA
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361 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute decor, great smiling service and excellent food. Good lentil soup, great house salad and excellent chicken shawarma.

Thank Tzipster
Anaheim, California
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214 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our youngest daughter lives and works in San Jose but her and soon to be husband came down for some event and we got to have such together. Open Sesame is on 2nd in a very popular area. We arrived about 11:30 before the crowds. They have maybe 3-4 different dining area and we were inside (warmer) on the north... More 

Thank Burnie D
Reston, Virginia
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here for more than 15 years and its stille the best pace to get middle-eastern food outside the middeleast. There is no disch that at favors over another, they are all good. The ambiance is authentic, the service is excellent. I keep coming back.

Thank cmejlbo
Ocean City, Maryland
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun setting with sidewalk seating to people watch. Wonderful service. Delicious food with a Mediterranean twist. Homemade special ice tea. Luncheon menu.

Thank CarolAnn1949
Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a home cooked middle eastern food you will not find a better restaurant. We have been coming here since day one. They prepare the food the way a home cooked meal is done. The taste and quality is top notch. My favorite is the chicken tawook and shawarma. Their fried potatoes and humus is excellent. Their... More 

Thank Rich K
Palm Desert
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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

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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, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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?