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5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great spot!

Yum!! We were craving something authentic and this hit the spot. If ever in Long Beach this is a must go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
ldlcal
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Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Yum!! We were craving something authentic and this hit the spot. If ever in Long Beach this is a must go.

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Long Beach, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine, and I enjoy this restaurant. Everything is good, but the lentil soup is excellent..

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Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We LOVE Open Sesame. Basically, if we are doing that "Where do you wanna eat?" ... "I dunno... where do YOU wanna eat?" We settle it by choosing Open Sesame, and everyone is happy. The shwarma is the best I've ever had. The garlic sauce is to die for. The pita is fresh and delicious. The fried cauliflower appetizer is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I can't wait to come back here. The food is so flavorful and fresh. Service is great. It's located in downtown LB--lots to see, lots to do. A really cute place. We are coming here as soon as we get home to Cali!

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I go to Open Sesame about once a year--which is about how often my craving for Lebanese food strikes. I often get their shawarma and one of the flatbreads and have never been disappointed. The only slightly confusing aspect of the restaurant is that it is split in two and separated by a few other businesses.

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Good. I've eaten here a dozen times, and each time the food was great. Hard to pick something that isn't delicious, and the waiters are helpful if you have questions. There are "two" locations separated by a few hundred feet for NOW. Rumor has it they are taking over the store front separating the two locations; if that does... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Definitely someplace I like to go. Food is excellent! Lamb is yummy, the potatoes with garlic, lemon and cilantro is TDF. I took a star away for the following: The wait, the tight proximity of tables (I hate it when people have to nudge by my table, don't you?). I know the wait is expected at a good restaurant and... More 

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

we dined here on a cold and rainy night in late December based on a friends recommendation. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious, fresh and inventive. The fried cauliflower, spicy potato's and babagnoush were delicious. We had the combo skewers with the chicken being our favorite but all were great and we also had the... More 

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Claremont, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Four of us ate here last night and it was excellent. It is a very tiny place with both inside and outside seating. We had reservations for 5 pm or we would have been waiting. The food is Lebanese, middle eastern type. Each couple split a Sultan plate that had lamb chops, shrimp, and beef with rice and salads adn... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Food is outstanding!!! Parked 6 blocks away ... But worth every step. Very cramped inside and weird layout due to restaurant being combined with adjacent building space. This is the best lebanese food I've ever had. You must try the Hummus appetizer (with beef shawarma) ... Amazing. And the fried potatoes unbelievable... Just bursting with flavor ... Especially the garlic.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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