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Open Sesame

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 174
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  • 84
    Very good
  • 27
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Middle Eastern food in Long Beach

Open Sesame is so tasty and fresh. Staff is great too. Even take out food is wonderful; so much so that i picked up food for 8-10 people for a lunch at my house and we had enough food for 13-14 people!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lisa R
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Open Sesame is so tasty and fresh. Staff is great too. Even take out food is wonderful; so much so that i picked up food for 8-10 people for a lunch at my house and we had enough food for 13-14 people!

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Thank Lisa R
San Mateo, California
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119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last minute decision to go to Open Sesame..and boy, are we glad we went. Amazing Greek food - fresh and flavorful. Rated #6 in Long Beach..and worth going. We had the grilled beef plate with 2 side - babah and hummus and rise. De-lish! Additionally, we ordered the mixed mezzie platter. The dolmas and dips on this plate were excellent.... More 

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Thank Tiny_Bubbles007
Leesburg, Virginia
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends heard about this place through word of mouth so we did a business meeting here today. The tables and seating area are a bit small, but the food is magnificient! Some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine I have ever had, and that is my favorite type of food. My mouth is watering just thinking about it...!

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Thank SuperZeeeeeeee
California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic interior, love it to the max. Food is fantastic. Not the first time I been here but decide to compliment them just to let you people know how great this restaurant is. Fantastic. Only one thing about the place, sometimes it can get cold, maybe it's just the seat where I am sitting.

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Thank ron R
Long Beach, CA
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice location on 2nd. Street in the Belmont Shore. They have both inside and outside seating. They have beef, chicken and other items to select. The main course comes with two sides. It does not matter what you order ALL of it is excellent. The portions are large enough to share with another. Whatever you try I am... More 

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Thank rjhaardvark
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Super delicious food. Just not single friendly or accommodating to a single diners needs/requests. I dine solo quite often and am a local resident of 15yrs. So less than 5 stars for me

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Thank m2happy
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This restaurant has great food at both places. It has two restaurants on the same block and there is still never enough room. The food is Lebanese and everyone will find something that they will love. Kids are welcome.

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Thank Ruth B
Long Beach, California
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We recently had lunch with my vegetarian daughter in law and son who were in town. What a great atmosphere! Wonderful menu, helpful staff and great service! I enjoyed the Kafta Pita sandwich with some of the best fries even on the side. Our son had the chicken schwarma pita with tabouleh. And daughter in law enjoyed the combo plate... More 

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Thank boloca
Hong Kong, China
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140 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Probably one of the best Lebanese/Arabic food I had outside the Middle East! Great variety of authentic dishes, huge portions, excellent taste, amazing and fast service... good attention to detail. Can't comment on the price, because my host paid. Their new dessert (forgot the name) made of puff and cheese and honey was super good! If only they'd add 'Om... More 

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Thank MushPanjwani
Santa Monica, CA
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We sat outside - great people watching on the Main street. They do have beer and wine. Reasonable prices. We shared the vegetarian plate, the pizza with the ground lamb and beef and the vegetable platter. Everything was tasty and fresh and it was really nice sitting outside.

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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: Mediterranean, Lebanese, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?