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5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Variety and mouth watering

Friendly and helpful staff to explain these Lebanese dishes. Succulent lamb kabobs & sea bass that melted to the touch. We need to return to sample more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Friendly and helpful staff to explain these Lebanese dishes. Succulent lamb kabobs & sea bass that melted to the touch. We need to return to sample more.

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Open Sesame is one of my favorite Long Beach restaurants. Whenever I take visiting friends or family there for a meal, it's a hit. In fact, it's so popular, that they had to open a second location a few doors down because there was always a line at the original eatery. It's located in the charming beach neighborhood of Belmont... More 

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Long Beach
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place is good for Vegans and meat eaters! Everything on the menu is a wonderful adventure for a foodie or snob! The beverages are orginial ethnic surprises! The side dishes are good rice can be served instead of fries! Humas and pita is a must! Salads are many and good choices! Too many decisions and so little time, because... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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187 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our group of 8, including 7 out of towners, fit nicely into the semicircular table at the back. Out server was great at suggesting appetizers and restocking drinks. Splitting the bill on multiple credit cards was not a problem. All the food was excellent and we had a great time. Recommended.

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Anaheim, California
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56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My adult kids and I have shared many meals here. The food is always consistently well made. I love the option of sitting outside and people watching also.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

So glad we stopped off here. Every member of staff from the off were perfect! Very pleasant and efficient. I have to make a mention of our server 'Laetitia' I think it was. She made a recommendation for a starter, fried potatoes. Just try them! :) If we ever visit from Ireland again. We will be back to Open Sesame... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Last visited in Fall 2014 and decided to return with the family whilst in Long Beach. Bustling, great staff, amazing food. We were allocated a large table at the back from where we could see the furious activity at the grills. Highly recommended.

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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

While staying in Long Beach we wanted something a little different and found the right place. It's a short drive from Long Beach, but in a great little neighbourhood. Tried a variety of appies in order to have a few different items. Food, atmosphere and service were all great and would highly recommend this place.

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Whittier, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Me and my wife consider ourselves a bit of Mediterranean food snobs. We used to live down the street from Open Sesame and let me tell you, it is, without a doubt, our FAVORITE restaurant. The food is IMPECCABLE and the atmosphere, amazing. I could sit here and tell you about my favorite dish and what you should get but... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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