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5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
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Ranked #11 of 978 Restaurants in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $26
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Long Beach, California, USA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I've been to Open Sesame several times now over at least a ten year period and can say that they consistently have great food. I will say that I haven't tried a diverse selection, but everyone that I've gone with has had different meals and I've never heard anything but good feedback. Go for some labne as a starter with... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very small place, but 2 locations now. Located on 2nd St so lots of activity and places to stroll before and after dining. The food is SUPERB! One of my absolute favorite places to eat. I recommend this place to others, all the time. Would be completely possible for me to eat here once a week...and I have :)

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Long Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent food, very healthy, and the price is reasonable. Business is so good that they have a second location on the same block. You can't go wrong at all.

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Long Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food is great here if you like Lebanese food. The garlic sauce and the fried potatoes are out of this world. The area is very cute to walk too. You will not be sorry to eat here. No reservation so you have to wait for your turn.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Busy on a Saturday night as any good restaurant should be but turnover was brisk and we had a table for two in 20 min. Server was exceptionally helpful - she guided us through the menu and explained portion sizes so that we did not over-indulge. Food arrive swiftly despite the volume of business and was decoratively presented, really tasty,... More

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Orange, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very small place on a busy street with limited parking. Had to wait 30 min for the table, but there are plenty of shops around to browse.Food was nice... had falafel. We went there based on the reviews and it did not disappoint us.

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Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been to this restaurant MANY times and have ALWAYS had amazing food. I think it is the best middle eastern food in the area.

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Clemson, South Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ate here three times, it was so good. All three times, the service was top notch. The lentil stew (the first time) was super flavorful and the hummus quite good. We also all split some orders of the potatoes. I do not eat a lot of fries or potatoes but these are really outstanding. Despite having a table of... More

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have a dinner party at Open Sesame on 2nd street. The food was fabulous, the service was extraordinary. I love this place. I will be back.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere, try the lemon fried potatoes...and Moroccan ice tea a must!!

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Additional Information about Open Sesame

Address: 5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
Phone Number: +1 562-621-1698
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

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