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Open Sesame

5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
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Ranked #17 of 965 restaurants in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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
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English first
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Maybe I ordered the wrong thing, but I did not get the same glowing experience as everyone else. The pita bread was not very good, bland and hard. The hummus was good but there wasn't very much of it. I really enjoyed the falafel and the tabbouleh. But the I've had much better baba ganoush.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was in town for a few days and my Long Beach friends picked me up and whisked me here on a Friday night. It's in the very vibrant Belmont Shores area of Long Beach. The area is super fun. Appetizers we tried were fried potatoes and fried cauliflower. Both were seasoned perfectly. The lamb kabob was delicious with spot... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Seriously one of my favorite Arabic restaurants in all of the USA (I've been to literally every state and always try middle eastern) the babaganouj is delicious and the house salad (open sesame) is SO GOOD!! Must try!! PS: really inexpensive !! You can eat extremely well for less than 20$

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great food love their potatoes very friendly staff the owner is super nice and all the waitresses are just wonderful kids

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long beach, CA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love love this place! It's one of our go to places when we want good food, casual but friendly atmosphere, and great service. We have tried many of their dishes and we have never had a bad meal. the potatoes appetizer is the best plus you can have them doctor up the sauce ie. make it more spicy, more cilantro,... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On a recent trip to Long Beach, a friend of mine and I visited Open Sesame one late Sunday night and ordered Lamb Kabob and Chicken Shawarma and the food was so delicious and nice, it was unbelievable. The restaurant is not too big but the service and food is very good and an establishment I would recommend to anyone.... More

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Long Beach, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This locally-owned Long Beach staple is always packed - for good reason. The garlic sauce is addicting, the fried cauliflower melts in your mouth, and the lamb, chicken or beef platters with amazing baba ganoush makes you want to never stop eating. I've never licked a plate clean before, but I'm not ashamed that I did here. The entrees are... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Iv been here 3 times now and it is great the food is excellent the prices are reasonable and the staff very friendly. I would definitely recommend

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It gad been several months maybe even a tear since I had eaten at open sesame. This was because it is always a wait to get a table. My husband and I decided to wait. We were seated at the location on the corner. We sat at a very small table in the middle of the restaurant. The restaurant had... More

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Burbank
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband and I read the reviews on Trip Advisor for this restaurant and all I can say is DITTO to all the wonderful things people said. Our server, Laura, was so attentive and gave us some terrific recommendations. The Fried Potatoes are a MUST and don't forget the garlic sauce. We also had the Open Sesame Combo which gives... More

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