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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 970 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
Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
California
2 reviews
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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Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a recent trip to Long Beach we had the best Mediterranean food I think we've ever had. We enjoyed it enough that we went back there 2 more more times during the 8 days that we were there. I wish we had a restaurant like this at home!

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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful food and good service. Have the chicken tawook and some of their garlic sauce. Be prepared to wait if you go at regular meal times and on a sunny day or weekend.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Popular place to eat on a Sunday night but didn't have to wait to long to be seated. They don't take reservations over the phone. Put our names down and were seated in about 10 minutes. Food came out quickly and everything was very tasty. Beers where $6.00 a bottle. Plates were $15.00 to $30.00. Lots to choose from on... More

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Ferrara
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44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were there in a party of three and arrived at 9 p.m. upon phone reservation. Food was ok but they wanted to close the kitchen early and brought us all what we ordered at one time. The waitress was somehow pushing us to finish soon. We rate I give is therefore related to the food but not to the... More

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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Always busy. A great place to eat if you like Mediterranean food. Very reasonably priced. Good value.

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177 reviews 177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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128 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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