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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great night

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Rob A
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Long Beach, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine, and I enjoy this restaurant. Everything is good, but the lentil soup is excellent..

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Long Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We LOVE Open Sesame. Basically, if we are doing that "Where do you wanna eat?" ... "I dunno... where do YOU wanna eat?" We settle it by choosing Open Sesame, and everyone is happy. The shwarma is the best I've ever had. The garlic sauce is to die for. The pita is fresh and delicious. The fried cauliflower appetizer is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I can't wait to come back here. The food is so flavorful and fresh. Service is great. It's located in downtown LB--lots to see, lots to do. A really cute place. We are coming here as soon as we get home to Cali!

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I go to Open Sesame about once a year--which is about how often my craving for Lebanese food strikes. I often get their shawarma and one of the flatbreads and have never been disappointed. The only slightly confusing aspect of the restaurant is that it is split in two and separated by a few other businesses.

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Good. I've eaten here a dozen times, and each time the food was great. Hard to pick something that isn't delicious, and the waiters are helpful if you have questions. There are "two" locations separated by a few hundred feet for NOW. Rumor has it they are taking over the store front separating the two locations; if that does... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Definitely someplace I like to go. Food is excellent! Lamb is yummy, the potatoes with garlic, lemon and cilantro is TDF. I took a star away for the following: The wait, the tight proximity of tables (I hate it when people have to nudge by my table, don't you?). I know the wait is expected at a good restaurant and... More 

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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, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?