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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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 25
    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
AUTENTIC FLAVOUR

I had fresh fish and it was delicious. Cooked perfectly on grill and tasted as if I was at home! Italy! Restaurant pretty small but the food was excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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  • Italian first
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English first
Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had fresh fish and it was delicious. Cooked perfectly on grill and tasted as if I was at home! Italy! Restaurant pretty small but the food was excellent!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Incredible Middle Eastern food, delicious and fresh. Prices are more reasonable than you would expect given it's trendy 2nd St. location. We always try to eat here at least once during our visits to Long beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've been coming here since it was introduced to me in 2007, and that's where I fell in love. My friend and I used to order the pita sandwiches with chicken tawook (skewered chicken cubes), with a side of hummus and fried potatoes. Around 2008 I graduated to the entrees, each plate came with your meats, choice of hummus (spicy... More 

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long beach, CA
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Since we had not eaten at this restaurant for six months we decided to dine last Wednesday. It was a little before 7p and as in times past we expected to have a wait. To our surprise we were immediately seated in their new build-out adjacent to mid block restaurant (used to be a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory). The art... More 

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California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It's seams they are taking over 2nd street. At this time they have 2 locations almost next to each other. One at the corner and one 60 feet next to it. Always packed with a good variety of Mediterranean dishes. I love their chicken dishes. Recommended MeuterMedia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The best Lebanese food! I had the chicken Tawok and the fried potatoes, the food was fresh cooked and staff are amazing everytime.

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New York
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Server was very attentive, food was good. Sat outside on sidewalk, great to people watch while eating dinner.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very good food and really nice service. I had to wait for friends to come and they let me sit at our table and made me feel very welcomed with their patience and customer service. The food was a very good portion which equaled to the amount we paid and the quality of the food was very good as well.... More 

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Westminster, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My friend and I had lunch out on the patio. I had one of the lunch specials, a falafel sandwich on a whole wheat pita and soup. The soup was half and half puréed vegetable and lentil so I could taste both. The price was reasonable, the service good and they had good vegan options.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In Long Beach for a visit from NC, and one of my friends tells me I NEED TO GO HERE because she knows I love Middle Eastern food. Stupid me, I ate a big lunch so when I got here for dinner, my husband and I were only in the mood for appetizers...*headslap* Got the mezes plate - loaded with... 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?