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Open Sesame

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5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a recent visit with relatives, they took us to this urban, neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Long Beach. This was my first visit to a Lebanese restaurant so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. My daughter suggested several items off the appetizer menu and we went from there. Wow, what a surprise! Everything was super fresh, well... More 

Thank Jack S
Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly servers, good variety of Lebanese food. Located in Belmont Shore which has a variety of restaurants, but liked the food and servers so much that we had dinner there twice during our four day stay.

Thank borderrat1
Vancouver, Canada
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233 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this spot and was the best food we have had so far. Delish potatoes, tabbouleh and shawarma. We will be back.

Thank dlarocqu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from out of town and we were impressed at how full the restaurant was on a prior evening. A couple of nights later when we returned to eat, we learned why the joint was packed. The make Lebanese food the way your grandma would. 2 adults shared the lamb kabobs with 2 sides. We opted for hummus and... More 

Thank Dana B
London, GB
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220 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good lunch here, it appeared a very popular choice. The felafels were very tasty and although a bit tough on the outside, lovely and soft on the inside, and they came with pitta bread and tahini. I also requested some chilli sauce, which was delicious, and fried potatoes (with garlic, chilli, coriander and lemon) – I preferred the... More 

Thank Janie M
Limassol, Cyprus
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good when it comes to both quality and quantity. The service was good. Cleanliness needs improvement and more attention to detail.

Thank Maria M
Bellflower, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My friends brought me to Open Sesame for my birthday last year. They raved about the food. I was apprehensive but was willing to try it. No disappointment except I didn't order the hummus with my meal!! Needless to say when they asked where I wanted to go this year, Open Sesame was my choice. The chicken is so moist... More 

Thank Joni I
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Went there to celebrate one of my son's birthday. We ordered the family feast(platter) for 6 people. We were 5. We also ordered the fried potatoes and hummus as apps. All the food was hot and very tasty. Service was good. The only negative was a young child was yelling and made it noisy. There are 2 restaurants each a... More 

Thank Alan G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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295 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We are for the second time last week. The food was consistently good (we shared lamb chops, spicy hummus, baba ganoush, and stuffed grape leaves). The service was consistently helpful and friendly. The restaurant was consistently full, busy, and loud.

Thank booptraveler
Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I LOVE this restaurant! Anytime I'm hungry solo, have date night or friends/family in town, I prefer to eat here. New customers to OS are always pleased and return from other towns & out of state, as well as local frequent eaters! There are lots of Vegan and GlutenFree options also, as well as many meats and soups. They have... More 

Thank HealingInHeels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $26
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?