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5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a business meeting with 11 people having different dietary restrictions (gluten free, lactose intolerant, nut allergy, no sugar, vegan, just to name a few) and everyone was able to order a lovely meal that was delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and everyone had a great time. We will definitely be back. I had the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I picked this place for a pre-wedding day dinner with the bride and groom. I love Mediterranean food and wanted to share the food I love with my Ukrainian and Filipino couple friends. We were not disappointed. Had a great authentic Lebanese dinner , from appetizer to dessert and wine. Great atmosphere. It was a fun time.

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Los Angeles, California
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Think you don't like Mediterranean food. Rethink that and make a beeline to Open Sesame. Authentic and exquisite. Had lamb chops and the spicy hummus. Best lamb chops I've ever had! Perfectly done with delightful spices that greatly enhanced the experience. Pleasant, professional, wonderfully efficient staff. The manager,Doug, is friendly and rightly proud of his restaurant.

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there on a recommendation and was not disappointed. The place is definitely popular and busy but we got a table right away and the wait staff was very friendly. The menu is extensive and the portions are very large. The prices are reasonable. I had the shrimp which was delicious and also had the baba ghanouj and hummus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a great Lebanese restaurant with very authentic food just the Lebanese moms cook in the houses .

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Wellington, New Zealand
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185 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an early dinner here with family. I ordered something light for dinner - the rolled vine leaves and, watermelon and halloumi. They were yummy!

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Sarnia, Canada
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for supper last night. The food was very nicely flavoured with combinations of spices that we don't use on a regular basis. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We asked for extra salad instead of rice and that wasn't a problem. Although we are here on vacation, we might just have another meal here before we go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place in Long Beach to go for if you want to have a sumptuous taste of Arabic food. The menu is mouth watering, the presentation is eye catching and the service is fast, accurate and polite. We tried five different dishes and all were really really good. The drinks were also marvelous. Prices are bit on a... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very successful restaurant in the downtown area of Long Beach. It is likely the best ethnic dining experience for miles around and may be the best value as well. The menu is extensive and the appetizers are plentiful. We enjoyed shawarma, lamb chops, steak filet, hummus, pita bread, etc. all of which were spot on for seasoning... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Open Sesame has always been an excellent value, giving you plenty of delicious food at reasonable prices. Very friendly service Love the chicken swarma, and the potatoes. I highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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Stamford, Connecticut
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?