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Open Sesame

5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried potatoes” (33 reviews)
“chicken tawook” (27 reviews)
“hummus” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to open Sesame for a family dinner and the service and food were excellent. From the welcome potatoes to the lamb Kebab was excellent. I can’t recommend this place enough. My whole family enjoyed their meal. Do yourself a favor and check this...More

Thank bustrorl
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like coming home - we were a party of 10 - the family was on time, the table was not ready but so what - we met the manager, we were greeted and hugged like family, exchanged stories, and laughter - got to table...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had chicken shawarma, falafel appetizer, lamb/beef kafta and the Sesame combo. All of them were excellent. There was also great service. Our dinner friends had been here many times and say it is good for vegetarians as well as meat lovers. One of us...More

Thank 42golf56_9
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Words cannot explain how delicious this food is! The potatoes and the fried cauliflower are my go to. The pita bread is always warm and fresh and this is just a great place to come with a great atmosphere.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 April 2018

What an enjoyable - and delicious - evening. Three of us started with the delicious potatoes and garlic sauce. As we pored over the menu trying to decipher and decide, we opted to choose three different chicken entrees (shawarma, kafta, and ?) and three different...More

Thank btownishome
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The best middle-eastern food I have ever had hands down, and I am from the Detroit area. The garlic sauce, wild pickles, shawarma, kibbi, hummus, everything is so, so good. The only complaint is the pita isn't fresh made in house, that is truly the...More

Thank momlikesthebest
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The potatoes were fabulous and so was the tabuli. Might have to eat there every time I go to Long Beach.

Thank SpencerandCharm
Reviewed 31 January 2018

And you'll be proud you chose Open Sesame! Delicious! Food is fresh and authentic Mediterranean. Great for a twosome dinner and lots of fun for a group. Our server was excellent. Challenging with a big group but she handled us with ease. Parking a little...More

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Perfect food, service and wine! 😍 one plate is good enough for 2 or 3 persons, and we were 3, but we ordered 2 plates!

Thank Ludy c
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Pros: excellent service, beautiful place, extensive menu. Cons: the food is only ok compared to other places I've been. The beef Shawarma was too chewy, the tahini was tasteless, and the beef kabobs were overdone.

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AL-Abbas A
7 July 2017|
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Response from CarolAnn1949 | Reviewed this property |
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Marcia S
15 November 2016|
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Response from Maria P | Reviewed this property |
Amazing restauran but hard to find a table though so make sure that they will arrange a reservation. Yes you can buy a gift voucher.
Roz H
21 March 2016|
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Response from Simon S | Reviewed this property |
Street as the others have shared. 2nd Street is so nice to stroll that it is not a bad thing to have to walk a little. It is also possible that you may find other culinary wonders!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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