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Open Sesame

5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank mimiinbflo
Reviewed 10 November 2017

They have so many good recviews that keep bringing me back. I've been there three times now and still not a fan. One side of my family is Lebanese and of course everyone is different and different areas but it wasn't authentic to what I...More

Thank reekster
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Really nice food, though I had better Lebanese food in SoCal. Meet expectation, did not exceed expectation food wise. Service was acceptable and not special, bad or good, as expected. We ordered nice mixed plate. The Falafel Sandwich was not as expected. I sure had...More

Thank A B
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We try to eat hear as often as we can. The chicken dishes and garlic sauce are always cooked well and are so tasty.

Thank Flint5oh
Reviewed 23 September 2017

My co-workers and I tried the lunch special for take out.....everyone was quite happy with the flavors and quality of the food and service. Sydney helped us as we picked up everything, explaining all the add ins and sides, she was a delight......the fried potatoes...More

Thank Kenneth Q
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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