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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chandler, Arizona
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would think my new favorite dish would be fried cheese and watermelon - omg the different flavors so complement each other - didn't know what else to get - got the combo and it was full of different eclectic little flavor explosions in your mouth - the service was great - the server explained the food perfectly - reasonably... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really wonderful evening. Sat outside watching the world go by and enjoying great food. We didn't really know much about Lebanese food so asked the waitress what she would recommend. She was excellent. Plenty of food, but not too full. But you have to love garlic or don't bother coming! Would certainly go there again.

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334 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're fond of Labanese food and Open Sesame did nothing to diminish that opinion. Our server very kindly altered my wife's mezza plate to suit her preferences. I ordered a house specialty, bamieh. We both enjoyed our meals which were nicely presented.

Thank markmd
Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

this place serves incredibly delicious food! It was my first time trying lebanese and I am addicted now. I came a lot of times during my time in California and just recently came back there for a month and had to go to Open Sesame. The Chicken Shawarma is my favorite but you have to try the lamb chops at... More 

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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 21 October 2016

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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 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 

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London, GB
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223 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

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 P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?