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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%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love going to Open Seasame for Lebanese & Mediterranean food. My wife gets the chicken pita and I get everything else often the beef or lamb. Food is always perfectly cooked and seasoned and the atmosphere is great.

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived a few minutes past opening time, and were one of the first tables of the day. After being seated, we waited, we waited, and no one even brought us a water. Finally, we left. I'm giving a 2 instead of a 1 due...More

Thank realrere
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to visit this casual eatery years ago... It's about as good as it gets. Tiny little hole in the wall, but beautifully decorated and there's even a hookah in the back. Service is quick, friendly and the food is just to die for. I...More

Thank ScottsdaleFoody2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has been going to Open Sesame for over 10 yrs, and the quality has NOT changed at all. It is always, always good food, good quality. We always recommend it to people visiting Long Beach, AND we've also taken many of our friends...More

Thank Rossana T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good location on the main street. outdoor seating is available. spacious and comfortable seating. good efficient friendly service. variety of good is great. the grills are nice. delicious flavours.

Thank afrequenttraveller20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of fun 2nd Street, Open Sesame is always crowded. I had the Lamb Kabob which included marinated lamb charbroiled kabobs and basmati rice and my friend had the Ali’s (the owner) Favorite that included charbroiled sirloin steak on a layer of...More

Thank Tsion A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always crowded for good reason. The tables are crammed together and it's noisy but the food is awesome. If you haven't had Lebanese food you should try this. The plate of assorted appetizers is great but may fill you up. I love the chicken korma...More

Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I had lunch with my friend and we had a wonderful time! Our waitress gave us as much time as we needed, advised us on selections, brought our food put on a timely manner, and checked on us throughout our meal! The good was DELICIOUS......More

Thank Fay T
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This non chain local favorite is the very best place anywhere for this style of food. I loved it and service very good. Great job as usual Open Sesame in the quaint 2nd street area in Bel Shore. love the location love the people love...More

Thank k123-foodie
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A popular "go to" restaurant for locals. The food is very tasty and there can be a wait. The chicken Tawook plate is one of my Favorites as well as the fried cauliflower and the potatoes as sides. Vegetarian options are plentiful. Very generous portions.

Thank joicebiles
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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
14 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
US$ 7 - US$ 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 - 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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