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5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5316
+1 562-621-1698
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Newport Beach, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my favorite restaurant hands down!! My grown children and their significant others treated me to a wonderful lunch at Open Sesame for Mother's Day. As usual, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Open Sesame never disappoints. A great place to develop lasting memories with the people you love while enjoying great food!

Thank Gillian M
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lot of movement place smell Good the grill Is active Good to go Or to be ther nice location small friendly! Not the best service to busy but ok

Thank AmandaMartz
Torrance, California
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160 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried for the first time. I got a chicken wrap with garlic sauce, onions and tomatoes. It was just okay. However, keep in mind that this is my first time and I was trying something new to be adventurous. I may go back for a second round to see if I have a taste for other menu options. Staff... More 

Thank Deana S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

What a lovely evening! This was our first visit to Open Sesame, and the very friendly server (Heather, I believe) was very helpful in suggesting to us which items to try. We started with the fried potatoes, they were amazing! Then we had a mixed meat plate that came with rice, salad, hummus and pita. We finished with a little... More 

Thank Sarah S
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for 12 years. Almost once a week. The food is incredible. You can't find better Mediterranean food in all of Long Beach. Then why the 2 stars? Because the service here has gone from great to poor. Beyond poor actually. I am very familiar with how restaurants work and I understand that larger tables get sat... More 

Thank Nashmcpa
Newport Beach, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I am a lamb lover and if you are too this is the place for you! The lamb is tasty, serving sizes are good, and the service is pleasant. Open Sesame is always busy because it is very popular. Be patient for your table because it is worth the wait!!

Thank Gillian M
Huntington, West Virginia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Chicken Tawook was delicious. Lamb skewers was pretty good but meat was thickly sliced and rather chewy. Wait staff very attentive and friendly. Delicious Lebanese food!

Thank annemyers62
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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 

Boston, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Thank Veriuska_vee
Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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.

Thank technocleric

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?