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Open Sesame

313 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1806
+1 515-288-3151
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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313 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1806
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I liked this restaurant enough that I visited twice for lunch. Service was super quick. Limited menu. Fresh delicious food at reasonable price. Nice spot for lunch.

Thank FarangYai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Open Sesame is right next to the Staybridge Suites where my wife and I were staying, so we decided to give it a try. Glad we did. It is a small place with just a few tables. Service was attentive and courteous. We had a...More

Thank Aolisi
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Kafta kebab was ok basmati rice was lackluster And mundane. Nice ambiance service was pleasant and friendly

Thank WorldTraveller106
Reviewed 28 September 2018

My son suggested this for a quick dinner. The menu is Middle Eastern and has all the usual dishes. My chicken Shawarma rice plate was a bit spicy mainly from some hot peppers. Parking is in a lot to the rear that is adequately lit....More

Thank James C
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were there for lunch and ordered several different dishes. No one was disappointed with the tasty food. Perfect quantity also. Good service.

Thank YM C
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Great eating establishment with friendly service and excellent Middle Eastern cuisine. This was my first visit but it won’t be the last. Glad we stopped in.

Thank Jmurphpix
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Small inviting place with interesting décor. A two person crew tends bar, waits and clears tables. I assume there is no more than one additional person in the back as the kitchen is too small for more than that. Limited menu of delightful offerings. We...More

1  Thank timiniowa
Reviewed 12 March 2018

If a quaint, intimate setting and absolutely delectable Lebanese food is appealing to you? Open Sesame will soon become one of your favs. Brandon, server and bar tender extraordinaire is the best! for those of you that have special diet needs they are very accomdating.

Thank CynthiaRBrady
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Great little place for hummus, grape leaves, falafel and pitas. Service is quick and the ambience is oh so cozy. Prices are reasonable and drinks are strong.

Thank timiniowa
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Very good hummus, and the remaining dishes were also quite good. Interesting decor, with the interior of the restaurant kept in low lighting and shadows. A little too much AC for my taste, but not enough to be unmanageable. Service was okay, but a little...More

Thank krondor100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1806
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-3151
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