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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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“hummus” (58 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Open Sesame has great Lamb Chops and they cook them correctly to order! Most other places tend to overcook them. They are tender and delicious. It comes with two sides. We like the House Salad and the Hummus.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here one evening when we really wanted something that tasted like good, home-cooked food, nourishing and satisfying. We were no disappointed. The atmosphere is fun and exotic, but the food is down-home Mediterranean.

Thank Tess B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 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
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank Deana S
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Nashmcpa
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Gillian M
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Marcia S
May I purchase a gift certificate for nephew and wife who just moved to Long Beach area?
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
Where is there parking for this restaurant?
20 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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