Open Sesame

5215 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
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Top Sentiments among Open Sesame Reviewers

Good Chicken Tawook Great hummus Amazing fried potato appetizer Wonderful flavors Creamy garlic sauce Fresh wam pita Extensive wine menu Great dishes Recommend Open Sesame Salad Juicy lamb chops

Customer Reviews (77 reviews)


on Citysearch Jan 03, 2010
I love open sesame. the food is great everytime.little pricy and the original restaurant is small. but overall my favorite place on second street (more)

Jarge 2

on Citysearch Dec 19, 2009
Nice place delicious food and the people are really friendly. Prices are good, for the kind of food. If you have not been there you are missing big. (more)


on Yahoo Oct 17, 2009
The atmosphere is fun, loud and crowded. The wait time for food during lunch hour was a fair amount of time. We ordered an appetizer of Fallafel, which was three pieces about 2.5" in diameter and thick with a harder than... (more)


on Yahoo Oct 16, 2009
Maybe it's because I have never had lebanese food or Mediterranean for that matter. But I thought the food was OUTSTANDING! I have been craving it since the moment I left last week. I do not mind being by the busy street.... (more)


on Yahoo May 14, 2009
Wasn't that impressed with this restaurant. I heard rave reviews about the food, so I decided to give it a try. Yet when I ended up going, the service wasn't very good, and the host was just okay. He wasn't as... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 01, 2009
The only word that i can think of for this amazing. It will be the best food u have ever tasted in ur entire life. Service is great. My only complaint is that the place itself is somewhat limited on space. Other than that go... (more)


on Yahoo Jan 07, 2009
Delicious food, with poor service and cleanliness. The hostess took our name, & gave us a flashing buzzer. She told us that there was a 15 minute wait. After 50 minutes & everyone else had been seated, she asked if we... (more)


on Yahoo Jan 06, 2009
This is my new favorite place to eat! i just moved here and the only other place I had tried was Lucille's. Open Sesame is way better. (more)


on Citysearch Jan 01, 2009
This place was recommended to me a few years ago by some friends that said it was a great place to eat on 2nd St. Since it's a 5 min walk from my home, I decided to see what the hype was all about. I left there disappointed. I... (more)

Happy Sushi Belly

on Yahoo Nov 19, 2008
My husband, brother, and I reserved a table a week in advance. We called ahead of time as well to confirm our reservation. We got there and the reservation was not on file. The mgr came out and said it must be at the other... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Oct 09, 2008
The place comes off as classy, even expensive... But if you know what to get-- you will surely get full without paying for full price. Pl... (more)

Peggy W

on Yahoo Jul 18, 2008
My husband & I eat at Open Sesame two to three times a week and our friends come to the Shore to join us for meals there. The food is consistently outstanding, the staff is well monitored by the management and each is very... (more)


on Yahoo Jul 09, 2008
This place is the pits. My boyfriend and I went there on our anniversary and we were so close to the people at the next table that it felt like they were sitting with us. The food was oily and salty and just yucky and the... (more)

Little Bear 16

on Yahoo Jul 09, 2008
Open Sesame is one of the nicest restaurants along 2nd Street (in Long beach), to spent the evening. Owned by the young and dynamic Ali, and managed by the magician Woodi, who will always find you a table, or in our case,... (more)


on Yahoo Jul 07, 2008
I went to Open Sesame, but wouldn't be seated cause the people in my group were not all there. It was lunch time from work and I asked if i could be seated and order ahead. We already knew what we wanted, but their dumb... (more)


on Citysearch May 30, 2008
Just look at all of the other ratings... this place is great. If you never had or just love middle eastern cuisine, this is the place to go. If you are new to middle eastern cuisine, then get the chicken tawook plate. If... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 24, 2008
good food, meat could have been juicier, and portions could be larger esp. for an entree. oh and also, the girl in the white pants is hot (more)

a Yahoo! Local User

on Yahoo Mar 02, 2008
their food is BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (more)


on Yahoo Feb 08, 2008
I just moved to Belmont Shore and have sampled both Open Sesame and Sunnin across the street. I am not sure WHY everyone is over waiting at Open Sesame...when the food across the street as Sunnin is soooooo much better... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Feb 06, 2008
What great find! If you like mediterrain food this is the place to go. We sat at the counter and watched as all the food was being prepare... (more)
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