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Open Sesame - West Hollywood
Open Sesame - West Hollywood

Open Sesame - West Hollywood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.opensesamegrill.com
  • Phone: (323) 525-1698
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International
  • Executive Chef: Ali Kobeissi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Open Sesame Catering Is The Perfect Solution for corporate events, wedding receptions and home entertaining. We use only the freshest ingredients, prepared in a wholesome and flavorful way. Special touches, which go above and beyond the expected, are evident in our team's personal attention to detail and flexibility. And because our menu is as varied as it is exciting, you can tailor your event to be the exact experience and budget you desire.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gadner
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Convenient valet parking in front of the restaurant.
A word from Open Sesame - West Hollywood
Since its inception in Long Beach in 1999, Open Sesame has been the destination for fresh, casual and authentic Lebanese cuisine.
Now we have a new home in Los Angeles. Our goal is to share the same great food and service with the Angelenos.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The name "Open Sesame" is as brilliant as its deliciously tasting food. The service was incredible and the drinks were divine! It's the perfect place to stop in and eat healthy, delicious food. Do not pass up on the chance to dine here, you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "This place never disappoints! Really consistent and tasty!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "very good Lebanese food. multiple presentations of well prepared and considered dishes and combinations. lunch was a pleasure in a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We came for dine LA, and it was great. We sat inside but it seemed like outside had a slightly better ambiance. The portions are pretty large. Loved the pita bread and chicken schwarma, and the Lebanese ice cream was also delicious!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great cocktails! great value of food, excellent attentive service."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The fried cauliflower is NOT to be missed. Huge portions of food at moderate prices along with great service."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Had such a delicious meal for my birthday. Food was very good from the chicken schwarma to the chicken special to the baba ghannoush and hummus and baklava. An easy place for dinner and looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went here for date night dinner on Friday was seated immediately, server was friendly New cocktail menu was really good. Ordered Lamb and Beef Kebab. Enjoyed the food and ambiance and must try the ALMOND Ice Cream! definitely going back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "As always, food and service were great. You can park for 2 hours for free on the residential side streets."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "It is a nice restaurant with attentive service. The food is not fancy, but home style Middle Eastern. Tasty and filling"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I grew up in Long Beach, where the original Open Sesame is and I was a huge fan there. When it opened up in Los Angeles I was ecstatic, the food is truly authentic- made fresh, phenomenal vibrant flavors, a combination of classic and seasonal specials and it's healthy as well!! The ambience is really quaint and the service is super friendly. I love the addition of the bar, if you're looking for truly handcrafted and unique cocktails, I was blown away, they are amazing. Best dishes in my opinion are any of the kebabs, specifically the chicken Tawook and the fillet, they have a seasonal lamb dish that is superb and the fried potatoes and fried cauliflower. My craving and my favorite is the drink called Jalab!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food is very authentic Lebanese cuisine, full of flavor and cooked to your desire. We ordered and shared between three of us the chicken and beef shawarma, charbroiled skewers of kafta, chicken tawook and beef kabob. The order also comes with your choice of a salad. We selected the Open Sesame and Tabouleh which were both fresh and delightful. Luckily we saved some room for dessert. We shared the baklawa with both pistachio and almond ice cream; it was very good."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I am so thrilled that Open Sesame is in the Beverly/Fairfax area. There are so many selections from which to choose - I could eat there every day. Everyone I have taken to feast at Open Sesame has had nothing but the best things to say about it. The servers are very friendly and helpful with suggestions. What are you waiting for - Go Now - and gave your taste buds a treat."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The food at Open Sesame is amazing but the management could use some work. I made a reservation for 8 o'clock on a Saturday night and didn't end up being seated until almost 9 o'clock. Admittedly, I arrived 5 minutes late but when I got to the restaurant the hostess told me it was going to be a 20-30 minute wait. I told her that I had a reservation, but it didn't seem to matter. She offered me a seat at the bar until the rest of my party arrived and we proceeded to wait until almost 9 o'clock for a table. If the food hadn't been so good I would say that I'd never go back but they were very apologetic and graciously comped our drinks at the bar. I would definitely recommend Open Sesame...just not on a busy Saturday night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Love the food, our waitress was fabulous, her recommendations were right on, will be a frequent visitor. We went twice in 5 days."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We recommend this to all looking for a great place to eat real authentic Lebanese or Middle Eastern Food. From the moment we arrived, the service was fantastic, the featured cocktails and or drinks delicious and the food outstanding. Great time for all to come and enjoy. This restaurant is very famous in Long Beach and we are so thrilled to know it is now in Los Angeles! We will be eating her all the time."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "I'm so happy they opened a location in LA. Now I don't have to drive all the way to LB to get my Open Sesame fix. The food is just as good as the food in Snoop's hometown, maybe even better. And they kept the LB prices, they didn't hike it up just because they're in LA. And our server was SO nice, sweet, and just on it. We'll be coming back again and again. It's been added to the rotation!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I've been a longtime fan of the Long Beach restaurant. So glad to have an outpost closer to home with no diminution in quality. My friends and I at well (mostly mezze) and were able to hear ourselves speak -- imagine, actually being able to eat well and have a conversation at a Los Angeles restaurant. As one of my pals said to me, "Oh, I'm going to be coming here a lot!""
    Dined on 1/11/2014