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  3. Distance: 1.24mi
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About Magic Lamp Grill

Welcome to Magic Lamp Grill, a "little piece of Lebanon in Belmont Shore, California".

Here at Magic Lamp Grill, we invite you to sample our authentic Lebanese Mediterranean cuisine in a casual and relaxing environment. We only use the freshest ingredients in preparing our food and buy our produce, meat & seafood daily to provide you with the highest quality, made-from-scratch healthy cuisine you deserve. We are 100% Halal certified by the Halal Food Council.

Our menu features regional specialties including sizzling Kabobs, made-from-scratch humus, baba ganouj & Shawarma, as well as traditional Lebanese combination platters that include a variety of seafood, vegetarian & vegan choices.
Magic Lamp is also proud to feature a complete list of beers and award-winning wines from Lebanon, Europe, South America & California. We invite you to stop by and say Hello and look forward to earning your business.

5020 East 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM, Friday & Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:30PM

Cross Street:
Granada Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 987-3080

Website:
http://www.magiclampgrill.com/

Entertainment:


Every Wednesday, Live Guitar from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Catering:
Catering & banquets are our specialty and we have a professional staff ready to assist you at a moment's notice. Let us take the stress out of planning your event. We will work on getting you the best value that fits your budget.


Whether it's an office meeting, a birthday, a holiday party or a wedding, we will accommodate groups of 10 to 500 people. Call (562)987-3080 to request a quote or email us at Catering@MagicLampGrill.com

Parking Details:
Parking in Belmont Shore is easy. There is a parking lot directly behind Magic Lamp on Granada Avenue and plenty of street parking within walking distance. Meter parking is enforced until 7 PM nightly except on official holidays.
Don't forget to feed your meter.
After 7 PM, it's always free.

Executive Chef:
Ghada Chiha

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Magic Lamp Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (127)
Fit for Foodies (98)
Great for Outdoor Dining (68)
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Good for Groups (60)
Great for Lunch (56)
Special Occasion (54)
Romantic (53)
Kid-friendly (28)
Hot Spot (26)
Late-night Find (26)
Great for Brunch (16)
Authentic (14)
Good for a Date (11)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Casual (5)
People Watching (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great authentic food from Lebanon - not the phony stuff. Great tasting just like Grandma used to make from the old country. We had the Magical Mezza - took some of it home for lunch the next day. The only item we don't care for are the potatoes - too spicy! Next time we will ask to replace it with another helping of Tabouleh.

We love Magic Lamp Grill and will keep coming back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Love the food, the ambience and the service. My first time and I had a positive and great experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, People Watching, Healthy
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

First timers. Have seen the good reviews and always seems to be a good crowd. Food was very good. Very nice little restaurant. We will definitely be going back. They don't serve alcohol so next time will bring a bottle of wine along.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We wanted to sample the Lebonese cuisine so we ordered the Prince Mezza for two with Kabobs. It was very filling and good. We also had the Spicy Kafta and the Dip Combo Platter. We finished off with incredible desserts and Turkish coffee. Wonderful!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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food4
ambience4
service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This restaurant lost their liquor license. We sat down and asked for a glass of wine and were disappointed to learn that they don't have wine and beer anymore. The table next to us had a bottle of wine on the table but we were told they brought it themselves.

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food4
ambience2
service2
value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We were about 10 minutes behind our reservation time and we called and they said no problem. They also met our request for booth seating and made us feel like VIPs. Our kids loved it thank you staff

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 13, 2017

One of the best middle Easter's restaurants around. Great atmosphere and really good food. Good service and prices are reasonable. I will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Best service and food

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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2017

First time at the Magic Lamp - loved it! Delicious, good-size portions, and great service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very good Mediterranean food. Hummus and baba ganoush are both delicious as are chicken and mixed grill schwarma.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience4
service3
value5

 
 (Yosemite)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Magic Lamp had one of their best tables reserved for us when we arrived. The service was prompt and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was very good as usual, but I think there was only one server working the entire restaurant on a Saturday night, so very slow service. Also, they lost their License to serve Beer and Wine, and you cannot BYOB/W. we wonder if they will stay in business...

Tags: Healthy
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food5
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service3
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great service. Amazing food like always. Waitress was really nice as well as the rest of the staff.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Fun
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great service . Delicious food , huge portions. Great atmosphere. Definitely will return!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Scenic View, Seasonal, Outstanding Value
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food5
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service5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Great place. Authentic Arabic/Lebanese cuisine with a very good menu selection. Serving sizes might seem to be small, but it all adds up. For a 2-person selection (they have 2 options to choose from), you'll end up eating the leftovers for a day or two after. Not overly pricey, a very fitting decor, the service is prompt and largely non-invasive, the noise level is moderate to low. They do not have private booths though. All in all, it is as authentic as they come, the staff is friendly and the food is awesome. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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food5
ambience4
service4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We were super bummed to find out that the restaurant lost their liquor license. We couldn't open our bottle of wine or buy anything.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service2
value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The day we went in, they were not serving the liquor. That was a bummer and I wish they should have forefathers patrons before seating them. Don't most people expect a good drink on a Saturday night?

I feel every ethnic food place should welcome patrons with brief introduction of their speciality and make recommendations.

Hosts are very polite and courteous.

Tags: Cozy
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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2017

No alcohol sales. Lost their license

Tags: Romantic
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food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch with my fam at Magic Lamp Grill, the service is fast, friendly and the food are fresh.We will be there again next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Food and service is always fantastic! The hot pita bread right out of the oven, yummy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2016

I really enjoyed the food, I felt as though the service was outstanding and that they were very concerned about making sure that we enjoyed every aspect of our meal.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2016

I hadn't been to Magic Lamp in quite a few months .. the food tasted different kind of plain. It took a while before we had a server come and offer us drinks and then after they hardly ever came to our table. I'm sad that my experience was nothing like I've had before.

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service1
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Our server, Aladin was fantastic! Very nice dinner.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2016

As usual we walked out with doggie bags! The food is so good and the portions are great. It is the best Lebanese food in town. Always great service, great food and great value.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Took my wife there for her birthday at her request. We were not disappointed. Overall very good experience. No deficiencies noted.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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ambience4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Wonderful service, wonderful salmon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Been a regular fan and customer.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2016

Our server was Junior and he was attentive and thoughtful and accommodated my gluten free friend. The food is always delicious and Magic Lamp is the best Lebanese restaurant on the block. Appetizers see a must...my favs are the arnabeet (fried cauliflower) and spicy potatoes. My go-to main dish is the Magic Lamp combo!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2016

It appears they've changed ownership. The uniforms, people & food have changed. The staff was nice but very slow.

The food was not very good. We ordered lamb chops that were overlooked. The chicken schwarma was bland.

Don't think we'll be back

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service2
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2016

one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Great food! Fun staff and amazing place. A little tight on space.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2016

The food was excellent and the staff was fabulous. Exceptional value, very generous portions and you will be over served with service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2016

The salmon and the fabulous service!
And the ambience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2016

This was the first time I ate here and I will definitely return when I am in the area. The food was fantastic and it was a lot of food for a lunch portion. The service was great and it was an overall great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Excellent food, taste as anticipated, price is right, place needs air conditioning, seems theirs has been broken for some time, as luck would have it, on this day outside temps over 105F

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2016

The service was beautiful, friendly, professional and prompt.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 2, 2016

It was good here. I would go back and try something new even though we enjoyed our meal! Nice staff and great location.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Every time I come here, I wonder why I don't come more often! The food is amazing and the service is always great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2016

We had dinner at the Magic Lamp celebrating my wife's birthday. We drove in from Whittier, CA looking to enjoy Lebanese food and must say it was all delicious. We will return with family and friends in the future....Great Choice

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2016

In Long Beach for a vacation from the East Coast and always look for a Mediterranean restaurant whenever we travel. So glad we found The Magic Grill. Excellent menu and service. My husband had the chicken kabob and appreciated the flavor and the moistness. (He often complains that chicken is dry -- not here!) I had the grilled trout -- very tasty. Excellent soup and vegetables too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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