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Open Sesame - Long Beach

4.8
157 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Top Tags:
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

Since its inception in 1999, Open Sesame has been a staple of the dining scene in Long Beach. We offer a flavorful and authentic Lebanese cuisine that appeals to all palates. So whether you like a quick meal or to dine in a relaxed casual atmosphere, Open Sesame is your destination.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(562) 621-1698
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ali Kobessi
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Catering
Open Sesame Catering Is The Perfect Solution...
...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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
In between Nieto and Corona
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Parking details
Sreet Parking, Several Parking Lots
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Public transit
"Passport" Bus Route
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.6
value
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

It was my birthday and I made reservations via open table and received a phone call from the restaurant confirming my reservation, on the day of the reservation. When I got there they informed me they do not use open table only Yelp. And about 20 people were in front of me all with reservations. The ladies at the desk informed me that the restaurant was converting to Yelp and will not take Open Table. I informed them nevertheless that I received a call that day confirming my reservation and someone should have informed me at 1:30 when they confirmed my 6:45 pm reservation. I also mentioned it was my birthday and showed her my phone call from Open Sesame to confirm my appt. I also responded yes to my reservation when I was texted that afternoon.

They ladies came through and got me in for a table for 2 about 15 past my reservations.

Thank you ladies for handling the large waiting crowds and getting me in.

But someone should contact Open Table to let them know that Open Sesame should be removed from reservation capabilities to avoid over booking.

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vipLibra51 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

My partner and I eat Mediterranean food regularly, and we agreed that the food at Open Sesame is the best we've found in this category. The falafel, the babaganoush, the tabbouleh, all were outstanding in flavor, freshness and seasoning. We will definitely be back!

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cstetzel (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Delicious as always! We come here regularly and are never disappointed. Hard to vary from the staples we love but I'm always glad when I do.

Definitely make a reservation or be prepared to wait a bit.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Love this place, great for casual get together or a date.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

One of my favorites. Always great

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

We need one in Orange County. We need one in Orange County. We need one in Orange County.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Always a wonderful experience at Open Sesame. Good food, friendly efficient service, great atmosphere.

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vipJohanna (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food, as always.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the food and the Turkish coffee. Brought my boyfriend for a Sunday date and he was very happy with the food. Worth the drive from Redlands!

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vipmagqpie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food. Ordered the chicken tawook and it was delicious. Service was great as well.

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