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About 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.

7458 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Gardner

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 525-1698

Website:
http://www.opensesamegrill.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Convenient valet parking in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Ali Kobeissi

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Open Sesame - West Hollywood Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (6)
Comfort Food (5)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I had the best waitress. Tall beautiful young lady waited on me the entire night with special care to a birthday treat. The sweet-treat was so thoughtful. I'll definitely return in the near future.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vegan, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friend reunion

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great Lebanese/Mediterranean food at a very reasonable price for the area. Small and cozy, very warm and friendly service. Excellent appetizers.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It’s definitely a very pleasant discovery of a great restaurant on Beverly Blvd!!!
Very friendly staff. Great service. Food quality exceed expectations - for Birthday we had PARTY PLATTER!!!!!!!!!!!
Will come back to try other menu items. Will be ordering deliveries as well.
Love this place!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was my second visit to Open Sesame and it was just as good as the first. The staff were welcoming and accessible without hanging over the table. The food was yummy -- the lamb shank with rice was the nightly special and it was SO good, as was the Kafta. But the highlight was the Chicken Tawook, with my choice of sides. The atmosphere is romantic, with a beautiful sheltered patio. This is a neighborhood spot I will always feel like going to.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I always love the food when I come here. Everything is delicious

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great little quaint spot, nice looking location. Service was great, waiters couldn't have been more attentive! Food was delicious especially the hummus, prices could be a little lower for value but not overly expensive.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

I had a great time and the food was amazing. I would definitely refer people to this establishment and I would revisit this restaurant again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food is very tasty. Lebanese cuisine. Service was outstanding

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The cauliflower appetizer is great with the garlic sauce (ordered separately and also perfect for chicken) and the lamb kebab is always delicious. I love bringing guests here for the first time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food and great service. Just as good as the one in Long Beach. A gem!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This is an easily overlooked spot near the Grove, but it is worth your time! Absolutely delicious. Excellent and attentive service. Will be returning soon.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This is one of mine and my family's favorite restaurants. The service is always friendly and attentive, and the food is delicious every single visit. I also love coming here with friends. The cocktails are great and it's the perfect mix of a hip neighborhood restaurant that isn't too loud. Everyone loves the ambiance, the food, the drinks, the service — everything. See you soon for my birthday dinner!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The best Lebanese in LA!

Hummus, areyas, cauliflower and lamb chops are extraordinary. Save room for K'naafeh.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Wowwwwww!!!!!!!
What an amazing experience we had tonight! We were treated like royalty. The mezza's and the entrees were amazing!
Our server Nancis, spectacular.
Every detail was tended to, we were so impressed. Kenny was managing tonight and he was incredible. He never missed a beat. The restaurant was slammed but you never felt neglected once.
The desert , the coffee, the tea...... great.
Amazing hospitality and service!
Excellent hosting and smooth running of the restaurant Kenny!!!

Thank you !!!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Just plain old delicious food. I love the coziness and friendly friendly (but not in your darn face) service.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Service was slow, it took a long time to get served a cocktail. We were happy to have a large carafe of ice water, but waters and chilled carafes need to have a napkin under them. The carafe and the iced drinks were melting all over the place. A small cocktail napkin lends a nice presentation.
The baked kibbeh appetizers were over cooked.
We were rushed to pay when we finally were enjoying our desert and coffee as the server said she was finished with her shift and wanted to leave.
Unfortunately I didn't know Kenny was there, I would have asked for him. Just a bad night I guess.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This has been our go to place to order in, but we finally went and had an early dinner. The food was awesome, especially the shrimp and fish. my parents loved it too. The manager and the staff was awesome and very pleasant. Try the Lebanese rose - it is fantastic.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

High quality Middle Eastern food in Mid-City. Ample street parking, good service, sort of low frills with moderate prices. A good choice for this part of town.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

It's our new favorite place! The food is fresh (delicious), the staff is friendly and you feel at home. The drink menu is amazing and did i say how yummy the food is?

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food always seems to be amazing, but what makes it even better, is Skylar! This young lady works so hard, she knows her clientele, anytime we walk in there the table is set to perfection and she anticipates all of our needs. Skylar is attentive to detail, she's sweet, polite, and from the heart. Thank you Ali for having such an amazing person running your place🙏🏻👍

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

As always the food was great!!!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Brought a friend from Lebanon to this great neighborhood restaurant and he loved it. I was happy that the food delighted him and it was really good. The lamb and the steak are very good and so was the wine selection.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food and service is amazing! We were even given a gluten-free menu to peruse. The atmosphere is inviting (vibrant but also relaxed) and we can't wait to go back over and over again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Came here with my husband on a busy Saturday night for dinner, our waitress took our order relatively quickly. However, it took about 30 minutes for our appetizers to come out and then an additional 35 minutes for our entrees. When we finally got a hold of our waitress after about 40 minutes, she proceeded to tell us that the kitchen was packed with take out orders. Dine in customers should be given priority in my opinion since we are physically seated in the establishment waiting for our food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Always great ambiance.. food is on point but took a while longer than normal that night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Highly recommend! It is everything it is supposed to be.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We always have a great time and great food. Thank you Kenny for being so attentive to all our needs.

David the new manager, congrats!!! Thanks for coming over to introduce yourself. Remember lead with compassion and from your heart. You should do well.
Very best,
Laura

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Organic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Fun, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Love the food, loved the service!
The music was great today, sounded sometimes like French. Ali we always love the middle eastern music, french, moroccan......... it's a part of the experience.
Allah Mak

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2017

As always the food is delicious! Our servers are always great, especially Skylar and Kenny. Yay, came to have the kibbeh on Saturday and it was delivered on time!!!! Thank you Ali, shucran👍🙏🏻❤️
Please play the Lebanese music, it's a part of the very special ambiance.
Thank you for everything guys!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Fabulous
Great food
I Fendick Lebonese taste and seasonings

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Thank you Skylar❤️you are always amazing!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We have dined at Open Sesame many times.
Our favorite dishes are the grilled cauliflower
and the chicken Tawook. They always serve fresh pita. I like their Belgian beer and Morrocan Tea.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I love Open Sesame. We live in the neighborhood and go all the time. Great Mediterranean food great service.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Love this place. My boss is Lebanese and she gave her stamp of approval

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food is great. Large family portions on the big items and tasty appetizers to start. Coffee was robust and eye-opening and desert (esp rose ice cream) sealed the deal. We will be back!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Excellent food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Good Lebanese food, kibbe, grilled meat platter was great! Hummus and garlic sauce was very tasty and tabbouleh fresh. Nice friendly service and atmosphere.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Birthday dinner for my bff. It was great! Everyone was welcoming and made sure we were comfortable the entire time

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

Great little date place! Delicious and authentic!

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