Open Sesame - West Hollywood

4.7
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140 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

About

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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4.7based on all time ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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vipSVETSER
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is like a big warm family! Food is like at home - been cooked with love and served with care.
There is a drink that cannot be found anywhere else - YASMINA ( a must try for those who love spicy drinks!)
Will be back to this place soon again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This the first time I ate there. It was the best cleanest Lebanese food I have ever had.
The server was friendly, we didn't have to wait long for our food.

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sheila29
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipnickname1
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friend reunion

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSVETSER
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ConstantDiner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipDanielleM
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJulius
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is very tasty. Lebanese cuisine. Service was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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Kevin
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOfmascheroni
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipCharlieC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best Lebanese in LA!

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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.

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foodelite
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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MileageRunner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

ML
MicaLove101
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience2

As always the food was great!!!

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vipRobertgmg
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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TRye
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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HinaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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NadiaS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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vipMargaretS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous
Great food
I Fendick Lebonese taste and seasonings

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Skylar❤️you are always amazing!!!

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vipGiuditta
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SusanC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Juanito
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food.

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vipDIzzy
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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Open Sesame - West Hollywood does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Open Sesame - West Hollywood is rated 4.7 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.