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Open Sesame

Open Sesame

Mediterranean Restaurant, Middle Eastern Restaurant, and Greek Restaurant$$$$
Belmont Shore, Long Beach
  • Gerk S.
    "The fried potatoes and the open sesame combo plate are awesome!"(22 Tips)
    Carolyn H.
    "Try the Chicken Tawook, Open sesame salad, and Magic Potatoes!"(4 Tips)
    Jennifer C.
    "Open Sesame Combo a great sampler."(3 Tips)
    Bayan Q.
    "The chicken shawarma is the best."(6 Tips)
116 Tips and reviews
  • fried potatoes
  • hummus
  • sesame combo
  • lively
  • vegetarian food
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  • Karyn E.
    Karyn EllisSeptember 15, 2017
    Good Mediterranean food. Can eat by sidewalk.
  • Paul S.
    Paul S.September 11, 2017
    If you're hungry, go with the combo plate. Otherwise, chicken tawook is the best choice. Throw in a couple of sides and that awesome garlic sauce and you're set. Great Mediterranean fare.
  • S A R A H
    S A R A HMay 30, 2017
    Vegetarian heaven ♥︎
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MoranMay 24, 2017
    Try it all you won't be disappointed
  • Jade T.
    Jade ThomasMarch 2, 2017
    This is by far my favorite place to eat. Never have had a bad meal. Party platter is great for sharing with a group of people. Garlic potatoes are to die for.
  • Bayan Q.
    Bayan QadriFebruary 5, 2017
    Try their fried potato and Kibbi. The chicken shawarma is the best. Falafel pita is good.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RebeccaJanuary 5, 2017
    The service here was decent, though not super attentive, but they were busy. I had the Seabass plate, the Seabass was tender and really tasty and the rice and salad were really flavorful and well-made
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaOctober 21, 2016
    The lamb pita lunch is excellent. Juicy chunks of lamb wrapped in pita. There is comfy outdoor seating. Nice vegetarian options. It can get a little noisy inside.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BustamanteJune 21, 2016
    Delicious fried potatoes and hummus
  • Marcelo L.
    Marcelo LozanoJune 10, 2016
    Good flavors
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed ALQarawiApril 12, 2016
    Ribs & chicken shawarma
  • Salomon A.
    Salomon AskenaziMarch 23, 2016
    Everything's good here, what a stupid question Foursquare!
  • Phil F.
    Phil FoteMarch 4, 2016
    The roasted potatoes and grape leaves are yummy.
  • Sushila L.
    Sushila LoveFebruary 13, 2016
    The fried potatoes are lovely
  • Kiki J.
    Kiki JonesJanuary 21, 2016
    Open sesame has been one of my favorite restaurant for nearly 15 years. Zaataar!!
  • Marsha N.
    Marsha NaifyAugust 31, 2015
    Yes. Great Middle Eastern/Lebanese food.
  • abed A.
    abed AlmutairiAugust 15, 2015
    Best lebanese food
  • Danny G.
    Danny GarciaAugust 14, 2015
    Great food and prices
  • Pau B.
    Pau BarrosAugust 5, 2015
    Great place to eat! Everything is good quality and delicious + they have really well done expresso
  • Thara A.
    Thara AllaboonAugust 4, 2015
    Fried potatoes and chicken tawook were awesome, although the chicken shawarma was so disappointing!!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SchickJune 29, 2015
    Best Mediterranean in the states! The owner imports spices and ingredients from all around the world. The service is top notch. This place is a landmark in Belmont Shore, and for a good reason.
  • Mechell E.
    Mechell ElleJune 15, 2015
    My FAVE place for lamb chops.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BossungJune 12, 2015
    Fattoush salad is great!
  • James T.
    James TuMay 29, 2015
    The chicken is awesome. The babaganoush is awesome. The garlic purée is awesome!
  • Moni Love R.
    Moni Love RobbinsMarch 19, 2015
    Chicken tawook, hummus and open sesame salad.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackmerFebruary 20, 2015
    Potatoes are delicious.
  • Leah G.
    Leah GJanuary 30, 2015
    The mint tea
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanDecember 10, 2014
    Make sure to get the garlic sauce. The beef kabob entree is awesome.
  • Ali A.
    Ali AlShehriOctober 5, 2014
    Try their garlic potato... Absolutely delicious
  • Roman S.
    Roman SalazarSeptember 7, 2014
    Um everything. If you cannot find anything good you are so lame.
  • Sadeem
    SadeemAugust 14, 2014
    Thier chicken shawrma is a must , Hummas is yummy. 100/100
  • Alan V.
    Alan VillaAugust 7, 2014
    The chicken is sooooo juicy
  • Wajdan A.
    Wajdan AlsaeedMay 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing SHAWRMA 👌❤
  • Anna W.
    Anna WootenMarch 28, 2014
    I went here on my birthday a few times, I liked their lentil soup. I felt the rest was so so.
  • Jaclyn O.
    Jaclyn OrtizFebruary 21, 2014
    Come here for lunch! Little wait, great specials. We had leftovers for days, and they were delicious.
  • Yu K.
    Yu KailinJanuary 14, 2014
    Still need to try the new one in LA.
  • Alice L.
    Alice LippsDecember 29, 2013
    Small and overpriced portions. Disappointing.
  • Colin W.
    Colin WilliamsDecember 29, 2013
    Unless you want to spend $20 for an appropriately sized meal. Go somewhere else. Taste was nothing special and there lean beef / lamb blend just taste like a sausage.
  • Ghaida Z.
    Ghaida ZahranDecember 28, 2013
    This place is great. Chicken Tawook is delicious, and don't forget to take home some garlic sauce! Only negative is they need to work on their presentation.
  • Sagar J.
    Sagar JhobaliaNovember 22, 2013
    Jalab is so much better than the Moroccan iced tea
  • Brandyn
    BrandynOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Chicken Tawook plate :)
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlmajedAugust 25, 2013
    Expensive , but nice and delicious.
  • Fahad
    FahadAugust 24, 2013
    It was a good dinner
  • David E.
    David EsquireAugust 22, 2013
    It's all about the chicken shawarma & garlic sauce! Just make sure you bring an appetite. :-)
  • Allyzon T.
    Allyzon TJuly 26, 2013
    Chicken Shawarma!
  • Steve R.
    Steve RobertsonJuly 25, 2013
    If you're going downtown, this is THE choice for food
  • Metro Bear
    Metro BearJuly 20, 2013
    Awesome... Get the petite noir Lebanese wine with the open sesame platter!
  • Kt S.
    Excellent (;
  • Ahmed A.
    Ahmed AlharbyJuly 4, 2013
    After the battle, order Turkish coffee with keshta kenafe. You will travel to heaven for a couple of minutes.
  • Ahmed A.
    Ahmed AlharbyJuly 4, 2013
    Be advised, the Lentile in the soup is dark brown Not red.
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