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Review of Open Sesame

Open Sesame
Ranked #3 of 1,180 Restaurants in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$26
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 12 May 2018

It's like coming home - we were a party of 10 - the family was on time, the table was not ready but so what - we met the manager, we were greeted and hugged like family, exchanged stories, and laughter - got to table 10 minutes later. Wines were recommended - were GREAT! - all the food was GREAT - passed around and shared - the manager declined our invite to do a bell dance (thank goodness!!) - we left, no remnants to go home - do not hesitate staff for food recommendations.

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Thank James B
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We had chicken shawarma, falafel appetizer, lamb/beef kafta and the Sesame combo. All of them were excellent. There was also great service. Our dinner friends had been here many times and say it is good for vegetarians as well as meat lovers. One of us had the potatoes with garlic sauce, unique. Wish we could go back but we are 3000mi away. Maybe we can eat here when we visit Long Beach again!

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Words cannot explain how delicious this food is! The potatoes and the fried cauliflower are my go to. The pita bread is always warm and fresh and this is just a great place to come with a great atmosphere.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

What an enjoyable - and delicious - evening.
Three of us started with the delicious potatoes and garlic sauce.
As we pored over the menu trying to decipher and decide, we opted to choose three different chicken entrees (shawarma, kafta, and ?) and three different sides and split all the dishes.
Having been able to sample three dishes, I can say that each was was distinct and flavorful.
The perfectly spiced dishes, along with the excellent service, made for a lovely Belmont Shore evening.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The best middle-eastern food I have ever had hands down, and I am from the Detroit area. The garlic sauce, wild pickles, shawarma, kibbi, hummus, everything is so, so good. The only complaint is the pita isn't fresh made in house, that is truly the only thing they could improve on, and since I try not to eat too much bread I'm kinda glad they don't

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Thank momlikesthebest
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