So what is so distinctive about Open Sesame? The selection of wines (that also includes a few Lebanese wines)? Or is it just the food. Simple, authentic, and delicious. What could go wrong with this combination?
I ordered the lamb kabob (shown above) medium rare and my dining partners both ordered chicken shawarma as our entrees. My lamb kabobs were great. Tender, juicy, and again (like everything else), very well seasoned. It was not cooked medium rare as I ordered, but closer to well done. Medium well, at the very least. However, they were still very good. The spicy hummus that came with it may even be better than the baba ganoush we started with. Whichever you decide to order, you really can't go wrong.
The food here is amazing. It's 2nd Street in Long Beach, so don't expect parking to be plentiful. However, the server mentioned that there was a paid parking lot right down the strreet (we soooo missed this). So don't be afraid, come try out the food. It's delicious and a probably a new experience for many. For three of us, we ordered two appetizers, three entrees, and a $30 bottle of pinot noir and the bill came out to just a bit over $90 (after tax and tip) per person. With all that we were ordered, were were stuffed by the end of the meal. STUFFED!
Oh yeah. Lastly, that garlic paste was sooooo amazing!
Give Open Sesame a try if you haven't gone before, you'll definitely enjoy it.
5215 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803