Open Sesame

2458 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


  • Sun-Thurs 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
The food here is some kind of gustatory incantation; the dishes awaken taste buds that have been asleep since birth. The babaghanoush alone will take command of your senses, overwhelming them with the deep, smoky flavor of eggplant marinated in pungent olive oil and garlic.

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  • A Jallab Cocktail Inspired by Lebanon at Open Sesame
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. by Barbara Hansen

    Shades of Scheherazade, Kismet and Lawrence of Arabia. If your magic carpet hasn't taken you to such realms, you can still get there via Open Sesame's jallab cocktail.  As you drink, you'll breathe in the alluring scents o...

  • Open Sesame Serves Up Standard Lebanese on Beverly
    Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:05 a.m. by Besha Rodell

    Open Sesame, a small chain of Lebanese restaurants with two locations in Long Beach, has opened an L.A. location in the Beverly Boulevard building that until March of this year housed Mark Gold's Eva. We stopped by for lunch to chec...

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