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Open Sesame

7458 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
For some comforting and authentic Lebanese food, Open Sesame found in Beverly Hills and Long Beach is a great option. The baba ganoush is smoky and smooth and the ambience is cozy and romantic. According to their website, the Mediterranean cuisine goes back several thousand years of gastronomical evolution that has influenced modern cuisine as we know it today. With each civilization adding their own flavor of life. With the use of spices, ingredients and cooking techniques that started with the Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs, Romans and Ottomans.

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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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