I have been meaning to try Open Sesame in Long Beach, after hearing good recommendations from Cal State Long Beach professors and Yelp. Hubby wanted to eat here yesterday after hearing from a friend it's better than Jerusalem's. Whaa?!
The restaurant is on 2nd Street in Belmont Shores and the same block as Frosted. The patio was packed, so we sat inside their cozy restaurant. For appetizers, we got hummus and grape leaves. Then, we shared the beef shawarma with tabouleh and more hummus.
Everything we tried was tasty and flavorful. I made myself a pita sandwich with the limey tabouleh salad, hummus with olive oil, and tender beef. We were glad we tried Open Sesame out and definitely have to take my brother who's a fan of this type of food.
Open Sesame - http://www.opensesamegrill.com/index.html