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About us

A Message From
Our founder

It all started with my love affair with herbs and spices which begun at the young age of 15 years old when I worked at a neighborhood spice factory in Beirut, Lebanon during my summer vacation. It was working in that environment where I absorbed the art and the power of the relationship exchange between the earthy elements and each of their individually unique powers over the senses. Our 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.
At Open Sesame it all begins with a our love to serve our guests a cuisine that has been created from scratch with heart and passion to nourish and revive the memories to the spices that I cherish so fondly from my own recollections.We are transformed from the nourishment and life force that's in the food we eat, it is essentially who we become and with this knowledge I have never compromised the quality and the time needed to pour all that into our food.
Open Sesame has been serving guests since 1999 with the commitment to share my love and the history of our gastronomical evolution. With this commitment we look forward to welcoming you back time and time again.



 

Ali Kobeissi 

Our Menu

PITA SANDWICHES

 
Monday - Friday 11am to 4pm
 
Choice of salad, potatoes, or soup

CHICKEN SHAWARMA PITA

$11

CHICKEN TAWOOK PITA

$11

BEEF SHAWARMA PITA

$11

BEEF KABOB PITA

$11

LAMB KABOB PITA

$12

CAULIFLOWER PITA

$9

KAFTA PITA

$11

ARAYES PITA

$10

FALAFEL PITA

$9

Please ask about our gluten free menu options

VN = Vegan | VG = Vegetarian | R = Raw

MEZZA | APPETIZERS

MEZZA SAMPLER

$18 VG
Vegetarian grape leaves, olives, spicy zucchini, tabouleh, labne, yogurt dip. Served with pita.

FRIED POTATOES

$6 VG VN
Our famous potatoes, sautéed with cilantro, garlic, roasted chili, lemon juice. + Garlic Sauce | 1

HUMMUS

$7 VG VN
Chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and tahini sauce, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Served with pita. + Top with: Kibbi Stuffing, Chicken or Beef Shawarma 3

SPICY HUMMUS

$7 VG VN
Hummus, roasted chili, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Served with pita.

BABA GHANNOUJ

$8 VG
Fire roasted eggplant, garlic, lemon juice and tahini drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Served with pita.

FALAFEL PATTIES

$7 VG VN
Three falafel patties made of chickpeas & fava beans, garlic, onions, herbs and exotic spices. Served with shredded lettuce, wild cucumber pickles, tomato, tahini sauce and pita.

GRILLED HALLOUMI CHEESE & WATERMELON

$9 VG
Grilled unripe brined Lebanese cheese and watermelon slices.

KIBBI

$8
A shell of extra lean ground beef and bulgur filled with roasted pine nuts, caramelized onions, ground beef and herbs.
Served with wild cucumber pickles, tomato, lettuce and a yogurt dip. 2-pieces

FRIED CAULIFLOWER

$7 VG VN
Served with onion, tomato and tahini sauce topped with sautéed pine nuts and almonds. Served with pita.

YOGURT DIP

$7 VG
Yogurt mixed with cucumber, garlic and dry mint. Served with pita.

ARAYES

$9
A blend of extra lean ground beef & lamb, mixed with parsley, onion and spices. Spread on a flat pita, toasted and served with fresh tomato, parsley, onions and sumac.

SPICY ZUCCHINI

$7 VG VN
Zucchini sautéed with tomato, onion, garlic, extra virgin olive oil. Served cold with pita.

LABNE

$7 VG
A creamy kefir cheese dip, topped with extra virgin olive oil, olives. Served with pita.

OLIVES

$5 VG VN R
Lebanese olives served with lettuce, tomato, wild cucumber pickles and pita.

FOUL M'DAMAS

$10 VG VN
Fava and chickpeas simmered with garlic, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, served with a side of onion, wild cucumber pickles, radish, cucumber, tomato, fresh mint and pita.

FRESH VEGETABLE PLATE

$8 VG VN R
An assortment of lettuce, cucumber, tomato, green onion, olives, wild cucumber pickles, radish & fresh mint.

HOMEMADE FRENCH FRIES

$4 VG VN

SLATAS | SALADS

House dressing is a mix of extra virgin olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, dry mint, sumac. VG VN R

OPEN SESAME

$9 VG
Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green onion, parsley, radish, bell pepper, fresh mint, sumac tossed with our house dressing and topped with olives and feta cheese.

FATTOUSH

$8 VG VN
Lebanese peasant salad — Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green onion, parsley, radish, bell pepper, fresh mint, sumac and toasted pita croutons tossed with our house dressing.

TABOULEH

$8 VG VN R
Chopped fresh parsley, bulgur, green onion, tomato, fresh mint, spices, extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice.

PIZZA

Add ons: Tuna . Mushrooms . Pineapples. Black Olives.

Penne Arrabiata

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(2)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(3)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(4)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli ? optional)

Penne Arrabiata(5)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(6)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(7)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(8)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(9)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(10)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(11)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

Penne Arrabiata(12)

$6.50
Tomato sauce . parsley . snap peas . parmesan . red chilli (chilli optional)

FRIDAY | KABSSA

$17
Tender lamb shank cooked over a low flame with fresh tomatoes, special blend of spices and herbs. Served over basmati rice cooked with green bell peppers, onions, carrots, raisins, spices. Sprinkled with pine nuts and almond slivers.

SATURDAY | BAMIEH

$16
Lebanese okra and lamb, slow cooked, with fresh tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, white onions. Served over basmati rice with fresh lemon wedges.

SATURDAY | KIBBI NAYYEH

$13
Lebanese style beef tartare mixed with fine bulgur, onion, mint, Lebanese herbs & spices, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Served with fresh mint, radish, serrano chilies & pita bread.

SUNDAY | MOLOKHIA

$15
Garden mallow leaves simmered with shredded chicken, garlic, lemon juice, roasted chili sauce. Served over basmati rice with your choice of marinated onions or fresh lemon wedges.

BEVERAGES

FRESH COCONUT

$6
Fresh young coconut served whole.

JALAB

$4
Rose water and grape syrup infused with incense, topped with pine nuts and almonds.

TAMARIND

$3
Indian date syrup infused with rose water.

LABAN

$4
Chilled yogurt with dry mint.

JUICE

$3
Orange, Pomegranate, Mango.

MOROCCAN GREEN ICED or HOT TEA

$3
Infused with fresh mint and orange blossom.

BLOSSOM TEA

$3
Hot water infused with orange blossom and fresh mint.

TURKISH COFFEE

$4
Infused with cardamom.

ESPRESSO or AMERICANO

$3
Lavazza.

PANNA

SPARKLING SAN PELLEGRINO

DESSERTS

LEBANESE DOGHNUT

$7
Akawi cheese wrapped in phyllo pastry, drizzled with blossom syrup, sesame seeds and cinnamon.

BAKLAWA

Flaky phyllo pastry filled with pistachios or walnuts.

BAKLAW A À LA MODE

$8
A baklawa finger served with ashta ice cream.

LEBANESE ICE CREAM

Ashta, pistachio, almond.

CHOCOLATE MOLTEN LAVA CAKE

$9
Served with Lebanese almond ice cream.

K'NAAFEH

$8
A semolina wheat pastry with sweet cheese or ashta cream, topped with orange blossom syrup.

K'NAAFEH À LA MODE

$9

ESPRESSO or AMERICANO

$3
Lavazza.

TURKISH COFFEE

$4
Infused with cardamom.

MOROCCAN GREEN ICED or HOT TEA

$3
Infused with fresh mint and orange blossom.

BLOSSOM TEA

$3
Hot water infused with orange blossom and fresh mint.

PIZZA

Add ons: Tuna . Mushrooms . Pineapples. Black Olives.

NAPOLETANA

$6.50
Pomodoro sauce . anchovies . kalamata olives . tomatoes . mozzarella. feta chesse . red onions . fresh mint

THE GREEK

$8.50
Mozzarella . pomodoro sauce . grilled zucchini . feta chesse . red onions . fresh mint

CALABRIA

$6.50
Mozzarella . pomodoro sauce . green chilies . salami picanti . kalamata olives

GORGONZOLLA

$7.50
Mozzarella . pomodoro sauce . gorgonzolla cheese . fresh rocket. feta chesse . red onions . fresh mint

ROMA

$8.50
Pomodoro sauce . mozzarella . grilled eggplant . rocket . parmesan. pesto. prosciutto

POLLO

$8.50
Pomodoro sauce . mozzarella . spiced chicken . grilled red onion. feta chesse . red onions . fresh mint

CAPRESA

$6.50
Pesto . mozzarella . basil . tomatoes . sundried tomatoes. feta chesse . red onions . fresh mint

CRISPY BACON

$7.50
spinach . ricotta cheese . mozzarella . white wine sauce . parmesan . green salad

CALABRIA(1)

$6.50
Mozzarella . pomodoro sauce . green chilies . salami picanti . kalamata olives

NAPOLETANA(1)

$6.50
Pomodoro sauce . anchovies . kalamata olives . tomatoes . mozzarella. feta chesse . red onions . fresh mint

THE GREEK(1)

$8.50
Mozzarella . pomodoro sauce . grilled zucchini . feta chesse . red onions . fresh mint

GORGONZOLLA(1)

$7.50
Mozzarella . pomodoro sauce . gorgonzolla cheese . fresh rocket. feta chesse . red onions . fresh mint

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Serving all of your favorites in a New Remodeled
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Catering Menu

Mezza | Appetizers

Price per order Minimum 10 Orders

Hummus

$ 6.50
Chicken breast . spiced bread crumbs . chips or mashed potatoes . aioli sauce

Spicy Hummus | VG VN

$ 6.50
Chicken breast . spiced bread crumbs . chips or mashed potatoes . aioli sauce

Baba Ghannouj | VG VN

$ 6.50
Chicken breast . spiced bread crumbs . chips or mashed potatoes . aioli sauce

Grilled Halloumi & Watermelon | VG

$ 6.50
Chicken breast . spiced bread crumbs . chips or mashed potatoes . aioli sauce

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