Open Sesame

Middle Eastern, Lounge, Vegetarian / Vegan
$ $
313 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 288-3151



  • Try the Hummus: very good!
  • The best (probably only) Lebanese food in Des Moines!!
  • Awesome Gyros here
  • Absolutely fantastic little place. What a find!!!! Vegetarian plate is definitely a win!
  • Do not miss the hummus at this place! Sampler plate at dinner is delicious.
  • Martinis are !!!!!
  • Lentil soup at lunch is delish.
  • The baklava is homemade, and wickedly good. Flaky phyllo, lots of nuts, lots of honey. Mmmm.
  • had the veggie platter and really enjoyed it. Nice portion size, very fresh food. Service was also very good.
  • Chicken shawarma, gyro, spicy hummus, grape leaves
  • Enjoy interesting cocktails and feast on everything. If you find a bad item on the menu.... Let me know!
  • This is a great spot for a quick and delicious lunch. The Kafta and lentil soup are great.
  • I love the Taziki dip w/pita bread, the Shwarma chicken wrap and the lentil soup.
  • Love Love Love the spicy hummus!
  • I love their chicken wrap and it comes with a salad
  • Chicken Shawarma is great!
  • Cool atmosphere and friendly staff
  • Gyros rock
  • Deliciousness
  • Amazingly fresh and delicious food! Great service too!

Nearby places

428 E Locust St (btw E 4th & 5th St)
300 E Grand Ave (at E 4th St)
504 E Locust St