At Baba Ghanouj, we serve the finest Lebanese cuisine with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. Every dish is made to order using the finest ingredients. Our choice selection of meats and vegetables are always fresh, never frozen, and we serve desserts that are baked fresh daily. Our authentic recipes and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience.
George Mitri, owner and chef, has been a restaurateur in Long Beach for
over thirty years. Born and raised in Zahle, Lebanon, he learned how to cook delicious Lebanese food at home. When he decided to make the US his home in 1970, he knew he had to share the food of Lebanon with the people of Long Beach. In 1976 he opened Sahara on 2nd street in Belmont Shores. When it closed in 1990, it left a hole that only George's food could fill. So in January 2009, Baba Ghanouj opened in Bixby Knolls. Patrons of Sahara have come flooding back to enjoy the delicious cuisine and say hi to George.