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Black Sesame Kitchen

No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China (Houhai)
13691474408
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Ranked #2 of 9,382 restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Houhai
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Houhai
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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Dinner was one of the highlights of my week in Beijing. It was nice having dinner with such a diverse group of travlers. The food was great...the conversation was great and the location !!! I would highly recommend it.

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Beijing, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Two friends hosted our farewell dinner last night at Black Sesame Kitchen (BSK). After living in Beijing for three years, we heard of this restaurant but had never dined here. I wish that we discovered BSK sooner as last night's ambiance, quality of food and top-notch service, made for a most memorable evening. First the venue: BSK is difficult to... More

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Fort Pierce
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Such an amazing experience! We got a little lost getting there but nothing too bad. The food was all amazing and the others at our table were so much fun. I didn't want it to end. The shitake mushrooms and the sesame ice cream was the best thing i have ever eaten. Getting a reservation was very easy via their... More

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Lima, Peru
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

maybe with their original layout, when the cooking was part of the experience, it would have been more worth it, but now it is only a private restaurant with a set menu, the food was good, but not the best we wave had in China, but BY FAR the most expensive.

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Sarnia, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We read the previous review and were able to reserve a seat at the Orchid hotel for Black Sesame's 10 course dinner. We had heard about Black Sesame's concept of cooking the meal at your table and were really excited to see how some Chinese dishes were prepared. Due to their temporary displacement, however, they are not able to do... More

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Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

After finding the Black Sesame on this web site, we discovered that their temporary home was actually in our hotel, The Orchid. So it was a no-brainer to have the hotel make us our reservation before we arrived in Beijing, and we enjoyed the evening. Course after small course arrived, each with its distinctive taste and aroma, with my wife... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

吃的还可以,头盘,不夠热,菜还行,服务差了一点,就是贵了一点。反正做的十全十美是不可能的 You can also eat , Appetizers , not hot enough , the food was okay, service not quite right , that is a bit expensive . Anyway, it is impossible to make perfect

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't find the restaurant and then checked the website. It says they're moving and offers dinner for 10+ groups at another location as well for classes 4+.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

the concept is amazing. They only serve about 20 people per night. Most guests dine in a communal table in the main area and there is a side room for groups. The two chefs prepare the food fresh at the head of the communal table. They also display a large mirror on the ceiling so people in the back can... More

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OKC
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was our first real meal in Beijing and it set the standard! Not only was the food great, the experience of sitting in the kitchen itself and seeing the cook prepare the meal was awesome. My wife and I were plavced at a table with a number of other people which also added to the expereince. Just a perfect... More

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