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Black Sesame Kitchen

No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China (Houhai)
13691474408
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Ranked #3 of 9,404 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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belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

You will get an 8 (or was it 10 ?) course dinner for 300RMB pp. Chinese kitchen, but not to Chinese since most of the customers are foreigners. Good wines and/or beers are included in the price. 300RMB is very expensive for a Chinese restaurant, however, for most foreigners this is a very reasonable price. And yes, the different courses... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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208 reviews 208 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Like most of the other reviewers, I really enjoyed dinner at Black Sesame Kitchen. The quality of the food, paired with free-flowing wine and beer, is a real bargain! I enjoyed meeting the other people at the table as well, even though we had to sit inside because of the rain rather than enjoying the outdoor patio.

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Bologna, Italy
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was my best dinner experience I had during my three weeks trip in China: not the best food I tasted, but the best experience overall. Pay attention that the restaurant is now inside the Orchid Hotel and therefore the correct address is No.65 Baochao Hutong, Gulou East Street (close to the previous location). I strongly recommend to go on... More

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Montville, New Jersey
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218 reviews 218 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

the restaurant offers a pre-set 10 course menu that is fabulous. The restaurant only seats 20 people - you're on a roof top deck that is great (there's an inside room if it rains). They were very willing to modify their menu for 2 people in our group that don't eat meat. Each course was great. Beer, wine & soda... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went to BSK to treat my parents visiting me in Beijing from abroad, and we three tough critics were instantly and highly impressed with every facet of the dining experience there. The service was impeccable and personalized, the food varied and all heavenly (I let out an audible "wow" for 7~8 of the 10 courses served), and the decor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I booked Black Sesame Kitchen for my mother and I a couple of weeks before our visit.We were greeted by Coco, the host, who was very welcoming and offered us drinks whilst waiting for the others to arrive. I had informed Coco when booking that I did not eat red meat or pork and was told that they could accommodate... More

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Address: No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China
Phone Number: 13691474408
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: Chinese

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