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Black Sesame Kitchen

No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China (Houhai)
13691474408
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Ranked #4 of 9,457 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Houhai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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New Delhi, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We had a group of 8 people Wine and Dine night just an amazing atmosphere. I can't wait to find an excuse to go again. Our 10 course meal consisted of: dumplings, fried shitake mushrooms with cilantro, a 3 Chinese mushroom dish, Sichuan chicken, pork belly, green beans with olives. Wine was not that cheap although. But real good collection... More

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Hong Kong, China
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142 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We have heard a lot about Black Sesame Kitchen and so were thrilled when a friend decided to hire the kitchen to cater for her birthday. The kitchen, which operated out of a small hutong before recently moved and is now based in The Orchid, a boutique hotel set in a lovely hutong compound. The experience includes a private chef... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Enjoyed Black Sesame's multi course tasting menu during a stay at the Orchid Hotel. It was so delicious and served in an intimate and cozy atmosphere. One of the most memorable dinners. Highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you are in Beijing going to Black Sesame is an absolute must. We had the best evening with some of the best food I have had in a long time. The timing of the dishes was great and each one had a new interesting taste. They are only open on Tuesdays and Fridays so remember to book in advance.

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BlackSesameKitchen, Founder at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Pemille, Thank you for your kind review -- we are so delighted you had a good time at Black Sesame Kitchen. We are actually open 7 days a week, but our communal dinners are on Tuesdays and Fridays, and we encourage small groups or individuals to book those evening. It is a special event where diners all over the... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

WE spend very nice evening at Black Sezame restaurant.This place is in kinde of a different style from other restaurant we tried in Bejing. You are sharing a big comunal table with all other people. Nice experianc. Sociable skills....must have :P

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Cheltenham
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4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I cannot recommend this place highly enough - it is FABULOUS! Coco and her amazing team cook up a storm and have a great set up. This is communal dining at its finest - so much choice, plenty of food - wish we had bigger tummies, free flowing wine and beer (my glass was member empty!) which is awesome and... More

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Herts
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Booked BSK for our last night in Beijing and were not disappointed. Food is of a high standard and Coco is a great host. Nice intimate ambience - a bit like being invited to a private dinner party. Liked the concept of sharing a table with others. A bit more expensive than other restaurants in Beijing but worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I booked this restaurant after reading trip advisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. I booked for 4 as we were travelling to Beijing with our friends. We went by taxi and the taxi stopped at the end of the street as it was a very narrow street. It was quite dark as we were walking down the narrow street and... More

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BlackSesameKitchen, Founder at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear MarieJohn, Thank you for your advice to our future guests about booking early. We do tend to fill up a few weeks in advance, especially on the weekends. Thanks also for your feedback on our dishes and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our service, food, and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Happy... More

Manila, Philippines
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at our Black Sesame dinner last night and thoroughly recommend the experience. Love the concept of sitting on a communal table eating with other diners and sharing Beijing stories (we got a number of great recommendations for other things to do and were able to share our recommendations too). The food was delicious and plentiful... More

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Beijing, China
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went to Black Sesame Kitchen to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. It was an awesome experience with delicious food and good company. Not necessarily the most adventurous or authentic Chinese food experience but the value is unbeatable. Would definitely recommend it if you have guests in town because its a great way to "ease" them into the shock... More

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Additional Information about Black Sesame Kitchen

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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