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Black Sesame Kitchen

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No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Near Jingshan Park/Forbidden City, Beijing 100007, China
13691474408
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a reservations-only dining experience offering a set menu of ten...
We are a reservations-only dining experience offering a set menu of ten courses and two wine pairings in an open kitchen where you'll learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Real Chinese food at its' best....

Located in a Hutong area of Beijing, this place is awe inspiring in so many ways. You must make reservations before you leave for China. Dinner is a ten course gastronomy of Chinese food. Cooked in an open kitchen, this restaurant serves not much more than 20 to 25 people a night. Diners sit at a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Temple City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Located in a Hutong area of Beijing, this place is awe inspiring in so many ways. You must make reservations before you leave for China. Dinner is a ten course gastronomy of Chinese food. Cooked in an open kitchen, this restaurant serves not much more than 20 to 25 people a night. Diners sit at a big table and food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I hadn't remembered to make a reservation but as a solo traveler (sometimes) know that often the impossible reservation is possible. I emailed for a reservation within the next 3 days. I got one for the next evening. I met the other dinners in the courtyard and was given a drink. we were brought into our dinning room where menus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I visit Beijing last3month ago.. I I plan to for my lunch near to my hotel restaurant and I choose in black sesame kitchen.. And i stayed 5days in Beijing.. I took lunch here 3 days.. Foods was very good. And service also best. I like this restaurant.. And I recomand this place for lunch 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We went to their Friday communal dinner at the beginning of May and wow wow wow!! It was a ten course meal with each of the courses being either excellent or to die for (especially the eggplant with three flavours, the beef with Hangzou pepper and the gum bao shrimps - although as I understand they change their menu regularly).... More 

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

Dear Arichok, Thank you again for coming to Black Sesame Kitchen and giving us such wonderful feedback. We are happy to hear that we met your exacting standards! We would like to remind our new and old guests that we have moved to a new permanent location at 28 Zhong Lao Hutong, near Jingshan Park and the Forbidden City in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is the 2nd time that I have made it to the Black Sesame Kitchen. Once last March (2014) and yesterday (June 2015). They changed locations and I wonder of they could pull off the original feat of a combo of awesome food, fantastic atmosphere, and engaging interaction. They knocked it out of the park once again. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I actually got lost trying to find Black Sesame Kitchen and showed up at the original location where the cooking classes are rather than the restaurant on the rooftop of the Orchid. My bad for not paying more attention to the address change. Fortunately, I met Coco and she introduced to a couple people that were heading that way as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Heard a lot about BSK and this was my first visit. My friends had been before and the staff knew them so it was nice to have a personal touch. Mind you, it is so small and intimate, it can't help but be personal. Free flowing food and drink is never a bad thing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were lucky enough to go twice while in China. The food is excellent and you can watch it being prepared. You enjoy a communal table of 12 and hear their adventures. Coco makes you feel so welcome! the meal in inclusive of wine and the fixed menu very extensive. I so wish I could go back tomorrow. At the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Very few restaurants on this planet have impressed me as much as Black Sesame Kitchen. My only complaint is that all other eateries will now pale in comparison. Coco, the manager, was very passionate about making sure our evening was perfect. When our friends could not find the restaurant, she actually sent another employee out on the streets of Hatong... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Had dinner here earlier and it was awesome. Good service friendly chef great enviroment!! Highly recommended.... Will definitely come back again.

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Additional Information about Black Sesame Kitchen

Address: No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Near Jingshan Park/Forbidden City, Beijing 100007, China
Phone Number: 13691474408
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: Chinese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Near Jingshan Park/Forbidden City, Beijing 100007, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: 13691474408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

We are a reservations-only dining experience offering a set menu of ten courses and two wine pairings in an open kitchen where you'll learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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