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Black Sesame Kitchen

3 Heizhima Hutong, Dong Cheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China (Houhai)
+86 136 9147 4408
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Ranked #1 of 9,347 restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I visited black sesame in March with family who are locals in Beijing, the food was tasty and staff were very friendly and you get a good view on how the food is made which is a fun experience, but personally for the price (300¥ per person) it is not worth it at all, you can find mitchelin star resteraunts... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Without a doubt, certainly to my mind, the BEST MEAL my wife, daughter and I enjoyed on our recent short stay in Beijing .... which is a big call as we also enjoyed mouth-watering Peking Duck at "Da Dong Duck" - a sumptuous meal that got closer to decadent than I have ever been before. However, for overall enjoyment, magnificent... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

In process of planning a trip to Beijing and was very excited by excellent reviews this restaurant received. Went onto Facebook to see if there was a clearer printable map and read there that the restaurant is closed for April 2014 and until further notice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

- Good food - Good atmosphere - Could be hard to find, calculate extra time to get there - Situated in an old hutong area.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went to Black Sesame Kitchen with some friends who had been there before. We knew from them that this was a "must eat at" restaurant in Beijing, but we had no idea just how great it was going to be! The food was absolutely delicious. It is prepared right there in front of you and served up hot with... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We live in Beijing and have found Black Sesame to be a great spot to take visiting family. We took our parents to the 10 course banquet which was excellent. The communal tables in the hutong setting create a great atmosphere and there's always an interesting mix of fellow diners sharing their experiences of China (whether holidaying or living here).... More

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Thank you for you food. We eat in your restaurant some times and it always taste so good. We come back soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I can't believe I've never reviewed Black Sesame! I've lived in Beijing for two years and have visited at last a dozen times - for dinner, book club, cooking class - and it's always been top notch. The food is incredible, and it's so much fun to watch the chefs prepare it right in front of you (on just a... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Please notice the review below and see that this person has only *1 review.* I called the Black Sesame and checked to find out the review below is false and they are most definitely open and taking reservations and classes! They have contacted TripAdvisor to get the false review removed. I took a dumplings class back in January and learned... More

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Beijing, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

What can I say to capture the experience at Black Sesame? Incredible, amazing, delightful all spring to mind. The Beijing purists would suggest that it's not a classical Beijing experience, if only for the fact that it's not an old establishment, and its catered more towards westerners visiting, rather than Beijing locals. But please don't let this put you off!... More

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