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Black Sesame Kitchen

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No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China
13691474408
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
WOW, don't miss it

I mean WOW. One of the best dinner I ever had in a restaurant, period. Coco our waitress was waiting for us at a crossroad and led us to the restaurant. It is indeed a communal place with only one table that was set for us. The ten course was truly amazing. Let me tell you a little bit about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Brussels, Belgium
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I mean WOW. One of the best dinner I ever had in a restaurant, period. Coco our waitress was waiting for us at a crossroad and led us to the restaurant. It is indeed a communal place with only one table that was set for us. The ten course was truly amazing. Let me tell you a little bit about... More 

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Turku
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I really like the idea of communal dinner. I am a regular visitor to beijing. I sometimes travel alone and i hate to have to go out to eat alone in china. The big table was full and we had good time chatting and eating together. The food was excellent and the menu well thought. My favorite was the five... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Coco our waitress was very good. The 10 course dinner was at 300rmb per head. The only fault was it was hard to find.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at Black Sesame. The food was very traditional Chinese and introduced us to flavor profiles and ingredients that we had never experienced before. For example, the black sesame ice cream with caramelized sweet potatoes shocked and awed!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After arriving in Beijing, and freshening up at hotel, we went to Black Sesame Kitchen. What a great way to start off a 2 week trip. This place was just amazing. I have to say it was difficult to find the location because the Orchid Hotel is located in an alley off the Hutong, so make sure you get explcit... More 

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

Dear GatorFTL, We appreciate your support and thank you for sharing your experience! Yes, indeed, we are a bit difficult to find so take a few extra minutes and make sure you have the directions, which we provided once you make a booking. We hope that our hidden space in the back alleys of Beijing makes for a unique experience,... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I was there last September with my wife and some friends. Most clients were expats living in Beijin. Sharing table with them (they have big shared tables where you meet new people) was a fantastic experience. We had a lot of fun sharing experiences and talking about life. The dinner was perfectly timed, and very tasty. After more than three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I first went to Black Sesame Kitchen (BSK) when they were located in their old location in Nanluoguxiang Hutong. At the original location not only was the food fabulous, but you were able to observe the meal being cooked. While you lose some of the original uniqueness of BSK in its new location at the Orchid Hotel - you still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fabulous experience and a way to try foods you wouldn't experience otherwise. I'm not sure about their new location but their old hutong location was a cool part of the experience. Expect to meet new people as the whole party that evening sits together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had heard about this restaurant from a friend that had lived in Beijing. When our daughter visited us in Suzhou we made the trip to Beijing. We were able to get reservations for the 4 of us. We had no idea what to expect. We were told it was communal dining in an old Hutong. We were a little... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The first time I had the pleasure of dining with Black Sesame Kitchen (BSK) was in their original hutong location off of Nanluoguxiang. It was an amazing experience filled with great smells, tastes and sites as we watched our ten course meal being prepared and enjoyed every savory bite. I especially enjoyed the Chongqing Laziji, probably the best Laziji I... More 

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

Thank you for your support and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We wanted to let you know we have permanently relocated at The Orchid hotel in Beijing and we are also doing private events at other locations around the city. We hope to see you again at Black Sesame Kitchen! Happy Cooking, Jen Founder Black Sesame Kitchen More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: 13691474408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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