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Black Sesame Kitchen

No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China (Houhai)
13691474408
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Ranked #5 of 9,410 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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Beijing, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Portland, OR
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Friends that live in Beijing took me here for dinner. The food and service are top notch. It is a great way to experience a lot of different dishes in a very friendly environment. Be careful because the first course was a pumpkin and lamb dumpling that was absolutely delicious. Then it is followed by 9 more dishes so you... More

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Beijing, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Booked a table here for a farewell meal and was very disappointed. One of the servers was extremely rude and we had to wait a long time to get served. In China, you expect a lower level of service but this was terrible. The food was very basic and bland and felt like street food. I think the most disappointing... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

What an excellent dining experience. Loved the place. The food was fantastic, great atmosphere and service. It is one of my best restaurant finds. The food and wine flow - just sit back and enjoy the food and company. What a cool place.

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Zurich
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

That evening at the Black Sesame Kitchen was just great! The food was great (ok, true, maybe not the best meal I ever had, but one of the best), varied and plentiful, the service was flawless and the atmosphere at the communal table was very friendly (helped by the unlimited amount of drinks). It is true that the price is... More

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New York
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Hard to top all of the good food we had during a 10 day stay…but Black Sesame,on our very last night, topped them all. Best food, personable service, pre-fixe menu so we did not have to make yet one more decision and a gorgeous setting on top of the roofs of the hutong! Coco was a great host. We'll be... More

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belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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154 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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