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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 9,484 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Houhai
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There is nothing I can add to other reviews about what a great experience it is eating at Black Sesame Kitchen. I can make it easier for you to find it. When you are walking in from the south end of BaoChao Hutong, look for Mr. Shi's Dumplings on your right. Now look on the left side of the street... More 

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New Delhi, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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159 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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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 

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: Chinese

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