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Black Sesame Kitchen

No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China (Houhai)
13691474408
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Ranked #2 of 9,385 restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Sarnia, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We read the previous review and were able to reserve a seat at the Orchid hotel for Black Sesame's 10 course dinner. We had heard about Black Sesame's concept of cooking the meal at your table and were really excited to see how some Chinese dishes were prepared. Due to their temporary displacement, however, they are not able to do... More

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Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

After finding the Black Sesame on this web site, we discovered that their temporary home was actually in our hotel, The Orchid. So it was a no-brainer to have the hotel make us our reservation before we arrived in Beijing, and we enjoyed the evening. Course after small course arrived, each with its distinctive taste and aroma, with my wife... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

吃的还可以,头盘,不夠热,菜还行,服务差了一点,就是贵了一点。反正做的十全十美是不可能的 You can also eat , Appetizers , not hot enough , the food was okay, service not quite right , that is a bit expensive . Anyway, it is impossible to make perfect

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't find the restaurant and then checked the website. It says they're moving and offers dinner for 10+ groups at another location as well for classes 4+.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

the concept is amazing. They only serve about 20 people per night. Most guests dine in a communal table in the main area and there is a side room for groups. The two chefs prepare the food fresh at the head of the communal table. They also display a large mirror on the ceiling so people in the back can... More

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OKC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was our first real meal in Beijing and it set the standard! Not only was the food great, the experience of sitting in the kitchen itself and seeing the cook prepare the meal was awesome. My wife and I were plavced at a table with a number of other people which also added to the expereince. Just a perfect... More

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Drysdale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who lives in Beijing. Our original booking was cancelled with the Black Sesame kitchen was forced to cancel all reservations after they had a fallout with their landlord and needed to find alternative accommodation. But as luck would have it, they were offering private pop-up dinners for minimum of 10 people at the... More

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Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I visited black sesame with a group for business purpose. The food was tasty and staff were very friendly but except the black Sesame Ice-cream not really to rave about. Asking my local colleagues for their opinion...they were not thrilled neither

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My friend and I went to China for 2 weeks on a tour right before my 30th birthday. On the night of the moon festival we were able to sneak away and experience dinner at the black sesame kitchen. This is something that I set up in January for September and it was so worth the wait! The entire menu... More

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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Loved the food i eat, you made me love Chinese food, also made me realize how good it taste.Now i know where i have to eat, when ever i visit again.

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