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Black Sesame Kitchen

No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China (Houhai)
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Ranked #2 of 9,397 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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Montville, New Jersey
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214 reviews 214 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went to BSK to treat my parents visiting me in Beijing from abroad, and we three tough critics were instantly and highly impressed with every facet of the dining experience there. The service was impeccable and personalized, the food varied and all heavenly (I let out an audible "wow" for 7~8 of the 10 courses served), and the decor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I booked Black Sesame Kitchen for my mother and I a couple of weeks before our visit.We were greeted by Coco, the host, who was very welcoming and offered us drinks whilst waiting for the others to arrive. I had informed Coco when booking that I did not eat red meat or pork and was told that they could accommodate... More

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Dinner was one of the highlights of my week in Beijing. It was nice having dinner with such a diverse group of travlers. The food was great...the conversation was great and the location !!! I would highly recommend it.

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Beijing, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Two friends hosted our farewell dinner last night at Black Sesame Kitchen (BSK). After living in Beijing for three years, we heard of this restaurant but had never dined here. I wish that we discovered BSK sooner as last night's ambiance, quality of food and top-notch service, made for a most memorable evening. First the venue: BSK is difficult to... More

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Fort Pierce
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Such an amazing experience! We got a little lost getting there but nothing too bad. The food was all amazing and the others at our table were so much fun. I didn't want it to end. The shitake mushrooms and the sesame ice cream was the best thing i have ever eaten. Getting a reservation was very easy via their... More

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Lima, Peru
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12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

maybe with their original layout, when the cooking was part of the experience, it would have been more worth it, but now it is only a private restaurant with a set menu, the food was good, but not the best we wave had in China, but BY FAR the most expensive.

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Sarnia, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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