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Black Sesame Kitchen

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Houhai
As featured in Best Food in Beijing
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No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District,, Beijing 100000, China
13691474408
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a reservations-only dining experience offering a set menu of ten...
We are a reservations-only dining experience offering a set menu of ten courses and two wine pairings in an open kitchen where you'll learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine.
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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
Come hungry, leave stuffed!!! Plan ahead and come to BSK.

Go here with an empty belly because you will eat a lot!! Fantastic and fun setting. Loved the traditional Chinese food. Highly recommend going here if you visit Beijing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Lagavulin16
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Go here with an empty belly because you will eat a lot!! Fantastic and fun setting. Loved the traditional Chinese food. Highly recommend going here if you visit Beijing.

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Coco and her team gave us a superb evening of eating, drinking and conversation in their brilliant courtyard restaurant in a tiny hutong. Two warnings. 1: You have no idea who your fellow diners will be at the communal table so YMMV. 2: The 10 course dinner is by no means a taster menu, You might want to skip lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I visited that restaurant as a friend recommend me but it was very good food here was tasty and i like it will come back again.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited with a friend who recommended this place. Lived up to the expectations. And mostly the care what the people shows towards their guest. It was raining heavy and with finding restaurant in hutongs with rains and no umbrella we were already worried. However their chef was waiting for us at the main lane with umbrella to guide us all... More 

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

Dear Vishal, Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad you had a wonderful time even if it was raining quite hard the evening you visited. We appreciate that you ventured out in the weather to enjoy an evening at Black Sesame Kitchen and we hope to see you again. Warm regards, Jen Founder, BSK More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We ate out on a deck overlooking the city. There were about 16 total guests seated at the table, so we met a lot of new people and had an opportunity to talk. The meal was very good and delivered in 9-10 very varied courses. Most of the folks at the table were from the US or were with a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had one of our best meals ever at this place. I can recommend it to everyone! Regards, Karel Paragh

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Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was the biggest regret of our well planned Asia tour. Unfortunately it was a last minute decision. This is not one opinion, we were a group of 11 and everyone felt the exactly the same way. Paying such a large price to sit in a small room that was very hot with little to no air conditioning was very... More 

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

Dear Frank, We would like to thank you for bringing your family to BSK. It was an honor to cook for you. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the experience and apologize that our air conditioning was not cool enough for your comfort. Should you on your next visit prefer a seat away from our open kitchen (where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I went here with my wife on our second night in Beijing. We can only repeat what everybody else has said: really good, helpful host; many courses of really good food to try - the Chongqing spicy chicken was a million times better than a restaurant version i'd had the previous night - including a dessert and some beer and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

BSK is by far the best eating experience in Beijing, with 10 courses plus beer, wine and soft drinks for 300RMB. The food was excellent and cooked in an open kitchen. It is served communally in the centre of the table, with around 8-10 other diners. It's a great way to meet other people visiting in Beijing (everyone dining was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Following TA's reviews, I sent an email requestingba reservation for the three of us. My email was quickly returned by Coco, who sent me an email in English with directions in both English (for us) and Chinese for the taxi driver. This little gem is in a hutong - without directions in Chinese and English, I doubt the taxi driver... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District,, Beijing 100000, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: 13691474408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

We are a reservations-only dining experience offering a set menu of ten courses and two wine pairings in an open kitchen where you'll learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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