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Black Sesame Kitchen

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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, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best meal in Beijing!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited "Black Sesame Kitchen" for dinner while in Beijing on business this past June. I was with 3 work colleagues, all of whom had been a number of times before and ranked it amongst the best restaurant experiences in Beijing (all Brits who travel extensively to China). I had been told it was down a bit of an alley and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

They actually just changed location and are now in #28 Zhong Lao Hutong Dongcheng District. The food was great, we made reservations ahead as the place is small and very intimate so make sure you do - it's worth it. The chefs were serving the food and stayed to talk to us, and made our visit even better. We sat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The dinner was our first dining experience in Beijing and our first impression was daunting because of the 5 minute walk in back alley to get to the kitchen. The table wasn't clean and the food was ordinary. There was nothing that stood out as spectacular. On top of that it was overly expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We enjoyed their delicious, fixed-price (~$50/per person) 10-course communal dinner with wine/beer/beverages included. Coco is a wonderful hostess and the food is plentiful and delicious; the red wine we were served was also excellent (non-Chinese). Our family of four sat with two charming and interesting couples from Norway - we had so much fun talking with them that Coco had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Located in a Hutong area of Beijing, this place is awe inspiring in so many ways. You must make reservations before you leave for China. Dinner is a ten course gastronomy of Chinese food. Cooked in an open kitchen, this restaurant serves not much more than 20 to 25 people a night. Diners sit at a big table and food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I hadn't remembered to make a reservation but as a solo traveler (sometimes) know that often the impossible reservation is possible. I emailed for a reservation within the next 3 days. I got one for the next evening. I met the other dinners in the courtyard and was given a drink. we were brought into our dinning room where menus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I visit Beijing last3month ago.. I I plan to for my lunch near to my hotel restaurant and I choose in black sesame kitchen.. And i stayed 5days in Beijing.. I took lunch here 3 days.. Foods was very good. And service also best. I like this restaurant.. And I recomand this place for lunch 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We went to their Friday communal dinner at the beginning of May and wow wow wow!! It was a ten course meal with each of the courses being either excellent or to die for (especially the eggplant with three flavours, the beef with Hangzou pepper and the gum bao shrimps - although as I understand they change their menu regularly).... More 

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

Dear Arichok, Thank you again for coming to Black Sesame Kitchen and giving us such wonderful feedback. We are happy to hear that we met your exacting standards! We would like to remind our new and old guests that we have moved to a new permanent location at 28 Zhong Lao Hutong, near Jingshan Park and the Forbidden City in... More 

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Additional Information about Black Sesame Kitchen

Address: No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District,, Beijing 100000, China
Phone Number: 13691474408
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
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
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: Chinese

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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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