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Black Sesame Kitchen

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Houhai
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No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China
13691474408
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining

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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wow!!! Very Authentic Experience...

After arriving in Beijing, and freshening up at hotel, we went to Black Sesame Kitchen. What a great way to start off a 2 week trip. This place was just amazing. I have to say it was difficult to find the location because the Orchid Hotel is located in an alley off the Hutong, so make sure you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
GatorFTL
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After arriving in Beijing, and freshening up at hotel, we went to Black Sesame Kitchen. What a great way to start off a 2 week trip. This place was just amazing. I have to say it was difficult to find the location because the Orchid Hotel is located in an alley off the Hutong, so make sure you get explcit... More 

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

Dear GatorFTL, We appreciate your support and thank you for sharing your experience! Yes, indeed, we are a bit difficult to find so take a few extra minutes and make sure you have the directions, which we provided once you make a booking. We hope that our hidden space in the back alleys of Beijing makes for a unique experience,... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I was there last September with my wife and some friends. Most clients were expats living in Beijin. Sharing table with them (they have big shared tables where you meet new people) was a fantastic experience. We had a lot of fun sharing experiences and talking about life. The dinner was perfectly timed, and very tasty. After more than three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I first went to Black Sesame Kitchen (BSK) when they were located in their old location in Nanluoguxiang Hutong. At the original location not only was the food fabulous, but you were able to observe the meal being cooked. While you lose some of the original uniqueness of BSK in its new location at the Orchid Hotel - you still... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fabulous experience and a way to try foods you wouldn't experience otherwise. I'm not sure about their new location but their old hutong location was a cool part of the experience. Expect to meet new people as the whole party that evening sits together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had heard about this restaurant from a friend that had lived in Beijing. When our daughter visited us in Suzhou we made the trip to Beijing. We were able to get reservations for the 4 of us. We had no idea what to expect. We were told it was communal dining in an old Hutong. We were a little... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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BlackSesameKitchen, Founder at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your support and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We wanted to let you know we have permanently relocated at The Orchid hotel in Beijing and we are also doing private events at other locations around the city. We hope to see you again at Black Sesame Kitchen! Happy Cooking, Jen Founder Black Sesame Kitchen More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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171 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: 13691474408

Price and Cuisine

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

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