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Black Sesame Kitchen

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Houhai
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No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang测试, 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: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 302
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Yes, it really IS the best chinese food you will ever eat!

Found BSK on TA months ago and made a reservation for early September. This was my second trip to China in 3 months and I have been in about a dozen different places in the country, including a previous 7 day stay in Beijing - so I have eated a LOT of chinese food in a lot of different venues.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2012
Flharleygirl1508
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Found BSK on TA months ago and made a reservation for early September. This was my second trip to China in 3 months and I have been in about a dozen different places in the country, including a previous 7 day stay in Beijing - so I have eated a LOT of chinese food in a lot of different venues.... More 

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Rochester
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142 reviews 142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

From prior reviews on tripadvisor we decided to try BSK. Went onto the web site to look at the menu and make reservations. While looking at the site we saw they have a wine and dine night so we reserved for that night. The menu is online and everything looked great. We asked the concierge at our hotel to reserve... More 

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We booked this restaurant for our first night in china. We made our booking by email. We had quick response to advise that they could take our booking. A couple days before our booking we received email instructions on how to find the restaurant. We took the subway. We asked people along the way to ensure we were going the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We went to Black Sesame Kitchen on the recommendation of a friend who'd visited Beijing three months back. And I will need to get her a box of chocolates to thank her for the recommendation! Going to Black Sesame Kitchen is an experience... from walking down the charming hutong alley to being seated at a communal table with a bunch... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

You are looking for a great place to eat in Beijing, right? Ok, stop it right there and do yourself a favor: close all the other browser tabs and windows you have opened! You have just found what you were looking for! Black Sesame Kitchen was one of the nicest restaurant experiences I've ever had. It is a very different... More 

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Beijing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Food was great, atmosphere fun, and is great for parties of 10. Lots of fun when going with a group.

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Guangzhou, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This restaurant is literally like being in someones living room - a brilliant change to the normal routine of going to restaurants and definitely gave the impression of eating as a local in China. Wonderful supply of food and drinks. I do not have a very adventurous pallet but all the menu appealed to my taste buds. Go early and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

It's a great concept. A set menu, your own private chef in a display kitchen. Food cooked right in front of you, prepared fresh. Chinese cuisine and a very thoughfuly designed menu which suites both locals and expats alike. Really good wine included. A bit hard to find if you havnt already been there, but that adds to the mystic... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Do not expect a ‘michelin restaurant’ but an atmosphere of dining in someones living room with great friends, being served a selection of the best Chinese dishes from different regions. Visit with an open mind and prepare your taste buds for something good. Can be a little tricky to find, but read the directions provided by the restaurant carefully and... More 

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Los Angeles
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126 reviews 126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My teenage daughter and I jointed Michelle on the market trip and then went to the restaurant for a shanxi noodle making class. We also went to dinner at BSK two times; once we sat in the lounge and the other time in the main dining/kitchen area. There are so many things to love about BSK. Market trip A small... More 

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

Hello Pricklypoppy! Thank you for the wonderful review and photos! Spot on for suggestions for guests hoping to visit us in the near future. It was great having you and Daisy visit and experience the whole Black Sesame Kitchen package! We hope to see you both back soon. Many thanks, Michelle and the rest of the BSK team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang测试, 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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