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“Very good food, and a lot of fun.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Sesame Kitchen

Black Sesame Kitchen
No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District | Nanluoguxiang测试, Beijing 903, China (Houhai)
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Ranked #3 of 8,771 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Houhai
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“Very good food, and a lot of fun.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

10 course menu, but it is not overwhelming. Very Good Chinese food. We sat at a communal table with several other couples, overlooking the cooking area. It was really a lot of fun. One of the best meals we had in Beijing, maybe just after Dali.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulous group dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

One of our friends had booked out the restaurant for a private group dining experience (10 courses of amazing food). We had such a lovely time and the hutong setting was just fabulous (perhaps a little tricky to find for first-time visitors though). Definitely two thumbs up - especially the delicious dessert!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Surrey, BC Canada
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“Huotang setting for a wonderful restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We booked the "Wine & Dine" at this lovely cooking kitchen restaurant in Beijing a month before our trip. The restaurant has a set menu of ten wonderful items. We sat a table for 8. 2 were from Finland, 1 working in Beijing, one from Swizerland, 2 from the US and the 2 of us from Canada. It was a wonderful dining experience that we highly recommend!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Exceptional exceptional exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

One of the best meals we ate in China.

Located in a back street residential area, a suggestion is to follow the entrance which opens into a courtyard.

The staff especially the Kiwi manageress were great. The food was 10 courses of Chinese food that ranged from ribs to lotus flower.

Not to be missed is the Black sesame ice cream at the end and if they offer it the chefs special brew to drink.

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“One of the highlights of our China trip.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Not much I can add to the excellent reviews Others have posted. My favorite dish was the braised Lotus root but the fermented black bean was great also. And then their signature dish, the black sesame ice cream with cartelized bananas. I can't wait to get home to make it myself.

Book early because the fill up quick.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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