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Black Sesame Kitchen

) #3 of 12,184 Restaurants in Beijing $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
+86 136 9147 4408
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  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most amazing dining experience. Everything from the host to the food was impeccable. Special thanks to Coco for making us felt so welcome. Thank you to the Chefs for wonderful dishes! We will be back :-)))

1  Thank WS7008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BEST meal I had on my 18 day trip to China. It also included unlimited wine. My only recommendation is to arrange for transportation back to hotel. This is a must while in Beijing.

1  Thank BinkyandJane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group dinner here and it was perfection. 10 courses, each delicious, and the opportunity to watch it be prepared. The black sesame ice cream for dessert was the highlight--save room. This compound also teaches cooking classes and other traditional Chinese arts.

1  Thank Mitre10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent meal and a fantastic way to meet new people and gain a better understanding for Chinese culture and food. I live in Beijing and this ranks as one of the best meals I've had. Dinner started with pork and pumpkin dumplings...More

1  Thank Guinness R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say? The 10 course set menu was simply wonderful. The hostess coco is very attentive, keeping an eye on our wine glasses and refilling when necessary. Al courses were delicious, my favourite was the red braised pork, crispy and tender at the...More

1  Thank MarkvandenBerg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our black sesame experience. It was nice to get together with other tourists from all over the world and hear their experiences. We were lucky enough to get some tips from shanghai locals of where to go on our next stop of our...More

1  Thank Laurenmadeley
Reviewed May 29, 2017

I have been to Black Seame Kitchen a few times for group dinners, always excellent. Well-cooked food, nice atmosphere, the dumping making class before the dinner is always fun. Perfect place for private event/dinner. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Grace L
Reviewed May 23, 2017

First of all, thank you for arranging an alternative night. The Tuesday we wanted to visit was full so they opened up on a Wednesday and filled the place. You do need to book in advance as the restaurant will only take about 20 or...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Was hoping this was going to be the highlight of my time in Beijing based on the amazing reviews, but was sorely disappointed. 1. Prebooking price was $50 USD. But actual price is 300RMB, so if you prepay you lose about $6.50 on the exchange....More

4  Thank djturntable
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Selected on the fly after hiking the Great Wall, we were gratified that the staff were willing to accommodate our party at this tiny little restaurant. Normally they only operate by reservation, seating for the Prix Fix menu is at 7:00. We arrived at 7:15...More

Thank msh2010
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Jenna D
June 26, 2017|
Response from Caroline F |
No you can not. Either the whole experience or nothing as it is a collective menu and everybody must be present at the start. 7 pm
Jenna D
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Thomas L | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, it's a communial dinner and desert is part of the experience.
rajeev m
March 24, 2017|
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Response from BlackSesameKitchen | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Yes, we can fit 11 people at 1 table, as long as there is space that evening. Is it 300RMB or about $50 per person, and yes, we can most definitely accommodate vegetarians with plenty of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 136 9147 4408
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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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