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Black Sesame Kitchen

#3 of 11,840 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Beijing
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No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
Name/address in local language
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Sesame Kitchen is a place not to miss when visiting Beijing. We visited with family on a Wednesday night and were able to eat in Kitchen. Coco our host made the evening a fun event. She explained each step well and engaged everyone in our party. The food was amazing and watching it be prepared was so much... More 

Thank SabinefromPA
Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience ! Coco and Brendan were very welcoming . We actually arrived early as we were so worried we would get lost based on numerous comments on Tripadvisor.However, following Coco's instructions which she sends with the confirmation email two days before your booking , we found it without a hitch. It was great to be at the communal table... More 

Thank Hamtin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far one of the best restaurants in the area for authentic food. The server was very friendly and accommodating.

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to BSK on a Wednesday night and had their communal dinner with six members. Coco was an amazing host, and offered rare service in China. She was able to explain the dishes, provide wonderful conversation, and also was very good with our kids (ages 7 & 5). The chefs were wonderful and we ate in Kitchen where we... More 

Thank sheckmann
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at Black Sesame Kitchen and it definitely was a one of a kind experience. Finding the restaurant was a bit tricky, but we managed to get there in the end. The food was SPECTACULAR, but even more so was Coco's attention. She explained every single dish to each one of us and made sure... More 

Thank Sarit I
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked dinner at Black Sesame Kitchen for my sister and I before travelling to China. And I'm so glad I did! It was a little difficult to find but having received directions from Coco (our lovely host) and with the help of some locals we were managed to find the right place. The experience was absolutely amazing. Coco was... More 

Thank Salima1989
Minusio, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been invited there from our relatives who lives in Bejing in november 2015. Beautiful location, very familiar, Just one room with large table. Guests from all over the world having delicious dinner together. It was a very interesting and beautiful evening with Amazing food, cooked in open kichen right in front of us. Everything freshly prepared with care.... More 

Thank holap2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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303 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Chinese food restaurant! Restaurant is situated in the Dongcheng hutongs and has classic authentic hutong decor Two separate rooms, each for 12 persons. One room is with an open kitchen. At any time, you can come and watch the dishes being prepared. This restaurant and private kitchen serves up one of the best communal dining experiences in town, offer... More 

Thank Vladimir M
Beijing, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Having stayed in Beijing for almost 4 years I was introduced to Black Sesame Kitchen by a friend and loved it ! Last week, I took 3 of my other friends to this place and the love it too ! Coco the attendant was excellent. She is so accomodative and gave me several options when I was trying to make... More 

Thank sootheng
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

If you're traveling to Beijing, particularly with a group or a few other people, I highly recommend booking the cooking class plus dinner at Black Sesame! We went here as a group of friends and family and this was one of the highlights of my entire trip to China! The restaurant is located in one of the hutongs in Beijing,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $50
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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: 13691474408
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?