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Black Sesame Kitchen

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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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks Chef Coco for the best dining experience ever! What a wonderful way to start off the business trip. Do not miss it it! While the website says they are open for dinner on Tuesday and Friday only, you can email them to see if they'll entertain the idea for other days too. I went on a Sunday to a... More 

Thank Kshama N
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of dining at Black Sesame Kitchen while in Beijing on a family vacation. It was definitely a highlight of our entire trip! The food is simple, yet elegantly perfect. The chefs put love and care into preparing each dish. CoCo is the gracious host that brings the joy to this experience. She is like a close... More 

Thank Doug B
Skane County, Sweden
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just loved it. Go there, be open-minded, meet new people from around the world, enjoy the fresh, tasty, well prepared, yet simple and absolutely delicious food. Thanks Coco for this experience! We´d love to eat in your restaurant again.

Thank EvakEvak
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my God, I loved the whole theme of just one table and one menu, the food was amazing cant describe the sensation of the ingridients in my mouth, the host is so lovely and profesional, you should try the ice cream its amazing and delicious!!

Thank gorordojorge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Within 30 minutes of arriving in Beijing I checked TP and found the #2 rated place to eat was just around the corner, we decided to try it. Sooo happy we did, it was a fantastic evening both food and company. My daughter and I are from Ireland and at a table for 10 we met Americans, Germans, English, Filipino... More 

Thank Chris D
west midlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an experience you should not miss when visiting Beijing. We found it thanks to trip adviser and decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. Like some of the other reviews we did struggle to find it and although we got close could not locate it. We were getting close to abandoning our search however made... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the most wonderful evening at The Black Sesame hosted by the lovely hostess, Coco. 10 course meal prepared and cooked by the chef in the kitchen whilst we watched and enjoyed chatting to other guests enjoying the experience. Each course was delicious. My personal favourites were the Fried Shitake Mushrooms followed by the Five flavoured eggplant. Am so happy... More 

Thank CapeTownRover
Beijing, China
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in Beijing, I have been to BSK several times their various different venues. It is an enjoyable evening out with friends and the food is very tasty. I would recommend going with a group

Thank Ian G
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful gem of a restaurant in Beijing. First of all its in one of the old neighborhoods, in an alley, with no sign except for a couple of red lamps outside. You have to walk into the alleys, your taxi wont be able to drive in. Its close to the north exit of the forbidden city. This... More 

1 Thank MG_Foodie_78
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We travel for experiences and this was an incredible experience. It's such a captivating evening engaging with coco(the lovely hostess) and chatting with fellow travellers that you could almost not notice the 10 course meal you're all sharing. Except that the food is soooo good and cooked right in front of you that there's a little pause every time coco... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $50
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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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