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Black Sesame Kitchen

) #3 of 12,174 Restaurants in Beijing $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
+86 136 9147 4408
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Black Sesame is ranked #1 for a reason. It is nestled back in a hutong, but the owner was on the look out for us. The restaurant provided a fantastic dining experience. If you like food & great times, I highly recommend Black Sesame it...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed December 22, 2013

I have been to Black Seasame three times, it's become an absolute must when friends vist Beijing, and they all say it's a highlight of their trip. You not only eat great food and drink great wine, but the communal dining aspect is great fun....More

Thank Klokkebelle
Reviewed December 20, 2013

A culinary trip around China in a wonderful traditional hutong. I have to agree with everyone else. Our 10 course Chinese meal, cooked in front of us, was tasty. We ate from common plates in the middle. Everything was organic and no MSG - so...More

Thank RT1971
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Black sesame kitchen, once I found it was a revelation in chinese food. You have to enter a courtyard in a hutong and wend your way to the back to locate it. They have one seating a night and it's a communal meal. Lucky for...More

2  Thank nayya1960
Reviewed December 7, 2013

I found this restaurant on Fodors by a reviewer. This is located in the depths of the Hutong neighborhood in Beijing. Not easy to find...BUT when you do, it is worth the trip. The people were welcoming and the small but cosy place smelled great...More

Thank clove7524
Reviewed December 5, 2013

My husband and I spent five days in Beijing in late November 2013. Pretty cold weather, crisp air and sunny. We had booked dinner for two at the Black Sesame Kitchen based on Trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Very warm atmosphere, great cooking...More

Thank 932river
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The restaurant is very warming and welcoming, is like having dinner in a friend's place. The fixed menu cosseted of 10 servings, one better than the other, the sesame cream with warm caramel was just mind-blowing. Need to book in advance

Thank france2387
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We had a reservation to dine at Black Sesame Kitchen during our recent stay in Beijing, but unfortunately our Chinese guest was hospitalized so we called a few days ahead to cancel our reservation. We spoke to Michelle, who extended the invitation to keep the...More

3  Thank gicdjc
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Best meal in Beijing and what a fun night too! I hadn't quite realized it was communal seating so felt bad we were the last on our table to arrive but we slotted right in and where having a blast with our new dining friends...More

Thank redbritgirl
Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I had a very unique dining experience at Black Kitchen. Food was outstanding. We had the 9 course fixed menu and all the dishes were prepared just right...and all with different flavors. The communal dining experience was great as we had opportunity...More

Thank Michael L
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rajeev m
Can tthey put 11 people on 1-2 tables. We have 7 vegetarian NO meat. What kind of dishes they have Also what is the price range if they have ficx menu How far from JW Marriott
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
How much does it cost for the 10 course dinner with 2 glasses of wine. I read conflicting messages
March 16, 2017|
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Response from BlackSesameKitchen | Property representative |
Hi Huntsville, Alabama, The meal costs 300RMB, or roughly $50US, for the ten course meal and generous pours of wine. Please book by emailing us. Thank you! the BSK team
Margery G
Hi CoCo I will be in Beijing on January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016 and would like to make a reservation for a 10 course dinner meal on any of the above dates. There will be myself and my daughter: I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Margery
December 11, 2015|
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Response from toad69 | Reviewed this property |
You will have a great time and they are very helpful , use their web site to contact them
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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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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