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“Perfect Dining Experience”

Black Sesame Kitchen
Ranked #5 of 12,840 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Houhai
Description: 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.
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Tucked away in one of Beijing’s hutongs, there is the most amazing private kitchen. The food was FANTASTIC and I loved being able to taste 10 different dishes. The private setting was perfect and we really enjoyed meeting the other group of people who joined us for dinner. All the staff at BSK were welcoming, it really felt like we were eating in someone's home. I would recommend BSK to anyone visiting Beijing whether it's for business, vacation or just passing through.

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1  Thank Vicky I
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

A unique restaurant in a unique setting , local food cooked in the hutongs great value and great experience

Thank SingaporeAsiaroamer
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We went with a bunch of couples and had a great evening of food and drink with friends. We took over the whole restaurant, watched the chef cook and visited and ate the delicious cuisine. I can't wait to go back again!

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1  Thank wanderingwendy
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Great setting, inside a courtyard - make sure you take instructions how to get there, because you'll never stumble across it
Nice to eat at a communal table
Also good value for an all in, wine included price
Great service
An interesting night, but not really a place you'll find too many locals (if any)

1  Thank JulietBeijing
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

We heard about the Kitchen via Tripadvisor and decided to book a reservation during our recent trip to Beijing. We LOVED it. The location was in a fun part of the city and the food was outstanding. The service was excellent and the food covered all the bases. We were with our 15 and 13 year old kids and they had a great time...even with the 2+ hour meal. Each food course was unique and the owner's husband explained everything...including the chefs' backgrounds. Unique. Fun. Well priced for what you get. Free flowing wine. All in all a special experience in Beijing. And the directions they sent to us a day beforehand were perfect. Make time to visit this place!

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Thank David R
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BlackSesameKitchen, General Manager at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2012

Thanks for the review! The BSK team are please to hear your family had a wonderful experience during Beijing and making the time to come and have dinner at Black Sesame Kitchen. Please come back for another visit soon. Next time, a cooking class for the kids so they can learn some of their favourite Chinese dishes and do the cooking at home?!

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