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“Superb!”

Black Sesame Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 12,786 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
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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 December 14, 2012

Great restaurant with really delicate understanding of chinese food. The ambience and atmosphere in the restaurant is one of a kind experience that you simply must have to try.

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Black Sesame Kitchen is a great experience. I was a solo visitor but the communal tables and the great hosts mean it's a lively sociable evening. The 10 course meal was excellent - fresh, lively flavours and a variety of interesting dishes with plenty of explanation about ingredients and techniques. Go if you possibly can (it's very busy).

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

It was a great evening , being made extremely welcome and just made to be at home.
It's hard to add anything more to what has been written Fresh food, great company , perfect service and a really great entrance... you have to believe it's there to find it!

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We were fortunate to eat two dinners at the Black Sesame Kitchen. Both evenings were fantastic. The enthusiasm and skill of the staff made us feel that we were guests for wonderful meals at their home. The 10 tasty courses each night provided a great introduction to Chinese cooking with the added opportunity to watch the chefs in action. We loved visiting with fellow travelers from around the world. These were among the most memorable travel meals in our lives.

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We decided to try and get a reservation after reading all the good reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. We booked about 4 weeks in advance and still didn't get our preferred date it is that popular. Directions provided for the booking were excellent and you really need to follow them!

We had asked for a place on the main kitchen table and got that. Our hosts were very friendly and on the night we were there the table was a very international experience with our immediate companions coming from Australia, Canada, Finland, USA and New Zealand. We could see the cooking taking place in front of us although it was easy to get distracted talking!

The food was a set 10 course meal, all delicious and nothing too unusual although the chillis were a talking point in one dish. Chinese tea, water and free flowing Australian wine were all included.

The experience is best considered as a dinner party - there is great food and service but this is not a restaurant as you are in someone's home. Would definitely recommend.

Thank EscapingScotland
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