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“Outstanding!”

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 June 11, 2013

After reading about BSK on Trip Advisor, I was thrilled to get a last minute reservation last weekend and it lived up to its billing. While the food was really, really good, the best part was the overall experience of the evening....walking through the Hutong, the communal seating, the fantastic hosts, and a few shots of a homemade everclear(?)...made for a very memorable experience. Thanks Michelle and Coco!

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We enjoyed the evening at Black Sesame, but if it a cooking class or a real authentic Chinese experience you are after, then I don’t think this is the right place. This is more like a Chinese Food evening on a cruise ship with unlimited Australian wine. The food is geared towards a Western palate and nothing is offensive. Your biggest risk is that you don’t get along with the strangers at the table, but the wine will make you care less about this.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Had the great fortune of securing a booking at Black Sesame while in Beijing with my family in April. (My family consists of myself, husband and teenage son - I wouldn't recommend Black Sesame for families with small children)

Location is perfect, food is great and staff were lovely. I have to say that even with all of that the highlight for me was the opportunity to share a delicious meal in unique surroundings with other travellers. Siting down with people from all over the world and sharing stories made this easily one of the most memorable meals I've had in all of my travels.

I highly recommend you do your best to experience Black Sesame Kitchen when in Beijing.

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1  Thank ll72
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Eating family style allows you to meet others and enjoy the incredibly different cuisine. What a treat to be part of "the family". Getting there is part of the adventure and the many courses were all just great! Leave enough time to finish your meal and enjoy dessert.

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Thank lulupearl
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nothing but great things to say about dinner at Black Sesame Kitchen. This is one of the best dining experiences I've had. Three hours to enjoy a 10 dish meal with free flowing wine (or other beverages) throughout.

Arrive early to get seats close to the chefs for best viewing of the whole process. When booking (at least a month in advance) also make sure to ask for the main table.

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Thank Sandra L
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