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Black Sesame Kitchen
Ranked #6 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 April 3, 2014

In process of planning a trip to Beijing and was very excited by excellent reviews this restaurant received. Went onto Facebook to see if there was a clearer printable map and read there that the restaurant is closed for April 2014 and until further notice.

6  Thank Michelle D
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

- Good food
- Good atmosphere
- Could be hard to find, calculate extra time to get there
- Situated in an old hutong area.

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Thank Geir N
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went to Black Sesame Kitchen with some friends who had been there before. We knew from them that this was a "must eat at" restaurant in Beijing, but we had no idea just how great it was going to be!

The food was absolutely delicious. It is prepared right there in front of you and served up hot with a great explanation of each dish. It was truly like being in someone's home (a traditional Chinese hutong home), with an amazing chef leading the experience!

The food is plentiful, the alcohol is all you can drink (and you never have to ask for a refill) and the atmosphere is both charming and relaxed!

If you are coming to Beijing, get your reservation to this restaurant early! This place captures Beijing and the foods of the area in the most delicious way!

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Thank Shanna M
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We live in Beijing and have found Black Sesame to be a great spot to take visiting family. We took our parents to the 10 course banquet which was excellent. The communal tables in the hutong setting create a great atmosphere and there's always an interesting mix of fellow diners sharing their experiences of China (whether holidaying or living here).

The food is fresh, plentiful and nowhere near as oily as many Chinese restaurants. As expected with a banquet there's a varied selection of dishes - and the wine and beer goes down a treat. At 300rmb per head it's good value. They were also very thoughtful in catering to the very specific dietary requirements of some of our group.

We have also done the dumpling cooking course at Black Sesame and recommended it to our visiting family who also thoroughly enjoyed it. Michelle, the chefs and all other staff are always very welcoming. Reserve well in advance - it books out quickly!

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Thank AndrewNKos
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Thank you for you food. We eat in your restaurant some times and it always taste so good. We come back soon

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Thank Ivy L
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