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Black Sesame Kitchen

28 Zhong Lao Hutong | The Courtyard Institute, Beijing 100000, China
+86 136 9147 4408
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black sesame” (89 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
28 Zhong Lao Hutong | The Courtyard Institute, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First night in Beijing. Looked on Trip Advisor and found this place. Absolutely fabulous. A strange walk down a back alley to an inconspicuous door feels a little strange but Coco gives comforting and accurate descriptions to get you there. Inside is a single room...More

Thank RichBHill
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So last minute Search on trip advisor for somewhere to eat out close to Renaissance Hotel in Beijing and ended up here what an amazing find 10 course meal on shared table with fantastic freshly cooked food with great company which you can watch being...More

Thank SAH176
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner with interesting people from all over the world. Coco and her staff prepare everything fresh in front of you. 5 course dinner with wine and beer only $50 Well worth the price. Had a wonderful evening and a delicious meal

Thank 549kristib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our dinner here. Coco was very friendly and the perfect host. The food was delicious but most of all we loved meeting the other dinner guests and the conversation. Our favourite dishes were the Eggplant dish and Braised Pork Belly. Delish! So tasty!...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most amazing place I have been in Beijing ! Coco is just an amazing host , smiling and willing to make her guests confortable. Food is a selection of typical dishes, mainly from Beijing. Don't miss the dessert : faboulous...More

Thank azulyblu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so lucky to get seats at the Black Sesame Kitchen during our visit to Beijing in May. First, we sat down at a community table and spent the evening meeting and talking with an American family living in Beijing, two graduate students from...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted warmly by Jen Lin-Lui in the quiet courtyard, then escorted into the kitchen/dining room. We were joined by three other guests visiting from Australia, South Africa and Korea who had found the restaurant on Trip Advisor. Jen introduced us all to the...More

Thank 69judyw2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a special evening, the setting is so cool and great to find. The meal was simply stunning, freshly prepared in front of you. The chef is really happy to share their knowledge , we had 8 courses are all were beautiful. A...More

Thank Naomi21w
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The restaurant surprised us with a set up of a high table for 8 people and a set menu with 9 dishes. We were two and didn't know the other people, but very soon the atmosphere was great: all of them were travellers (from China/Taiwan/Canada/Singapore)...More

Thank RobertoLacal
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I birthday’s are in the same month. A mutual friend of ours decided to have a joint birthday dinner for the two of us, and to have it at Black Sesame Kitchen. This was my first time experiencing this restaurant although I’d...More

Thank ChocolateInChina
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October 18, 2018|
Response from RichBHill | Reviewed this property |
It was great. It isn’t touristy at all and the food was amazing. But I don’t expect it’s a real locals place though if that’s what you’re looking for.
October 15, 2018|
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Response from 69judyw2018 | Reviewed this property |
We had this prearranged so had no personal experience booking a place. Our dinner companions, however, had booked a few days previously & were very positive about their experience.
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Yvonneka187 | Reviewed this property |
They are a tiny place only 10 seats. They can not have a return policy. Do not reserve unless you ate sure you can go. It is a marvelous night ut you need to know you will be sitting at a raised long table for 10 with other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Zhong Lao Hutong | The Courtyard Institute, Beijing 100000, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: 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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