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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” (88 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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28 Zhong Lao Hutong | The Courtyard Institute, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is still as much fun and casual and the food is great. Coco makes it happen. Do not miss this unique and delicious evening. Everything is succulent and that Is the basis for the experience but also it is the other diners. We were...More

Thank Yvonneka187
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was hot in Beijing and we were looking for things to do that were cooler and our 13 year son suggested a dumpling making class so we went to the concierge at our hotel to inquire. They recommended a cooking class at Black Sesame...More

2  Thank Barbara P
BlackSesameKitchen, Manager at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Barbara, Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad that you and your family had a good time and we hope you can join us for our communal dinner experience next time you are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an adventure…this was recommended to me by a friend who dined with BSK back in 2012, and I was pleased to see them still offering their meals. Amazing food, a chalk-board menu of 10 courses that changes frequently. The small room has a table...More

Thank John P
BlackSesameKitchen, Manager at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear John, Thank you so much for coming to BSK and for sharing your experience. Thank you also for the feedback - we love for our diners to share their experience with others to prepare future diners for their meals with us - indeed, we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We apreceated three cocks and the food they made. The menu was very good. Coco is amazing host and organized all in very tight timetable. We enjoyed also the company of other visitors and had nice memories. The place is really worth visiting.More

Thank AKorhonen
BlackSesameKitchen, Manager at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear A Korhonen, Thank you for visiting BSK and for sharing your feedback with us. We love our host Coco as well - it is really our staff, along with our food and ambiance, that we believe keep our guests coming back to us for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the dining experience at Black Sesame Kitchen very much! The food was delicious and the service attentive and courteous. They were able to accommodate vegetarians easily :) It's fun watching the chefs prepare your meal and to enjoy them course by course. The...More

Thank NTS_2011
BlackSesameKitchen, Manager at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear NTS_2011, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Black Sesame Kitchen and that you were able to enjoy our vegetarian options. We pride ourselves on being able to take dietary requests seriously and next time you visit, please don't...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing experience with the staff and meal at BSK. Hands down our favorite meal during out stay in Beijing. My husband loves to cook and was able to observe, participate and learn from the staff. Food was amazing- matches quality of some michelin star restaurants...More

Thank Annie P
BlackSesameKitchen, Manager at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Annie P, Thank you for your high praise - to be considered on par with Michelin starred-restaurants is definitely something we strive for! Next time you and your husband are in town, please do call us in advance and we will do our best...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018

In the Hutongs. Had dinner with 10 others from other parts of the world. Great conversations. Coco, the owner,/chef was attentive, friendly and she and her staff gave us great service. The ten course meal Chinese food was interesting and delicious.

1  Thank Stephen B
BlackSesameKitchen, Manager at Black Sesame Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Stephen B, Thank you for your kinds words and for your praise of Coco. Please do come and visit us again! Happy cooking, The BSK team

Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

A must if you visit Beijing! We took a cooking class and had the 10 course meal and it was the best in China! Such exquisite flavors. Coco is a great host. If I ever come back to China I will definitely come back to...More

2  Thank Cowgirlmermaid
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We ate all over Beijing for a week straight, nice restaurants and authentic food, and this was still my favorite meal hands-down!!! Do it. So, so good.

Thank Liz J
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Such an interesting way to eat. Plonk yourself around a large, 20 seat table & wait for the food to be delivered. The menu was delightful. Everything tasted of China. Coco, (head of house) was very helpful and spoke English. We would definitely go back...More

1  Thank SChangizi
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Alanincalif
September 29, 2017|
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Response from canberratraveller98 | Reviewed this property |
You should receive a reply... if not soon resend your email . The kitchen table is your only choice and there is no smoke from the cooking.
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Jenna D
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Caroline F |
No you can not. Either the whole experience or nothing as it is a collective menu and everybody must be present at the start. 7 pm
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Jenna D
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Thomas L | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, it's a communial dinner and desert is part of the experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
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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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.
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