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Black Sesame Kitchen


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Chinese, Asian
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
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Reviewed yesterday

Very relaxed way of enjoying a superb,10 course meal traditional Chinese meal which is prepared and cooked whilst you watch. Quite expensive but very personal. My daughter left her purse at the restaurant and the waitress Cocco brought it back to her at our hotel.100%...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Keith-Fiona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After taking a cooking lesson I had to go back to experience the communal dinner, and I was not disappointed. We had a lovely evening around the large table visiting with people we met there. This is a place where I will happily bring friends...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 435lauriel
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Black Sesame Kitchen is a must. Coco was a great host and made us feel welcome from the beginning. Every dish was a new delight and the wine was plentiful! If you are looking for a unique experience out of the mainstream then this shouldn’t...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ANSMarketing
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Arranged a private cooking lesson and group dinner via email. It was a great decision and one of the highlights of our trip to Beijing. The restaurant was a bit hard to find as it’s tucked away in an alley without a clear sign. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rogercpark
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

We went to Black Sesame on the recommendation of a friend and absolutely loved it. We took our sons ages 12, 16 and 18 and they loved it too. We had 8 courses one more delicious then the next. So much delicious food. From the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank melanieprague
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Black Sesame Kitchen. The first time we had a wonderful meal with a large group. They serve food family style and it was a fantastic and fun time. It is very homestyle Chinese food, but served in a unique,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BrandonB438
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

We have been visited Black Sesame Kitchen several times, they have family friendly events and serve delicious Chinese food. Their dumplings are famous and the other Chinese dishes are wonderful. They are very good at organizing family friendly events and group dinners. The location is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OzanaCorkery
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We booked this restaurant because of the rewards at Tripadvisor. Beijing has a lots of good restaurants, but this one is spectacular. It’s like you sit at home in the kitchen at Coco’s, she is a fantastic host and have amazing chefs that brings you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JeaMarMor
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We booked this place just 5 days prior to our flight (last minute confirmation of trip!) and thankfully we've managed to get a spot. I called and spoke with Coco who helped to confirm the date and time. they have moved to a different location...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We arranged a multicourse private meal that was just stellar in every way. We truly enjoyed all the courses. Lots of fun to watch the chefs and engage all our friends at a big communal table. Coco was delightful and made the experience warm and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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November 2, 2018|
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Response from 69judyw2018 | Reviewed this property |
The space we were in in Beijing would not hold that many but they can tell you if alternate locations are available!
October 18, 2018|
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Response from globetrotter33388 | Reviewed this property |
There are tourists but it's no trap. Also plenty of long-term residents of Beijing from elsewhere who have learned that this is the best meal in town.
Sally D
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.
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