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Black Sesame Kitchen

No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
+86 136 9147 4408
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  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black sesame” (86 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had such fun dining at this communal kitchen. The food was simply delicious and at 10 courses with wine is an amazing deal. The folks there, with Coco the person up front, were all warm and friendly. The place is a bit of a...More

Thank supermom94
Reviewed 6 days ago

we enjoyed meeting our fellow diners who came from all over the world. We had a great experience at Black Sesame Kitchen. The meal was very good. We had a great evening.

Thank kamaler52
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I ate at the communal dinner. This place heavily caters towards Westerners, but at a price. It's VERY expensive for what it is (unless you drink a lot of wine, but we aren't wine drinkers) but if you aren't comfortable navigating Chinese...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent, the wine glass is never empty and the hostess is delightful, but the best reason to come here is the table. We met travelers from Spain, France and New York, and everyone shared their China travel experiences. China is an interesting...More

1  Thank Godfather-of-Soul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Beijing visiting our daughter who is attending school at the Tsinghua University. Fortunately for us one of her classmates who speak fluent mandarin was able to secure this reservation after several weeks of inquiring. We were a party of...More

Thank DOT813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing communal table experience from the minute you arrive. Coco greets you and makes you instantly feel at home. Within minutes you are sharing food, wine, stories and experiences with newfound friends. The meal was a ten course event cooked at the end of...More

Thank BKfoodtravellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After going through a back alley, and not too sure where we were going, we met up with COCO,and had a WONDERFUL evening and meal. The setting was not what i expected, but the food made up for whatever the location lacked. Great place to...More

Thank psmith972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make new friends, share great food, what a delightful little hidden gem. Bit tricky to find but well worth the effort.

Thank lhampel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend an evening at Black Sesame. The food was delicious, the wine glasses were always kept topped up and the staff were super friendly. It was really nice to chat to the other diners too. A great evening and a highlight of our trip...More

Thank Heather393
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried to reserve a spot at this place for few days via email. Coco, the manager of the place, always responded very nicely in perfect English. I ended up having the concierge of my hotel reserve for me, mostly because of my super busy...More

1  Thank Botolo86
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Questions & Answers
29 September 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.
Jenna D
26 June 2017|
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
Jenna D
26 June 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, 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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