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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“black sesame” (93 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Squirl66
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Fantastic 10 course meal, excellent service, great company and a charming host in Coco made for a really enjoyable evening, Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SueJim126
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This restaurant is a little gem. The food was excellent and the service was terrific. We had a wide assortment of dishes and it was interesting mingling with other travelers. Out of the 10 people at dinner, 9 of us got lost. There is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ABZ9525
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Dined at Black Sesame Kitchen last night and enjoyed a lovely meal. Hostess Coco set a highly positive tone and supervised the presentation of ten courses which were modified as requested to accommodate food allergies and preferences. Most important, the dishes were well prepared, varied...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter9234
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I am so glad we added this to our tour of China. The food is amazing! I have never had eggplant prepared as they do. All 10 courses were wonderful. If you are in Beijing, this is a must do.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 1andonlybond
Reviewed October 17, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RichBHill
Reviewed October 17, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SAH176
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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.
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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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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