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Black Sesame Kitchen

No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
+86 136 9147 4408
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black sesame” (86 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I highly recommend this place to arrange and enjoy a unique authentic Beijing dining experience. Coco is very helpful to deal with, and her team really deliver as you eat watching them prepare the next dish. Don't visit Beijing without eating here. Thanks Coco!

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We got extremely lucky that they were open and had 2 spaces left because we didnt know you had to book. The meal is expensive, in particular for China but its 100% worth it. Looking back at it this may have been the best Asian...More

Thank Mister I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the food, everything is delicious and the attention you get is great. Love the restaurant. Yo can get the table in the kitchen or a private room separate from the kitchen, we got this last one and it was great. Definitely going back.

Thank lobaladom
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank supermom94
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

1  Thank kamaler52
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 8 November 2017

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

2  Thank Godfather-of-Soul
Reviewed 5 November 2017

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

1  Thank DOT813
Reviewed 3 November 2017

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 3 November 2017

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