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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, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of the trip advisor ratings. We did have some difficulty finding it, or more I should say the taxi driver did, and he dropped us a 20 min walk from the restaurant. When we called to let them know we...More

Thank jackie075
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We decided in the very last minute to go to this restaurant. And fortunately there was still space. Nice diner for 6, two of us and 4 other guests. 10 different delicious dishes,from a very nice eggplant dish to very hot, meaning really very hot,...More

3  Thank Johannes C
Reviewed 25 February 2016

the courtyard is very nice. Food is also good. I liked the chicken dish. And the waitress also provided delicious candies

1  Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant located in the hutongs. It's is a good place to go in a large group as you can book a full room. There is more than 1 room so you might not get to see your meal being cooked....More

1  Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Black Sesame is a unique establishment offering multi-course meals as well as cooking classes. Guests can watch the food being prepared in the open kitchen setting. The food and service were fantastic. Wonderful experience.

Thank travelerinva801
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Friends of ours in Bejing set up the Black Sesame dinner one night and it was awesome. They surprised us witha dumpling making class folowed by a tasting menu that was some of the bes food I've ever had. I highly recommmend this place.

Thank fjsuarez
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We arrange a lunch party at our apartment for 8 adults & 1 little person. Coco explained everything that they would do on the day, all confirmed by email and phone. What a fabulous experience. Coco, the Chef and his sous Chef arrived at 11.30...More

Thank nina e
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Have been to Black Sesame Kitchen three times now and make it a regular every time I visit Beijing. There is always a good selection of different (traditional) Chinese dishes and their signature sesame desert is killer! Hosts, especially Coco, are absolutely wonderful!

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 6 February 2016

It is difficult to find this place, after that the taxi driver dropped me off nowhere, I was giving up. I called the restaurant to cancel my reservation but a person from the staff asked me where I was and with my surprise they sent...More

Thank Neddy3075
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I was traveling alone and made arrangements long in advance to visit Black Sesame Kitchen. Coco (the lady behind the establishment) could not be more accommodating prior to and during my visit and the food was lovely. As you might be aware, this is a...More

Thank Zuzi2012
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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