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Black Sesame Kitchen

) #3 of 12,173 Restaurants in Beijing $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
+86 136 9147 4408
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved our black sesame experience. It was nice to get together with other tourists from all over the world and hear their experiences. We were lucky enough to get some tips from shanghai locals of where to go on our next stop of our...More

Thank Laurenmadeley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Black Seame Kitchen a few times for group dinners, always excellent. Well-cooked food, nice atmosphere, the dumping making class before the dinner is always fun. Perfect place for private event/dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, thank you for arranging an alternative night. The Tuesday we wanted to visit was full so they opened up on a Wednesday and filled the place. You do need to book in advance as the restaurant will only take about 20 or...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Was hoping this was going to be the highlight of my time in Beijing based on the amazing reviews, but was sorely disappointed. 1. Prebooking price was $50 USD. But actual price is 300RMB, so if you prepay you lose about $6.50 on the exchange....More

3  Thank djturntable
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Selected on the fly after hiking the Great Wall, we were gratified that the staff were willing to accommodate our party at this tiny little restaurant. Normally they only operate by reservation, seating for the Prix Fix menu is at 7:00. We arrived at 7:15...More

Thank msh2010
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Beijing. We booked via email after researching reviews and we were not disappointed! Coco was our host for the evening and had also kept us well informed of how to get to the venue. The...More

1  Thank canberratraveller98
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We broke away from our guided tour to visit this amazing establishment in Beijing. I had corresponded by email with Coco, noting that I--but not my husband--am vegetarian, and the kitchen made several adaptations to accommodate me. Not only was the food delicious, but we...More

Thank tandempsz
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had a great experience at Black Sesame Kitchen. I think there were a total of 10 dishes, each one was amazing. My wife and I had a great time with the hosts and the other guests. We were visiting a friend in Beijing, who...More

Thank danpio1217
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Black Sesame for dinner last night for 4 of us. There is a long communal table where you watch the chefs prepare amazing food. There are 10 delicious courses so come hungry! It is a good idea to arrive a little early to...More

Thank missymalloo
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Really enjoyed our meal with Coco, we arrived as four separate groups but left as good friends having had a great meal, lots of wine and great company. Coco ensures everything goes to plan and even helped arrange a taxi when we were struggling to...More

Thank Bobcat012
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Jenna D
Can we come and just have dessert?
26 June 2017|
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Response from canberratraveller98 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so! This is a whole dining experience which is well worth the money.
rajeev m
Can tthey put 11 people on 1-2 tables. We have 7 vegetarian NO meat. What kind of dishes they have Also what is the price range if they have ficx menu How far from JW Marriott
24 March 2017|
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Response from BlackSesameKitchen | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Yes, we can fit 11 people at 1 table, as long as there is space that evening. Is it 300RMB or about $50 per person, and yes, we can most definitely accommodate vegetarians with plenty of... More
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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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
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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