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Black Sesame Kitchen

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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“black sesame” (83 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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1 - 10 of 575 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It wasn't as hard to find as I thought. The meal, service, and setting was one of a kind. We totally felt the Chinese spirit of hospitality throughout the night. Make sure to bring cash as they don't take credit cards. They can also make...More

Thank Lewis C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a unique alternative to the tradition chinese restaurant. Coco and the staff were very accommodating. The food was good not great but it is about the experience overall. The wine was great. I would recommend this place for a different type of experience!

Thank sj9400
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nic and i are from Bermuda and wanted to find somewhere yummy and fun to take a Bermudiana student we know studying in Beijing out to dinner during our holiday here - this was our 2nd day ever in china.. I found black sesame on...More

Thank Juliana S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Food, entertaining fellow travellers and chance to watch our cooks at work This was one of my highlights in Beijing Well worth the initial trouble in making the booking deposit

Thank happyaussieNewcastle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant can customize service and your menu and even give you cooking lessons in the kitchen for the dishes you select. Food and service are top notch and the carmelized banana or sweet potato dessert with the homemad sesame ice cream is out of...More

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it is a little hard to find, google maps got us there. We were politely greeted by Coco and seated with 4 other people. It was truly fun to get to know people from other countries and swap stories. The food was terrific, the...More

1  Thank goosebeast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter found and booked this restaurant on line. It was a little off the beaten track, but well worth the trip. Our group of 6 were greeted by Coco and sat at a table for 10 with another family. The food was amazing! 10...More

Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Despite the difficulty of booking a reservation, finding the location, getting transportation back from the restaurant and a power failure, Black Sesame Kitchen delivered the best culinary experience during our stay in Beijing. Being a small, 16 seat restaurant, Black Sesame Kitchen requires a 50%...More

4  Thank HeyMan76
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Other than visiting the Great Wall, our 3.5 hour 10 course meal was the highlight of our 5 days in Beijing. Warning: hard to find, most of the others were late because they could not find this 16 person restaurant located in a back alley...More

3  Thank sportrocket
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Went to Black Sesame for dinner last night. After reading some of the negative reviews, I was a bit worried, but figured we should just give it a go. So glad we did!! The Food was excellent and the drinks were plentiful and delicious! The...More

1  Thank FabioB_Toronto
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30 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, Groups, 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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