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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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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed yesterday

The food is really tasty. They are hidden inside an alley. Beautiful place and worth the price. The Chef, Mr. Zhang is a very nice man.

Thank kingmary482
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Black Sesame in its out-of-the-way back street location twice - once for the evening 10 course dinner and again a couple of days later for a lunchtime cooking class. Both visits were excellent and we'd highly recommend Coco and the team. The venue...More

Thank iasbam
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a community dinner/dining experience. The meals were 10 course, and the drinks were free flow. Wine pairings with probably the best Chinese food I've ever had. They have something for everyone, including dumplings, veggies, pork, shrimp, and ice cream. The hostess speaks very...More

Thank jontravels2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an outstanding experience. Off the beaten path and worth every moment! Amazing 10 course meal prepared in front of you! Limited seating so the dinner is more of an intimate event. Each dish is explained and discussed with you. And, the black sesame...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I heard about this place from a friend, and was told to email and make a reservation at least a month out, Best decision! The food was amazing 10 courses prefixed, the service was 5star they did a great job of knowing who you...More

1  Thank kingofkillinit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By day Black Sesame is a cooking school with an eat in kitchen / dining table classroom that seats 11. At night, it's Chef's Table dining experience with 10 courses. The restaurant caters to English speaking foreigners. As an ethnic Chinese that cooks Chinese food...More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before coming to visit Beijing I had already favourited Black Sesame so, when we were hungry two days ago and saw that it was very close by, we thought we'd go and check it out. It is on a really quiet street and as you...More

Thank Rebecca l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very average, and the waitress is very rude, insulting us because after 300rmb/p we were asking for some wine. It has become a fu**ing stupid tourist trap.

2  Thank QuentinCoef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This dining experience is truly one of a kind. Our hotel concierge spoke with the restaurant and then they spoke with my husband to run through what the night entails. 300RMB each for unlimited drinks and a 10 course home cooked meal. When we arrived,...More

1  Thank Danielle G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique Chinese dining experience with an NYC foodie appeal. The menu was creative and original with a number of ingredients I had never encountered before. They walk you through as much of the cooking process as you want to be part of....More

Thank Kurtis F
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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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rajeev m
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Meals
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, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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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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