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Black Sesame Kitchen

28 Zhong Lao Hutong | The Courtyard Institute, Beijing 100000, China
+86 136 9147 4408
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“black sesame” (86 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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28 Zhong Lao Hutong | The Courtyard Institute, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Living in Beijing, I have been to BSK several times their various different venues. It is an enjoyable evening out with friends and the food is very tasty. I would recommend going with a group

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a wonderful gem of a restaurant in Beijing. First of all its in one of the old neighborhoods, in an alley, with no sign except for a couple of red lamps outside. You have to walk into the alleys, your taxi wont be...More

1  Thank MG_Foodie_78
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We travel for experiences and this was an incredible experience. It's such a captivating evening engaging with coco(the lovely hostess) and chatting with fellow travellers that you could almost not notice the 10 course meal you're all sharing. Except that the food is soooo good...More

1  Thank Dan E
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Black Sesame Kitchen was a fantastic experience! If you have a small party, you will sit at a table with other guests and enjoy a communal dinner. It's a great way to meet some new people and try a bunch of different dishes - it's...More

Thank a_Little_Fox
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Let me start by stressing the quality of the cuisine at BSK. It is absolutely top-notch, and even the toughest of critics, such as my rambunctious four-year-old, will be delighted with a ten-course meal at BSK with open-pour beverages. Prix-fixe format, around US $50. Wine...More

1  Thank Byron D
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I will keep this one short, we had a lovely dinner here with incredible food in a great hutong location. The dinner menu is locked in and you don't choose your dishes, but don't worry it is all incredible and if you advise an allergy...More

Thank Westy722
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We enjoyed a good dinner alongside a full table of mostly visitors in Beijing. The food is quite authentic, and the service is friendly and welcoming. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, happily eating away at the various dishes as they were served right from the...More

Thank TravelingChens
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I took a small group to China in 2013 and a friend of mine in Beijing arranged for us to take a cooking class at Black Sesame Kitchen. We elected to make several noodle dishes which as fun and the end result delicious. We had...More

Thank Eugene J
Reviewed 31 May 2016

My family and I lived in Beijing for five years and went to the Black Sesame countless times. The staff is friendly and eager to teach what they know. It is a great place to go if you just want a day out with friends...More

Thank TravelTheW0rld03
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We had a sensational 10 course meal here on our last night in Beijing. Very casual set up in a small room with an open kitchen where everything is cooked in front of you. Servings are generous (both food and wine/beer) and the food was...More

2  Thank culinary_traveller3
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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: 28 Zhong Lao Hutong | The Courtyard Institute, 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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