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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
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No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

environment is so nice.very happy in restaurant, each of us like the food. if it can cheaper ,it is perfect. environment is so nice.very happy in restaurant, each of us like the food. if it can cheaper ,it is perfect. environment is so nice.very happy...More

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Thank Wenyu J
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed by the food after a workshop with a local, professional chef the day before. I agree with Winnie W's assessment of the food on Nov 2015. The concept and location is appealing for tourists- our menu was almost exactly the same...More

Thank caffeinefiend551
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Location is a but challenging, but once you find it the night was fantastic. Went with my wife and the communal seating next to the open kitchen was a great setting for conversations with the other guests. Maybe we were lucky because the other 9...More

Thank Brent P
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We went to Black Sesame two nights ago and had a great time. We walked there as it was not too far from the hotel but did get lost along the way. The hutong is pretty unassuming and dingy but it is the right place....More

Thank Janine P
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We are a family of four, with a 15 year old son and an 11 year old daughter who had a wonderful and intimate dinner at this lovely Hutong establishment. We were lucky enough to be the only ones there that evening, which gave us...More

Thank gershbergm
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We went to the group dinner on Christmas Day. The food was excellent as was the company. We shared dinner with people from the UK, Singapore, Jakarta, Sweden, Italy, China and Moldova. Coco made us feel so welcome. Really recommend. Very good value and outstanding...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This is a must for small groups (we were two) to have a Chinese meal in a group setting with a lot of variety. The food was great. Coco and team were friendly, attentive and the wine really was flowing! It was great to meet...More

Thank BBub
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Coco was fantastic in her gracious hospitality. We had a private party and loved the food, wine and ambiance. What a great place. Thanks to Chef Zhang and Coco. I'll be back again soon!

Thank Rory S
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Just as good the second time. My wife and I visited Black Sesame for the second time. The location is easier to find than the old location. Other than that everything was pretty well the same, but saying that is a compliment. We ended up...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We had a terrific time. The food was among the best we had in China. Everyone at our communal table was thoroughly sympatico. We went having no idea of that we would be eating family style, with strangers. Our son, living in Beijing, arranged the...More

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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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