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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” (86 reviews)
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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 5 April 2016

A great way to to try communal dining, which is the way the Chinese families usually eat and so should be experienced in my opinion. The food is the type that "mum at home" would cook, but SOOOOO much better (sorry mum!). Every dish was...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I went the restaurant yesterday, It is quite difficult to find, which takes me about 1 hour to get there, however, it is really worthwhile, food is really really really tasty. If possible, I would definitely go there again!

1  Thank Jiachuan D
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We joined one of the communal dinners in March and we had tasty food, learned about chinese culture and had great fun. We were served 10-11 different dishes from different parts of China - all very tasty. We could see the dishes being prepared -...More

1  Thank Team_Denmark
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

In line with others, my family had a lovey experience at Black Sesame. This is very western friendly... With most of the guests being western tourists. Nice experience to interact with other fellow travelers in a communal dinning experience. The food is also on the...More

Thank Blakery
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Coco was our host for lunch affair. The menu was well balanced between staple favorites ( like fried dumplings & red braised pork belly ) and new delights like five flavored egg plant. The highlight of the day was definitely the sesame ice cream with...More

1  Thank ranchoo
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The place is hard to find, but after we got there - everything went good. Delicious food, especially pork belly and sesame ice cream... Very nice hostess Coco. She was easy going, very attentive and helpful... She called taxi for us and followed us to...More

Thank Larissa N
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This Hutong Courtyard restaurant is one of the best I have been to in Beijing. The serving staff made every effort to make us feel at home and comfortable but without being overbearing. They introduced and explained each dish and course and were very diligent...More

1  Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of the trip advisor ratings. We did have some difficulty finding it, or more I should say the taxi driver did, and he dropped us a 20 min walk from the restaurant. When we called to let them know we...More

Thank jackie075
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We decided in the very last minute to go to this restaurant. And fortunately there was still space. Nice diner for 6, two of us and 4 other guests. 10 different delicious dishes,from a very nice eggplant dish to very hot, meaning really very hot,...More

3  Thank Johannes C
Reviewed 25 February 2016

the courtyard is very nice. Food is also good. I liked the chicken dish. And the waitress also provided delicious candies

1  Thank Lynn L
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Alanincalif
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.
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 50
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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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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