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Black Sesame Kitchen

#2 of 11,846 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Houhai
As featured in Best Food in Beijing
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No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
Name/address in local language
+86 136 9147 4408
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19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably only known by tourists via Tripadvisor but nevertheless a wonderful adress. Hidden in a small alley you get to a little courtyard with two rooms available for dinner guests, one with the little open kitchen. Only open thuesdays and thursdays. Two chefs prepare a wonderfull diner.

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Kent
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34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful night here with family and friends. Coco our restaurant host welcomed us and was attentive through the evening explaining all dishes and ensuring we were catered for. This is a 10 dish traditional menu cooked in an open kitchen and served on a communal table. There is a large mirror angled above the chef team so you... More 

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Miami, Florida
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate to be able to book a reservation for our group of four, one month in advance. A fantastic dinning experience paired with great wine. Each dish was beautifully presented and an Absolute tasting sensation. Our table consisted of an assorted group from France,Sweden,Hong Kong and our group from The USA, great mingling and fun was had by... More 

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Township of Washington, nj
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service. Coco was very helpful with our group of 14 Senior adults with our dinner. Food and presentation for outstanding. We were lucky our tour guide & driver dropped us off and picked us up after dinner. Don't miss this outstanding experience in Beijing.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starts off with the experience of just finding the place. I made reservations a couple weeks before and was so excited, we walked from our hotel and thought we were lost by the look of it but it was amazing location even better food and ambiance. Dinner is with random locals or travellers, you drink plenty of wine and just... More 

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cheshire
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant through trip advisor and it definitely lived up to all expectations. We managed to get a last minute booking on the day we arrived which was lucky as they informed us they are booked up four months in advance. The food was absolutely stunning, each one of the ten courses was superb, with a special favorite... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place at friends recommendation and we truly enjoyed the experience! Located in a quiet alleway not far from the center, the place is true experience. 15 person table and chef/kitchen next to you, makes the process fun and interesting - you see how the food is prepared and served. Also the seating arrangement - 15 people in one... More 

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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and made a reservation before traveling. So glad I did. It is located down an alley. We arrived early and was given some snacks and tour of the very basic, Chinese property. Food and drink were plentiful and delicious. The communal table was so much fun. Definitely a wonderful memory.

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Thank Marie N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended in several guides and it didn't disappoint. Tucked away in a lane it is not overly hard to find, for Beijing anyway! Be warned that it is communal dining which some people may not like. But we had a great evening with total strangers, all there for the food! There are two rooms, but only one... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a group of friends who were leaving Beijing. It was a great atmosphere and we enjoyed great food!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?