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Black Sesame Kitchen

) #3 of 12,184 Restaurants in Beijing ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Asian
No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
+86 136 9147 4408
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  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

I heard a lot about it so I was expecting more... The place is ok, it is located in a small street so by night can be scary. The food was good Chinese food and around 12 dishes so you can try many Chinese specialities....More

Thank ChloeMrt
Reviewed 15 November 2015

My friend booked this for us. It was amazing. I loved that it was tucked away in a hutong. I loved that you walk into this little oasis. I loved that we got to eat dinner with 3 other couples we didn't know. The conversation...More

Thank Angiedaweeze
Reviewed 13 November 2015

What a treat. A 10 course dinner with 8 total strangers. By the end of the dinner we were all friends. 10 courses and two wines (beer if you like) with CoCo telling us what we are being served. You can walk over to the...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We just had dinner with friends at the BSK tonight and it was excellent. The food was great and the host kept the wine and beer (included in the price) flowing. The small, family atmosphere makes it conducive to meeting all the other diners and...More

Thank Trucha_Don
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We had difficulty finding the house but managed in the end and it was so worth the effort. A set menu of 12 dishes served at a communal table with 12 guests was the recipe for an amazing evening. The other guests were unusual, interesting...More

Thank travellerX49
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We have already been to this restaurant in the past, but since we are back in Beijing we though we should go back to BSK. They moved location since the last time we dine with them but for the best. We arrived later than planned...More

Thank Pataflo88
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This was a great experience. Two of us shared a table with six other diners we had never met before for a family style dinner made at an open kitchen in one of the hutong areas. The staff and chefs were charming, the food was...More

Thank Ellen Z
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Try it and you will see... Awesome peoples, awsome food, nice place...original and easy. What else?!? See you next time!!!

Thank Globeatr
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We found this very easily using the directions sent and we travelled both ways by bus. The location help make the event and we welcomed very warmly , the food was excellent throughout and even the veggie in our group had enough to eat. It...More

Thank toad69
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I have been there 4 times with visitors over the years. Their classic dinner is twice per week (check website or call them) and is 10 courses with free flow wine, beer, soft drinks. All the other reviews will give you the details - but...More

Thank Peter M
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Questions & Answers
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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