Chef Black SesameBlack Sesame Kitchen is quite a unique experience for all travellers visiting Beijing. From cooking classes to private dining and their ‘Wine and Dine’ evenings you can experience award winning Chinese cuisine up close or at a distance, it’s kind of like a choose your own food adventure. Choose to partake in a cooking class or have your meal made for you and its up to you whether you watch or eat and drink the night away (we did a bit of both the latter two!)

During our visit, a friend living in Beijing at the time had booked a group of us in for the Black Sesame ‘Wine and Dine’ night seated at the main table – amongst friends and strangers.Their signature offering at Black Sesame, allows you to indulge in a 10 course feast with top upsĀ  of two delicious wines.

Black sesame the menu(The menu)

Dining at Black Sesame was for us experiencing hospitality at its best – both the chefs and wait staff held themselves with exceptional professionalism and made us feel at ease constantly, they were extremely knowledgable (especially our waitress), catering to our every request including organising dishes for those of us with food intolerances or dietary requirements.

Each day the menu at Black Sesame guarantees something new and something fresh. Our meal was flavoursome, at times complex, colourful and wonderfully fresh. Experience our truly unique dinner in images, just a sample of what you too could expect to enjoy.

Pan fried dumplings and fried shiitake and coriander Black sesame Beijing(Pan fried dumplings and fried Shiitake with coriander)

Black beans with beef(Black beans with beef)

Red braised Pork Black Sesame Beijing(Red Braised Pork)

Sweet and Sour Lotus root Black Sesame Beijing(Sweet and sour Lotus root)

Kung Pao chicken Black sesame kitchen(Kung Pao Chicken)

A meal here is something best shared with a group of friends, and if you do be sure to book in advance as the restaurant is quite small and fills up quickly. Having said that, if you love food and will be on your own, go for it – because it will be a memory you will always remember fondly.

Bookings: Essential.

Address: 3 Black Sesame Hutong, Beijing

Ph: +86 1369 147 4408


Twitter: @BlckSesKitchen

Facebook: Black Sesame Kitchen

Notes: Cooking classes of 8 are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am – 1pm. Reservations required, meal included in the full price of RMB300 per person. Wine n’ Dine held every Wednesday and Friday 7-10pm RMB 300 per person includes an amazing 10 course gourmet Chinese dinner paired with a selection of wine (what we had.) Private events available.


Please note that prices, menu items, management or trading hours may have varied since time of review. Our thoughts and opinions are based on our experience only.