Portland >Food & Dining > Seres Restaurant
1105 NW Lovejoy, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.530204 -122.682575
Monday - Thursday:
11am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday:
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl
This elegant Pearl District Chinese restaurant has one of the best happy hours in the city--daily from 3-7pm (all night on Tuesday), you have your pick of 20 classic dishes, from egg flower soup to sweet & sour shrimp, all ranging between $2-$6, plus $5 wine and $6 cocktails.
Prettiest Chinese around – This is definately the prettiest Chinese food you've ever had, and everything I tried (we had a large group and shared each others dishes) was good , but the prices won't keep me coming back every time I get a craving.
The Best Chinese Food in PDX – Gourmet Chinese with good service. We had the lettuce wrap for an appetizer-kind awkward to eat-but got over it and used my fork instead. I had the Prawns and snow peas-deelish! My Husband had the Seafood Treasure- it was awesome! The best scallops I have ever had-and big too. I have to say the veggies were beautiful and full of flavor-the seafood was top notch.
The service was good-nothing exciting to report. Went to the bar for a night cap and the bartender Peter was so pleasant that we stayed for another round. The lady next to us asked where the fortune cookies were (jokingly) and he brought out a few almond cookies for everyone sitting at the bar. Politely stayed behind as all the other employees left for the night as we sipped our cocktails. No rush. Good times. We will be back!
Even if the service hadn't improved (it has), the food would be worth the wait – Not only is the food great, the portions are generous and having eaten in about five times and had take-out about as many times, I can say I've never had a problem with service. It's a great place for people watching while you dine, if you go during daylight hours.
Elegant Chinese cuisine, dressed up Pearl District-style. – In Short
This elegant spot features earth-toned walls, soaring ceilings and nothing but fresh orchids for decoration. Diners feast on Chinese standards such as pot stickers--plump pork dumplings in silky dough--and velvety winter melon soup. Entree standouts include pei pa bean curd--minced scallops in a crispy tofu shell over steamed spinach--and pork tenderloin pepper stir-fry. But its specialties are the gigantic lobster tail in Mandarin sauce and crisp Peking duck.
Decent food, but the service is lacking. – My wife and I went to this recommended restauraunt and ordered several appetizers and two entrees that turned out to be quite large. While the food was adequate, the server seemed more interested in collecting a paycheck than seeing to our needs. When we ordered the appetizers, he seemed bothered by the fact that he eventually had to bring all of them out. The hot and sour soup was a little hot and not very sour, although the body of the broth was nice. The entrees are too large for anyone to finish themselves so bring some good company and share one.
NOT a pleasant experience! – I've been here a few times, actually, at the insistence of people I was dining with, but in the future I plan to direct us elsewhere. Some dishes have been pretty good, which is the one redeeming quality of this place, but others have really disappointed (and for these kinds of prices, a disappointing dish hurts more than it would at another restaurant). But everything else ends up contributing to an unpleasant experience. The staff seems both snobby and unhappy to be working there, the surfaces (floor and chairs) seem to be really dirty, and it feels crowded and totally chaotic on a weekend night - not what I want for a fun and relaxing meal. I would advise going to one of the many fabulous Vietnamese restaurants in town and waiting until you're in San Francisco or New York for reliably good Chinese food.
Heart of the Pearl – To be honest I have never been able to bring myself to ordering any of the meat dishes due to the high price. Sungari Pearl to me is a great place to stop with friends after a long day of shopping. If you stick to mainly noodles/rice/soup and steer away from the larger priced items you can have a great fufilling meal for two for just twenty bucks. I would have to recommend the Hot and Sour soup for just $3, it is very good. Couple this with the House Lo Mein and you got yourself a nice light meal.
The service is amazing, prompt seating, quick clean up, and very curtious staff. The atmosphere also makes you feel like you are dropping a million. Sungari Pearl is a must go.
Decent food – Food was tasty and spicy. Spicy items are noted on menu. Service was great for a Saturday Evening. A little pricey though but it's to be expected in the Pearl. There isn't much of a description of the items on the menu and I could barely understand the waiter. Order 6 olives in your martini - they are TEENY Tiny:)
this is spicy food – My wife and I ordered to go food, had a drink while we waited. The bartender was very courteous. Food came quickly. The food looked amazing. But one bite and it was hot hot hot. I've had kung pao chicken everywhere, and I'm used to a little heat in my meals, but this was nearly unbearably HOT. Also ordered the dried string beans dish, and it was actually HOTTER. Be careful! It was odd to us that we weren't asked about desired heat level. The food tasted good, but it's hard to say how good considering we were sweating miserably as we ate it.
Best Chinese Food in Portland – Excellent hot & sour soup. Excellent prawns with snow peas. I've eaten here many times since they opened.
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