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“Chinese Food in the Pearl”
Review of Seres Restaurant

Seres Restaurant
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Ranked #539 of 4,850 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: USD 10 - USD 25
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Pearl
Cross street: 11th and Lovejoy
Description: Seres Restaurant, formally Sungari Pearl is located in the Pearl District and has been serving the greater Portland area since 2003. Seres Restaurant features a modern Chinese menu with emphasis on purity. In addition to using organic produce whenever possible, Seres' dishes feature local ingredients such as Oregon's Painted Hills Natural Beef, local produce and beancurd from Portland's own OTA Tofu Company. No MSG or artificial additives are added to our dishes. Essentially, you will still find every traditional long-loved Chinese food like fried rice, potstickers or Kung Pao chicken at Seres, however with a lightness and purity that are not only delicious but important.
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Tuesday nights are not busy here at this restaurant in the Pearl District. They had ample tables available. Service was good and the food was great. They seem to do a lot of take-out orders to local residents, keeping the kitchen staff busy. Their full bar is well stocked. We ordered the seafood Lo Mein, one of the best I have had, pot stickers and stir-fried mushrooms with spinach. Portions were large, so it's easy to share or take some home. A good place to meet friends for dinner and conversation.

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Thank Dick L
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

lukewarm food and service. Odd smell in restaurant when we arrived, not pleasant. our soup and entrees were only warm, the moo shu pancakes were tough, the service was spotty. Obviously much better choices in Portland, we won’t return

Thank goldore
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Great Chinese restaurant - we live around the corner and eat there on a regular basis, in fact just returned from there tonight March 30, and thought that a "shout out" was in order for our local Chinese. Excellent menu with Happy Hour offerings certainly worth a look!
We normally sit at a table in the bar area - guaranteed Chinese food of the highest order, plus superb service from Robert and Patrick!
Good food and service, value for money - well worth a visit.

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The website clearly states that lunch specials are Monday through Saturday from 11 to 3. However when we came on a Saturday we were told that they would not honor what was posted on the website and that lunch prices are only Monday through Friday.

I will agree that it was nice and quiet and the food was fine. No menu in Chinese.

We had a lamb curry, and the tang tang which basically was a peanut sauce on the noodles, garlic eggplant was the best dish that we had. There was an extra charge for a very small amount of rice

Thank MommyMoe
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kshin, Manager at Seres Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

I am so sorry for your experience, and thank you for your feedback. We do have lunch on Saturdays, and I am truly sorry that you were told otherwise. Aside from that, it is against our policy to deny a customer's request for a lunch or happy hour menu, regardless of time or day.

Thank you for giving us the feedback so that we can go over this policy again with everyone on our team. We hope you give us another opportunity to serve you again. If you do, please ask for Sunny or Robert so that we can send you a complimentary appetizer.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Gluten free Chinese? Sold! This is the place we go to for celebrating birthdays. We are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Egg free, which makes Chinese food almost entirely inaccessible. But not here! The servers are knowledgeable of allergies and whats in the food, so just let your server know what allergies/diet restrictions you have and rest easy they will know what is safe to eat. Note that there are also (Delicious) Vegan options available. Some of our favorites include: Dry-Sautéed String Beans, Stir Fried Eggplant with Garlic, Sesame Prawns, Sesame Chicken, Flank Steak with Broccoli or Asparagus, and Roast Duck. We tend to eat family style so everyone can enjoy. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine, cocktail, or hot tea. Our whole family walks away happy and satiated. It doesn't hurt that it is located in the Pearl District, and there is street parking all around the restaurant. The prices reflect that this is a place for special occasions.

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Thank LaurenandEmily
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kshin, Manager at Seres Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy to serve you and hope to see you again soon!

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