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Seres Restaurant

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Chinese, Organic, Vegetarian
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1105 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland, OR 97209 (11th and Lovejoy)
+1 971-222-7327
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Quick Bites, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Seres Restaurant, formally Sungari Pearl is located in the Pearl District...
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.
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food made up for the service

We waited about 15 minutes for even our drink order to be taken after being seated in an almost empty restaurant. Service was good afterward, so maybe the waiter was on break or something. Most of the food made up for it though - I had the crab and scallop fried rice and my husband had the sesame... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The place is expensive. We ordered five entrees. Four came COLD. Not lukewarm but cold. Since we had all served ourselves we could not ask to have the food reheated. When I complained the waiter seemed not to care. When I asked the busboy to find a manager, no one came. I wrote a note that I included with my... More 

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Michigan
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We waited about 15 minutes for even our drink order to be taken after being seated in an almost empty restaurant. Service was good afterward, so maybe the waiter was on break or something. Most of the food made up for it though - I had the crab and scallop fried rice and my husband had the sesame chicken. Portions... More 

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Sanibel, FL
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193 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The staff were friendly and attentive. Our servicer helped us make our selections by answering my numerous questions and made recommendations according to our dietary issues. They were very GF friendly. Prices were fair (i.e. $18 for kung pao shrimp). Bathrooms and restaurant were clean. A short walk from public transport. All of our entrees and apps were beautifully presented... More 

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kshin, Owner at Seres Restaurant, responded to this review

Whole staff/family at Seres say 'thank you!'. We appreciate the time and effort it takes for diners to post reviews that are detailed and constructive. This help us to continue on working to push the bar higher for customer service and overall quality. Thank you, thank you. More 

Jackson Heights, New York
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143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We don't normally ear Chinese food, but when I saw they had my old favorite Mongolian Lamb we had to go in. The space is beautiful and the food was delicious. They do have some nice lunch specials, and the Tang Tang noodles were the best, peanut noodles.

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kshin, Owner at Seres Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant AND taking the time to do a review for us. Please visit us again when you're in Portland and let us know how we can make your experience even better. Have a wonderful day! More 

Everett, Washington
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Intimate, fresh flowers on the table, great selection of fresh, exquisite food, kind, helpful, warm service. Love it in a million ways!!!

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kshin, Owner at Seres Restaurant, responded to this review

Patricia, thank you so much. You are very kind to us. We value your time and your patronage of Seres. Please come visit us soon=) More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Definitely not your average Chinese restaurant! Simply put, my favorite! The restaurant itself is upscale in appearance and price is very reasonable. Sauces were very flavorful, ingredients were high quality, and large portion with leftovers to go.

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kshin, General Manager at Seres Restaurant, responded to this review

The staff at Seres thank you for this great review. All but 3 have read your review of us. We appreciate your time in reviewing us and we appreciate your patronage! More 

Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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189 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Loved this place. Just had appetizers in the evening as we'd had a big lunch. Started off with hot and sour soup which we usually have at every Chinese restaurant we eat in. Theirs was so fresh and delicious and spicy. A great start Sorry I don't remember what I had for dinner, except for the crispy quail which was... More 

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kshin, General Manager at Seres Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do this great review of Seres! Please let us know how we can make your dining experience even better. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you, thank you=) More 

Grants Pass, Oregon
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We ate here for an early dinner on a Sunday. We were the first diners but the restaurant began to fill up quickly. The décor is refreshing and it wasn’t overly loud. They bill it as sustainable and that was one of reasons I choose it. Two of us had the Tsingtao beer and one had the iced tea which... More 

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kshin, Owner at Seres Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us and thank you for dining at Seres! You're right the curry isn't very spicy. The sauce is curry, turmeric, coriander, cumin seeds, cinnamon,cloves, bay leaves, and allspice. We do not add any chili peppers to the dish. However, if you like the flavor of the curry but would... More 

Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Confession, I live near here and this is my go to Chinese. The food is good, a bit expensive but nice. We get takeout here a couple of times a month. Happy hour menu is nice and fairly extensive service is good and I have never had any issues until today. I came in at 6:30 to pick up my... More 

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kshin, Owner at Seres Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Seres. It WAS odd and wrong to not have acknowledged your presence. I'm so sorry this happened. I'm not sure what was going through Patrick's mind but we will definitely address this issue as a whole team. You should not have had to wait ten minutes just for a... More 

Lake Oswego, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I'm typically a steak guy, but found Seres to have an incredible menu, fresh ingredients, and the best service in the Pearl. The folks are always there to freshen the drinks. I bring my family and friends here as often as possible.

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kshin, Owner at Seres Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks from all of us here at Seres. Next time, you should try our short ribs. It's one of my favorites things on the menu. Hopefully, you can try them on your next business luncheon at Seres. See you soon! Sunny More 

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Additional Information about Seres Restaurant

Address: 1105 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: +1 971-222-7327
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Chinese, Organic, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1105 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland, OR 97209
    (11th and Lovejoy)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighborhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: +1 971-222-7327

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Organic, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?