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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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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Quick Bites, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
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    Terrible
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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Shreveport, LA
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Freshest of the fresh. No heavy hand on soy sauce or sauces in general. If one can appreciate the quality and care of food preparation, your palate will understand. The service was paced just about right. I do wish they would bring out dishes as they got ready as one of the two entrees had lost just a tad of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Chinese food isn't authentic at all, so if you're looking for that, don't come here. The food was also super expensive. There are many other amazing restaurants in Portland, and I would skip this one.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've been coming here with my family for years and it has NEVER failed to be outstanding and delicious. Sesame beef and General Tso's were fantastic!

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Champaign, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent food and service. Was not crowded. Was there during happy hour so was able to order several dishes at reduced prices. All items ordered were excellent. Austrian beer on tap. Would return to this restaurant.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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221 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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 60 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 

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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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