Sungari Pearl Restaurant
Good service, good food. Had a reservation, but it took a long time to be recognized/greeted, and then seated.
This restaurant did not honor our reservation. They refused to serve us the fixed price menu we had reserved three weeks in advance and were rude.
We had the three course duck dinner. It was fantastic! We added two additional dishes but wouldn’t have needed to. We have enough food for another meal. We loved our Valentine’s Day dinner. Thank you, Sungari Pearl❣️
Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure serving you on such a special night.
We live in the neighborhood and have eaten at Sungari many times.Food always good but this time it seemed especially good.The wontons were excellent. New chef?
It was Chinese/ Lunar New Year but nothing at all in the restaurant that spoke to this. Food was good but nothing special. Our server kind of forgot us and so had to flag down someone so we could pay our bill and get out on time to our event.
Great food with man gluten-free options on the menu.
The service was very good as well as all of the dishes we tried. They have Salt-and-pepper chicken which I enjoy and is not on a lot of menus.
We have been going to this restaurant for years and it is better than ever! The menu is great, the food is colorful and cooked just right except for the duck which were mostly bones and over done to dryness. But other than that the food was great! The service is fantastic and friendly. The restaurant decor and atmosphere is beautiful and modern but the temperature is a bit chilly! Really great experience overall.
We ordered a lot of food and they stuck us in a tiny corner table. They keep forgetting our boxes and we had to remind them. Towards the end our box of $25 was gone and was never returned to us. If I known that they were that shady I would insist that they don’t ever box anything without our presence
Our favorite restaurant for outstanding gluten free Chinese food. They even bring gluten free soy sauce to the table.The sauces are some of the best in town and they’re willing to prepare each dish just the way you want it. The service is also always great and attentive. They seem to always anticipate your needs during the meal. This has been our New year’s celebration spot for the last four years.
Thank you for this review John! We're so glad you trust us with your traditions. Happy new year!!
The kindest and most welcoming experience having dinner tonight on Christmas! It was our first time going here, and we are so happy we did. You can tell how much passion and care goes into this restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful and comfortable Christmas dinner! May become our tradition. ♥️🤍
It was lovely having y'all here this Christmas, We're so glad you had a good time =D Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Sat for 15 minutes before anyone offered us a drink despite the hostess putting glasses of water on all the tables around us. Drink order screwed up. Vegetables severely undercooked. Food not hot. This was Christmas Eve and wait staff seemed inexperienced. We had been there a week before and knew they could have done a lot better.
Good menu, delicious with pleasant service. Enjoyed the sweet and sour chicken, barbecue pork and vegetable dish. Quiet for visiting. Will come again.
Glad to hear you enjoyed it Bonnie! Thank you for coming by and leaving a review, happy new year!
The food was delicious, service was excellent and the employees were very nice. Definitely will go there again!
Thank you so much for the great review! Happy Holidays.
Never been disappointed our go to for asian food. Best in Portland.
Glad to hear it Malcolm, thank you for the review! Happy Holidays =)
Everything was delicious from start to finish! Attentive service, great lighting and ambiance. Will be dining again there soon.
Very good in all areas
We enjoyed our experience at Sungari. The interior architecture is simple and modern, the space is very clean and the tables are not congested. The food choices are plenty and the food came well prepared, well served with a genuine Chinese taste. The price was reasonable for the good quality offered. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to taste high quality Chinese food in a modern ambiance.
Amazing gluten free selection! Superb service. They brought us complementary prosecco for our anniversary. Staff were super, impeccable service. Everything was delicious.
We really enjoyed this place! We thought the food was very authentic and was rich in flavor. If you're looking for a great Chinese spot in the Pearl District, Sungari Pearl is the place to go.
Sungari never disappoints, except that I noticed the lunch portions seem to have gotten smaller. Delicious, however.
This was our first visit to Sungari Pearl, but it will not be our last. The menu is creative and the presentation is gorgeous but simple. Before we got started, Sunny (May not be the correct spelling) gave us a detailed description of some of their signature dishes and their philosophy in making their sauces. We tried several items off of the appetizer menu including Crispy Scallops with Honeyed Walnuts and Steamed Wontons. Both were outstanding. We could have just had these for a meal. Our main courses were: Crispy Prawns with Honeyed Walnuts and Sesame Salmon Bites. You will want to try these salmon bites soon as the King Salmon they use is seasonal. Each bite has this wonderful slightly sweet sauce but when you bite into each bit you get a nice surprise of fat which accents the opaque cooked salmon. We liked that the sauces were not too sweet or spicy, they were just right. Both entrees were most enjoyable.
We finished the meal with a heavenly Dark Chocolate Mousse. It was just the right size and was a perfect finish to a wonderful meal. As I said at the beginning of my review, we will definitely be back.
I love the relaxed feel and atmosphere of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Sungari fried rice was excellent, full of flavor and unique. We were given a complimentary appetizer that was excellent, hand made potstickers, I would definitely order these again. We were running late and gave them a call to let them know. They were accommodating and had our table ready when we arrived. Service was well-timed and friendly.
Good Asian food in a good location.. creative cocktails
This place is one of our favorites! Authentic, delicious Chinese food in a relaxing atmosphere, a civilized place to eat. The duck dishes are a specialty, and a treat. The sauteed eggplant is another marvel. We order the eggplant dish every time we are in town.
Sungari is in the Pearl District and a very short walk from local hotels, like Residence Inn.
Tourists. We liked the look and went in. Awesome food and service.
I have food allergies and it can be challenging to find good restaurants that can accommodate me. This one can and the food is delicious. The service is great, the portions are generous and we really enjoyed the experience overall.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed dining with us, and hope to see you again soon.
We were ten minutes late due to traffic. We told the gentleman who greeted us that we had a reservation yet we were reported as a no show to Open Table. For most of our visit we were the only people there.
Food and service were both real good.
Thank you for your review! We're so sorry you were marked as a no show. If you send us the name it was under, we'll make sure to correct this with OpenTable. We're glad you enjoyed dining with us, and hope to see you again soon.
I really enjoyed our time at Sungari Pearl. The staff was attentive, offered recommendations, and pleasant.
Great food value and delicious.
Disappointed in food.
My friend and I love Sungari Pearl, especially happy hour. And with windows and being in the corner and you get to watch Portland go by. Very attentive sincere service and excellent food.
Definitely chef “Mike” made our meals... way over price. Very disappointed. If you don’t have fresh food, then don’t serve it!
Could you be confusing us with another restaurant? We do not have/had anyone named Mike who works here, in the front or the back. Our chef's names are Zhi Wei He and Peng Chen, neither have English names. We do use only fresh ingredients, including produce delivered daily (Mon-Sat), only use seafood from Oregon and Alaska, and poultry from Mary's farms. We do not use any frozen vegetables, hand make our dumpling wrappers from scratch. May I ask what it was that you ordered?
Food was average and didn’t taste great enough to warrant cost.
Eclectic lunch menu. Grilled salt and pepper scallops, Kung Pao Chicken, hot and sour soup were the favorite in our group.
Excellent choice. All the food was very good.
Great! The food was terrific and quick to come out. Very clean and organized restaurant.
Had been craving good Chinese food. Sungari Pearl was not just good, it was EXCELLENT! Love the refreshed interior as well. We’ll definitely be back soon.
Great service and food!
This was my first time to dine at Sungari. The experience was delightful, the wait staff excellent, and the food beautifully presented with plenty of flavors to enjoy. There are lots of menu choices. I chose this restaurant after reading they use ingredients of superior quality and many locally sourced.
Our group went for Chinese New Year to celebrate the year of the pig. This restaurant was recc by one of our foodie friends who helps judge for James Beard awards so he would know. The menu we saw on line looked fabulous. We had to order the black bean garlic crab a day before our arrival. Have to say we had a couple of different wait staff. The first, seemed like it was his first day. There were no print outs available of what was on the Chinese NY menu. The second server picked up the dropped ball nicely however there was such a lag in food delivery that it really detracted from the experience. The restaurant was not crowded. The food was incredibly delicious but they have a long way to go to make good the gaps in serving time between courses. We would go back for the food but wanted to give the heads up as this restaurant (although under a different name) did not live up to it's heritage on this night.
Our two dishes cost over $50.....we were there at 11:00 AM....when we asked about the high cost, we were told we ordered off the dinner menu......why were we given a dinner menu at 11:00 AM?????? I was given two menus and my friend had one....all three were different.....
Not a good reputation for this restaurant which was pretty much empty!!