China Harbor is located on the vibrant Lake Union. The restaurant portion is huge with average food. Great views of the marina. Good service, reasonably priced. The lounge attached to the restaurant is a fantastic dance place on Sunday nights with dance lessons and great DJ music dancing with all the preferred ballroom dances. Great place for couples and singles to to mix. Bear, wine, and liquor is reasonably priced. Parking is readily available. Good place to have dinner and then go dancing on Sunday evening.
This restaurant (some may recall it many years earlier up on NW 85th) is a local institution. The Cantonese dishes, such as Almond-Fried Chicken or Shrimp in Lobster Sauce, are all excellent. My only regret is the lack of any Hunan or Fujien...so it seems a little bland by comparison. The Happy Hour in the lounge (M-F from 3 till 6) is good as well, with several excellent appetizers at half price. My favorite is the seafood potstickers, although the Sui Gow is also good.
We have Never had any service or food problems at the Pearl. We have been to a lot of chinese places and the Black Pearl has the Best BBQ pork anywhere. The food is Always served well and Great tasting. We usually go around 4pm, when they are not so many take-out or walk-in diners. If anyone knows of a Great chinese place in Portland, OR like the Black Pearl, then please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org,or.us)