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J.W. Chen's

1835 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46637
574 271-2777
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Ranked #2 of 254 restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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- Jul 23, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
South Bend, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I was craving PF Changs or Pei Wei lettuce wraps, but the closest locations for those are miles away. I think JW Chen's lettuce wraps are even better! They offer chicken or pork (I got chicken). I'd highly recommend this place for either takeout or sit down. They will accommodate gluten free for you as well on many items (my... More

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Granger, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Jean is the owner and she may come sit down while she takes your order.The food is excellent ! She is a people person who is the owner and wants you to have a pleasant experience.The kitchen is clean and that's jeans standards .Customer service with a smile and all the food is excellent.The facility is small so call and... More

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United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our group picks a different restaurant each week with a different cuisine. Our only rule is that it cannot be a restaurant in Chicago. The Chinese food that we had last night equalled any top Chinese restaurant in Chicago. Our table was treated to a sampler of broccoli and almond shrimp. Excellent. Jeanne, the owner, was very personable. The restaurant... More

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Kankakee, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It is hard to impress me with Cantonese and Mandarin cuisine but this one is magnificent! #1 Hospitality, #1 Quality, #1 Food. The owner is from Taiwan and the menu along her great advice is astounding in quality, particularly the authentic Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. If you like spicy Chinese food, this is your place. If not, there is infinitely... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After having Chinese food at various major cities, this small place in South Bend is one we always make a point to visit when we're at Notre Dame. Awesome service and always delicious food. Cannot say enough good things!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Arrived with a colleague after a six hour drive. Ended up at this restaurant because of trip advisor reviews. The owner greeted us and asked what we liked. She wanted to surprise us. She treated us with dishes I would never have chosen from the menu. Best chinese food either of us had ever eaten. Fantastic! Dont be fooled by... More

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Wildwood, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My colleague and I drove to South Bend from St. Louis and arrived at the restaurant just before closing time. We were welcomed immediately! Chen, the owner, came over to us and sat down. She asked us if we had been there before and when we told her we had not and were from out of town, she wanted to... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Every time we go to JW Chen's, Jean (Chen, the owner) comes right to your table, sits down, and takes your order. She always has something delicious cooking in the back! If you tell her, "surprise me", she never fails to come up with something out of this world. I guess the down side, if there is one, is that... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Normally when we visit this restaurant, we don't feel rushed. However, on Saturday, May 10th that wasn't the case. The place was busy and understand it is a small restaurant. Our appetizer (soup)dishes were cleared almost before we began the main course. The rice was put on the table before we even got our soup. The main dishes arrived and... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

By far my favorite Chinese restaurant in our city. Jean's (the owner) personal service is incomparable. She will sit down and not just take your order, but help you know what you want. She has made dishes off the menu based on what I like, and I have never been disappointed. Neither has my family. The service is very fast... More

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