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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 250 restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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- Apr 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A friend asked my mom and I to join them for lunch. We agreed. One of the owners sits with you to ask about food allergies and first time diners. If there is at least one first timer, she picks something from the menu for everyone to share based on your answer and what each person orders and its complementary.... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Best food & great service! I go as often as I can & my 2 favs are the orange chicken & crispy beef!!!!! It'll be your loss if u skip out :'(

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

J.W. Chen's has friendly efficient service and an extensive lunch list. The standard lunch for $6 included soup, egg roll, rice/fried rice and main dish, all inclusive. Jean, the pleasant owner, personally greeted us and then charmed us into a customized order instead at $13 and $15, respectively, for the two of us. We received a complimentary order of tasty... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We were here for one nite in south bend. Looked up some places this one popped up. Ratings were good so we decided to try it out. This place was so friendly. The owner lady and her husband are out on the floor and the lady greets you personally and sits down with every group that came in I seen.... More

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South Bend, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Best Chinese food in South Bend, hands down! Jean is amazing-she listens to your likes/dislikes, then recommends and customizes your dish to meet any dietary concerns you have. This weekend was our first time, but most definitely will not be our last!

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Love this place, definitely the best Chinese food in South Bend. Lunch is very reasonably priced. Would recommend.

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Indiana
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

All the food that I've had there is great but the crisp beef is a favorite. JWChen's is small and without much atmosphere but the food and the proprietor make up for that. Owner Jean Chen will sit with you and let you custom order. The food comes out very fast but it is hot and yummy. The cost is... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We ate here last week for the first time in ages and we'll be back. Good Chinese food is very hard to find in this area and Mrs. Chen gets it right. The food is fresh, delicious, not oily and not over seasoned. Her touch with vegetables is magic-broccoli and green beans-crisp and bright green. The crispy duck was a... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Everything is so fresh the food is so good you may have to wait but worth it the egg roll are yummy soup is good

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Chicago
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I love Mrs. Chen. She works hard, comes and sits with everyone when you order and tries so hard to please. Judging from the crowds she attracts, I think she succeeds with making people feel comfortable and happy with the food. She tries to use fresh ingredients and tries to be authentic. The problem is it's really still strip mall... More

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