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J.W. Chen's

1835 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46637
574 271-2777
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West Haven
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had always heard good things about this restaurant and decided to try it. There was space so we were seated immediately. The owner came out, sat at the next table in a very friendly manner and took our order right away. I had ordered a vegetable eggroll which was delivered immediately. I thought that it was a little skimpy... More

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San Diego
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were first greeted and then sat at our table. It wasn't until 1 minute that a waiter brought our drinks, and we scanned the menu. 2 minutes later we were greeted by the owner J. W. Chen and she sat down at our table. She was friendly and asked what we liked. She ended up offering to surprise us... More

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Charlotte
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Found this place on Tripadvisor and the reviews did not disappoint. It was crowded after a football game, but we were seated quickly and got our food quickly as well. Had the pork and green beans which was phenomenal. A little salty, but very tasty overall. My picky-eater husband had the Ko Bo Shrimp which was spicy but also very... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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22 reviews 22 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

JW Chen´s is by far the best restaurant in South Bend. Jean will sit at your table and ask what you like and recommend a “special“ twist for you on any menu item. This place provides a different dining experience and is reasonably priced. We´ve been going there for 4 years now, and go there every time we are visiting... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

No visit to South Bend is complete without a visit to J.W. Chen's. The Chinese restaurant is near the University of Notre Dame and is popular with students, faculty, staff and South Bend natives. We go there because the food is delicious and we love Jean, the owner. She sits with every table to tell them about the specials and... More

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Niles, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really like that the owner comes out to greet you after you're seated and asks if you've ever been there before. If you haven't, she asks you different questions about what you like and then makes a recommendation. She'll also do this if you want to try something new. I have food restrictions, so she had my meal made... More

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La Crosse, WI
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I think the owner has been reading the reviews in Trip Advisor because she is making her dishes spicy when requested, and she gave me beautifully fried beans "on the house" when I told her I found Chen's on Trip Advisor. So cool to see her greeting each table and seeking personal tastes. When I ordered calamari, she perceived I... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant based upon its high reviews and location. We are so glad we did! The owner came to our table, asked us what we like to eat, how spicy we like it then, served us a meal she picked out for us, appetizer to entrées. The pot stickers are amazing! They are handmade by the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Don't let the sketchy building or lackluster furnishings fool you. This restaurant serves some the most authentic Chinese food I have tasted outside of China. Jean, the owner, will personally come to your table and ask what kind of food you like. She will then give you some menu recommendations. My personal favorites are the sizzling rice soup, dumplings, and... More

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Bloomington, IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The owner took our order and when I asked she recommended what they were making that had particularly good ingredients. They buy fresh produce and everything is made from scratch. The ownder makes the potstickers herself! I have never liked potstickers before trying hers! You may have to wait a bit for a seat but it is worth it!

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Address: 1835 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46637
Phone Number: 574 271-2777
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
Cuisine: Asian

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