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J.W. Chen's

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1835 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46637
574 271-2777
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food, Subpar Service

My husband and I visited JW Chen's for lunch today bc of all the amazing reviews of the food and service. The food did not disappoint, nor did the prices. I ordered Jean's Chicken (so good and spicy!) and the hubs ordered beef brisket soup which was great. And the hot and sour soup was the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited JW Chen's for lunch today bc of all the amazing reviews of the food and service. The food did not disappoint, nor did the prices. I ordered Jean's Chicken (so good and spicy!) and the hubs ordered beef brisket soup which was great. And the hot and sour soup was the best I've had! The... More 

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South Bend, IN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's just great when the owner, Jean, sits down at your table to take your order. She's told me to try the fish for years and when I finally did I wished I'd done it sooner.

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Umea, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

J.W. Chen's in South Bend. Superb! After an appetizer that recalled the dumplings we ate a soup and then shrimp, fish, duck and steak. Everything tasted very nice. Personal service by the owner.

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Retiro, Colombia
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189 reviews 189 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We arrived yesterday around 1PM and the place was full but we found a table. We were seated and immediately greeted by the owner who introduced herself and asked if we had been there before, where we were from and where we heard of the restaurant. We told he and she started asking what we like to eat. We told... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Since moving up here a few years back, we've wished and prayed for a more than just okay Chinese food place. Found it today!!! Food hot, fresh, and the chicken didn't leave you wondering if it was a mystery meat...owner even suggested honey chicken and offered on-the house since it was our first time in! Overlook the decor to get... More 

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food here was AMAZING!! Owner is lively hostess and will walk you through your order. Everything was very fresh and very tasty. Definitely worthwhile. Definitely recommend and would go again if in the area.

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South Bend, Indiana
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226 reviews 226 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Probably the best Chinese place in town. We enjoy eating in here more than getting takeout. Great food, the owner is super friendly. Service can be slow, but not a big deal. Everything is delicious.

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south bend,in.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We decided to try eating here after softball game in September of 2014,when you walk in you notice a blend,kind of run down place that needs a good cleaning.The lady that greets and seats you was very nice and tried to be helpful when picking something from the menu,but when the food arrived and we tasted it we were disappointed... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

J. W. Chen's (Mrs. Chen's) is our favorite Chinese restaurant. It's my go-to place when craving won ton soup and crispy beef. Mrs. Chen is always helpful in suggesting items after asking you questions about your food preferences. Chen's is a favorite of the Chinese student population form nearby Notre Dame, IUSB, Bethel, and St Mary's.

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Northern Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First few times service and food was great. Owner sits with you and takes your order and is very amusing. lately her suggestions have seemed like what they had leftover in the kitchen. Good food, Good price, just order what you want and not what is suggested.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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