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J.W. Chen's

1835 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46637
574 271-2777
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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 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 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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Granger, Indiana
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

But the dinning experience is one you will never forget, first the owner will sit down with you to take your order, then she will tell you what you should have, she then delivers and excellent meal, all in all this is as good as it gets make sure you try the almond shrimp you won't regret it

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South Bend, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about J.W. Chen's

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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