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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Personal attention and Great Chinese Food

Made to order, special requests, dietary restrictions - no problem! Delicious Chinese served up with personal style (owner Jean sits down with you to chat and get your order just right). Whenever we return - even if it has been a few months - she remembers our favorites and just how we like them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The owner was very friendly but I was not impressed with the food. It seemed like only average chinese food which is typical in South Bend. I hoped this place would be better but it was not that great.

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Made to order, special requests, dietary restrictions - no problem! Delicious Chinese served up with personal style (owner Jean sits down with you to chat and get your order just right). Whenever we return - even if it has been a few months - she remembers our favorites and just how we like them. Small dining space, but reservations can... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Go for lunch before the crowd. The owner will actually sit down and talk about what you like. She'll even recommend some special treat that's not even on the menu based on your tastes. Then the chef will make it just for you. This is no fast food chain. Great prices. Ample helpings. Delicious, fresh, Asian food with a personal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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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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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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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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Address: 1835 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46637
Phone Number: 574 271-2777
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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  • 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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