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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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  • 34
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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

The food is good and has a great selection. It is not buffet style but sit down. It is small so there could be a wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Indiana
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Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food is good and has a great selection. It is not buffet style but sit down. It is small so there could be a wait.

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South Bend
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Jean Chen does a stand-out job of making this a personal event. How many restaurants can you count when the owner sits down with you to determine your likes/dislikes, preferences, etc. She is, totally, your host. My meal was exactly what I wanted, and the way I wanted it. I wouldn't call this a dressy spot, but I would rank... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went for lunch. They have a great lunch deal, which includes an entree, rice, soup, and an egg roll. Food is good.

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Islamorada, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped due to location near hotel and top 10 rating. There was inside and outside seating. This is a Mom and Pop Asian extablishment not PF Changs. Be reasonable about your expectations. The table and service were clean. The wait staff was helpful. The Cashew Chicken was great and of a portion large enough that my wife and I shared... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The food here is excellent, but the stand-out feature is the personal touch. The proprietress of this small restaurant will sit with you and help with choices if you are a new-comer. Great place for a quiet lunch!

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Owner sits down with you to take your order. Excellent food. The chicken with the dish I had was incredibly tender and spiced perfectly.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stopped here after reading a good review on trip adviser, and so glad we did . Excellent friendly service ,owner dedicated to making sure you were satisfied with your food.Even received a complementary order of sesame chicken. A must if you're in the area

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We think J.W. Chen's is the best Asian food in the area. Recently we took our 3 year old granddaughter to dinner. Jean pulls her chair up to the table and engages everyone in our party by asking what and how we want our meals prepared. Perfection every time - want it sweeter - ok or hotter ok - you... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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