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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: Reservations, Delivery
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  • 130
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Stick to menu items!!!

Food is good. Reason I give this only 3 stars is because the lady owner has a custom to try to sell you items outside of the menu, without telling you the price in advance. Then you get surprises when the check comes. You may be charged as 30% more than a similar item in the menu. So beware and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Omer S
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Netanya, Israel
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Netanya, Israel
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Food is good. Reason I give this only 3 stars is because the lady owner has a custom to try to sell you items outside of the menu, without telling you the price in advance. Then you get surprises when the check comes. You may be charged as 30% more than a similar item in the menu. So beware and... More 

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chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the only Chinese restaurant that we go to in south bend area. Food is always good and it's my daughter's favorite place.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great food excellent service will be back they are friendly food comes out fresh they make you feel welcomed.

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Mishawaka,IN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I ate here for the first time today after hearing recommendations from many other people. The owner was very kind and hospitable. She sat at our table as others have mentioned and recommended the spicy chicken and green beans which was amazing. My mom had the chicken lo mein and it was also delightful. It was nice to eat Asian... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My daughter and I enjoyed an early dinner at JW Chen's. The owner, Jean, sat down with us, described her restaurant and why she is proud of it , consulted with us on our tastes and preferences, and then 'designed' dishes for us that were not on the menu! We could have been in the kitchen in her home! Moments... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

They make all to order and will change whatever you want. Curry tofu is not on the menu but they make it. Add broccoli, yes. extra hot or no spice, yes. Efficient staff who care about serving a good meal quickly.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The buffet was the downfall of the southern Chinese food place. Luckily, this is not a buffet. My kids liked the sweet and sour entrees while I got spicy beef. Very good. The atmosphere was a little crazy dim sum NYC type, but they were efficient and nice.

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Peoria, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you have read my other reviews, I feel that I am a positive person, but not over-the-top. With that said, if you are in the South Bend area and like Chinese food, then you have to go to J.W. Chen's. It was not only great and very freshly prepared food, but it was an experience in itself. When we... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

While the food at J.W. Chen's is always good, Jean needs to do some updating. The seating needs refreshing especially the chairs. They are falling apart and difficult to maneuver on an uneven floor. Also, because the place is small and usually busy, customers are rushed to finish in order to make space for people coming in. You do not... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The place looks nice but not impressive. The lady who owns it comes and sits down next to you, and whatever you thought you wanted... Somehow when she is done asking you questions, you have ordered something different and when it comes, it is... astonishing. We have had Chinese food all over the world including China, and nothing has surpassed... 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: Asian

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