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J.W. Chen's

1835 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46637
574 271-2777
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Ranked #1 of 255 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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- Aug 24, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
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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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It is hard to impress me with Cantonese and Mandarin cuisine but this one is magnificent! #1 Hospitality, #1 Quality, #1 Food. The owner is from Taiwan and the menu along her great advice is astounding in quality, particularly the authentic Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. If you like spicy Chinese food, this is your place. If not, there is infinitely... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After having Chinese food at various major cities, this small place in South Bend is one we always make a point to visit when we're at Notre Dame. Awesome service and always delicious food. Cannot say enough good things!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Arrived with a colleague after a six hour drive. Ended up at this restaurant because of trip advisor reviews. The owner greeted us and asked what we liked. She wanted to surprise us. She treated us with dishes I would never have chosen from the menu. Best chinese food either of us had ever eaten. Fantastic! Dont be fooled by... More

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Wildwood, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My colleague and I drove to South Bend from St. Louis and arrived at the restaurant just before closing time. We were welcomed immediately! Chen, the owner, came over to us and sat down. She asked us if we had been there before and when we told her we had not and were from out of town, she wanted to... More

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