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1835 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46637
574 271-2777
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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
My new go-to Chinese!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Leanne B
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South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
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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south bend,in.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We decided to try eating here after softball game in September of 2014,when you walk in you notice a blend,kind of run down place that needs a good cleaning.The lady that greets and seats you was very nice and tried to be helpful when picking something from the menu,but when the food arrived and we tasted it we were disappointed... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

J. W. Chen's (Mrs. Chen's) is our favorite Chinese restaurant. It's my go-to place when craving won ton soup and crispy beef. Mrs. Chen is always helpful in suggesting items after asking you questions about your food preferences. Chen's is a favorite of the Chinese student population form nearby Notre Dame, IUSB, Bethel, and St Mary's.

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Northern Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First few times service and food was great. Owner sits with you and takes your order and is very amusing. lately her suggestions have seemed like what they had leftover in the kitchen. Good food, Good price, just order what you want and not what is suggested.

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Crest Hill, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have been working in the area for awhile and was looking for a good Chinese restaurant. I saw the reviews and thought I would try it out. I was not disappointed, wow! The owner sat down at my table and told me about her restaurant and then asked what kind of food I usually order. She then took my... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Small interior and very plain interior. Rather boring. Food is good but there are better and more comfortable Asian locations thru out the area...good for a quick bite !

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Netanya, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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