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J.W. Chen's

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1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
+1 574-271-2777
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we had here was good. Crispy egg rolls were a hit! Sweet and sour chicken and pepper steak were excellent, as was the fried rice. Almost hidden in the middle of a strip shopping center, it's worth the hunt!

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything we ever have at this place is just terrific but the way they do the green beans is just awesome - can't figure out how to do them the same way at home and of course Jean never reveals her secrets on they do...More

Thank tal5418
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner, Jean, sat down with us and told us what to order. It was delicious! Will return if I come to South Bend for business again.

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

High ratings on Trip Advisor helped us decide to try J.W. Chen's. Don't let the storefront and interior appearances scare you away. The food is delicious. As fate would have it, Jean the owner took our orders. She asked what we normally liked in Chinese...More

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We love JWChen's - the best Chinese food in the South Bend/Mishawaka area. The menu is helpful - but go and ask Jean, the owner who will come and take your order, what is good and in season. She'll help you make the best selections!...More

1  Thank Jeremy F
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Some of the best Chinese food. I love the orange chicken. I like the smaller lunch menu. Dine in or carry out

Thank Keith S
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Food was mediocre and had to send my steak back because it was prepared improperly. Customer service was very god though. The atmosphere was great besides the cramped location. Parking was kind of a pain. Overall 6/10

Thank famousdex411
Reviewed June 18, 2018

J.W. Chen's doesn't look like much from the outside (or inside for that matter) but the food and service are UNPARALLELED. I've dined here no fewer than 20 times... The menu has a wide range of options, from traditional Chinese cuisine to more Americanized dishes....More

1  Thank usgolftravel2014
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Probably should say somewhere that they're closed for the entire month of June. Website and tripadvisor say they're open. Drove all the way here. CLOSED.

Thank DonSed
Reviewed May 30, 2018

The restaurant is located in a nondescript plaza. There were quite a few patrons till when we arrived close to closing time. The owner lady was trying to suggest more dishes for us when we knew we didn't need anymore. The food was surprisingly quite...More

Thank 1Skibunny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-271-2777
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