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J.W. Chen's

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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“potstickers” (14 reviews)
“pot stickers” (9 reviews)
“flounder” (6 reviews)
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
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Reviewed 3 days ago

J.W. Chen is not a traditional restaurant where the customer simply orders off the menu. Of course you can do that, but Jean, the owner, typically wants to share her culture through her food. She’ll pull a chair up to your table and ask what...More

Thank missprism
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit. Came highly recommended. Great, homemade, fresh food. Inexpensive. Jean sat us and gave us personal attention, helping us with our order. We had the spicy chicken special, green beans, almond shrimp, and hot and sour soup. It was all excellent.

Thank doodoodaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoy great food from J W Chen. Always great service to go along with it. Very good value for the price.

Thank jamessQ7865IW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had flounder in chili sauce which was delicious. We also had a dish with pork belly, vegetables and fermented black beans. It was good but not as good as the fish. Both dishes were recommended by the house. The pot stickers were very good...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt pressed to rder more than we came from. The owner is very friendly, but I felt pushed to take leftovers home. We told her we came for a small lunch, she convinced us to order an extra dish. Shade it hard to say...More

Thank Nikole R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jean is the best. We dine at Chen’s every chance we get for business and take clients as much as we can. Jean cooks special plates for us. Allergies. They take care of you. Food sensitivities. Done. Amazing place. Love. Always on our agenda!!!!!

Thank Connie A
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Go to this place!!! Probably the best Chinese in the area! This is my go to place for Chinese and carry out. My aunt and uncle will drive over an hour to eat at this restaurant.

Thank UncleSlick
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The service is great, the owner will sit down with you and many times she will ask you about your food preferences and she will choose just the perfect dish for everyone. I love the food from here. Be prepare to wait since many people...More

Thank Cesar I
Reviewed 21 February 2018

My son took us to eat here because he loves it. It is Chinese owned and run by them. The food was very good and the service excellent because the owners are there to overlook everything. They are extremely friendly and nice people to talk...More

Thank CordeliaEJ
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

A little pushy on wanting to customize your meal. We felt a little too convinced/ obligated to order more than what we planned on. Although everything was good, we did feel a but if pressure from Chen. Jen. I had a photo of our meals...More

Thank Nikole R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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