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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The USP of this restaurant is the personal service offered by the owner Jean, who suggests (or tells you!) what to eat. This can be fun. I ate with someone who is used to the place, and we insisted on ordering the spicy fish, which was good. Portions are large, and the food is rather Americanized. I asked for a... More 

Thank MatildaOxford
Granger, Indiana
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this place, it is the best Chinese food in the area. The food is always good and the portions are great. The owners are very nice and twice now when my daughter was unsure of what she wanted they asked her a couple questions and made a suggestion for her and both times she loved what she was... More 

Thank Rose C
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places to eat and our favorite Chinese restaurant in our area. We visit as often as we can and always enjoy the food, no matter what we choose.

Thank Kathy R
South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food and service are always very good. They make you feel like old friends and Jean, the owner, will do her best to make you happy. She makes very good suggestions. Never disappointed.

Thank felmuf
Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

As we came to town to visit Notre Dame, we looked online for restaurants and this one has great reviews. All the reviews were right! Some of the best Chinese food I ever had. Jean the owner sat at our table and told us about her and her restaurant. She uses only fresh ingredients, no msg. She has been in... More 

Portage, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This place is worth a visit. Jean always makes sure her customers are well taken care of. Food is always good, if it's not how you like it, Jean will fix it.

Thank fugitivetracker
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The best Chinese in the area!! The Owner is so sweet, sometimes she will send out a free dish or appetizer she thinks you might like. Get your Chinese fix here, you will love it!

Thank Mcpeterek
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to Chen's twice. First time was because I had read a great review. I was disappointed with the food from there. I thought I would give it a second chance. I thought maybe I went on a bad day as that does happen to all of us. I was equally disappointed. There are much better Chinese reasturants... More 

Thank Rick F
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

First time there. Jean came and sat at our table, went over the menu with us, told us about their methods for preparing foods. Best Chinese food we've had in years, hands down!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a wonderful and very friendly Asian restaurant in South Bend. The owner, Jean, like to interview patrons and make menu suggestions based on your likes and dislikes. I came intending to enjoy Tangerine beef and Jean made a few other suggestions but I stuck to my guns. They served the beef, which is really exceptional, but then brought... More 

Thank queking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?