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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 good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potstickers” (14 reviews)
“pot stickers” (8 reviews)
“flounder” (6 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

If you could see me then you would know I've eaten a lot of restaurant food. Especially Chinese food. If you are like me then you struggle to find a local Chinese restaurant that consistently provides dishes superior in quality to Panda Express. Your search...More

Thank BigBoyTraveler
Reviewed 7 December 2017

every time we've visited we've had a great meal and the staff always makes sure you get what you want and like.

Thank J8192UWdennisk
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We are visiting from out of town and my daughter wanted potstickers. We chose Chen’s after reading the other reviews. After a short wait - good mix of college students and non student patrons, we were seated and the owner came and sat with us....More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Jean Chen serves great Chinese food with a personal touch. Every time we go, Jean sits down at our table to discuss menu options, and she doesn't hesitate to modify menu items to fit our preferences and tastes. The place is always full, and the...More

Thank SteveFallon
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Jean has been running a restaurant for a long time and she remembers regular customers so she anticipates your order if you regularly order the same thing. Very fast service especially at lunch where you've barely touched your soup and your meal is there. Chinese...More

Thank SueBee46530
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

True to the reviews, this gem was the highlight of my overnight stay. I appreciated the OWNER sitting down at my table to explain the menu and help me make my decision. I went with the curry chicken and pot stickers. Portions were very generous.

Thank gavelini
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Somewhat random gem. If you like Chinese food...it is delicious. Great flavor, authentic and fresh. Very diverse menu, especially if you let Jean chose for you. Service is pretty funny and fast, BUT at times the dishes are nearly thrown on the table. Even on...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

When Jean comes to take your order, tell her to chose. She will ask you a few questions about preferences and whip you up a delightful meal. Their BBQ appetizer ribs with just salt and pepper are awesome! Cozy space where a lot of the...More

Thank Hillgirlp90
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Jean, the owner, will take your order and point you in the right direction if you need help with your selections. This is a great local find and a must-visit if you enjoy Chinese food and are in South Bend.

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here twice while passing through South Bend on a cross country trip. We're so happy to have found a reliably delicious option in South Bend after sampling some duds. It's been busy both times (a great sign), the food...More

Thank Msearl19
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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