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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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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potstickers” (14 reviews)
“pot stickers” (8 reviews)
“flounder” (6 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
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1 - 10 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It is not often a restaurant owner can take the time to really get to know their clientele or make it a point to do so. This is not the case with Jean, the warm and wonderful proprietor of J.W. Chen's who goes the extra...More

Thank nynk697
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Terrific little hole-in-wall. Easy walk from ND campus; just east of the soccer field. When I have a chance to get away for lunch, this is a great place. They offer a whole variety of lunch specials for about $7-$8; spring roll, soup & main...More

Thank MaryMaloneReviewer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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