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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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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The right approach is to sit with the owner and describe what you like. She listens and delivers. I told her I prefer Sichuan cuisine, very spicy and with the mala flavor is Sichuan peppercorns. The result was a wonderful spicy chicken and vegetable dish,...More

Thank Henry F
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We were traveling on I 80 and decided to stop to eat dinner in South Bend. Looked up restaurants on Trip Advisor and found this Chinese restaurant rated high. It exceeded our expectations! My husband ordered the Seafood Noodle soup. He kept saying “Man this...More

Thank Ambassador28283
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming here for years. The food is always good. I’ve gotten to the point that I ask her to give what she suggests and it’s always perfect. My husband loves their sweet and sour chicken. It can be months between visits and she...More

Thank Jenfoxj
Reviewed August 27, 2018

From the outside it appears to be a local Chinese restaurant. But you come for the food and the unique dining experience. After you peruse the menu, the owner, takes a seat at your table and asks about your preference and then recommends dishes to...More

Thank 74michaeljv
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I'd like to say thank you, Jean! We took our grandchildren to Jean's restaurant, and I said to Jean, "what shall we eat?" She sat down and asked the children what kind of food they liked to eat, and then we just waited for the...More

Thank irishjayhawk2016
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We were visiting from out of town to bring our son to college and his coach met us here for dinner. We all enjoyed the experience and thought it was cool that the owner came over to take our order and make recommendations. We ordered...More

Thank Marti M
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite to eat near ND and saw this place had decent reviews. Unfortunately we didn’t have such a great experience. It seems like a family run establishment and most of them were kind and friendly. But the table was...More

Thank Meredith98052
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We ate JW Chen’s three times over two and half weeks...all takeout. Most of the food was very good but a couple things weren’t so special. I love a good spring or egg roll. But these are small and tough. Not too flavorful. About the...More

1  Thank MemphisZ
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We chose Chen's based on the TripAdvisor reviews and what appeared to be a very engaging atmosphere of the owner working with you to create a dish for you. What we found out is that the owner did come over to take our order but...More

Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed August 5, 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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