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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%
Travellers talk about
“potstickers” (13 reviews)
“pot stickers” (8 reviews)
“flounder” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 12 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 12 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 6 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 20 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
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Can't do much better than having the owner sit down at your table and asking where you are from and why you were here. She then proceeded to tell me she would make some authentic Taiwanese fish for me (flounder). It delivered! Tender, succulent, spicy,...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our early lunch here. We arrived right at 11am before leaving South Bend. We ordered Orange Chicken lunch, KoBo chicken lunch, Chicken with vegetables spicy and jalapeño Chicken. 3 of us paid the extra $1.00 for all white meat. We also ordered potstickers....More

Thank soonergal1969
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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 - 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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