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J.W. Chen's

) #5 of 239 Restaurants in South Bend ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
+1 574-271-2777
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
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Reviews (261)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best Chinese food I have had. My two sons who attend Notre Dame go here all the time, and still want to go back when mom and dad visit :). We love this place, and go every time we are in South...More

Thank Matt T
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...More

Thank MatildaOxford
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...More

Thank Rose C
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
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
Reviewed 26 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...More

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
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
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...More

Thank Rick F
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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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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
  • E-mail