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J.W. Chen's

) #5 of 245 Restaurants in South Bend ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
+1 574-271-2777
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Gluten Free Options
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1835 S Bend Ave, South Bend, IN 46637-5637
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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 Michelle D
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!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a wonderful and very friendly Asian restaurant in South Bend. The owner, Jean, like to interview patrons and make menu suggestions based on your likes and dislikes. I came intending to enjoy Tangerine beef and Jean made a few other suggestions but I...More

Thank queking
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Owner of the restaurant set down with me to take my order and ask about me which is always a great trait. She seem to know repeat customers and made everyone feel welcome. The food was fresh and the flavor profile was amazing. Also received...More

Thank Bamajor
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Heard great things and wanted to see if the hype was the real deal, it was! Sit down, Jean will introduce herself, tell her what you like, tell her what ailes you. She will create your meal to your liking and your needs. I've now...More

Thank sunshineandbiscuit
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great restaurant near Notre Dame so the food has to be good for all the college kids to keep coming back! Great family atmosphere - owners try to remember names too! Then the food we had was very good!

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We visited before attending a performing arts event at the university. Jean's service was great and timely. We were well in time for our event and satisfied with the food we ordered. The request for 'spicy / not so spicy' was honored in just the...More

Thank Mandy H
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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
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