Hap Lee, SW16 4AA

  • 020 8764 2336
  • 1585-1587 London Road, SW16 4AA (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
  • Mon: 6pm-11:30pm; Tue-Sat: 12:30pm-3pm, 6pm-11:30pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm, 6:30pm-11pm

Chinese restaurant in Norbury. It also does takeaway and delivery, and has a buffet on Sundays.

It's a reasonable size, seating around 60 people; four of the tables are large enough for groups of eight. The decor is pink, red, and cream photo.

bob visited on a Saturday lunchtime in December 2016. It wasn't obviously open when I arrived just before 1pm; they hadn't turned the sign around from "Closed" to "Open", and the lights were dimmed. They brought the lights up when I came in, and although I was the only customer at that point a couple of others turned up shortly after.

Prawn crackers were brought to the table, and I was given a fork and spoon; I wasn't asked if I wanted chopsticks, but when I asked for them they were brought along with a bowl and small plate.

Hot and sour soup (£3.50) photo was quite peppery but there wasn't much chilli hit. There was a decent meat content, consisting of prawns, chicken, and pork.

Crispy shredded beef (£5.80) photo was very crispy and possibly a touch burnt; there also wasn't much actual beef. Plain chow mein (£3.80) photo was fine though possibly a touch greasy.

I also had aubergine in black bean sauce (£5.80) photo. The aubergines were very soft and watery, and the black bean sauce was also quite watery. It wasn't as gloopy as I would normally expect from Anglicised Cantonese food, and I wished it had been a bit closer to the norm in this respect.

A 10% service charge was added to the bill photo

bob's verdict: I wouldn't bother coming back; it was nothing special, and the only decent thing was the hot and sour soup.

Accessibility: The toilets are up a flight of stairs.

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Last visited by bob, December 2016. Opening hours from takeaway menu, December 2016.
OS X co-ord: 530535 OS Y co-ord: 169893 (Latitude: 51.413038 Longitude: -0.124377)
Last edited 2016-12-04 19:47:55 (version 1)