Chinese, Japanese & Oriental Restaurants

Chinese, Japanese & Oriental Restaurants in Clapham

We’re surprised there aren’t more Chinese restaurants in Clapham and nearby areas. If you discover any others, do get in touch!

There are eight main regional cuisines in Chinese food – but Cantonese, Sichuan, Shandong, and Huaiyang cuisine are often considered as the standouts of Chinese food. For Vietnamese and Thai food click here.

Banana Tree (IndoChinese)
75-79, Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HN, T: 020 7228 2828
They do a good value lunch here and it’s usually buzzing in the evenings. Long tables and benches make for sociable dining!

Bento (Japanese)
70 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BX, T: 020 7622 3456
Take-away Chinese and Japanese plus delivery.

China Boulevard (Chinese)
1 The Boulevard, Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, SW18 1DE, T: 020 8874 9878
Great location with views over the river. Large restaurant on two levels. Take away service also available.

The Cinnamon
55-57, The Pavement Clapham Old Town, London SW4 0JQ T: 020 7498 6789
New restaurant and cocktail/lounge bar offering a fusion of Chinese and Indian cooking.  Looks fab – we can’t wait to try!

Fu Manchu (Chinese)
15-16 Lendal Terrace, Clapham, SW4 7UX, T: 020 3397 8844
Dim sum dining, cocktail bar, live music venue and club rolled into one. Look out for their special offers, especially on Sundays.

Good Earth Express (Chinese)
116 St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction, SW11 1ST, T: 020 7228 3140
Really excellent, top quality food, on the expensive side, at this take-away/delivery branch. Restaurant over at 11 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, SW17 7EG, T: 020 8682 9230

Good Morning Vietnam (Chinese)
17, St. John’s Hill, Clapham Junction, SW11 1TN, T: 020 7350 0001
The name is deceptive: there aren’t many Vietnamese dishes on the menu – mostly Chinese. Friendly, cheap and cheerful restaurant/take-out opposite Clapham Junction station.

Hana Korean (Korean)
60 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EG, T: 020 7228 2496
Family-run restaurant serving tradition Korean food. Friendly staff and interesting food.

Little House Restaurant (Chinese)
545, Battersea Park Rd, SW11 3BL, T: 020 7738 0712
Chinese take-away.

Mama Lan (Chinese)
8 The Pavement Clapham, SW4 0HY
Cute and cosy restaurant serving Chinese street food. Reasonably priced food and no bookings. Perhaps more of a café than a restaurant but none the worse for that!

Mommi (Japanese)
44 – 48 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UR, T: 020 3814 1818
Japanese/Latin Raw Bar & Grill restaurant, open late with a DJ at weekends. We recently tried this via a special offer from Time Out and were impressed. The salmon ceviche and tuna sushi were full of flavour  – and we loved the Pisco sour cocktails too! Buzzy atmosphere. Check website for regular offers.

Nancy Lam’s Enak Enak (Indonesian)
56 Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 5RQ, T: 020 7924 3148
Enak Enak apparently means “yummy yummy” in Indonesian. The food certainly lives up to that billing, and the service is excellent, if a little eccentric at times! We haven’t been for a while but this restaurant has been here for around 27 years and still gets good reviews.

On Cafe  (Chinese/Dim Sum)
31 Clapham Park Road, Clapham SW4 7EE, T: 07789 818 477
Delicious dim sum served in simple surroundings. BYO. Amazing macaroons and patisserie too.

Tian Tsin (Chinese)
5 Ramsden Road, Balham, SW12 8QX, T: 020 8673 8809
Chinese takeaway with online ordering and delivery service.

Tokyo Retro (Japanese)
57 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4 9JW, T: 020 3302 7574
One of a small chain of family run Japanese restaurants. We’ve heard good reports but yet to try ourselves. Look out for special offers on their website. Take away available too.

Tsunami (Japanese)
5-7 Voltaire Road, Clapham, SW4 6DQ, T: 020 7978 1610
Great sushi, buzzy atmosphere, fabulous flavours. Very popular at weekends when it has a late licence.