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Formosa Taipei

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315 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421-7008
+1 781-862-6198
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10:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

When I come here, I am often the only non-Asian person in the restaurant, and I love that! It means that the food is THAT good, and it is. The menu is extensive, and filled with items not normally seen in a Chinese restaurant, and that is due to the fact that the focus is on Taiwanese cuisine. We have... More 

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White Plains, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Great customer service and wonderful Taiwanese food. Pleasant greeting by the Madam is so Nice to hear, unlike your typical American Chinese take out place in New York. Will order to go again or have it delivered to the hotel next time.

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Thank Yasuo M
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171 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Got some takeout. Beef Ho fun and soft tofu vegetables. Portion sizes are good and the Ho fun was done well but the tofu vegetables were almost slushy. maybe it was sitting in the box for 20 minutes on the drive but even taste wise it was just ok. Prices are decent. Maybe we need to order something else next... More 

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Thank Wrx8
Lexington, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This restaurant has a counter and a few tables, but I don't think it's licensed to eat in. We use it about once a month to bring consistently good food home. Last night I ordered the hot and sour soup, pad thai and eggplant with basil. All of it was absolutely excellent. The only thing you need to know is... More 

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Thank Janet P
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1,338 reviews
842 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

A very interesting place. Sign inside asks you to take your food home because the town discourages in restaurant eaten although they have three tables and a counter with chairs. I noticed they don't have a restroom other than one all the way in back through the kitchen. Maybe that's why the place is mainly a "to go" restaurant. The... More 

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Thank Frank d
Lexington, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Food is excellent and authentic, staff are lovely. Some unique choices. Mainly take-out, although they have a couple of tables.

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Thank Judymbox
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

I first heard about this place on Trip Advisor, and gave it a go. All the reviews are spot on. Really great tasting food and huge portions. If you are ordering for yourself, one item should be plenty.

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Thank Robert M
Massachusetts
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

I first heard of Formosa Taipei after my long time regular Chinese restaurant closed. Formosa Taipei quickly became my new "go to" choice for Chinese take out. The prices are reasonable and the items I have tried have been consistently delicious. There is no decor, but parking is available and the service is good.

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Thank Moonriser
Boston
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Wow! Expecting a hole-in-the wall with the usual greasy chinese-american food. What a pleasant surprise. Authentic ingredients and taste, hard to find better even in Boston's chinatown. Pork dumplings (pot stickers) were excellent and clearly home made, with actual ground pork. Hot and sour soup was subtle, not particularly hot, as would be expected for a Taiwanese version. It did... More 

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Portland
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

First and foremost, this is a take out restaurant! There are a couple of stools to sit at and 2 very small tables, but there is a sign from the management stressing that their location is primarily for take out. Food was authentic and delicious. Best lo mein I have had in years! Extensive menu and very quick service at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421-7008
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-862-6198

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?