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“Good basic take out”
Review of Formosa Taipei

Formosa Taipei
Ranked #20 of 66 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Chinese
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Shelburne, Vermont
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good basic take out”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Was staying overnight in Lexington on business and was looking for inexpensive, fresh, take out food. This place fit the bill perfectly. The owners are friendly and prompt. I ended up eating in, since they do have seating for about 16.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Chicken lo mein I have ever eaten”
Reviewed 11 April 2013

The noodles are lovely. Really, you must try them.
Not really meant for eating in although you can. it's more of a take out place. The staff is very friendly.

Visited February 2013
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Waltham, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellant Food - Friendly Service”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Formosa Taipei is a small take out restaurant in Lexington right outside of Waltham and not to far from Lexington Center. The food is excellant. We love the Lamb in Two Ways and the Mango Chicken. There are a few tables, if you want to stay for your meal. Everyone is always friendly and helpful. In addition to the 'Chinese food' favorites, there is also what they call 'Authentic Traditional Chinese / Taiwanese Refreshments'. Some are for the more adventurous. These are generally smaller portions, so good for tasting. Check out the web site for coupons.

Visited March 2013
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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Friday Night”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

What a great little takeout place. We ordered 6 different meals and each was very well done. The dumplings were delicious. No real place to eat in - but take out quality was very good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Take Out”
Reviewed 26 September 2011

I love this place. I have tried almost everything on their menu. My personal favorites are:

The mushroom hot pot, a big bowl of mushroom soup featuring 4 or 5 different types of mushrooms in a delicious mushroom broth. The soup has these wonderful thin noodle bundles that are tied into a knot that provides a range of textures. I usually ask them to hold the transparent mung bean noodles as they often add too many of these for my taste.

The spicy flounder is pan fried flounder in hot chilli oil is very addictive.

Their steamed shrimp dim sum style dumplings are also excellent.

  • Visited September 2011
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