We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Formosan

128A HIGH STREET | Ox14df, Oxford, England
Improve this listing
Ranked #19 of 489 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: Taiwanese
Most recent review
- Sep 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    17
    2
    1
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Formosan is a brilliant little tea shop. I'm now on my fourth loyalty card and go twice a week for my green tea with milk; nothing improves a bad day like some bubble tea from here. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the staff are great and really knowledgeable. Also, the bathroom is really cool.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I took my Japan loving sister to this place and she loved it! The atmosphere is very relaxed and the drinks are really nice (I love bubble tea, but I'm not an expert). The prices are also decent. I would highly recommend it to any tea lovers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antony, France
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Staff very friendly, welcome special orders (black tea + almond milk + extra-milk + less ice + no pearls !). There's a japenese tea room to relax (shoes forbiden). Bonus : Ben's cookies (best cookies in Oxford) is accross high street.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

One of the best tea shops i have ever visited. It's not that hard to find, but it might take you a while to figure it out and it's really worth it at the end.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
oxford UK
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lovely little place with delicious freshly made teas and a sweet sitting area with wifi and plugs for laptops. It's down a side street off the High Street, worth walking a few seconds to find! Highly recommend. Peaceful environment.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had seen advertisements pointing to this tiny café but at last we were able to sample it. You can approach it two ways, firstly there is a small alleyway from the High Street and a board shows you the way past a seedy pub. Alternately, you can go along Blue Boar St. and there is an alleyway on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
1,399 helpful votes 1,399 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is the only place I can think of in Oxford that does bubble tea, and even if another opened, I'd probably stick with this place. Great range of teas, and free samples given to customers that want to try other flavours. The interior is great, with a small area to sit on cushioned floors,r you can sit by the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

It is a bit expensive for something that in some parts of the world you can get for a fraction of the price but ... hey ... they are yummy and there are not many places in the Oxford where you can get an Almond Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kiev, Ukraine
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We used this place consistently throughout our month-long course in Oxford and it quickly became a place we felt comfortable and relaxed in. The staff we're very friendly and helpful, helping suggest teas to try and the place itself was amazing-cushion floors are located towards the back of the shop along with 'regular' window seating. Everything about this place is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

It is easy to miss the Formosan Tea Bar as it is hidden down a little alleyway off the High Street. But it is worth making the effort to find it. With so many coffee bears and pubs in Oxford, this is a refreshing change. There is a choice of teas, and the staff will describe each one in some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Formosan also viewed

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire
 
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire
 

Been to Formosan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Formosan, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing