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Formosa Chinese Restaurant

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Aqaba Gateway, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
+ 962-3-206-0098
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than excepted.

After reading the mixed reviews on TA, was a bit undecided as to whether to go there or not. Glad I did. It was early in the evening, so not especially busy. Starter was good, Crispy Chilli Beef was excellent.Large portion of Egg Fried. Don't go for the house white wine, unless you like it on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Mike T
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Doha, Qatar
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Doha, Qatar
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

After reading the mixed reviews on TA, was a bit undecided as to whether to go there or not. Glad I did. It was early in the evening, so not especially busy. Starter was good, Crispy Chilli Beef was excellent.Large portion of Egg Fried. Don't go for the house white wine, unless you like it on the sweet side. Would... More 

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Amman, Jordan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Disgusting food. Cannot believe the previous reviews-very poor quality and a complete waste of money the food does not represent proper Chinese Food.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed this restaurant. Most dishes were excellent. The hot and sour is very sour. Recommended. Will come again.

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Pleasantly surprised to find authentic Chinese food In this part of the world. Cosy place located in city centre. Within walking distance to many big hotels .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I organized a 9-day trip to Jordan and planned to spend 2 nights in Aqaba. A friend as passionate about gastronomy as we are, recommended us to visit Formosa if we had the chance. We arrived to Aqaba late in the afternoon and we easily identified the Formosa restaurant yet tired from the Kings Highway, we headed... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My family of four (kids 4 y/o and 19 months) visited Formosa after my wife saw good reviews on trip advisor. We were expecting good things and they delivered. It's a small dining room, and we saw several tables were already reserved when we showed up around 5:30 pm. Thankfully, this is so early for Jordan that we had the... More 

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great tasting Chinese, faultless friendly service, a little pricey but worth it, let's face it everything in Jordan is expensive !

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Amsterdam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

After five days of eating Arabic food, we were looking for some nice spicy chinese and Formosa was just exactly that. Nice cosy little restaurant with good service. Don't expect gourmet chinese but it is great value for money...the garlic fish and the crispy beef were awesome apart from the other dishes like sweet and sour chicken, Kung pao chicken,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Because we had been travelling for 3 weeks by the time we arrived, we were famished for some quality Chinese food. Formosa more than lived up to our hopes. It's centrally located with friendly staff (we asked for the AC to be turned down, and it was immediately done), and the food is great and moderately priced. We ordered the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I had the crispy half peking duck and it was a little dry and I payed around 12/14 JD and had only the meat, anything I wanted in addition I had to order on the side and it got expensive in the end. The springrolls was tasty and so was the soya mix served with.

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Additional Information about Formosa Chinese Restaurant

Address: Aqaba Gateway, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
Phone Number: + 962-3-206-0098
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Al Aqabah Governorate  >  Aqaba
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aqaba Gateway, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
  • Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Al Aqabah Governorate  >  Aqaba
  • Phone Number: + 962-3-206-0098

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?