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315 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
781-862-6198
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
This Taiwanese take-out turns your home into a fine restaurant.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Janet P
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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472 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 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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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 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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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 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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2 Thank TravelinFamilyBoston
Portland
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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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Thank fuzzy_171
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Lexington on Christmas Eve and used trusty Tripadvisor to find this place. My husband had seen a picture of a shrimp dish on the site but there was no caption saying what it was. When I walked in to order, the owner was able to tell me what the dish was and described how... More 

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Thank Kelly J
cglex
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Less greasy than thier local competitors, more of a Cantonese style. They seem to have a fair number of natives eating in the place, so I suspect if you ask, they probably have authentic dishes too

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1 Thank Charles G
Lexington, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

By far the best Chinese food in the area. Everything we have had from here has been very good; most have been excellent. The mini juicy pork buns are a favorite. They happily adjust the level of spiciness up or down as requested. My only complaint: few tables inside. Really a takeout place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 781-862-6198

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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