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Formosa Taipei

Chinese, Noodle, Asian
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315 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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Great little hidden gem, Chinese take-out

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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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.

Thank Judymbox
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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.

Thank Robert M
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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.

Thank Moonriser
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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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 

2 Thank TravelinFamilyBoston
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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 

Thank fuzzy_171
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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 

Thank Kelly J
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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

1 Thank Charles G
Lexington, Massachusetts
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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.

Thank matthausmann
east coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

-Good Taiwanese food; shocked to find it in Lexington, MA -Friendly service -small eating area; most do take out; but they were able to seat our big party **would come here again!

1 Thank GoMNTwins
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Authentic Taiwan cuisine. The squid nugget soup (a special) is one of the best dishes I have ever had. All of the dumplings and noodle soups are excellent and cheap.

Thank LesP_Lexington

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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, Noodle, Asian
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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