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Formosa Restaurant

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62 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
+1 413-253-7835
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good20%
  • Average33%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“shredded pork” (2 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
62 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Not sure what to think after reading some average reviews here, Because, hands down, the night we visited, I had the best "American" chinese food I've ever had. Maybe multiple chefs or what you order? Maybe our timing on a weekday night, at an off...More

Thank sati09
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Three couples ate here recently. Kindly, the maitre d' seated us at a round table with a lazy susan. This made for pleasant conversation and easy sharing of everything we ordered. The place was bust; the service slow but friendly. We ordered a range of...More

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed August 10, 2017

The scale of the restaurant, the attentiveness of the waitstaff as well as the lovely artworks make this a pleasant and restful spot to dine. Pity about the food as it was average or decent at best.

Thank sam t
Reviewed July 26, 2017

After a couple of pleasant meals at Formosa, we returned last night for a meal. It was very disappointing. Poorly prepared and tasteless. Maybe the chef is on summer holiday? We hope that things improve.

Thank ESE43
Reviewed July 19, 2017

My wife and I had lunch at this restaurant, and the food was excellent. Striking in particular was the freshness of the vegetables. If you like traditional Chinese food, this is a good choice. But there was nothing inventive about the menu, which is why...More

Thank lacke010
Reviewed July 16, 2017

I always have considered Chinese food an excellent value, considering the labor intensive prep work, the cooking to order, many fresh ingredients, Same is true here. The standouts for me were the Formosa street food. The Chinese sausage served with fresh garlic was revelatory, the...More

Thank latefordinner
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just celebrated our 26th anniversary. We decided to go to the first Chinese Restaraunt we went to when we first met 30 years ago. We were hesitant to go in because we could see that the Restaraunt was owned by new...More

1  Thank malisayounger
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Last night we threw away our take-out order of "Da Lu Mein" listed as "Mixed Vegetables, Shiitake Mushrooms & Valet egg Noodle Soup." Sounded good but nothing about it was right. Not a shiitake to be found and apparently replaced with tree ears. The reason...More

Thank Urther
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I have been back to Formosa four times gradually working my way through their delicious and rewarding menu. I have now had four different dishes and bites of my wife's orders. Without exception, everything from the shredded pork with hot garlic sauce to the sesame...More

Thank OmenWesternMA
Reviewed April 8, 2017

My wife and I just went for lunch at the Formosa Chinese Restaurant. Even before the food arrived there were promising signs. At that time, there were five other people in the restaurant-all Asians, mainly Chinese. Before half an hour had passed there were more...More

1  Thank OmenWesternMA
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-253-7835
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