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Formosa Chinese Restaurant

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23702 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2865
+1 949-458-7125
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2015

The wife and I went here many, many times. We went to Europe for two years and now found out it closed. The Best Egg foo young, Foormosa Style. Great salt and pepper shrimp, ( and not california style but serious, with heads on). Will miss it.

Thank richerforwandering
Huntington Beach, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2015

I last reviewed this restaurant in January 2015 and it was very good -as noted then. Unfortunately two weeks ago (Beginning of September 2015) Charlie and his wife- after many many years of serving the Lake Forest, California community and the Quality Inn & Suites hotel in which it was located - decided to close. As many did not know... More 

2 Thank MCTTravels
Laguna Woods, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 25, 2015

Delicious Chinese food at very reasonable prices. Portion size of food is huge. You will love this place.

Thank Robert B
Big Bear Lake, California
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690 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Quality Inn in Lake Forest recently to attend a concert at the Irvine Spectrum nearby. This restaurant is inside the Quality Inn Hotel and is basically a hole in the wall with a fairly extensive menu. The staff speak English and do well in providing suggestions based on what you are looking for.... More 

Thank Steven C
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

This place has simple decor but offers great flavors with a reasonable price. I have eaten there a few times and it is my go to place for Chinese while in Lake Forest. I tried the shrimp and scallops I n the hot garlic sauce and it was superb.

Huntington Beach, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have stayed at the Quality Inn in Lake Forest on a number of occasions because it's not that expensive and has good comfortable rooms, but the reason for this review is not the hotel (as I have reviewed it already previously and it hasn't changed much-still good and nicely staffed) but for the Chinese Restaurant inside it which serves... More 

2 Thank MCTTravels
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Tried this place for take out based on Yelp reviews. Hard to find place but I'm glad we tried it. We usually drive all the way to SW in Irvine when we crave Chinese food. I enjoyed the pork chop dish with the hard boiled egg, Bok Choy and pickled veges. We also had the salt and pepper fish, Hong... More 

Thank Cheyenne P
Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food was absolutely amazing, so flavorful, the BEST Egg foo young ever! The Mu Shu was also unbelievable, we will definitely be back. We look forward to seeing Charley the owner again and trying some other items on his extensive menu. The prices were very affordable and we left with leftovers because the portions were large! I look forward... More 

1 Thank hisbux21
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten there twice in the past week. It is okay, but far from spectacular. I ordered a seafood dish and the vegetables were the star of the dish. The decor could use some professional designer help.

Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

EXCELLENT food, GOOD PRICES, FRIENDLY service. Well, kept secret. Hidden behind the hotel (Best Western?) and next to the McDonald's parking lot. No ambience. Very bare bones. We take out. Delicious Chinese food. Best I've tasted in this area.

1 Thank Jan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23702 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2865
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-458-7125

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