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“Good Chinese Food”

Formosa Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 95 Restaurants in Aqaba
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Amman
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Chinese Food”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Good food and reasonable prices. Unfortunately no outdoor seating which is nicer in Aqaba. Located in the center of the city and people staying in all city hotels can walk to it.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank RanaAmman
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Amman, Jordan
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Enjoyable food and atmosphere”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This restaurant is owned and run by a small family, the husband and son manage the restaurant and the wife is the chef. Food is very good and we always enjoy the friendly service and atmosphere.

Visited November 2012
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Thank AbbassiJordan
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Kunming, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Chinese Restaurant”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

It’s perfect. For my two months stay in Aqaba, I didn’t miss a single day to the restaurant (except 2 days invited to local friend’s home). I’m a Chinese, however to be frank, many dishes there are even better than most restaurants in China. From the basic sauces, pickled vegetables to any main dishes, they all surprised me with satisfaction. It’s really not easy to be that good since many of the raw materials and condiment are hard to get in Jordan. What’s more, the great hospitality from managers and staffs made me feel really home. For Chinese, he/she will undoubtedly fall in love with it once experienced. For non-Chinese, I do recommend you to come to enjoy the great food, hospitality and atmosphere in Formosa.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Martin M
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Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Don`t Go!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Short:
No atmosphere, dirty tables and menus, tasteless food, very bad toilette conditions (no toilet paper, no soap, very dirty), bored stuff – no guests. It needs an immediate face lifting in every way!

Detailed:
The Restaurant is inside a Shopping mall. After getting there, I need to go to the bathroom. The waitress asked me to go outside. The Toilet was very bad, very dirty, no soap and no toilet paper. I went back to the Restaurant and complained about the situation and asked for toilet paper. The waitress said that the toilet belongs to the mall and gave me a few tissues from the tissue box on the table. I was already about to leave the restaurant but badly we staid. The Menu card was sticky and full of stains. We decided to get 2 soup and two main courses. 5 Minutes later came the first; another 5 minutes later came the second soup. The Beef wan tans inside the soup were ok but missed some salt, so I added some Sojasauce. The soup base was very boring so I didn’t eat it. My Wife’s soup, the house sociality, Formosa Soup, was only spice bat also without any taste. The crispy Beef was only Beef with Sweet & Sour Sauce but more or less ok, the Sizzling vegetables with tofu came also 5 minutes after the beef on a very hot pan. The iron-pan was so hot, the tofu was burned and black on the bottom side but at least the sauce with the vegetables was ok. So, after all a very bad experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Stephan B
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Krungthep Mahanakorn
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379 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 967 helpful votes
“Four (Red) Stars by the (Red) Sea”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed in Aqaba for 2 nights at the end of our 9-day trip to Jordan so we chose this restaurant simply because we could take no more falafel, hummus or kibbeh nayyeh. We were sceptical at first as many dishes on the menu were of American-Chinese origin (General Tso’s chicken and orange shrimp, just to name a few), but it turned out that they were really tasty and far better than the overly sweet junk commonly found in American takeaways. The banana fritters ended our meal perfectly.

With cosy atmosphere, friendly service and excellent location at the Aqaba Gateway complex (5 minutes from the Kempinski and no more than 10 minutes from most chain hotels), Formosa is highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank PORhibido
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