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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

Fantastic food, nice staff and good value for money. We ate here on a Tuesday night and it was busy with a good vibe but service still very quick. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

Simply outstanding. The restaurant has a fantastic feel, and is very well designed. The food was phenomenal - the BBQ beef a real highlight. The desert menu is a clear standout, and a real surprise for a small town. This is a real destination restaurant,...and a treat to find in Ashburton.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Amber Huang, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Dear Sam G, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We're also delighted that our dessert menu surprised and pleased you - we take great pride in offering unique and enjoyable culinary experiences. Your kind words affirm the...More

Reviewed 31 December 2023

This place is amazing, food people and drinks. Last time there December 23 for lunch just as good! The food is to die for you will love this.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Amber Huang, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thank you, WayneS300, for your wonderful review! We're thrilled you enjoyed our food and service. Your repeat visits and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated by our team. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Best, Formosa Restaurant Team

Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Great Taiwanese noodles and my children would like to visits again for this restaurant. Much better than the Chinese restaurant in Cheistchurch

Date of visit: December 2023
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Amber Huang, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thank you, Shen Yu s, for your kind review! We're delighted your family enjoyed our Taiwanese noodles. Looking forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Formosa Restaurant Team

Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

A lovely Taiwanese restaurant at the heart of Ashburton, brings the Asian foot pallet to New Zeland. The moment one steps in the atmosphere takes the person to Asia, with the stunning interior design. The menu includes selection of Chinese dishes and Japanese sushi selection....We ordered honey bbq pork, duck rice & taiwanese beef. Have to say I have never eater such flavors outside of China that takes the dining person back to Asia. High points for the chefs. Drinks: I was impressed how their drink selection stays directly to the topic from Japanese beer (Saporo), Kawala wiskey and kaolian (Taiwanese alcohol) High recommendation if you visit Ashburton to go thereMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sin Huih Huang, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2023

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation! We're thrilled to hear that our ambiance, interior, and diverse menu brought you a genuine taste of Asia right here in Ashburton. It's always our aim to create an authentic and memorable dining experience for...More

Reviewed 22 October 2023

This Asian fusion place is a must-visit in Ashburton. A great decor with an even better menu and some stunning dishes as good as any found anywhere. The trap is the dessert options - creative, amazing and massive. If you want to try them, cut...back on the mains as the servings are generous. This is a genuinely great find in Ashvegas.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sin Huih Huang, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2023

Hi Brians, Wow, thank you for such a glowing review! We're overjoyed to hear you enjoyed our Asian fusion dishes and decor. Our team always aims to create memorable experiences with our desserts and generous mains. It's heartwarming to know we've made a lasting impression....More

Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Travelled here because of the good reviews we’d heard. Really well done menu with a real range of options! The service was excellent and we had our meals brought to us under 10 minutes of ordering them. The “dessert menu” was a short presentation given...by the waitress showing photos on an iPad with a description of each one, so personal! With the service and the well presented meals, we had expected a higher bill at the end but we were pleasantly surprised, highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Sin Huih Huang, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Dear valued guest, Thank you for choosing us based on the positive reviews you've heard. We're thrilled you enjoyed our diverse menu and prompt service. Our personalized dessert menu aims to make your experience memorable. Your satisfaction and recommendation mean the world to us. We...More

Reviewed 28 September 2023

Without a doubt one of the best restaurants I have been to (having travelled the world)! Amazing to know it is a local. Everything I have had on the the menu is second to none and coupled with the level of service which is world...class. Plus they do takeaway.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sin Huih Huang, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Dear bronwynt136, We're truly honoured by your glowing review! Being dubbed "Ashburton's Secret" is a delight. Knowing you've had exceptional dining experiences worldwide and still consider us among the best is a tremendous compliment. We're proud to offer top-notch service and a standout menu. We...More

Reviewed 22 September 2023

Nice but a bit pricey and noisy. The food was good, and the serving staff friednly, but it did feel like the place was pushing you to buy. They have a large screen featuring desserts, and try to tempt you with specials. Similarly, the idea...tha you might not want to drink anything more than water was unusual to them. It was fun, but I wouldn’t go again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

What a wee gem! Lovely lunch menu and fully licensed. Warm welcoming service and quality tasty Asian fusion food. We had the Sashimi platter with salad - beautifully presented. Tasty Pork Baos, crispy deep fried squid. Can’t wait to returnMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Amber Huang, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled you had a fantastic experience at our restaurant. We can't wait to welcome you back to Formosa Restaurant. If you have any special requests for your next visit, please...More

Reviewed 1 March 2023

Super fusion restaurant with really good food & good bar with a varied selection of beers Wine & spirits. Staff were excellent Helpful.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Sin Huih H, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2023

Hi Mark, We are glad to hear that your experience at Formosa was wonderful and that the staff provided excellent service that contributed to the overall positive experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review with us. We value your feedback...More

Reviewed 27 February 2023 via mobile

An absolutely delicious meal with plenty of veggie options and choices to mix and match. The Tofu skin Bao bun was amazing - you have to try it. Portion sizes were generous too. Service was competent and serving staff were charming.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Sin Huih H, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2023

Hi Mandapandapops, We're thrilled that you enjoyed the delicious meal and appreciated the variety of available veggie options. It's great to know that you loved the Tofu skin Bao bun, and we agree that generous portion sizes are essential to a great dining experience. Thank...More

Reviewed 27 January 2023 via mobile

Advertise gf items but everything is cross contaminated and unsafe. The food is delicious and would be great if you don’t need the dietary requirements to not be liesMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Sin Huih H, Owner at Formosa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2023

Hi Sisibing, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We take food safety very seriously and are constantly working to improve our procedures and minimize the risk of cross-contamination. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our service. We're glad to...More

Reviewed 23 December 2022

We got a takeaway from Formosa last night and it was delicious. Ordered online which was easy and food was ready as soon as i arrived at the restaurant. Dishes we ordered were very tasty and portion sizes were generous. Would totally recommend. The restaurant...inside is very well setout and has a great vibe so will go for a sit down meal next time.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The food on its own was just delightful but the thing that made our experience so amazing was the service! So speedy and all the staff members were so kind, friendly and ready to help! The food was to absolute die for. The...sushi was the best sushi in the South Island. So impressed with the overall experience. Once again, the servers were just amazing. Everyone had a smile and so polite. Great atmosphere, great food, great cocktails! Can’t wait to come back again!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Hi Linda, yes, we have the takeaway service. Please go to our Facebook page to check out the menu. 😊
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FORMOSA RESTAURANT, Ashburton - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Formosa Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Formosa Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5