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Formosa Chinese Restaurant

2109 Lorna Ridge Ln, Birmingham, AL 35216-5279
+1 205-979-6684
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
28 Sep 2017
“Bad service! Even worse food!”
13 Aug 2017
“So Glad Their Back”
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2109 Lorna Ridge Ln, Birmingham, AL 35216-5279
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Years ago before this restaurant closed for several years, my family and I went there often. We all really enjoyed it each time. Tonight, I visited there for the first time since it re-opened . How disappointed I was! A Thursday night--not busy--very slow service....More

Thank crimsonAlabama
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

For years this was our favorite Chinese Restaurant! They closed the restaurant a few years ago and we were so sad. A few weeks ago I was in the area and notices they had reopened. Actually they reopened a little over a year ago, but...More

Thank Cteddebare4
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

During the few years Formosa was closed, it was just awful! We missed it terribly. Now we head there for our favorite food probably twice a month. The General Chicken will make you swoon and it's one of the only places my famous foodie friend...More

Thank 1Sunny111
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Nyoman. Hard to pronounce; easy to use. He was our fantastic server. The speed of light and the accuracy of a heat seeking missile. Formosa does not have a great location. You really can't see it from Lorna Road. It's sort of in front of...More

Thank daveandmarilee
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Traditional decor, friendly and attentive service, clean bathrooms, and good (though not outstanding) food. We'll be back!

Thank 6016-1824
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Make sure to ask for the coconut butter chicken. I dont think it is on the menu but it is my family's favorite dish!

Thank jeanenneb2016
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The food here is actually pretty good so if I were rating JUST the food, I would have given it a 4. For take out, its a great option; however, the atmosphere and service leave a lot to be desired. It could use an update,...More

Thank LisaInDestin
Reviewed June 14, 2016

We went on a weekday at 1P. The service was spotty but not neglectful. We were seated immediately and brought the best sweet and sour soup ever. We really missed it. The eggrolls were also the best we have had in a long time. They...More

Thank MaryAAlabaster
Reviewed April 25, 2016

This restaurant had always been one of our family favorites. We even had the rehearsal dinner for our oldest son here. We were upset when they closed the doors a few years ago. On Sunday we visited the Restaurant AGAIN! Boy was my daughter Happy...More

Thank 907teresah
Reviewed March 31, 2012

The food is good and the orange chicken is my favorite. The waitress's is not always attentive. Be sure to have plum wine!

Thank sheriLR
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  • Address: 2109 Lorna Ridge Ln, Birmingham, AL 35216-5279
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-979-6684
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