FORMOSA BISTRO

4.5
10 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Chinese (Taiwan)
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Ilha Formosa, beautiful island. The name was given by the Portuguese when they discovered the island of Taiwan in 1544. Due to its great ethnic diversity, Taiwan presents the world with a food culture of a wide variety of choices. Taiwanese cuisine itself is often associated with influences from China, Japan, and North America, but also blends in its unique flavour and local characteristics. Beef Noodle Soup distinguishes itself from its Chinese peers. Teppanyaki noodle and Nabeyaki Udon can be easily found in eateries. Western fast food concepts like Fried Chicken Burger and triangle sandwich gain recognition in daily breakfast yet in new appearance. Welcome to the world of Formosan Gourmet.


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BB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it. The lady who served us explained Taiwanese cuisine, assisted us to select items from the menu and was friendly and engaging. The food was very, very good. Will be back.

KW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t say enough good things about the delicious food and friendly owners of this restaurant! The service was fantastic. Will definitely be back again soon.

AY
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Popcorn chicken was pretty damn good. that bao gua(kaagura chicken?) or whatever was interesting but i liked it so did my girlfriend. paid around 45 bucks for some decent sides. didnt get a main dish . just the sides alone was good.,

D
Edmonton
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The two of us ordered the 5-course meal for $39.99. It was more than enough to eat! The owner described everything that we ordered & gave us extra Kimchee & soup as well. All the food was delicious!
The green tea from Taiwan is very good.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

D
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered everything that was recommended to order from here - popcorn chicken, sweet potato fries, pork belly bao, 100 year egg on Tofu, as well as edamame, Teppanyaki noodles with chicken & a delicious black pepper sauce.

The owner came by to bring us some Taiwanese Kimchi to try & it was very different from the Korean version. Sweet & vinegary, rather than hot.

The tea we ordered to drink was brought from the owner’s next door neighbor in Taiwan. Both the green & the black were very smooth.
I wouldn’t hesitate to return here for a meal!

MF
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and lovely staff. We had a variety of food - I recommend the braised pork rice bowl and the Taiwanese popcorn chicken. The chicken has a distinctive clove/cinnamony, sweet and savoury flavour. Great prices as well.

JL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very attentive. She explained things on the menu and made great recommendations. Food was delicious. Great experience.

DB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Taiwanese food! It’s nice to finally have a great one in Edmonton. Service was wonderful and knowledgeable about menu. Their Popcorn chicken and Sweet potatoe (not yam!) fries really DO taste like donuts! You have to try them! Steamed fish was delicious and rice side dish was accompanied by other little side dishes which was a nice surprise.

JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good wholesome food. The server were good , friendly and helpful. The food was as stated on the menu and was tasty and not full of MSG.
Prices are reasonable. The restaurant was spacious and quiet , good ambience. Overall I highly recommend this is you want good food without spending an arm and a leg

CC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like how the food is authentic and flavoured in such a way that I can appreciate the ingredients used and the care they was taken into preparing my meal. There is no overflavoring with salt and MSG here. It's just pure, guilt-free food. Highly recommended!