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2109 Lorna Ridge Ln, Birmingham, AL 35216-5279
+1 205-979-6684
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 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 the movie theaters and across the parking lot from Costa. Don't think; just do what... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank 6016-1824
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7 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 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!

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Thank jeanenneb2016
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 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, and the constant phone ringing and the hostess talking VERY LOUD during our meal was... More 

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Thank LisaInDestin
Alabaster, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 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 were full of ingredients and the wrapper was very fresh and crispy. I didn't give... More 

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Thank MaryAAlabaster
Lake View, Alabama, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 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 !! Same on the outside Same on the Inside and Same management! Even a couple... More 

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Thank 907teresah
Pelham, Alabama
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 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!

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Thank sheriLR
Alabama
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The service and food at Formosa has gone steadily down hill over the past few years. It used to be a favorite, but there are other great options close by now. The food doesn't always come out hot and the service can be very spotty (drinks take a long time to get refilled).

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Thank lildebbie77
north hollywood, ca
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2011

ZERO STARS!! Me and my family have been loyal customers for years and years. Last year I told the husband of the restaurant owner that I planned to have my rehearsal dinner for my wedding at their restaurant. They said that would be fine. In April 2011, I went back to Birmingham and visited the restaurant again and spoke again... More 

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Reviewed 3 June 2008

great hot and sour soup and sesame chicken

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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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