Our three distinct dining areas bring you to different dining environments – the Red Parasol Area with its fun and casual vibe, the comfort of the Chinese Lantern Area and the elegant VIP Area.


Red Parasol Area: 40 seated

Chinese Lantern Area: 60 seated

VIP Room: 18-20 seated


Who says that Asian restaurants don't have a good dessert? We have a complete dessert line to satisfy every customer’s sweet tooth.
Home comfort is the key word that Formosa is always seeking to create the flavour and aroma for our customers to experience.

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Home comfort is the keyword that Formosa is always seeking to create the flavour and aroma for our customers to experience.

From the first day, we have conceptualized Formosa, customer satisfaction has always been our aim. Our service is the heart and soul of our restaurant, passionately delivered by each and every member of our team – from the waiting staff that greets you as you arrive, to our amazing chefs in action you can see through our open kitchen. We aspire to give you the best dining experience that we can offer! 




One night in town and thoughts turn to dinner, Asian I say so into TA for ideas, read the reviews for Formosa and wondered if it was too good to be true with no bad reviews It’s a great restaurant, modern interior and great service and the food is delightful We had pork dumplings and calamari followed by stir fried noodles with vegetables and a spicy chicken dish, they rate the hotness on a scale of 1 to 5 , we had number one and that had enough bite The bill was good for what we had $66 and a Pinot Gris for $30 which was quite acceptable, highly recommended




Highly recommended! The most authentic and delicious Taiwanese cuisine I've ever had in New Zealand and Australia! Guo bao is must-try. The pork is so tender. I like the decor as well. It shows the beauty of Hakka culture.


Homie 1237



This place was absolutely AMAZING. The space is beautiful, the food was delicious, and the staff was excellent. The owner is also a waiter, host, and chef and does a fantastic job of making all of his guests feel welcome and comfortable. The service was fast and presented beautifully. I highly recommend getting dessert here as well, it was outstanding. Definitely worth the trip!!

Valeska Sofia Kunstmann Wilson



Today we tried their afternoon tea, it was amazing, presentation incredible, taste fabulous, service like always brilliant. Best restaurant in Ashburton and now with such a beautiful choice of afternoon tea, tops it up. Amazing work team Formosa!

Toni Sweetman 



One word for this restaurant OUTSTANDING!! We had a special birthday family dinner here, they couldn't have been more accommodating. We were given the 'private' room, happy to have a b-day cake brought in and chill then bring it out, take photos for us, just awesome. Highly recommended Formosa, excellent service and beautiful food. 🧡



173 West street, Ashburton, New Zealand 7700

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