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Formosa Café

Restaurants, Pan-Asian West Hollywood
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

There's a full Asian-influenced menu, but the food comes a poor third to the history and the strong, well-crafted drinks. In business for seven decades, the Formosa was a hangout of the Hollywood aristocracy during the '40s and '50s. The clientele these days is younger and less famous, but the walls remain lined with images of the stars that once graced the still-atmospheric bar and the dark booths.


Venue name: Formosa Café
Address: 7156 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles
Cross street: at Formosa Avenue
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-2am; Sat, Sun 6pm-2am
Price: $30 and under
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Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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Some people love this place, but it's not my favorite. It's a bit grungy/dirty. Happy Hour food and drinks were a good deal, so that is recommended. Heard the outdoor roof/seating is nice -- want to check that out on a better weather day.