Great food! Great service! Excellent decor and ambiance. I wish they served food later, thats the only criticism and I can't wait to go back again soon!
I'm not sure which Formosa Mark was eating at, but I can assure you that this one is very vegetarian friendly!
The Miso soup is great and is prepared with tofu and seaweed, it makes a great appetizer. The seaweed salad is wonderful and so big that I always share. There are two sushi rolls that are vegetarian and very satisfying. I suppose if you would like more variety, you could ask your server to omit any seafood from a specific roll you would like to try.
I love the atmosphore and we have always gotten expeptional service. The staff is very friendly.
I absolutely did NOT like the shabu-shabu. Its fun, the meat, soup, and veggies are standard, but the sauces are really not good...which is too bad, because without a good sauce, its nothing more than plain cooked chicken, with plain cooked veggies.
However, the sushi is excellent. Ecspecially their specialty rolls. They are on the pricey side, but worth it if you want excellent sushi. Skip the fondue, get sushi and drinks. I haven't tried the entrees yet.
Formosa is NOT vegetarian friendly. After waiting over two hours for our food it turned out the fondue table we were at was broken and not only did we have to move but I also ended up having to move my chair, dishes and untensils myself. Their feeble attempt to provide a vegetarian option was so poorly executed as to be insulting. Only two of their sauces are meat/fish free, those being the very hot and the extremely hot chili sauces. Only one "broth" was meat/fish free, it comprised of unseasoned water with a few sea weed leaves floating in it. $12 for a pot of hot water and abut 50 cents worth of vegetables. If you go there, skip the fondue, have the sushi and leave your vegetarian friends at home.
I love sushi and I was pleased with Formosa. I got it togo and it was wonderful. It was about $12 for two rolls, but so worth it!
Excellent sushi, best decor in IC if you like contemporary. The asian fondue could be improved. Sake bombs at the bars are fun.
Experience Formosa, a unique Japanese restaurant. Featuring Shabu Shabu style cooking and a Feng Shui-inspired environment, Formosa stands apart from other Iowa City restaurants.