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7156 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood CA 90046

Formosa Cafe

7156 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood CA 90046

(323) 850-9050

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A landmark building designed like an old-time train car, Formosa Cafe has been a favorite restaurant and bar since 1934. The walls are lined with autographed headshots of famous actors and many with personal notes to Formosa Cafe. Happy hour starts at 4 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. with discounted cocktails and small appetizer plates. Later at night, this bar is very popular and is frequented by many celebrities. Rooftop parties are very common, and sometimes up-and-coming bands have concerts on the rooftop patio. As far as the food goes, Pan-Asian is what would describe most of the menu.

Hours
  • Mon: 4pm-2am
  • Tue: 4pm-2am
  • Wed: 4pm-2am
  • Thu: 4pm-2am
  • Fri: 4pm-2am
  • Sat: 6pm-2am
  • Sun: 6pm-2am
Nice to Know
  • Noise Level Average
  • Parking Street
  • Smoking Outdoor
  • Wifi No
  • Accepts Credit Cards Yes
  • Good For Groups Yes
  • Recommended Meal Late night
  • Outdoor Seating Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible Yes
  • Music Background
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based on 225 Reviews
02/17/2014 Shannon M.
In the 40's it may have been called the Formosa Club and it was owned by Max Gold. A famous purported "made man" and associate of Mickey Cohen was arrested here in 1951 - Freddie Sica.You can...
02/04/2014 Tiffany Y.
I went here with some friends when I had heard that Red Medicine had infiltrated Formosa Cafe. I love Red Medicine so I thought I'd give Formosa my first try. The menu is like a smaller portion...
02/01/2014 Sub-bee D.
I think this could easily have been one of Ron Burgandy's regular hang outs or one of the stops during Swingers. Seriously old school LA, and another exciting reminder of why I moved here. The...
01/25/2014 Lira R.
Red Medicine at the Formosa! The Formosa retains its iconic interior (and exterior), but the menu has been taken over by Red Medicine--not the fancy and expensive larger dishes but rather the...
01/12/2014 Jessabelle R.
The historic value of this place makes me give it 5 stars. Established in 1925 operating originally in a trolley car, which is still apart of building towards the back.Old Hollywood charm in a...
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