Formosa Cafe
7156 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 850-9050
 
Cross Streets: Formosa
Parking:  Self
Cuisine: Asian
Services: Private Dining, Catering, Takeout, Reservations
 
A staple for the young Hollywood set and a location in movies like LA Confidential, the Chinese-themed hotspot has long been a bar and restaurant where stars can be seen enjoying a drink and living their charmed lifestyles.

Opened in 1939, the red and ebony Formosa Cafe has been long been a movie biz watering hole, where stars hold meetings over cocktails to discuss their next big picture.

Dimly lit, the two bars are surrounded by hundreds of celebrity photos (from Elvis to Bono) boasting just how star-studded the joint really is.

Although most people just stop by for pre-dinner or after-hours drinks, the Formosa (which became a landmark in 1991) also offers a full menu every night of the week using a lot of fresh California produce. It has an Asian flair, but with a new millennium twist thanks also to Chef Hugo Vasquez, formerly of Spago.
 
 
Need to know details about this restaurant
Reservations
Recommended
Restaurant Style
Casual Asian
Dress Code
Casual
Hours
Sunday-Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday & Saturday 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Good to know details about this restaurant
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Alcohol
Full Bar
Avg. Price / Entrée
14.00
Happy Hour
Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price Range
$$ ($9-$15)
Features
Private Dining, Catering, Takeout, Reservations
Open Late
Until 2am.
Other
Hip, Date Place
Specialties
Homemade Chinese, Chicken Satay, Kung Pao Chicken
Facilities
Large Parties, Private Patio. Please phone for details.