Vibrancy in Ashburton: Formosa

Ashburton’s vibrant and delicious Asian Fusion restaurant Formosa is the brainchild of husband and wife team Chef Dondon Chen and Creative Designer Amber Huang.



With no business experience – but armed with enthusiasm, a lot of inspiration and a passion for food and culture, Formosa will celebrate its third year this November with a fabulous new summer menu and a gorgeous dessert display, while plans for high tea are well under way.

Lockdown saw Amber and Dondon introduce their delivery service which served many happy customers and ongoing additions to the dine-in and takeaway options.

The fitout includes an open kitchen so you can witness the creation of your food and engage with the friendly chefs while they are in action.

The restaurant has three roomy and uniquely themed spaces: The VIP Room, Chinese Lantern Area and the Red Parasol Area that are perfect for an intimate date night, a family lunch or even a company function for up to 120 guests.

With the success of Formosa and great feedback from customers over the years, a plan to open a branch in Christchurch is something the team is considering.

“Formosa Restaurant aims to always provide excellent quality food and services,” Amber says. “We are considering opening seven days, to make our delectable dishes and mouth-watering desserts available every single day of the week.”

Open Monday to Saturday, 11.30am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

Phone 03-308 7874 or email to make a booking.


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