I will preface this by asking you to please not take away my chowhound card. ;)
As a kid, my family would frequent a polynesian restaurant somewhere near Pittsfield, MA, I believe. I think the food was good (as least to a 10 year old's tastes), but regardless, I have fond memories of the spot and it's where I had my first pu-pu platter ;)
So...fast forward a few decades later, and I stumble upon a Globe review for Kowloon that is actually quite favorable. I think I've been there once, years ago, and though it was definitely kitchy and kind of a "fun" spot, IIRC the food wasn't so good.
I'm thinking the food still isn't that great (though if that's not the case please tell me.) I don't need anything mind-blowing or amazingly delicious, I know what I am going for here, and that is totally inauthentic chinese/polynesian food. But I still want it, partly for nostalgia sake and party 'cause I'd love some chicken and pineapples in a sweet & spicy sauce and a big rum drink served in a pineapple shell....
Any contenders? I know Golden Temple has it's detractors but is that an option? It needs to be somewhere that is pretty casual (tho I can't imagine how it wouldn't be, with food like that) as we'll be bringing along our almost 3-year old.
Thanks in advance for indulging me.