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Recs for tiki bar/polynesian/americanized chinese spots?


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Recs for tiki bar/polynesian/americanized chinese spots?

twentyoystahs | Oct 16, 2010 01:43 PM

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 ;) 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.

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