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|Hu Ke Lau
|The Hu Ke Lau opened in 1965 and has gone through many expansions. It features floorshows with Samoan Fire Dances, Fuji War Dance Drums, and Hawaiian Hula Dancing. There are also special events with big-name comedians. The interior features vine-covered ceilings, fake trees, murals, giant tikis and a working volcano. For more, see their webpage.|
Aku-Aku offered Polynesian fare and comedians. They also had locations in Newton and Cambridge, MA (both now gone). In 2004, the Worcester building became a Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, a chain with dozens of locations in the Northeast.
Tiki Lau opened in the early 1970s. It's nothing spectacular inside and now serves Cantonese. They once had an Amesbury, MA location as well. In 2007, new owners renamed it the New Tiki Restaurant and Lounge. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.
|former Tanela restaurant
Bali Hai has low lighting and Polynesian accents inside. It opened in the 1960s or 1970s. The restaurant offers a Polynesian/Chinese menu. For more, see this website.
The Tanela restaurant is long gone but this building and Moai remain. From around 2000-2003, it housed Trance Buddha, a nightclub with heavy metal bands. The interior of this building has since been gutted.
|The Kowloon is just down the street from Weylu's. It was built in 1950 and has been expanded five times. It now resembles a Polynesian Long House and can seat 1,200. It features Thai, Chinese and Japanese food plus a comedy club. The interior has carved tikis, masks, fountains, palm trees and an erupting volcano. The exterior features a 15 foot replica of the Hawaiian temple god Kukailimoku above the front door. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.|
|Sunshine Chinese Buffet
The Tiki Lanes has 1950s exterior tilework and some island sunset murals inside. Unfortunately, the other tiki elements were removed around 1990. For more, see their webpage.
The Sunshine Chinese Buffet was originally the Aloha restaurant. The building later housed the Panda House restaurant. For more, see this website.
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