Tiki Architecture (page 2)

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Hu Ke Lau
Chicopee, MA

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. In 2018, the restaurant closed for either remodeling or rebuilding. For more, see this webpage. [map]

Aku-Aku [gone]
Worcester, MA
Tiki Lau [gone]
Westford, MA

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 1974. 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. It closed in 2008. The building was either remodeled or rebuilt for a 99 Restaurant. For more, see this website.

Bali Hai
Lynnfield, MA
former Tanela restaurant
Shrewsbury, MA

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. [map]

The Tanela restaurant is long gone but this building and Moai were still there in 2011 when these photos were taken. From around 2000-2003, it housed Trance Buddha, a nightclub with heavy metal bands. The interior of this building has since been gutted. The building was still vacant in 2015. [map]

Kowloon Restaurant
Saugus, MA

The Kowloon 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. [map]

Tiki Lanes
Lancaster, OH
Sunshine Chinese Buffet
Niles, OH
Livonia, MI

The Tiki Lanes has 1950s exterior tile and some island sunset murals inside. Unfortunately, the other tiki elements were removed around 1990. For more, see this website. [map]

The Sunshine Chinese Buffet was originally known as the Aloha restaurant. The building later housed the Panda House restaurant. The restaurant closed around 2014 and has been vacant since then. For more, see this website. [map]

Chin's opened in 1955. Marvin Chin opened another location in Detroit, Chin Tiki, in 1967. That location closed in 1980. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Cove
Twin Falls, ID

The Cove opened in 1952. For more, see this website. [map]

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