Saugus, MA
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948 Broadway
Saugus, MA
Opened in 1950
Daily 11:30am-2am
All ages
(781) 233-0077
Flaming pu pu platter

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by 66 people



Everyone You
Decor 7.8
Drink Quality 6.9
Drink Selection 7.8
Food Quality 7.4
Food Selection 9.1
Mood 7.1
Music 4.1
Service 7.9
Tikiness 7
Tilt 7.2
Vibe 6.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Kowloon opened in 1950 as The Mandarin House. In 1958 the Wong family purchased it and changed the name to Kowloon. Over the years they have expanded the restaurant into a broad complex of rooms, and it now has room for 1,200 dining patrons. Several of the rooms have Polynesian theming, including the Tiki Lagoon Room and Luau Room. The restaurant has been a landmark in the north Boston area for decades, and photos of many celebrities visiting the restaurant are proudly displayed.
The food is traditional Chinese American fare, and includes a flaming pu pu platter. Tropical drinks are served in tiki mugs.


exquisitecorpse has visited Kowloon.
October 16, 2017, 10:46 PM
This place was packed on a Saturday night. we were seated in the back dining room and there were at least 6 elderly birthday parties going on. The drinks were not very good. I had Zombie that was bad, tasted like spoiled orange juice. the Mai-tai was to sweet. neither drink was close to the proper recipe. They have mugs available for sale but the waiter did not bring the correct mug both times and had to be exchanged. The food was decent for Americanized Chinese food and they have an extensive menu. We had the vegetarian ravioli" aka dumplings, the fried chicken dumplings along with the vegetable lomein and chicken pineapple.
CPM-3983 has visited Kowloon.
August 8, 2017, 8:33 PM
Ok, this place is straight up ridiculous and for that I loved it. The exterior and entrance are overwhelmingly massive but unfortunately it's downhill from there despite a few minor high points. The interior is stuck in a weird 70's time warp but once you enter the main dining room there is a funky outdated tiki vibe complete with a fountain , huts acting as booths against the walls and the deck of a pirate ship, wheel, mast, and all. The food was actually pretty decent nothing extraordinary but I would definitely eat it again, the drinks on the other hand...not so much, I ordered a Mai Tai and was very disappointed, the drink was incredibly bland and unexciting. They do have a decent selection of mugs and souvenirs which was cool. Their service was hit and miss, our waiter had no personality whatsoever but the older gentleman and younger woman who helped us with our souvenir purchases were incredibly nice and helpful. Overall I'm glad we checked it out, it was a quite an experience and pretty cool to see a place that was probably slammed during the Tiki heydays but drink wise it can't compare to my local tiki bar which is disappointing but not surprising.
The Big Wiener
The Big Wiener has visited Kowloon.
July 25, 2017, 2:47 PM
A bit loud on weekends, but one of the nicest Tiki place We've far
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