Luau Hale

Lenox, MA
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569 Pittsfield Rd
Lenox, MA
Opened in the 1970s
Daily 11:30am-10pm
(413) 443-4745

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Luau Hale



by 12 people



Everyone You
Decor 6.6
Drink Quality 6
Drink Selection 6.6
Food Quality 6.5
Food Selection 7.1
Mood 5.8
Music 4
Service 6.3
Tikiness 5.3
Tilt 5.2
Vibe 5.5

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Humuhumu’s description

This restaurant used to be a Hu Ke Lau, a sister location to the Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee
Hu Ke Lau
Chicopee, MA
Bar, Restaurant & Floor Show
, until the current owners bought it in the 1970s and rechristened it Luau Hale. Today, the traditional mix of Chinese food and faux Polynesian decor is in full effect, with elaborate painted murals, a scattering of tikis, and a dramatic pagoda right in the restaurant. By contrast, the exterior of the building is unassuming: a simple brick structure, with no windows. A menu of traditional tropical drinks is available, and are reportedly of high quality, and potent.


June 11, 2018, 11:37 AM
Have to agree with TabbieWolf - this place is nothing special. I'm not sure why they don't fill up the more interesting darkened tiki-themed room first and put the overflow in the more-boring center room. Maybe it's only used for the dinner crowd? The music was just loud enough to not make the room awkwardly quiet. Food and service were pretty okay - I had the shrimp moo shi and crab rangoon - both not bad. The scorpion bowl cocktail was not terrible - the mug it was served in was kinda sad, though. Might go back for the food, not at all for the ambience.
TabbieWolf has visited Luau Hale.
March 29, 2017, 11:55 AM
This was the worst "tiki bar" we've been to. We sat in the main dining room, surrounded by glass walls leading to darkened rooms with palm tree/oceanic wall art (that weren't being used while we were there). We got to listen to a way-too-public conversation about careless friends and weird medical issues from the old lady who sat across from us. That was the most interesting part of this place, in all honesty.

Food: Mediocre Chinese. The frozen stuff you get in a bag at the grocery store was better than this. They gave you a lot, too, which would be great if it had been any good...
Drinks: Weak, but acceptable? At least they weren't gritty or chunky.
Tiki Mugs: None, though they did have custom glassware that appeared to be a couple decades old. It was cute (with a beach scene), and clearly part of a time when the restaurant was more popular.
Vince is a regular at Luau Hale, and is usually there summers.
July 14, 2011, 9:56 PM
I have eaten at Luau Hale many times--one of its virtues is that it's among the very few Tiki/Polynesian places in the east that serves FOOD. The Polynesian dished are a little bland; the Chinese dishes are pretty good, but be sure to ask thm to hold the MSG! Its tikiness could be easily enhanced with a little extra effort, but I rather doubt that the local patrons are all that interested. It's unusally large banquet room has some great atmosphere with it's almost eerie "moonlight" effect. The windowless building adds to the "cave" sense of traditional tikis; it could be improved, as I suggest, with a little extra, inexpensive effort.
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  • Vince
  • murrman
  • Delsey
  • vonhoyer
  • ShangrilaPiranha
  • Ho'i Hou Ke
  • Primo Kimo
  • TikiT
  • galtiki
  • Dr. Coruba
  • Cosmic Coconut
  • TabbieWolf
  • Ocean Flo
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