Tiki Island

Medford, MA
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269 Middlesex Ave
Medford, MA
Opened in the 1980s
Mon-Thu 11:15am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11am-midnight
Sun noon-10pm
All ages
(781) 391-0477
Flaming Pu-Pu Platter

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Tiki Island



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Everyone You
Decor 6
Drink Quality 7
Drink Selection 8
Food Quality 7
Food Selection 8
Mood 6
Music 5.9
Service 7.5
Tikiness 5.2
Tilt 6
Vibe 6

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Humuhumu’s description

Tiki Island is a Chinese/Polynesian restaurant that opened in the mid-1980s in Medford, just north of Boston. The front area has a large moai, and the main dining room has a huge painted mural of a tropical scene, with a few tikis around the restaurant. The food includes some mid-century Polynesian-style Chinese favorites, including a flaming pu-pu platter, and tropical drinks are served in tiki mugs. A banquet hall in the back of the restaurant is unthemed.
Tiki Island has a sister restaurant in Hyannis, Tiki Port
Tiki Port
Hyannis, MA
Bar & Restaurant


exquisitecorpse has visited Tiki Island.
October 17, 2017, 12:59 PM
Another holdover from the Chinese-Polynesian Tiki revival. There is a large 70s style brightly painted Tiki on the outside of the building and a large Moai greets you in the foyer . there is a large volcanic island themed mural along one wall and a pair of large brightly painted tikis on the back wall. numerous vintage lamps hang from the ceiling.

The menu is extensive and features Chinese, Polynesian, Indian and Thai food. For appetizers we had the honey spareribs which were sweet and savory and the scallion pancakes. Our entree was the Black Magic, chicken pork and shrimp in a black bean sauce and the Vegitarian Wonder, fried tofu and vegtables. Entrees don't come with rice which is an additional $3 charge per bowl. The food was good but typical American-Chinese heavy on the sauces.

The drink menu is two pages and features many tiki classics served in mugs. It also offers a small selection of non alcoholic cocktails. I ordered the Zombie and the Mai-tai both of which were sweet, not potent and deviated from the traditional recipes. The restaurant also enforces it's 2 drink maximum policy if you order the Zombie so I didn't get to try any of the other drinks.
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