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THE North East Tiki Temple – Kowloon Restaurant Route 1 Saugus, MA

Posted on: May 7, 2009

Kowloon Restaurant – Saugus MA

In 1950 the Wong family established the Route 1 landmark Kowloon restaurant in Saugus MA and it is still going strong today.

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Easily the most recognizable tiki destinations in New England, its mid century modern take on the exotic theme is a step back in time– floating staircases, indoor fountains, A-frames, thatched roofs, island murals and even an indoor sailing ship that doubles as a dance floor.


The cuisine is straight up Boston style Chinese- replete with crab rangoons, pork fried rice and the giggle inducing pu-pu platter. Healthy it ain’t but mmm fried! You can also get sushi if you like.

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Tiki drinks are a treat that pack a wallop -served in funky tiki mugs which are also for sale in the lobby. Share a Scorpion Bowl and watch the fun begin.

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A Retro Roadtrip to Massachusetts would not be complete without a drive up Route 1 north of Boston, and Kowloon is a must stop!

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