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May 19, 2011 07:02 PM


I get together with some old, dear friends two or three times a year to have some fun and to go out to eat at places funky, tacky, or both. Sometimes we have cravings for pu pu platters and Chinese food from the 60's. A few years ago we hit South Pacific in Newton and were pleasantly surprised. Not as bad as we were expecting. In fact it was pretty good. So the pu pu platter cravings hit us again. I suggested Kowloon thinking that would satisfy our need. The last time I was there was 1969. Well it was awful. Tough pork strips, soggy wontons, tasteless chicken wings. i know, I should have known better but this did not even meet our low expectations.

How can this place still be popular and how can the Andlemans and the Phantom think so highly of this place?

South Pacific
1152 Beacon St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

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  1. Any Doug Mirabelli sighting to report?

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      1. I was there a few years ago for the first time and had the luncheon special of lobster sauce and a few mai tai's and I thought it wasn't bad...

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        1. re: observor

          Did you have the Mai Tais first? That usually tends to adjust your palate accordingly.

          1. re: Uncle Yabai

            Actually, I may have a point, but I thought it wasn't bad...I would have another try of it...maybe

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