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HuKeLau, Chicopee, MA (restaurant)

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Street:705 Memorial Drive

I searched through 10 pages of Locating Tiki and there was nothing on this nice restaurant.
Started in 1965, this is the original branch. (There is another one on Williams Street in Longmeadow Mass, but not decorated Tiki/Polynesian like this one!)
We just went on Tuesday April 3rd.
The buffet was nice for $10.95 and the food was pretty good. They even have a stir fry section where you select your own veggies and meats to be cooked up fresh!
I had one of those cute drinks in the ceramic tiki mugs you can take home.
The HuKeLau will be renovating right after Mother's Day.
We asked if there will still be Tiki's and he said yes there would be even MORE Tikis!
Early in the Week is great! It's quiet, with folks just enjoying themselves and the staff is very friendly!!


Thanks for posting this in Locating Tiki! (It's amazing that we hadn't done it earlier, even though we've discussed the place in other threads.) And welcome to TC, definitedoll!

Thank you! :^)
I have always enjoyed polynesian restaurants and tropical things!
I hope to get to the HuKeLau again before they renovate..

It really is amazing that none of us listed this before!

I really enjoyed last years Valentines Day Show at HuKeLau.

A Polynesian floor show in this neck of the woods is hard to find!


There were actually more HuKeLaus than just Longmeadow & Chicopee.

The Luau Hale in Lenox was also once a HuKeLau.

And the Longmeadow branch USED to have a bunch of nice thatch & lamps & tikis, but gutted the place around 5 or 6 years ago.

I think there may have been a 4th HuKeLau at some point, but Im not sure.

Anyone got more info on the once mighty chain of Hukes?


I DO have a bit more info (not TONS, but a few nice cosmo tidbits)!

The NEXT issue of Tiki Magazine (not the one that is shipping right now) is going to have a Tiki Town: New England section by me, and an article on historical / closed / mysterious New England Tiki locations by some locals from the area.

Stay tuned!


Awesome! I was wondering when New England was going to get picked. Now I'm REALLY looking forward to the next issue.


Does anyone know if I can order a back issue of this magazine?

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