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South Pacific, Newton, MA (restaurant)
Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2009-04-28 5:40 pm   Permalink

Newton South Pacific is awesome!

That's me waving under the sign for human scale...
I think I remember there was a really cool primitive bird lamp in the reception of the restaurant... Am I right? Or was I drunk?


 
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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2009-04-29 07:56 am   Permalink

Yeah, that was there last time I was there.

 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2009-05-22 08:25 am   Permalink

Wow! That mug was one of my first thrift store scores. I'm still amazed that a mug found in Portland OR helped "rediscovered" this place!

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-05-22 2:06 pm   Permalink

Found this great picture taken by Vidaliaa.


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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-09-22 11:23 pm   Permalink

Here's the vintage paper placemat:





The second location in Malden, at 275 Eastern Ave, is now the Sun Kong Chinese restaurant. One of the reviews says they still serve a scorpion bowl in the bar. Has anyone checked it out to see if any of the decor is left?


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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-08-16 4:48 pm   Permalink

Sabu,

Great place mat, those are hard to come by.

I picked up a matchbook from the South Pacific advertising both the Newton and Malden locations.





Close up of the dancing girls under the moon.


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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-08-16 5:24 pm   Permalink

I still haven't been to this place! Yes, I'm ashamed of myself. I have no excuse. It's not much more than a half hour away from me.

 
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The Granite Tiki
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From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2010-08-16 6:10 pm   Permalink

Go Now!

 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-08-16 8:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-08-16 18:10, The Granite Tiki wrote:
Go Now!


Yes, dear!


 
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modbetty
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From: Pennsylvania
Posted: 2012-04-11 09:33 am   Permalink

Though some of my photos are a few years old (!!) I'm glad to report that my most recent drive-by by the South
Pacific showed they were still open for business. I did snap a few photos of the giant vintage sign, and while the neon wasn't lit up, the yellow background looked pretty cheery in the sunlight~

http://www.retroroadmap.com/2012/04/10/tiki-room-hidden-in-suburban-boston-south-pacific-newton-ma/

(also a big thanks and shout out to the folks on the 2007 NETT who visited The SoPa and videotaped the cool mural!)

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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2012-09-23 02:51 am   Permalink

I have some terrible news. It appears the South Pacific is closed. They have a sign on the door that says: Thank you for your years of patronage.

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modbetty
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From: Pennsylvania
Posted: 2012-10-02 2:57 pm   Permalink

I just heard the news myself and am so so so bummed. Looks like they've already gutted the place as well.

There's a Facebook Page for anyone who wants to mourn along with me.

https://www.facebook.com/southpacificmemorial



Anyone wanna meet up at the Bali Hi?

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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-10-02 8:13 pm   Permalink

AAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-10-02 10:17 pm   Permalink

Whaaaa...? Isn't that the place with all the great murals lining all the walls? What happened to all that wonderful art? There's a lot of mourning about the food, but these murals were/ are singular - are you sure the were removed/ destroyed? It's worth checking their fate, they should be preserved.

 
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modbetty
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Posted: 2012-10-04 11:36 am   Permalink

I don't have high hopes for the interior at all,based on the photo of the gutted kitchen posted to the FB page on 9/27. Sounds like the local folks can't get any additional info about the closing either. First Pago Pago and now SoPa, say it ain't so, Massachusetts!
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