The South Pacific in Newton Has Closed
Say goodbye to one of the last of the old-school Polynesian restaurants in the Boston area.
Eater Boston is reporting (via well-known mixologist Brother Cleve and an article in the Newton Patch) that the South Pacific in Newton has closed after being in business for nearly 50 years. The Beacon Street eatery was known in part for its strong drinks in tiki mugs, along with Chinese-American fare that included such items as spareribs, pineapple chop suey, sweet and sour shrimp, beef chow mein, spring rolls, moo shi pork, and kung pao chicken.
The South Pacific first opened its doors in 1964, according to a page on the Manta site.
The address for this now-closed Polynesian restaurant in Newton was: South Pacific, 1152 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02461.