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Mt. Fuji Inn and Mai Tai Lounge

Omaha, NE
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7215 Blondo Street
Omaha, NE
Opened in 1967
Mon-Sat 5pm-1am
Closed Sun
(402) 397-5049

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Mt. Fuji Inn and Mai Tai Lounge

6.7

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 6.2
Drink Quality 6.8
Drink Selection 7.6
Food Quality 5
Food Selection 5.6
Mood 7.2
Music 4.2
Service 8
Tikiness 6.8
Tilt 9
Vibe 7.2

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Humuhumu’s description

Mt. Fuji Inn opened in 1967, and was Omaha's first Japanese restaurant; the cuisine on offer actually spans from Japanese to Cantonese to American. Polynesian cocktails are available from the restaurant's Mai Tai Lounge, and once were served in customized Mt. Fuji Inn moai tiki mugs.
The main restaurant is unremarkable, but the downstairs Mai Tai Lounge is apparently mostly untouched from its initial late-'60s development. It is lit dimly with resin-and-bamboo and beachcomber lamps, bamboo hanging over the bar, and orange vinyl chairs. There are a few tiki touches including tiki doorpulls, and a tall tiki pole at the entrance to the lounge.
There has been talk of the Mt. Fuji Inn closing over the past few years, but as of 2009, it is still operating.

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AWESOM-O
AWESOM-O has visited Mt. Fuji Inn and Mai Tai Lounge.
September 29, 2017, 2:25 PM
I was in town on business and debated about coming, but figured I should attempt it. When I drove up around 9pm, there was a big "Building For Sale" banner out front. I pulled into the parking lot and noticed a couple people outside smoking. I walked in (very much a back-door with the Mai Tai Lounge sign lit up overhead) and down the stairs. Very dated, very much in need of some TLC, but what was there was definitely a cool thing to see; must have been incredible in its heyday. There were maybe 5-6 regulars there; that was it. Ordered a Mai Tai (good 'n strong) and the bartender said it was last call. Another regular came in and sat down and (knowing I'd not been there before) said "you made it just in time." I said I knew it was last call, and he said, "well that, but this place is closing for good October 31st (2017). Owner isn't renewing the liquor license. Of course, she's been saying that for years." The owner came down a little later to count the till and she said they were definitely closing; she and her partners can't (among other things) afford accessibility upgrades the license renewal requires, and is just ready to get out of the business, so it was time to close up. Definitely a shame, as the folks there were great, the drinks were strong, and the bones of a classic tiki bar are still there. You can look online even back 10+ years and people have been talking about its slow demise. But it seems after 50 years, it really is the end. Go while you can!
WestADad
WestADad is a semi-regular at Mt. Fuji Inn and Mai Tai Lounge.
March 13, 2017, 12:01 PM
Update: The Mai Tai Lounge is still open, stopped in on February 18th and business was good. Place was packed at 10:30pm, standing room only.
WestADad
WestADad is a semi-regular at Mt. Fuji Inn and Mai Tai Lounge.
February 14, 2017, 1:39 PM
Mount Fuji and the Mai Tai Lounge were put up for sale a couple weeks ago. The restaurant has been closed for a couple years now but the lounge was still open until the sale announcement. Now the lounge is closed as well.
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