The Omni Hut

Smyrna, TN
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618 S Lowry St
Smyrna, TN
Opened in 1960
Tue-Sat 5pm-9:30pm
All ages
(615) 459-4870
Flaming pu-pu platter,
volcano desserts

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The Omni Hut



by 33 people



Everyone You
Decor 8.9
Drink Quality 5.4
Drink Selection 3.8
Food Quality 8.4
Food Selection 8.9
Mood 9
Music 9.3
Service 9.6
Tikiness 8.9
Tilt 9.1
Vibe 8.7

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Humuhumu’s description

A charming tiki restaurant, where employees and customers alike are treated like family. The Omni Hut's creator, Jim Walls, started the Omni Hut after taking up cooking as a hobby and second job while stationed in Honolulu as a pilot before World War II. The military took him all over the world, and he picked up culinary tricks wherever he went, and it when it came time to retire, he decided to open a restaurant. He chose this location in Smyrna, near Ft. Stuart, and opened a restaurant called "Chinese Cuisine," which soon became the Omni Hut. Walls also owned the nearby Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi
Nashville, TN
Bar & Restaurant
for a short time. The Omni Hut suffered a fire in 2000, but luckily the restaurant has been able to reopen with the decor largely intact.
The Omni Hut does not have a liquor license, but customers are encouraged to spike their own drinks—the Omni Hut has a "Hawaiian Tea" drink that is perfect with a little rum added. They serve a Fiery Pu-Pu Platter, and a Volcano ice cream dessert which arrives on fire.
To celebrate 50 years in business, the Omni Hut had two special souvenir mugs created by Tiki Farm, and they can be purchased at the restaurant (their special teriyaki sauce, too!).


November 25, 2018, 8:35 PM
Sadly, the Omni Hut (in its then current incarnation) closed mid October of 2018.
July 27, 2018, 8:03 PM
The hours posted here are wrong. We are in Nashville on vacation and just tried to go today but called before we left and we're sad to find out they are only open tues-thurs 11am-2pm
The Big Wiener
The Big Wiener has visited The Omni Hut.
September 20, 2017, 9:15 PM
BEST Tiki food ANYWhere!
They might not have alcohol, but that just mean they had to concentrate on the food...and they nailed it!
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