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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

Critiki ratings

The Omni Hut

8.2

Overall

by 32 people

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10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 9
Drink Quality 5.5
Drink Selection 3.8
Food Quality 8.4
Food Selection 8.9
Mood 9
Music 9.4
Service 9.6
Tikiness 8.9
Tilt 9.2
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
history
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!).

Comments

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!
Kahiki Guy
Kahiki Guy has visited The Omni Hut.
April 26, 2017, 12:03 PM
The Omni Hut is a special kind of tiki find. They do not, nor have they ever, held a liquor license, but you are permitted to byob, and add your favorite rum to any of their tropical juice laden offerings from the menu. The food is outstanding, and you get plenty of it to boot. The decor is about as authentic as you'll find anywhere.
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LadyVenom
visiting on
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
for the first time
October 9, 2018, 12:01 PM
Unfortunately, Omni Hut is shutting its doors for good on 10/12. :-(
October 9, 2018, 3:26 PM
Oh no!!!!! So sad to miss the last day
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