Saturday, August 04, 2007

Dinner at the Omni Hut

It was like stepping back into time and going to the south pacific. Polynesian music, that I remember from my childhood, playing throughout the restaurant and the interior feeling like a hut with tiki everywhere and so much to delight the senses. You get lost in the moment and the experience is truly one of a kind. I kept waiting to hear "Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho but I was happy to hear "Ukulele Lady." Ahhh gooooood times!!!

We talked to Polly, the daughter of the original owner and the current owner, and she told us a good bit of history and showed us some old pictures of the restaurant. We talked about where they find all the art, tiki and multitudes of things that cover the walls. Truly a nice lady and I'm so glad we were able to spend some time with her.

This is a b.y.o.b. establishment so if you want to have an adult beverage, you will have to bring your own.

What we had:

I ate the Tahitian Feast which was a mountain of food with a wood burning "pit" in the center of the food tray. Very unique, fun and delicious.

Egg Flower Soup
Bora Bora (bacon-wrapped pineapple chunks)
Won Ton (tender pork and Oriental parsley in a crispy shell)
Crab Rangoon
Egg Roll
Rumaki (bacon-wrapped chicken livers and water chestnuts)
Polynesian Pit Ribs
Beef Teriyaki Sticks
Shrimp Panamanian (giant prawns in a herb sauce, batter-dipped and deep fried)
Tahitian Tid Bits (rib ends cooked in the Omni Hut Teriyaki Sauce)
Sweet and Pungent Pork
Chicken Chow Mein
Shrimp-Fried Rice

They tried:

Chef's Fresh Catch- Mahi Mahi

Beef Kabob
Beef strips touched with the famous Omni Hut teriyaki sauce.

Shrimp steamed
Medium-sized shrimp on a skewer.

We all tried the Hawaiian Tea it was so delicious and I drank so much of it.

Omni Hut
618 S Lowry St
Smyrna, Tn 37167

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