Celebrate Taneka's Birthday: Polynesian Style

  • August 6, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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ALOHA!

Oh, hopefully this is going to bring back some great memories of my visit to Maui a few years back. But enough about me, we’ll be going to Omni Hut in Smyrna for Polynesian food and to celebrate Meetup member Taneka’s birthday. She has recommended this place to me twice and when better to try it out than now and help her celebrate another year older, younger, or in my case just refusing to age at all.

I’ll be honest, I only first heard of this place about 3-4 years ago even though it has been serving up Polynesian style foods for over 50 years (even getting a nod in The Chicago Sun Times). Their FB ratings reviews are through the roof. I am keeping at a group of 12 until I can confirm how many I can bring. I do know they take groups since a friend has his birthday celebration her a couple years ago. I’m still wondering why I have been holding out on this place.

If you live/work in Antioch, Smyrna or LaVergne, this event should be a no-brainer. For those further away, I have scheduled a 6:30p Meetup time to allow time to get there.

About Omni Hut & Its Founder:
The Omni Hut was established in 1960. While traveling over a million miles as an Air Force pilot, I continuously pursued my hobby of Poly-Asian cookery. Good food ,  good chefs and good recipes have always intrigued me. In Alaska, they say "gold is where you find it!" Good food, like gold, is where you find it! My recipes have come from many small obscure, owner operated restaurants, from friends -from Hong Kong to Panama,  from Hawaii to Alaska. The adventure of seeking out better recipes and palatable dishes continues.

​ James F. Walls U.S.A.F. Retired

1919 – 2012

Website: http://www.omnihut.com/

Tennessean: http://archive.tennessean.com/article/20130717/LIFE02/307170090/Omni-Hut-carries-torch-tiki-tradition

Chicago Sun Times: http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/travel/16973301-502/the-omni-hut-polynesian-hideout-survives-50-plus-years-in-dry-tenn-county.html#.U9BRFfldVZ8

Price Range: $$ ($11-$30)

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Omni-Hut/106319302772069?ref=br_tf

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/omni-hut-smyrna

Mahalo!

Rose, Organizer

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm afraid I'm going to have to cancel tonight since I'm without wheels. My car went into the shop today to repair "contamination on the internal motor contacts of the throttle body resulting in intermittent electrical connectivity" issues and it was supposed to be finished by the end of the day. But it won't be ready until tomorrow morning. I'm sorry for the late notice, but hope to see you soon!

    August 6, 2014

    • AJ

      Anita, I live outside of Mount Juliet proper, north on Bender's Ferry. We are in "the boonies" aren't we!

      August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh, I live off East Division (also out of the city limits). I love my little country house!

      August 7, 2014

  • AJ

    It gets FIVE STARS for the fun and company, but only three stars for the food. But good company, like love, covers a multitude of sins. :-)

    3 · August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you want to call me, please call[masked]

    August 6, 2014

    • Rose L.

      Awesome!

      August 6, 2014

    • Rose L.

      August 6, 2014

  • taneka j.

    I just wanted to say thank all of you for coming out to celebrate my birthday with me.i'm all about the simple things like good food and fun and thats what I got tonite.enjoyed meeting all the new faces tonite and look forward to seeing you at a future meet up. Soon!! Special shout out to Rose for putting it together for me and for your work in planning the meetups. You rock!!

    2 · August 6, 2014

    • Rose L.

      I'm glad you chose to spend your evening with us. Anytime you want to attend a full event, let me know. I will do my best to add you. Thank you for bringing your BF. It was a wonderful time! Happy birthday, my dear. Sorry we didn't get to talk more. Next time!

      2 · August 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food

    2 · August 6, 2014

  • Diane G.

    It was Fun, nice company!

    2 · August 6, 2014

  • Rose L.

    I had a really good time tonight. While I can't say I was blown away by the food, the atmosphere and company were great. Happy birthday, Taneka!

    1 · August 6, 2014

    • taneka j.

      I agree. The atmosphere and especially the company made it great. Food was eh'

      2 · August 6, 2014

  • AJ

    We will be there about 6:40pm!!

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • Jim H

    I like the flaming volcano dish!!

    2 · August 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Greatly looking forward to going! Just visiting Nashville on vacation. May I get a ride there and back with someone? Will help pay for gas. Staying at the Days Inn in Opryland area. Thanks! John K

    August 5, 2014

  • RSELMS

    I'm sorry I can't make this one. I was looking forward to meeting some new folks.

    August 5, 2014

  • Rose L.

    Just a reminder about Omni Hut on Wednesday. Reservations have been made. I look forward to seeing everyone. Update if you can't attend so I can update the restaurant tomorrow.

    August 4, 2014

  • WANDA B P.

    Love this place, but it is a work night...I am Old!

    1 · August 1, 2014

  • Rose L.

    Reservations have been made...

    August 1, 2014

  • Rose L.

    Calling in reservations tomorrow!

    July 30, 2014

  • AJ

    I'd love to attend! But there may be only ONE thing more important than food--my grandkids' birthdays. :-)

    1 · July 25, 2014

  • Rose L.

    I think Omni Hut is BYOB but I will confirm when I finalize the reservation.

    July 23, 2014

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