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Mahi Mahi - Blue Hawaii, Nashville, TN (restaurant)
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-03-21 07:31 am   Permalink

Name:Mahi Mahi - Blue Hawaii
Type:restaurant
Street:81 White Bridge Road
City:Nashville
State:TN
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
There are a couple of threads on here about the place, but I thought it should be added to this thread and be more structured.

A classic Oceanic Arts created tiki bar in Nashville. It became a Chinese restaurant which I drove past many times without knowing, and was torn down a short time ago before I got to explore it.

You can still see two small pieces of the Mahi Mahi to this day at the Omni Hut in Smyrna. There are two carved Moari panels hanging next to the entrance that once hung in the Mahi Mahi.



 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-03-21 09:14 am   Permalink

Bamboo Ben corrected me and let me know that it was an Eli Hedley work. He says OA has the files for the project in their vault. Maybe we can get a look at them in May.
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-05-24 2:21 pm   Permalink

About time for some images on this post. Great story by Swanky on this one.

Matchbook







Napkin





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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-09-20 3:24 pm   Permalink

Here is the mug from the Mahi Mahi, made by Oceanic Arts.







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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-03-08 5:22 pm   Permalink



 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2014-03-09 05:25 am   Permalink

Amazing find Liz !!!! Nice to see another relic for this location.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-03-09 06:50 am   Permalink

There are a few mugs marked "Blue Hawaii". A Moai, surfer boy, etc., but I don't think anyone knows what location they were for. We just have no proof of anything. Some think maybe they were for a drink. A Blue Hawaii drink menu would help, but there has not been one found.
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-03-10 2:26 pm   Permalink

Thanks Trav!

Swanky I posted these on this thread because I thought it was the best match. If you ever find out what was served at which location please be sure to post an update (I know you will!).

This has always been one of my favorite mug styles--I love the Aku Aku version that looks identical.

Nice , heavy mug that is easy to hold and a great design.



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Dustycajun
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Posted: Yesterday; 4:54 pm   Permalink

Spotted this cool ad from the MahiMahi with a nice rendering of the building.






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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: Today; 2:27 pm   Permalink



Back of record jackets says:
We would like to express our thanks to the beautiful Mahimahi Polynesian Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee for allowing us to photograph the front cover of this album "on location" in their restaurant and further allowing us to use one of their lovely wahines, Josie weaver, for our model.


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