Bali Hai Restaurant
The Bali Hai Restaurant has been a favorite in San Diego for over fifty years. Our spectacular views of the San Diego bay and the downtown skyline make us the perfect location for any special event. Along with our dining room upstairs, our premise possesses three different and versatile private rooms. The flexibility of multiple private facilities allows us to accommodate any type of party. We host weddings, class reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, concerts, memorials, festivals, fundraisers, business meetings, seminars, and corporate events.
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Loved it all
It was Restaurant Week, so a group of my lady friends and I meet for lunch, our server was excellent, the food was delicious and the view was perfect.
Great experience. Service was awesome. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back!
Amazing food and service. Def will be back
Great for special occasions
Had to hit the old tiki standard in San Diego. Drinks (Mr. Bali Hai and Goof Juice) were on point and not watered down. Pork croquettes were Smokey and savory, vegetable spring rolls were slightly oily, but tasted good.
Entres were a good size, seafood (shrimp and scallops, respectively) were nicely cooked and well presented. The venue is fun, with great views of San Diego. Great evening!
Came here with friends on my 30th birthday weekend. Mainly came for scenic view, strong drinks, and good happy hour. However, it wasn’t advertised online that happy hour was just in the bar. So we were unable to get it. We ordered 3 appetizers, calamari, Brussels, coconut shrimp. None were very good except for shrimp but overpriced for portion size. Out of 4 of us I don’t think anyone loved their meal. Didn’t get offered bread, we had to ask for it midway through. Otherwise, good service but probably will never go back.
We thought that this restaurant would be over-priced because it has a beautiful view and the restaurant is beautiful with a good ambience. Instead the prices were very reasonable and you do feel special eating there, but it's not stuffy or formal. Highly recommend.
Although we requested for an window table, not provided, however we saw several windows which were set for a party of four were provided to parties of 2 who came after us. One couple even left for their bar after they were uniformed tables were for Sunday brunch.
Crab was good though.
Great good and the service was excellent!!
The food was dull and the six different cocktails our party ordered we're awful. So bad that three of them were just left after having the first taste.
Setting was lovely and could be really special
Best waitress ever! Loved the atmosphere! We just got married in Hawaii and this was our first date as a married couple. It brought us back that island ambience. Very romantic!
Food was great as always. Service was a little slow, but understandable since our waitress was slammed.
Noise was a little loud with a crying baby behind me. Will definitely come back for more.
Cinnamon Yuzu vinaigrette on the Roasted Squash salad is exquisite.
Beautiful, romantic, and felt like we were in Hawaii. Live tropical music, great drinks, and waiter was fantastic. Food was amazing, just lacked a little seasoning but nothing a little salt and pepper on the table couldn't fix. Other than that can't say enough about this restaurant. WILL be back :)
Perfect for bringing my out of town guests. We sat on the patio. Good food, great environment, great view. Mia our server was excellent and took great care of us.
Oh, Bali Hai...where do I begin? We come here for every wedding anniversary and enjoy it more and more each year! They do “island fusion” better than the islands!
We loved this place the atmosphere was amazing the service was exceptional both Marie and Josh took great care of us
I object to the "3% surcharge" added to the check. It's deceptive and customers will probably deduct it from the waiter's tip to get even. This is not fair to the waiter. Just make the price $45 or x$46 for brunch.
The snow crabs and lox were good, shrimp standard. For a Hawaiian-themed place you needed poke in a couple of renditions. The ribs and chicken were fine. The Kailua pork needed more than onions; otherwise it is just lechon. Salmon was overdone, but that's a problem with buffet table salmon. Why not slice salmon along with the roast beef. Vegetables definitely need an upgrade. Assorted overcooked ones mixed together is unappetizing. Salads and fruits were standard. Desserts were uninteresting. Phô was very nice.
Our waiter, Johnny, was excellent, friendly, and attentive. He kept the champagne flowing.
The room has a great view, and we appreciated being seated at the window without having to ask.
As a final note, the "native" head on top of your roof is offensive.
I took my wife here for Sunday brunch and was super disappointed. It was $44 per person and all the food was bland and dry. There wasn’t a huge selection and it was all burnt, dry, or bland. Even the coffee tasted like it had been sitting in the pot for 3 days. Not a great value. Wouldn’t go back here for the brunch.
We had a wonderful experience at Bali Hai! It met all of our expectations...The Views are amazing and the service was terrific!
Great Food and great environment!
Great food, service, and view.
It was amazing. We had a great time spending my mother’s 55th birthday
Great buffet and obviously awesome views. Seafood, prime rib, various pork dishes(kahlua pork!!!), salads and sides all are great. Spicy island macaroni salad was surprising. Only gripe is J Roget sparkling wine for brunch. Please change to something else!
Good location, wait table time apr. 10-15 min, some food salt and spicy, but overall tasty.
Always a great experience and view of the city
Service was great. Food was terrible. Really disappointing as I’ve always enjoyed Bali Hai. Short ribs has a weird vanilla taste. Chicken in the chow Meir was chewy and undercooked and the other entree was jumbo prawns which were really 3 big shrimp is sauce. Boring/ unenjoyable. Better luck next time! Our server Kona, however was fantastic!
New Years Eve.
Excellent food and service,with a really nice upbeat atmosphere
Beautiful restaurant and views. Appetizers and drinks are good. We all had dinner entrees and they were not very good. Disappointed. So go for ambiance not food
Bali Hai (drinks) Originals famous for reason. Outdoor seating at night is memorable
Great view from the window table which we were promised and received. Timed for sunset: the best time.
Efficient and attentive waitress. Food not as good as in the past. Not as delicately flavored.
It’s hard to know where to start, other than to say if you’ve heard of the Bali Hai and its tradition then, like me, you would want to go there. My recommendation is don’t bother, it’s dreadful. Keep your mind’s eye view of it and leave it there.
Great Tiki ambience and awesome, authentic tropical cocktails. Window views of the bay and city are one of the best in the city. Great flavored food, reasonably priced food and drink and prompt, knowledgable and friendly service. Bathrooms could use a remodel and hit-and-miss on food mouthfeel, but overall awesome place, especially for group dining and/or special occasions. Will definitely be back!
Enjoyed Xmas eve at Bali Hai
Took family for a birthday--always good food and the view is beautiful!
I was very disappointed. The tapas were not very good. We tried 3 items. Service was great. Love the brunches there the most.
Family Christmas get together
Love coming here and sitting in the bar for amazing cocktails and great appetizers, finally tried having a full meal in the dining room and was throughly dissapointed. The service and view were incredible, however the food both in quality and value were supreamly lacking. I’d recommend keeping this place as a pre/post dinner spot only. Having dinner here is simply not worth it.