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About Bali Hai Restaurant
Exotic Pacific dining on an enchanted tiki island.
San Diego, CA 92106
Polynesian, Seafood, Hawaiian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3pm,
Sunday Brunch: 9:30-2pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 9pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 10pm,
Scott or Rosecrans
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private dining 10 to 30.
And 65 to 300.
Lots of free parking. Sorry no valet.
Mr. Dion Morales
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Thank you for considering The Bali Hai for your special occasion. The Bali Hai has been a favorite in San Diego for over fifty years. With spectacular views of San Diego Bay and the city skyline, our South Pacific Room and Hawaiian Village are perfect for wedding receptions.
Bali Hai Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I first went to the Bali Hai in 1967. The restaurant, and the neighborhood, have not changed much since then.
We loved the place then and we love it now. The food was good, although underseasoned. My friend's Thai Caesar salad was fresh, but did not have any identifiably Thai flavors. My poke was also tasty, but needed some more sauce or dressing to liven it up. The won ton chips were the freshest I have ever had. The view was outstanding, and the service cheerful. The only problem was the horrible noise--there were about four huge parties in the dining room and nothing could be heard except their shouting and screaming. Next time I will try going on a Tuesday rather than a Friday.
I was there with my wife for our date night and at this time of year there are lots of Christmas parties like this past Thursday night, service was lacking and it wasn't that busy. Service should have been better. The dinner presentation was lacking as well. No flair, or pride in presentation. It looked long ke Panda Express in a bowl. It was tasty this could have been better. Appetizers were great though. On par with Cheesecake Factory I guess but Cheesecake Factory would likely be better. Great view!
Three words View View View .... Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bali Hai Restaurant. The amazing view of the bay is only matched by the amazing food. The fish was fresh and their take on the classic Loco Moco was delish. Special mention for our very enthusiastic and attentive server. She seemed genuinely happy to be working at Bali Hai, which enhanced our already pleasant experience. It was our first visit but will be back.
My Family and I have been dinning at Bali Restaurant for Thanksgiving Dinner for the past 8 years. Each year keeps getting better & better. The Management and Saff know what it takes to make a memorable meal. We will be Back The Same Time Next Year if Not Sooner....Woohoo!
Beautiful, delicious, excellent service. Did NOT appreciate the 3% surcharge for the Thanksgiving buffet. I know it’s to cover the ever rising cost of doing business, but the special buffet should have set the price to cover it. It’s a rip-off and many diners think it’s part of the tip, so the servers get cheated.
This is an absolute must if you are in San Diego. The bottomless mimosas and variety of brunch options was amazing. Never have I been to a brunch where they have a Pho station?! Definitely worth every penny. There is a boat dock, so you motor on over, dock and come in for brunch.
If you want to experience San Diego, a dinner here is a must. From the killer Mai Tai to the killer view, The Bali Hai is a great place to enjoy a Sunday brunch or sunset cocktail. This is a staple of San Diego culinary that has been on the scene for over 20 years. Love the ownership, love the servers love the experience.
Been a few times now, great spot but this time my food wasn't quite the best, ordered a 30$ steak, not cooked to my liking, took it back microwaved and returned still not cooked. They comped me a glass of champagne but would have rathered my steak done correctly.
The service was excellent. Our female server (don’ remember her name) answered every single question we asked. We had a couple people with us who had some food restrictions and she answered in detail about all of our questions without having to go check on it . We went in at 5:30 and there was music in the bar. It was way too loud. The restaurant was probably only 1/3 full and we had to talk very loudly to each other and the people on the ends we’re unable to hear what everyone was saying.
Had a great time - Sunday brunch - free-flowing champagne (sparkling apple juice for the children), lots of food choices, great seafood, desserts, salads, roast beef, pork dishes, etc.
Servers were courteous and attentive - atmosphere was fun. We booked a window table and enjoyed all the activity on the bay. Bird watching was great!
After dark, the city view was worth a million dollars. Pictures cannot do it justice. We even got the added bonus of some fireworks in San Diego during our meal. The food was amazing (tuna and scallops). The price was reasonable for the excellent food. The atmosphere was a bit noisy due to the layout of the building, but easy to overlook that when looking out the window. We had a dessert with mangos that was out of this world delicious. The experience took us back to time spent in Hawaii.
Didn't have the fabulous food we remembered but we haven't been there for a number of years; menu was totally different; sorely missed the Salmon en croute they once offered and what they now offer is much smaller portions and higher priced. Example; my sister-in-law ordered the $22 BBQ glazed salmon entree and the salmon maybe weighed 4-5 ounces and was served with plain white rice and a few vegetables; she ordered Japanese Curry Rice to liven up her meal for an added $8. Before dinner we decided to share spring roll appetizer because we were told there were four portions only to find each wasn't longer than 1.5 inches; not worth $9.00. My brother and I ordered Orange Lobster- tempura fried and came in a soup bowl with the orange sauce so overwhelming the slipper lobster pieces they weren't tempura crisp, instead they were soft and mushy. On the plus side we were treated to an amazing view of the moon rising over the San Diego skyline.
I was looking for a nice location to celebrate a friend's upcoming birthday. She lives in Pt. Loma and suggested Bali Hai. A dear friend of mine renovated the restaurant five years ago and my memories have always been good. This time no difference totally lovely venue with all the pluses.
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