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.
Seared Salmon, Charred Heirloom Tomato, Onion Soubise, Lox Salad
Pickled bean sprouts and onion, ginger lime dipping sauce.
Sweet Garlic Chili Sauce, Thai Basil Oil, Micro Cilantro
Bali Hai had great safety protocols in place, and made me feel very comfortable, and at ease. The service, quality and environment were as amazing as ever. It was a very special night for us, and a true moment of getaway. Well done Bali Hai Team!
The meal was lovely and the food was superb. It was our first night out in months and would have been outstanding if we hadn’t been seated (inside) next to an ill-trained pug “service dog.” I’ve been around service dogs before and that wasn’t one! It’s a shame Bali Hai prioritized the dog-owning customers over us.
The Bali Hai is one of the true jewels of San Diego. Whether it’s a date, special occasion or drinks with friends, it’s always wonderful. Don’t miss it!
As always, the servers were fast, attentive and friendly. I made a comment to our server that I'm a vegetarian so it looked like I'd just be having sides and he responded "Not necessarily, there are options that just aren't listed on that menu." Yay, 3 tofu options, I choose the Kung Pao Tofu and it was delicious. Hubby had the sea bass thinking that he'd have leftovers for lunch the next day, but he ate every single bite, and said that it was the best he had ever had. We also had the local greens salad which had fresh berries on it with a light, fresh dressing. Don't forget the Bali Hai Mai Tais! It was a perfect first dinner back in our favorite restaurant.
Fantastic as usual
Strong Delicious Mai Tai's
Great service! Always delicious food and a wonderful evening!
The noise comment was in regards to a boisterous party of 20 next to us. Otherwise we had a great time.
The food was great and the service was exceptional.
Fantastic service, the food was incredibly tasteful, the drinks were strong.
Everything was great. View is magnificent. Food yummy and the mai tais are the best in the world. You just have to have this experience!
We celebrated our 23 year wedding anniversary! It was great view, great food, great service!
Had a very rich feel for a very fair price. It's close to home so Bali Hai may just be my home for Sunday Brunch.
Thought we would try an “historical” eatery. Brunch is considered by our party as a social place to have an assortment of food and flavors. Our party of four could not carry a normal conversation without yelling across the table.
The selection of entries, salads and desserts bordered on college dorm cafeteria quality.
Instead of catching up with my sister that I haven’t seen for 14 years over a $50pp meal, we ate and went to the adjoining park. Our vocal chords thanked us.
I got the impression that most customers just don’t care or don’t know the difference as to what paying more for much less is about.
Felt like a slap in the face.
Definitely coming back. Overall great place to dine. Staff was thoughtful enough to send us a complimentary dessert because we were celebrating our anniversary.
Good food. Marco our waiter was very accommodating to our special requests. View was outstanding. Not busy for lunch on Thursday afternoon.
Great food , service an of course a spectacular view of the harbour.
The view was spectacular - make sure to call and ask for a window seat!
Food is ok. Views are great. Service is average and expect a lot of noise on a Saturday night.
A beautiful view with rounded glass. you can watch small boats pass by and the city lights. I had Mahi Mahi which was fabulous, cooked perfectly and their Mai Tai is a killer. Our waiter was friendly and informative, the bar area can get loud. A nice place for a date
View, atmosphere and service are great. Food wasn't so good. You will enjoy your time but you won't walk away saying the food was good. I hate to say it, but the Szechuan Beef tasted a bit like dog food. The Wok’ed Vegetables were so hard you couldn't cut them with a knife. The food definitely doesn't match the great location and view. Also know it's a little loud in there. Big open space, so it's noisy. I couldn't hear people around the table very well. Sorry Bali Hai....you were a San Diego favorite when we lived there, but this time it just wasn't very good.
Always the best.
It's more about the history of the place, and the view. Don't expect a fabulous meal.
Dion Morales and his team cooked up some AMAZING dishes! And the wait staff was exactly what you’d expect from a fine dining establishment. I wish i remembered my waitress name... she was AWESOME! Will be back FOR SURE
The Szechuan Beef was good, but not enough beef. Too many onions and terrible puffed rice. The puffed rice was like chewing on plastic pellets. Recommend going back to serving white rice and add more meat to the dish rather than filling the plate with cooked onions. Some onions are good, but not when the plate is just nothing but onions.
We had a table of 5. Our server was often absent and others covered for her as she spent time with other customers. The food was great but the steamed broccoli was just that -- steamed but without herbs, lemon, or anything else that I'd expect from a top restaurant. Also, my Old Fashioned cocktail was not good. They seated a large party next to us and it became almost impossible to talk -- there were other areas of the restaurant where they could have been seated. I almost asked to be moved. Overall, it was just an OK experience.
Bali Hai never disappoints. Everyone I invite really love the food, view and staff
Would only go on a day where you could order from the menu. Buffett was costly as the food was mediocre. Would opt for outside seating as inside is very noisy.
The food is sooooo good.
The buffet champagne brunch was excellent. There was a wide range of excellent food choices (e.g., orange, pineapple, guava, etc. juices, eggs & omelettes, pancakes, waffles, french toast, bacon, sausages, ribs, sea food, including crab legs, shrimp, salmon & more & more) and free flowing champagne. Everyone in our party got more than enough of beautifully prepared and freshly displayed delicious brunch fare. The service was very friendly and excellent. And, of course, the view is awesome.
We set a reservation a week ago, asking for table w the view and the hostess wouldn't give us a window table. This was for my birthday.
The rib eye steak was so bad. It was almost all fat and black around the edges because it was so burned. I was able to eat 40% of it. My dad's was the same. $36 for what?! Our server was very nice, very helpful.
Waste of money. They didn't even honor where we asked to sit with a reservation made way in advance. Wish I'd gone somewhere else for my birthday.
Birthday dinner. Excellent food except for the beef skewers, they were overcooked. Great service. Way too noisy.
The food was not as good as it rises to be . The noise level was really up there we couldn’t each other’s conversations we kept repeating ourselves. The service was great but overall I wish I had picked another restaurant to celebrate my birthday
While the Bali Hai does offer some of the best views in San Diego, the noise level was way too high, the lobster dish we had could have been made better at Panda Express and the shishitos were mediocre. I would only recommend this place for lunch and a small appetizer.
Beautiful view. Service was okay. Food was good. Very loud. Beautiful restaurant.
Seated a a lovely table with a view. I had the scallops which were good, but a little gritty. Enjoyed the evening and experience.
Bali Hai is one of the best places in town to take out-of-town guests...the view is pretty hard to beat. While the menu may not be the fanciest, neither are the prices. It's always fun to peruse (and select from) the drink menu. The noise level is pretty high, but that's the price you pay for a full room of glass and awesome views. The wait staff has been excellent every time we've been here (and we've been coming here for decades). Not up for a meal? Bring a bunch of friends for happy hour munchies and tropical drinks.
Restaurant was packed and louder than usual, but Saturday night so not the same relaxing experience. Waiter was incompetent. He didn’t listen to orders for appetizers or side dishes - got both wrong and when asked for dessert menu he pulled some wrinkled paper from his pocket, just one copy for all to use. Worst experience we’ve ever had, so will write it off to bad karma but not going to tolerate a repeat performance.
The six of us loved the unique atmosphere and view of the Bay.
Out of the six of us, four loved their dinner, and the other two did not.
The biggest downside was the noise volume. It was extremely loud to the point that we had to yell at each other.
I should mention that when there for lunch, or Buffett the noise is not a factor.
Wonderful location, great service, very nice ambient
Totally worth it
It was a friends birthday and it went great!
We are so glad to hear! Thank you for sharing, and we look forward to having you again, mahalo! Best, Alisa
Bali Hai Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 3949 OpenTable diners.
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