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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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private dining 10 to 30.
And 65 to 300.
Lots of free parking. Sorry no valet.
Mr. Dion Morales
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Thank you for considering The Bali Hai for your special occasion. The Bali Hai has been a favorite in San Diego for over fifty years. With spectacular views of San Diego Bay and the city skyline, our South Pacific Room and Hawaiian Village are perfect for wedding receptions.
Bali Hai Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful, delicious, excellent service. Did NOT appreciate the 3% surcharge for the Thanksgiving buffet. I know it’s to cover the ever rising cost of doing business, but the special buffet should have set the price to cover it. It’s a rip-off and many diners think it’s part of the tip, so the servers get cheated.
This is an absolute must if you are in San Diego. The bottomless mimosas and variety of brunch options was amazing. Never have I been to a brunch where they have a Pho station?! Definitely worth every penny. There is a boat dock, so you motor on over, dock and come in for brunch.
If you want to experience San Diego, a dinner here is a must. From the killer Mai Tai to the killer view, The Bali Hai is a great place to enjoy a Sunday brunch or sunset cocktail. This is a staple of San Diego culinary that has been on the scene for over 20 years. Love the ownership, love the servers love the experience.
Been a few times now, great spot but this time my food wasn't quite the best, ordered a 30$ 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.
Went to celebrate a birthday and none of the staff acknowledge the event with the exception of the hostess who wished our son-in-law happy birthday. When we ordered dessert I asked the waiter to bring a candle as we were celebrating a birthday. He did. Bali Hai has always done birthdays right they just fell down a bit this time. Food is always awesome. Drinks great. View of the bay breath taking. That alone is worth every penny
The location is very good as it is right by the bay. However, going inside the noise from the bar was horrible. Very loud and it made for a not so fun time trying to converse. The food was very good and that is about the most positive thing I can say. The big issue was the extremely slow service. The waiter apologized for the wait when he first came to our table. After that, we had several long waits with no apology each time he did finally show up. To top it all off, when we received our bill, we saw that the restaurant automatically adds a 3% surcharge to every check. I normally tip 20% for even a good meal. The waiters poor service got this dropped to 10%. And the surcharge got it down to 7%. We can't recommend this restaurant unless you have no where to go or nothing else to do.
Great place to celebrate a special occasion. We have been here numerous times for dinner and for Sunday brunch. My only suggestion is to offer better dessert options at brunch. I didn’t care much for the dessert. Other than that all the food there is delicious! The view is beautiful.
Ask for a window table over a week ago when we booked reservation and also called to request one but didn't get one and saw window tables empty for over an hour. Probably won't go back. Staff was friendly enough but would stand in your way at times and would look at you but not move to let you pass. Food was okay but not great. Tom Hams lighthouse is much better.
When we arrived we asked for a table away from the bar area because the noise level was unbearable. There were many many tables available, but we were seated at the closest table to the bar. During our entire meal these tables remained empty. We continually requested to be moved, but we were ignored. We could not hear each other talk, even though we were across from each other. The noise level was frankly painful. We are unlikely to ever eat at the Bali Hai again in the future.
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