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2230 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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Ranked #317 of 4,119 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Scott or Rosecrans
Description: Exotic Pacific dining on an enchanted tiki island.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The food was very good and served well, especially for the 16 guests. The menu selections were good, but we ended up ordering too many appetizers. They were larger than expected.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Wandered in looking for a light bite and a drink. Big Brian the bartender is true professional. Great atmosphere and views.

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Henry, Illinois, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We came here on the way to the Point Loma Lighthouse - the views of the city were awesome and food was pretty good. The famous Mai Tai was awful - lose 2 stars bad. I am a drinker - I always love to get the really strong drinks - a good long island or the Irish wake in destin... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Outstanding food and a killer MaiTai limit 2). great view of bay and harbor. Highly recommend the Sunday Brunch.

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So-So Cal
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The best way to visit the Bali Hai is by boat. Tie up to the dock, scamper up the ramp and duck into the bar for snacks and a Mai Tai that will leave you legless. The crowd is eclectic, and the view across the bay to downtown San Diego is truly wonderful.

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Lynden, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This out of the way restaurant on Shelter Island is a favorite. The food is good enough to eat there anytime, but the sunset dining is the best. Perfect view of downtown and the bay. Service is very efficient even if not very warm. I try to eat there once on every trip.

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San Diego, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went to Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday arrived there promptly at 10:30 and was promprly seated at a window table that had a spectacular view unfortunately the service is not that spectacular took over 10 minutes to be acknowledged by even a busboy or waitress they were busy concentrating on a table of 16. That arrived 5 minutes after... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Bali Hai has a great view of San Diego and The San DIego Bay. Good Friendly staff and very good food. We both had the sword fish that was excellent, can't say the same for the Forbidden Rice Black Pepper Sauce that came with the Swordfish (Nasty). Go for the Great View, Good Food and the Unbelievable Mai Tai's Very... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The food is fine, the service acceptable but no more but the reason you here is for the view over the water to see the whole of downtown San Diego shown in all it's glory. You HAVE to get the window seats with the view or you should consider somewhere else.

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Ames, Iowa, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went to get some drinks before a group of friends and I went out. The zombie and the mai tai both had warning labels because they were so strong and we thought this was great and of course had to order them. They were awesome! We will be back soon.

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Additional Information about Bali Hai

Address: 2230 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: 619-222-1181
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Asian fusion

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