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Bali Hai

2230 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
619-222-1181
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Ranked #261 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 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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Pittsburgh, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Had a family dinner here! Seated with an awesome view, great service and excellent food! Our sever was very attentive! Beautiful location!

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Quartz Hill, California, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We dinned on a Friday night so it was busy but there was ample room at the bar and our table was ready right on time. There were four of us and everyones food was good.We had a shrimp appetizer that was very good. The entree for me was halibut and it was very tasty. All four of us were... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We chose this restaurant for a celebration meal 3 days before our son's wedding based upon the recommendation of others. The evening started off bad when the first words uttered by the server was to apologize for the noise level in the restaurant (a criticism noted by prior tripadvisor reviewers due to the configuration and construction of the dining room... More

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Clio, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I came in to visit family and my brother suggested the Bali Hai, and old favorite from years ago. New menu, so I tried the Gespacho and Calimari. The idea of getting great Gespacho at a Polynesian restaurant did occur to me at the time. The Calimari was great, a good choice. Staff was friendly and helpful. A good choice... More

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travelersabcd
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Being a native San Diego I have grown up with the Bali Hai, and up until last weekend it has been awesome. We went for a couple of drinks and appetizers to enjoy the beautiful setting that the Bali Hai offers. Great location, fantastic views, adequate free parking....well 30 minutes later that longtime enjoyment turned to disappointment. We sat in... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

OMG this brunch was legit life changing! I review every hotel I stay in, but have only reviewed one other restaurant on Trip Advisor. I was visiting from Colorado, in San Diego to see a friend, and wanted an awesome champagne brunch. She had heard good things about Bali Hai, so we made a rez and and sooo happy we... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our last night in San Diego and we wanted to do something special. We chose the Bali Hai because of its close proximity to our hotel and the location on Shelter Island. We were very fortunate to get a lovely patio table with a great view of the water, even though we didn't specifically request it during the reservation process.... More

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Blaine, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Friends live nearby at Shelter Island and have suggested Bali Hai for afternoon cocktails, so we tried it. Nice decor, wonderful view of the bay and downtown area, very clean, friendly and helpful staff, fairly quick service. We ordered their Mai Tai's (that they qualify as "No Juice.") Could see through the drink when it arrived. Tasted it. As delivered,... More

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GLOS
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great Polynesian food restaurant and great location - be warned that if you want a cocktail and want to turn into a zombie try the Mai Tai cocktail,,, think it is all liquor and no juice but reaches the part other cheap cocktails do not - blows your socks off!!!!!!!! Not the cheapest restaurant but the food and quality justifies... More

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Calgary
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had dinner at Bali Hai in early August. We booked a table on-line and although the restaurant was quite busy for a Monday evening, we were able to sit on the small patio area and enjoyed the beautiful view of the bay and downtown San Diego. We ordered a couple of the (very strong) mai tais to drink and... More

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