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Bali Thai Cafe

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Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Asian, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian
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407 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
+1 619-297-0800
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Everyone in our group of eight loved it!

We called rather late for a reservation (party of 8) but on a Sunday evening they were very accommodating and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. However, the place is so small inside that our group took up half the indoor seating! There are plenty of tables outside for when the weather... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Janice W
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Prague, CZ
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Prague, CZ
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We called rather late for a reservation (party of 8) but on a Sunday evening they were very accommodating and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. However, the place is so small inside that our group took up half the indoor seating! There are plenty of tables outside for when the weather is pleasant. But come here... More 

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Thank Janice W
columbia, MD
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We ate there twice during our vacation in San Diego. We ordered Indonesian food because there is none where we live. It was excellent and very reasonably priced. There are few indoor tables. Parking is easy on the street. The waitstaff is really excellent. Our 5- and 7-year old granddaughters always order soup in restaurants; their soups were excellent and... More 

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Thank borance
Sacramento, CA
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We had a hard time finding this cafe after dark, but we're glad we did. It's a small place, but the food was delicious and the service was great.

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Thank GraniteBayTravelers
toronto
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

A pleasant surprised. We went on a weekday at 5 pm and were the only patrons there so we were a bit skeptical. But when the appetizers came out we knew the food was authentic and great. We tried: Fresh Spring Rolls. Yummy with great peanut sauce. Potstickers. Tasted just like how mom makes them. Fried to perfection. Gado Gado.... More 

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Thank queenbee416
Albany, CA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I looked this place up before we decided between TGI Fridays and Bali Thai Cafe and Bali Thai had 4 1/2 stars compare to TGI Fridays' 2 1/2. I looked it up on a couple of different sites and was glad we chose this place. It is small, but cozy with outside seating and a cool wooden bar. I thought... More 

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Thank amarktristan
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A small cafe tucked away in a dead end road just off a busy interstate. Doesn't sound appealing, and the location probably holds this place back. But I urge you to try it. Probably the best yellow curry I've ever had ("how hot, on a scale of 1 to 10?", they asked - I went for a 5), some good... More 

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Thank StreathamVoyager
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Extremely good Thai food, at fair prices, and met with a smile every time. It's a bit out of the way, but very worth it.

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1 Thank cjdague
Fredericton, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We are staying in a nearby hotel and were in the mood for some asian food. The reviews looked great so we were looking forward to our visit. As soon as we entered the restaurant, we got a strange vibe. There were only 2 other people there and they looked unhappy to see us. We learned later that they were... More 

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Thank Judah B
Columbia, Missouri
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Ah, Indonesian food. Is there anything better? Lamentably, I didn't get around to any Thai dishes though they were highly reviewed but when given a choice between Thai and Indo, Indonesia will always come first. A few things have changed on the menu from the one online but when I suggested a combination not on the menu, they accommodated me.... More 

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Thank James M
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257 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Unusual combination of Thai and Indonesian--former great, latter less so. Nasi goreng rather dry, but all Thai dishes I sampled were terrific.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 619-297-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?