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Bali Thai Cafe

407 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)
(619) 297-0800
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Ranked #342 of 4,054 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Indonesian, Thai
Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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English first
Newark, Delaware, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

One of the best places for Thai food in San Diego. Tucked away in the shadows of TGIF & Benihana, this place will impress you! Unassuming atmosphere coupled with great food- clearly a don't miss if you're in the area! Try the fish cakes and any of the curry dishes. The (shrimp) Pad Thai is fantastic! Top off your meal... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were looking for something different and the receptionist at our hotel mentioned Bali Thai. We used to frequent Restaurant Indonesia in Calgary, AB, until sadly it closed. This was the closest we've come to the food we used to enjoy. The food and service were exceptional!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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180 reviews 180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This restaurant is tucked away in a corner and you'd have to be looking for it or else you'd never see it. But it's worth looking for. The food was top-notch. We had a chicken satay appetizer. It came with a peanut sauce and a sweet vinegar concoction, which was awesome. The wife had a delicious pad Thai entree and... More

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Central Wisconsin
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146 reviews 146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Our visit to San Diego was highlighted, when taken to this restaurant late one afternoon. We shared multiple orders of appetizers. Food and service were excellent, and the atmosphere delightful.

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Chandler, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My wife is Indonesian, so we are always on the lookout for Indonesian restaurants. We happened to find Bali Thai and so we had to try it. It is at the far end of Hotel Circle and a bit hard to fine. It is a small, but very nicely decorated restaurant, with quite a bit of outdoor seating. We got... More

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Florence
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

If your not familiar with San Diego, then be sure to load the address in your GPS or you'll never find this hidden gem. On the evening we visited, we arrived just before six pm and business has not gotten cranked up yet. We sat inside and were the only customers for about 30 min and then others started to... More

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Kelowna, BC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We were staying just down the street and looked it up prior to going. The menu attached to UrbanSpoon showed cheeseburgers and pizza. We went to their website and saw that they did actually have a thai menu (no cheeseburgers in sight). It is a very small space that may actually have more seating outside in what looks to be... More

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Alberta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wonderful view, service, and food. A great way to end the day watching the lights of he harbour and enjoying a great meal.

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Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My husband and I decided to grab a bite at Bali Thai Cafe, right down the road from our hotel in San Diego. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the service and the Food were a delight. I absolutely love good thai...and it can be difficult to find but this spot was right on point. We had... More

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I was stuck without transportation in San Diego's Mission Valley, which is a neighborhood in the north-east. Ordered food as take-out through the delivery service called GrubHub.com. I was eating 3 dinners in a row, so I have had quiet an experience with their selections. Great food, description of the dishes are definitely worth mentioning, because what you read is... More

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