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Bali Thai Cafe

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Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Chinese, Indonesian, Thai
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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

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  • 13
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Memorable dining experience

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Judah B
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Fredericton, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Columbia, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
327 helpful votes 327 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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Newark, Delaware, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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: Chinese, Indonesian, Thai
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?