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Bali Thai Cafe

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Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Indonesian
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407 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
+1 619-297-0800
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5:00 pm - 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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Little Thai Spot Between TGI Fridays and Benihana

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Albany, CA
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Albany, CA
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9 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
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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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Fredericton, Canada
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 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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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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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, Asian, Thai, 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?