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“Good for Sushi, super for dimsums” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bali Hai

Cafe Bali Hai
130, 1st Floor, Cross Point Mall, Opposite Galleria | DLF City Phase IV, Gurgaon, India
0124 4217155
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Ranked #556 of 1,111 Restaurants in Gurgaon
Cuisines: Asian
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Gurgaon, India
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“Good for Sushi, super for dimsums”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Bali Hai is a great semi-formal restaurant that serves a good mix of Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese food.

I reluctantly ordered the chicken kothe and was not really expecting much, but boy was I surprised! Despite chicken being a fairly dry meat for dimsums unlike pork, the chef did a remarkable job in not just steaming the dimsums to perfection, but also retaining the flavour and the juice.

My husband is a sushi freak and he too was fairly delighted. The hot and sour soup was great and so was the Nonya Lime curry. The Tom Yum however was a lil bit of a dampener and was too "desi" for my liking.

Service at Bali Hai is okay and needs work. The waiters don't seem very well oriented with the menu and do look a tad confused if you ask for a dish rather than a point at it on the menu.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“"Nice Sushi "”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Situated at a vantage location at the cross point Gurgaon the place rocks!! normally I would never try Sushi/ Maki at a restaurant which is not a speciality Japanese one, I broke the self imposed rule and was happy to have done it as the Maki was really good and what was even more amazing was the price at which it is being sold( very low as compared to other restaurants ) The sitting arrangement is of two types one being the regular chairs and the other one on the floor, which I found not very comfortable, the starters were good and the main course of Green Thai curry with chicken was no where close to what one would find in an authentic Thai food restaurant. For desserts there are a nice mix . With a little more effort on the main course, I am sure the place will do great business

Visited September 2013
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Gurgaon, India
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“Good place for PAN Asian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A good place to hang out with friends in case you wish to avoid the very formal Chinese and Pan Asian restaurants. Cool sitting on the floor if you wish to...else you can put your legs in the secret pits below the tables :-).
Very comfortable, good service and amazing food.
Do reserve if the you are more than 5 people as they are short of larger tables.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“If you love Pan Asian, this is one of the better places to try it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Cafe Bali Hai is one of the initial restaurants of Crosspoint Mall when it was still not a restaurant Hub. I had crossed this place a lot of times, always making a note to visit it the next time, but somehow that never happened. This week however a sudden dinner plan and we chose Cafe Bali Hai.

Cafe Bali Hai is strategically located at the first floor of the Crosspoint Mall, and whether you take the stairs or the elevator, you would have to pass Bali Hai, to get to any other place. With large picture windows and the restaurant visible from all 3 corridors, you cannot miss it even if you want to. They have 2 entries to the restaurant, the yellow door and the orange door. The interiors are cozy and inviting with a lot of ambient lighting. The subtle lighting is fine, though some areas are much darker and the desired illumination is missing. The restaurant has 3 distinct kind of seating areas, with the booth seating, the Bar stool and table arrangement and the Floor seating. Floor seating is the unique one and it has been made on an elevated wooden platform with upholstered cushions to sit on and surrounded by artefacts on wooden shelves giving it a feel of one's personal dining space. They can accommodate around 14 (4+4+6) diners in that area and if going with a family or kids, I suggest you reserve a table before you go. The central area is occupied by a bar styled Kitchen area with chefs continuously working on their creations. In fact at one point I realized that they were more than the diners present at that time. The noise levels are controlled by the excellent rock music that is played by a DJ and the volume is perfect, neither low that you have to strain to hear the songs nor too high that you have to shout to talk.
I loved the overall ambiance and the decor and would give it a high rating of 4.0/5

The waiters are dressed in traditional oriental uniforms and are very polite and soft. From the reservation on the phone to the service at the restaurant they were as efficient and as invisible as Ninjas. They knew the menu and were good with suggestions, providing value by adding to our choice of food. Never loud nor on the defensive at one point they made a mistake of getting the wrong dish and promptly changing it without a delay. There was however one point which did not sit too well with me, was that they seem to be in a hurry. They served the starters and the main course in quick succession without waiting for us to finish the starters. Seemed like they wanted us to finish fast. But on the outset the service was decent.
I would rate the service at 3.5/5.

Considering the place has been opened for a long time, I would presume that they have perfected whatever dishes they serve and alongside educate the people about the cuisine. The name does suggest it to be a specializing in Indonesian, however they do Pan Asian cuisine and have started doing burgers and pastas too. The reason for these can be aplenty, but the quality of food is decent. I ordered the Chicken with basil and five spices, which nice and spicy but I did not find anything special about it and any different from a regular Chilli Chicken, however I enjoyed it. The Vegetarian Dimsums were nice and hot with subtle filling and a distinct Asian flavor to it. Since I was the only Non-vegetarian, I ordered a Grilled Fillet of Red Snapper with Ginger Spring Onions. The fish was exquisite and perfectly cooked with its skin. The sauce however was pretty much ok and the temperature at which they served the fish was low. I had thought a Grilled fillet should have been much hotter. The vegetarian food was ok and my friend told me the Grilled Cottage Cheese was good, I however would not recommed you try a continental dish in a Pan Asian restaurant, defeats the purpose.
The food is decent and lots to try, I will have to try the Indonesian curries and take a few non-vegetarian friends next time, till then I would rate the food at 3.5/5

To summarize, Cafe Bali Hai, is a nice place for a quite family dinner. The menu is excellent, service polite, music & ambiance outstanding, I would recommend you try it if you love Pan Asian.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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“Nice place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Good ambience
Need to have more variety
Infact wanted to talk or email with the owner
Have couple of ideas that you turn this place around

Visited April 2013
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