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“Nice Out of the Way Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bali Thai Cafe

Bali Thai Cafe
407 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)
+1 619-297-0800
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Ranked #461 of 3,693 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Indonesian
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Dining options: Dinner
Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Florence
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice Out of the Way Place”
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 drift in.
The cafe is nicely appointed on the inside, and has a really nice outside seating area. Service was very excellent and our drink glasses were refilled promptly.
We ordered the Spring Rolls for an appetizer and my wife had the Wok vegetables with white rice and I had the Cashew Chicken. All were excellent and we enjoyed them very much.
The meal was well worth the price paid and we left with a happy smile on our face. This place is one that I highly recommend for anyone to dine at.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kelowna, BC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“What a great surprize!”
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 a very nice patio. We had coconut milk soup to start and then shared chicken satay and pad thai. All were delisious. The server was very pleasant and helpful. If we are back in the area any time soon, we will definately be back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alberta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great experience”
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.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Thai Die For”
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 the green curry which was perfect and then some of their pad thai noodles....and they were JUST the right amount of sweet- not too much...just a pinch. It's great when a restaurant can rely on the flavors of their food as opposed to pounds of sugar to coat it. Bali Thai and their staff were 5 stars. We'll definitely be back next visit to Cali.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Yummy food for frugal traveler”
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 exactly what you get. Loved their drunken noodles, pad see eyew, red curry, coconut rice, and tom kha soup. All dishes can be modified a little by adding different proteins or rices. Great price and CONSISTENTLY great food. Goes a long way in my book. Definitely a highlight of my working visit.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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