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Bali Hai

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$$ - $$$
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2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3180 (Scott or Rosecrans)
+1 619-222-1181
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lived in Point Loma for years and never went here - big mistake to wait! We absolutely loved our food and the view, well, it's a one of a kind. Everything was perfect and we will be back the next time we're in San Diego.

Thank 1happykat
Park Ridge, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service with well appointed food by our group. Mai Tai drinks are special, one with all liquor is amazing, but limit is 2. Great evening.

Thank mdfam1
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a San Diego resident, I have dined at Bali Hai many times with my family and friends. The view of the Bay is amazing, the level of customer service is outstanding and the food is delicious and reasonably priced! We can always find something to please everyone, from my 12 yo son to my 96 yo mother in law.... More 

Thank lovesh
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Visiting the area to see our son at uni and we were taken to the Bali Hai for lunch by some old friends of my Mum and Dad. We had the most amazing view of the water and as a special treat an aircraft carrier came in, then a large sailing ship so loads to see. Food was delicious, drinks... More 

Thank obefee
Petoskey, Michigan
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468 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

OMG! This place is awesome! My nephew, who is an expert in all things Tiki, recommended this place to us and it did not disappoint. We were staying at the nearby Humphrey's Half Moon Inn, so this is basically walking distance, right on the water at the tip of Shelter Island. We stopped in on a Tuesday night with a... More 

Thank dre51
Henderson, Nevada
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Our meals were delicious. The serving were adequate - not large. The service was first class. And the views of the bay and sky line were magnificent. The prices are tad high,but not outrageous. This is not your everyday eatery, but for a fancy night out, don't miss this place.

Thank Cruiseman21
Madison, Mississippi
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111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My wife and I had a delicious evening meal at Bali Hai. We both had the delicious Honey Cashew Shrimp and split a dish of Thai Brussels Sprouts with Chinese sausage - excellent. Before the meal we each had a very good Gilligan's Island mixed drink. Elevated view of the harbor is especially nice at sunset. Having eaten there many... More 

Thank CassidyBayou
Solana Beach
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Wonderful Happy Hour in the bar area between 3 and 4pm. Live music and great selection of appetizers and drink specials.

Thank 943kennethe
The Hague, The Netherlands
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Bali Hai is a funny looking Polynesian themed bar and restaurant. It offers a beautiful view of the bay with downtown Sandiego in the distance. Their cocktails are very good and so is the food I tried. Unfortunately it can get very crowded and noisy here and if you are only stopping by for a drink you won't be able... More 

Thank Whereissanne
Eastvale, CA
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We've been there before but this review is for the Sunday brunch. This was one of the best Sunday brunches I've been to. Custom omelette , pho and stir fry cooked for you. Mountain of crab legs. Prime Rib just to name some of the highlights. The champagne keeps flowing. As an added bonus, this is the birthplace of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3180
    (Scott or Rosecrans)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-222-1181
Exotic Pacific dining on an enchanted tiki island.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?