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Bali Hai

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2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3180 (Scott or Rosecrans)
+1 619-222-1181
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Sacramento, California, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Want a terrific view of the San Diego skyline and bay? Do the Bali Hai!! The food is outstanding.. Sitting with drinks looking at all of the San Diego activity is amazing!!

Thank MitchOSM
Ontario CANADA
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195 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at a nearby hotel and decided to walk down the street to this restaurant as there was an approaching major storm. Enjoyed a fabulous happy hour with coconut shrimp, spring rolls, ribs and local beers. Extremely friendly bar staff and enjoyed talking to local patrons. Just ate and drank ourselves through a huge storm and then walked... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful Polynesian-style restaurant. We went for appetizers and cocktails. Beautifully detailed surroundings...live music, the appys were delicious and the mai-tais were...exceptional!

Thank cegroh
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner there for business. Old School Classy place. Service staff was VERY professional and you could tell they had been doing it for years. The food was great! We had the Ali’i Tasting For Two as a starter, then 4 of us had various dishes. All were very happy with the meal and service. The Poké was very tasty.

Thank Frank K
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view is amazing for a romantic night out, it has a great atmosphere but the quality of the food is lacking especially in comparison to the price. Also, there is no excuse for any restaurant in San Diego to use an imported fish for their catch of the day.

Thank Strahbary3
San Diego, Ca
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

It's been years since we visited the Bali Hai so we decided to give it a try for Restaurant Week. We were seated at a window table reminding us what a lovely view there is of San Diego's skyline from this spot. The decor seems the same--clean and simple with huge wooden logs as support structures in the Polynesian style.... More 

Thank gardengal16
Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I had my wedding ceremony and a small luncheon in the Tiki room at Bali Hi. It was very small. The communication leading up to the wedding was great. The day of the wedding no one was there to ensure everything went as planned. Thank god I had a friend filling in as the coordinator. The ceremony was awesome. But... More 

Thank mom2ironman
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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187 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We celebrated New Years Eve here. Had a great table overlooking the water and just above the outdoor fire pit. This made an excellent view and ambiance. Our waiter was very good - asked our names and remembered them. We had several appetizers along with dinner. I expected my meal to be smaller so I had a side order of... More 

Thank Kirk H
Lancaster, California
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We were there for happy hour, a dinner and a lunch. All were exceptional. Service and food were great. And you can't beat the fantastic views.

Thank JanT56737
Orange County, CA
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Came here with the family for New Year's days dinner. My wife and I last visited here 3 years ago and it was excellent. My wife & daughter were so excited to come here, and it was not that good this time. I had the Crispy Beef, my daughter had the Korean Chicken, and my wife had the Stuffed Buns.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?