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“Not impressed - overrated”
Review of Bali Hai

Bali Hai
Ranked #162 of 4,862 Restaurants in Santiago
Cuisines: Polynesian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Las Condes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

There are not many tables with a good view and if you are unlucky the table in front of you could be standing up taking photos blocking your view. We tried 2 tables and we could not have a good view in either one. The show is divided into 3 parts and 2 parts are Polynesian, so don't get your hopes up to see a full Chilean dance experience. The waiters don't hesitate to ask for tips, which is common in South America. The food was average. The emcee only spoke Spanish, so we could not fully appreciate the background of the dances. I would not recommend this place if you are looking for a real Chilean experience.

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2  Thank 330epping
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Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Went with family of 6, with teenagers on a Tuesday night. Got there about 9 and was first in with a front stage table. Immediately got offered menus and asked to order, even though no one else there. Food arrived quickly (within seconds) and was very dissapointing. My wife left every course (shes not upmarket ;O) and she loves her food!). Wine was included but not great. Once the food was out the way and the place full up nearly, the cabaret/dancing show was superb with an Easter Island feel. Most of us got pulled on stage to dance with the dancers (we'd had a few terremotos earlier!), so were happy to oblige. It was good fun. After dance show they put some music on for a boogie. Dont go for the food, but dont miss the show.

1  Thank Rob H
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Pretty good food, it's a 30,000 peso three-course meal with a drink included so maybe not worth the price, but what you really pay for is the musical show. Prepare to be pulled up on stage to dance one of the many traditional national dances showcased. And then leave immediately, because after the show they will blast obnoxious dance music. During and after the show it's so loud that it's pretty much impossible to have any kind of conversation.

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2  Thank Matt L
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

It is a tourist trap!!! Horrible food!!!
The only plus, you get a good variety of the traditional dances of Chile and Easter Island!!!
Overpriced and not worth it, to me!!!

3  Thank Jesse S
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Honestly, give Bali Hai credit for being unusual...but if you want quality anything, this is not the place for you. The place, right down to the Sinatra My Way karoake cover screamed 70's to me. Food is simply bad, but the Chilean / Polynesian dance show is ok. The place is full of tour groups, which is their bread and butter.

I think that a better option if you want to see Chilean dance and eat mediocre banquet food is "Los buenos muchachos". Of course, if you're looking for a sample of Polynesian dance while in Santiago, this would be the place.

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1  Thank Steve D
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