Bali Hai Restaurant

San Diego, CA
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2230 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA
Opened in 1953
Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
Sun 9:30am-10pm
(619) 222-1181

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Bali Hai Restaurant



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Decor 7.8
Drink Quality 7.5
Drink Selection 7.8
Food Quality 8.1
Food Selection 8.1
Mood 7.6
Music 7.2
Service 8.4
Tikiness 8
Tilt 8.1
Vibe 8

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Humuhumu’s description

When Bali Hai first opened, it was called The Hut, and was a subsidiary of Christian's Hut
Christian's Hut
Newport Beach, CA
Bar & Restaurant
in Newport Beach. The business didn't do well initially, until the manager Tom Ham took it over and renamed it Bali Hai. Atop the building, you can still see "the Goof," a funny-looking guy who was the mascot for Christian's Hut. Bali Hai developed their own mascot, Mr. Bali Hai, whose droopy-lidded face can be seen at the front door, and on the tiki mugs. Today, Bali Hai remains a popular Polynesian restaurant, with many fine examples of Polynesian art both indoors and out.


Tikiwolverine has visited Bali Hai Restaurant.
June 3, 2018, 12:41 AM
Found this place looking for tiki. Reserved a table for Sunday Brunch buffet with bottomless mimosas. Would highly recommend! It’s a tiki building with tiki sculptures. It’s the location that sets it apart, amazing views of the water! Great food! Awesome service!
Raider273 has visited Bali Hai Restaurant.
November 19, 2017, 7:52 PM
Wife and I had dinner there Wednesday, September 15, 2017. Service and food were solid, drinks were too sweet and lacked distinctive flavors. Nice evening and will return next time we're in San Diego; good but not amazing.
kahunam has visited Bali Hai Restaurant.
August 14, 2017, 6:57 PM
A sad experience for certain. It appeared that they had removed most of the original Tiki décor. When we visited I went for the "world famous" Mai Tai, which was undoubtedly the WORST I have ever had in any Tiki bar, anywhere. I had to ask for some Sprite to make it palatable, instead the waitress said that she would get me some guava juice, as that is what she usually does to make them drinkable. This was NOT top shelf liquor at all. Food was very expensive and not that good for the price, or the reputation. Once was enough for me. I've been there, done that....
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