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Overall 5 food 5 service 5 ambience 3. Perhaps I just ordered the wrong thing. Monorail, trams, buses and shuttles Transportation: Uber and Lyft- including discount codes Transportation: Taxis-how much does it cost for a taxi from the airport to the Strip? View full menu. Maybe a bad batch. I ordered the papaya shrimp salad which was a little heavy on my the fish sauce for me. For Restaurants Get your restaurant listed on our platforms and connect to more diners.
The food is wonderful and the view is just awesome. I highly recommend the Macademia Nut Crusted Salmon. I was in Bali Hai restaurant the last Sunday afternoon to celebrate my 8th marriage anniversary, and everything was perfect. The environment, the beautiful wiew, the food, the prices, everything. They offer a healthy menu and delitious.
Definitely I will back. One of my favorites.
The Bali Hai is one of the best in my opinion. The view is incredible! The service is great and the food is delicious. This place won't disapoint any occasion. Simply Amazing. The whole experience was amazing so ill just let you know the important details. In my reservation i asked for a window seat and they made sure me and my girlfriend had one. The food and drinks come out on time. Also the service was great, i believe our waitress was named Katie she did a wonderful job.
The only negative mark was the bussers were a little bit too fast taking the plates off the table. It was wonderful. The coconut shrimp were amazing, the bananna cheesecake was to die for, and the ahi cakes were a great start to the meal for my girlfriends 20th b-day. Thanks Bali Hai :D. Excellent Service. My boyfriend took me to Bali Hai on Valentine's Day and he made reservations a month ahead for 8pm. We were seated right around 8pm at the window seat which was requested. The waitress was wonderful and the scenery is beautiful. The food wasn't that great but looking at other plates I think it was just out selection.
Otherwise, they had great service and the friendliest staff I've had in a very long time. Night out with family. I have been to this restaurnts many times and have allways enjoyed the service and food. I highly recomend the place and the view is wonderful. I have been to this restaurant many times and have always enjoyed the great service and food. I highly recommend the place, and the view is wonderful. Best till now. We had our 2nd anniversary dinner in Bali Hai, which is close to our wedding location on Shelter Island. From service, to environment, from food to view, from the service speed to value, it is excellent!
We would love to return later. I picked the place as a surprise to my husband, and now he says he would like to try fining dinner like this every month! I picked the place as a surprise to my husband, and now he says he would like to try fine dinning like this every month! Great Polynesian Food and Beautiful Setting. My wife and I experienced this lovely San Diego mainstay last night for the first time. We were at once impressed by the quick seating time, given the amount of people that were dining there.
Our seat was located by a central window, and the view was nothing short of awe-inspiring. As with the site reviewer, we also started with Bali Hai's famous Mai Tais, which if you've never had one, one is quite plenty though very tasty! For appetizers, we had the Poke served nearly raw with wasabi, ginger, and a asian green salad with sesame dressing. Very tasty, though the wasabi was a bit tame for my taste. We also had the Lobster Wontons, and they were everything we had hoped for and more. Fortunately, every entree comes with a bowl of their delicious clam chowder, which was served with bread after the appetizers.
For the main course, my wife enjoyed the Coconut Encrusted Shrimp, which she raved about for hours after the meal. I tried the Huli Huli Mahi Mahi, and though the taste was less pronounced that I expected, the character of the fish was in the underlying flavors that aren't readily recognized. All things considered, our meal was quite enjoyable.
Sundays Only. Seating AM – PM And The Buffet Will Close At PM. Adults: $ Children $ Children Under 5: Free. One check and an. The next time you're in San Diego, you'll definitely want to make it a priority to shop the aisles at Bali Hai Restaurant's fantastic grocery store. A true blend of cuisines, head to Bali Hai Restaurant for a taste of Hawaiian fare in La Playa of San Diego. Warm weather brings out.
The food was delivered in a well-timed manner, and the views were wonderful. Despite the almost overwhelmingly noisy crowd, we still found Bali Hai to be an enjoyable atmosphere and a worthy dining experience. Excellent Mai Tai. The Mai Tai's are the best in San Diego! The crab cakes are devine! Beautiful view by the window especially during sunset or even at night. Nice for a couple. Alot of seniors there Nice without being stuffy. When we first arrived we were informed the hostess that we were celebrating our 9-yr anniversary and that we wanted a window seat and she happily filled our request.
Kathleen, our server, was very pleasant and attentive without being a bother. She noted that we were celebrating our anniversary, happily took our picture, and offered to buy us a dessert. The food and drinks were very good overall. The onion soup was a bit disappointing but not bad. The grilled mahi mahi on pesto could have used a little more spice on the fish but still was tasty.
My drink, the Missionary's Downfall was very good buy my wife's Cup of Gold was a bit watered down. I reccommend Bali Hai restaurant to those that are looking to go somewhere that serves good food, has good service, wonderful bay views, and isn't too formal. We will be going there again. Great view and not too expensive. Can't beat the view!
No matter where you sit in this restaurant the view is unbeatable. And the food is not bad either. Reasonable prices, pretty good food and fantastic view, can't ask for much more. Why haven't we eaten here before?? Having lived in San Diego all our lives, you would have thought we would have stumbled onto Bali Hai before now. Unfortunuately it took until tonight, our 31st wedding anniversary, to discover the excellent food, service, and incredible view that this restaurant has to offer.
I knocked off one point only because it was a little too loud for our liking, but in their defense, there were a lot of large parties there tonight. Our waitress Nicky, while never making us feel rushed, was always just a step away from taking care of our every need. The food I especially loved the fire-roasted tomato soup which started things off. The marinated pork loin wrapped with smoked pepper bacon was to die for!
My husband thoroughly enjoyed his tempura shrimp which were extremely large. All in all a most pleasurable dining experience, and we WILL go back. Always Great Place to visit. Great place for view of bay and city. Very relaxing while enjoying the wonder lunch buffet. At night very special with the lights.
I recommend the Macademian Nut Mahi Mahi.
Beloved jewel by the bay. Bali Hai has woven itself into the fabric of Point Loma life. Everyone who lives here has memories of special occasions celebrated at Bali Hai. The owners same family since opening in the s are very civic minded and very hands-on involved in the restaurant.
The view is second to none and the ambiance is great, with a strong "tiki" influence everywhere, and lovely gardens by the bay to stroll in after dinner. The mai tais are legendary, best in the city or possibly the world, but very strong - don't order a second one if you are driving! The food is a mix of Cantonese and American standards and the service is good.
But come for the view and the mai tais! Great view and service but meal was not what I expected. Overally it was ok. One thing that I don't like was the restroom. Restroom was a little bit dirty. Spilled Drink. We had our monthly book review at the Bali Hai last night. We were seated promptly and the view was beautiful.
The food was delicious. I accidentally spilled my daiquiri witnessed by the waitress but she did not offer me a replacement. I have allowed that to spoil my evening at your beautiful restaurant. My friend ordered me another which was included in our bill and we paid it.
Not the best. I decided to try Hawaiian food for the first time being from the east coast and all , and thought Bali Hai would be a good place to go since it was close and had pretty decent reviews.
When the appetizer came I was pleased. We got the sampler that comes with nachos, 2 coconut shrimp, 1 crab cake, 2 vegi egg rolls, and bbq spareribs. It was filling and everything tasted great. Next came the meal included is a soup and salad. The soup is served with sourdough bread, they have a different one every night. I can't remember the one we had, but it was pretty good.
The salad was next and it had an almost mayo flavored salad dressing, but honestly I was too full to have more than a few bites. It was alright nothing special. Next came the main dishes. I had the island sampler with ahi, mahi mahi, and salmon. I found the fish somewhat bland. In some bites you can almost taste too much white wine in the salmon. The mashed potatoes where great and the vegetables were ok. The sauce that goes with the dish was pretty good also, it kind of reminds me of macaroni and cheese.
My husband had the chicken and shrimp dish. He said it was alright. The view was nice the service was fast and friendly, although I would have gotten a better tasting meal at Fridays with more drinks! I won't go to Bali Hai again for dinner.
I would probably stop for an appetizer or drink. It was an overall okay experience. It is not a place I would recommend if you are looking for an excellent meal. Drinks, appetizers, and a good atmosphere is what you can find here. Mediocre at best. I procrastinated a bit too long, and missed getting reservations at our usual Mother's Day brunch fest.
So I checked some of the reviews here, and thought that we'd try Bali Hai. Hadn't been there in years, but did remember that the view was great. We arrived at about for our reservation. No problem getting us right in. That should have been a sign.