San Diego, California, United States
When Bali Hai first opened, it was called The Hut (1953-1954), and was a subsidiary of Christian's Hut 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.
Bali Hai is located on Shelter Island in San Diego, along with Humphrey's Half Moon Inn and Trader Mort's Liquor.
Visited Bali Hai on my Tiki Oasis 2023 trip. Had dinner and got a Mr Bali Hai and kept the mug. I also picked up the Creepxotica x Goof on the roof mug and saw the band. Great night.
I was here for the opening night check-in for Tiki Oasis 2019. I've been here dozens of times over the years, probably going back to my first Tiki Oasis in 2006. My wife is fond of telling people that it takes 5 of their jet fueled mai-tais to get me out on the dance floor. Unfortunately, that's correct!
As a long time San Diegan resident (before I moved) I'd been to the BH so many times since 2004. I went in 1/2023 and dear lord, this place has gone to crap. The drinks are bottom barrel garbage, the view is great the food is OK. If you hit this, do it at lunch and don't waste an evening here. It's nearly garbage.
One of the all-time great Tiki legends!
Bali Hai Creep On The Roof Mug - First Edition - Black & White - by Tiki Farm
The Bali Hai Roof Goof 2023 - with Yellow Hat
Mr. Bali Hai and The Goof Shot Set - by Tiki Farm - for Bali Hai
Mr. Bali Hai - Creepxotica & Swami Sound System Edition - by Tiki Farm
Mr. Bali Hai - Gold 65th Anniversary Edition
Mr. Bali Hai Creepxotica Mug - Limited Edition - by Tiki Farm - for Bali Hai & Creepxotica
The Bali Hai Roof Goof 2019 - with Red Hat
Mr. Bali Hai Tiki Farm Mug Edition V
Mr. Bali Hai Tiki Farm Mug Edition I
Mr. Bali Hai Souvenir Plate
Mr. Bali Hai Tiki Farm Mug Edition IV
Mr. Bali Hai Tiki Farm Mug Edition III
Bali Hai Totem Mug
Bali Hai 60th Anniversary Mug
The Bali Hai Roof Goof in Matte Glaze with Gold Tooth
The Bali Hai Roof Goof
Bali Ha'i Ashtray Large Font
Bali Ha'i Ashtray Small Font
The Bali Hai Goof
The Goof Brown
The Goof Black
Bali Hai Double Old Fashioned Glass
Mr. Bali Hai Salt & Pepper Shakers
Tiki Farm Mr. Bali Hai Salt & Pepper Shakers
Mr. Bali Hai Flat Bottom OMC Mug
Mr. Bali Hai Tiki Farm Mug Edition II
Mr. Bali Hai Tiki Farm Shot
Mr. Bali Hai Concave OMC Mug