The Bali Hai Restaurant has been a favorite in San Diego for over fifty years.
The landmark restaurant, located on the northern tip of Shelter Island, is a chic, sleek Polynesian paradise opened in 1955 by San Diego restaurateur Tom Ham. Bali Hai was the island’s first “tiki temple,” named after the song popularized by the musical “South Pacific,” and remains one of the largest remaining original tiki temples. Family owned and operated for over five decades, Ham’s vision continues through his daughter Susie Baumann and her husband Larry, and sons Grant, Andy and Tommy. With spectacular views of the San Diego bay and four different rooms make this location ideal for any special event. Looking to have dinner, look no further than the dining room upstairs. All types of events get hosted at Bali Hai including private dinners, weddings, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, business meetings, seminars, and corporate events.

There are four rooms available for your convenience when selecting the perfect location for your next event:

South Pacific Room:
The South Pacific room is the larger indoor space. A circular room opening up to a panoramic view of the San Diego Bay, the city skyline and North Island. The South Pacific room can accommodate up to 200 guests within the room and additional guests on the outdoor patio. The South Pacific room contains its own restrooms, bar, and dance floor.

Hawaiian Village:
The Hawaiian Village is the outdoor pavilion located directly on the San Diego Bay. It is like no other outdoor venue in San Diego. The Hawaiian Village is a one walled pavilion, allowing guests to truly appreciate San Diego’s superb climate. Capacity varies depending on the type of function. The pavilion contains its own restrooms and bar.

Tiki Room:
The Tiki Room is the smaller private room. It is located upstairs just off our dining room. This intimate room can accommodate up to 30 people.

Wedding Site/Side Patio:
Our wonderful bayside patio is frequently used for wedding ceremonies. We can accommodate over 200 wedding guests. The space can also be used for cocktail parties.

The fire pit over looking downtown San Diego at Bali Hai Restaurant.

Outdoor view from Bali Hai.

Dining room seating at Bali Hai Restaurant. More fire pit views from Bali Hai in San Diego. Rooftop view of downtown San Diego at Bali Hai Restaurant.