San Diego, California: Bali Hai: Tiki Restaurant

1953 tiki restaurant known for the quasi-Polynesian head on its roof named "The Goof," and a large carved head outside the front door named "Mr. Bali Hai."
2230 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA
Drive south on Rosecrans St. Turn left at the stoplight onto Shelter Island Drive. Go three-quarters of the way around the traffic circle and follow Shelter Island Drive to the round building at the end; that's Bali Hai.
M-Th 11:30-9, F-Sa 11:30-10, Su 9:30-9 (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
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Mr. Bali Hai.

Bali Hai: Tiki Restaurant

One of the world's largest original tiki restaurants. Built in 1953 as a Christian's Hut, it became the Bali Hai the following year. Built with more than 15 types of wood, some very rare. The circular building is topped by a quasi-Polynesian head named "The Goof," and a large carved head outside the front door named "Mr. Bali Hai."

[Missy, 05/04/2019]

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