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."
Address:
2230 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA
Directions:
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.
Hours:
M-Th 11:30-9, F-Sa 11:30-10, Su 9:30-9 (Call to verify)
Phone:
619-222-1181
Admission:
Free to look.
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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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