Four of us ventured to the newly remodeled Bali Hai for dinner a couple of weeks ago. There is a new chef and a new menu to compliment the new look and the quintessential mai tais. First of all, the remodel really opened up the place and takes even more advantage of the spectacular views. We started with the coconut shrimp and crispy spring rolls in the lounge while we waited to see if we could get window seats without reservations. Both were very very good. We finally gave up waiting for window seats and accept the next row in which still provided an excellent view. We sampled the "loco moco" steak which was cooked more rare than I like but still tasty and a much better cut of beef than they use to serve. We also sampled the salmon and the black cod lau lau, both of which were cooked perfectly and came with interesting sides. The hit of the table, however, was the shishito pepper which everyone ate like popcorn. I'm looking forward to going back.
Bali Hai Restaurant
2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106