Bali Hai Restaurant

October 16, 2012

Bali Hai Restaurant Entices Lunch Patrons with New Fall Menu

SAN DIEGO (November 2, 2012) – Bali Hai Restaurant, the iconic waterfront eatery recently awarded the distinction of “Best Business Lunch with a View,” has introduced a new fall lunch menu.

Capitalizing on its Pacific Rim-inspired influences, new lunchtime entrees include the Bulgogi Steak Sandwich – a grilled beef dish with its roots in Korea, served with sweet chili aioli, bean sprout kim chi and onion on focaccia bread. Lobster Banh Mi is served on a demi baguette with pickled daikon, carrots, cilantro and jalapeño.

Bali Hai is a short drive from downtown with ample free parking alongside the stunning San Diego Bay. The food, sweeping views, modern Polynesian design and authentic tiki artifacts provide an escapist’s lunchtime paradise.

Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Also making its midday debut is the Bacon Cured Salmon Salad with mizuna, red oak lettuce, croutons, parmesan and tomato basil vinaigrette, as well as the Deconstructed Albacore Roll with crunchy tempura, spicy mayo, nori, masago and scallions. These new lunch items join classic Bali Hai favorites such as the Hawaiian Tuna Poke Stack, Coconut Shrimp and The Cheeseburger, topped with a pan-fried egg or bacon and served with a richly exploding truffle pepper mayo.

For more information on the Bali Hai Restaurant, visit Bali Hai is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday; brunch and dinner on Sunday. Dinner reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 619-222-1181.

Bali Hai History

Opened in 1955 by San Diego restaurateur Tom Ham on the then newly constructed Shelter Island, Bali Hai was the island’s first “tiki temple,” named after the song popularized by the musical “South Pacific.” Two famous tiki icons were created for the structure: Mr. Bali Hai, a large wood sculpture at the front entrance greeting guests, and “The Goof,” a playful and mysterious remnant that stands guard on the roof of the restaurant.

Bali Hai has been family owned and operated for over five decades. Ham’s vision continues through his daughter Susie Baumann and her husband Larry. Sons Grant, Andy and Tommy Baumann, representing the third generation, have added a fresh, youthful influence, as well.