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An Enchanted Island for the Perfect Event


The Bali Hai Restaurant has been a favorite event venue in San Diego for over sixty years.

The spectacular view of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline make it the perfect location for all event types. The versatile event spaces provide accommodations for festivities of almost any type or size. Whether you’re planning a wedding, class reunion, birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, celebration of life, fundraiser, business meeting or corporate event, the Bali Hai provides an incredible canvas for moments that will last a lifetime.

Our friendly, efficient and experienced private events team are fully trained to carry out your special requests and can provide guidance every step of the way, ensuring your event runs smoothly.

We’d love the opportunity to talk with you and answer any questions about your special occasion.

Please call us at 619.222.1181.

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Bali Hai Venues

South Pacific Room


Circular indoor room with bay windows with panoramic view of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline. Tapa designed private bar, built in bamboo dance floor, private restrooms.

  • Up to 200 guests inside
  • Additional space provided by the outdoor patio.
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Hawaiian Village


The Hawaiian Village is a unique outdoor pavilion located directly on the Bay. It is a one walled pavilion, allowing guests to truly appreciate San Diego’s exquisite climate. The pavilion contains a private bar and restrooms.


Up to 200 guests. Capacity varies depending on the type of function and event set-up.

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Tiki Room


Located upstairs, just off the dining room, the Tiki Room offers a more intimate private setting.


Up to 28 people.

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Daniel and I cannot thank you enough for the amazing service throughout the planning process and for executing on the PERFECT wedding for us!!! Not a detail was missed and the service throughout was exceptional!! Please send our thanks and gratitude to the entire service and bartending team for a perfect evening! It was truly a dream come true! We can’t stop smiling and have so much to thank you both for making this the best day of our lives!!

South Pacific Room CHRISTY & DANIEL


I would like to thank you and the whole team at the Bali Hai for all the hard work you guys put in to making the wedding a huge success! Everything was handled perfectly. From the set up, the food, the bar, the ceremony site ... it was all amazing. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Hawaiian Village Karina


Everything could not have been more perfect for Liz & Rich's wedding on Saturday. Thank you for all that you coordinated with us. We continue to receive excellent comments about the Bali Hai setup and the delicious buffet. I think the mai tais were a hit!!

Tiki Room Janet


Thanks for a wonderful evening. Rave reviews for everybody who was there. Thank you ....for everything... great job...expectations fulfilled!

South Pacific Room Chris


We want to THANK YOU and your staff and express our appreciation for an exceptional evening to honor Lisa & Shane. It was a nice touch to meet your owner Larry and learn about his family history in San Diego dining…he clearly cares about his customers.Our celebration dinner proceeded seamlessly in every way according to our plan. Lee is to be congratulated for directing the staff and making the evening so enjoyable. We have to say, with our many years of putting on events, this was one of the best plan implementations we have seen.The appetizers, dinner and dessert were outstanding and exceeded our tasting experience. Of course, the guests expressed their pleasure with their many compliments. Please pass along our sincere thanks to your entire staff as they are to be congratulated.

South Pacific Room Irene and Gary


San Diego Airport

Bali Hai is less than 10 minutes away from San Diego International Airport. Spend less time in the car and more time at the bar.

San Diego harbor

Free self-parking located in front of the restaurant for dining and event guests. Prefer to arrive via water? A private dock is also available for guests’ use.

San Diego harbor

Four hotels located on Shelter Island all within one mile of Bali Hai. Additional hotels, located just off Shelter Island, are available for event guests. Bali Hai event hosts may be eligible for special group room rates for out of town guests.

For more information on hosting an event

Book An Event

Thank you for considering Bali Hai Restaurant for your special occasion. Book your event by emailing us at or fill out the form below.

We look forward to celebrating with you.