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Bali Hai Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Bali Hai Restaurant

Bali Hai Restaurant

San Diego, California

The Bali Hai, overlooking the water on Shelter Island, offers gorgeous views of San Diego Harbor and the city itself. Not long after its 1954 opening, the restaurant became so popular that several other tiki-theme businesses opened nearby. The tiki factor in the decor hasn't changed much over the years, but is coming back strong with the current "Polynesian pop" revival. Local boaters traditionally visit for Sunday brunch. 619/222-1181 or

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