Bali Hai
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The Bali Hai Restaurant has a very colorful history. It was the first Tiki temple on Shelter Island, originally called "The Hut",
a subsidiary of Christian's Hut in Newport Beach, California. Two years after it's opening in 1953, Tom Ham, the Hut's manager, took over the ailing business, gave it a new name (after the movie Bali Hai was released) and transformed it into
the most popular place in San Diego.
The Bali Hai had a Polynesian floorshow in the South Pacific Room where many celebrities danced. The Bali Hai also featured it's own logo Tiki..."Mr. Bali Hai", at the front door entrance to the restaurant he has just been recently renovated. The other popular, yet misunderstood, Bali Hai icon ( you can't miss him, he's up on the roof! ) is "The Goof".

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