According to the website Sign On San Diego, Bali Hai, the beloved Shelter Island bar and reataurant famous for its Mr. Bali Hai statue and mug, has undergone some much-needed interior rennovations. When I was there in 2004, the restaurant's massive wood beams were all painted pink!
San Diego’s iconic Bali Hai Restaurant has gotten a new face-lift and a new chef. San Diego architect Graham Downes has refurbished the 55-year-old restaurant with a new lounge featuring a honey onyx bar and stylized Hawaiian light fixtures, among other transformations. (Don’t worry. He kept the restaurant’s collection of more than 100 Polynesian artifacts, including tiki figures, ocean charts and wood weapons.)