Bali Hai

Polynesian in San Diego

Near the tiki-themed hotels of Point Loma, this longtime, special-occasion restaurant serves Hawaiian-themed meals like tuna poke (cubed raw fish mixed with shōyu, sesame oil, salt, chili pepper and other condiments), pupus (small plates), chicken of the gods (with tangy orange-chili and a coconut–brown rice cake) and a massive Sunday champagne-brunch buffet. The best part: views clear across San Diego Bay through its circular wall of windows.