The interior at Bali Hai in Santiago, Chile

Bali Hai in Santiago, Chile

I’ve just added 30 photos to the entry for Bali Hai in Santiago, Chile, thanks to Critiki members NautiTiki and A’Pau-ling. I’m particularly excited about this update… I’ve had an entry for Bali Hai in Critiki for ages now, but no pictures. Polynesian Pop restaurants are rare in South America, plus they have a Polynesian floor show (!), so I was dying to know more about this place. It’s a thrill to finally get to see this place through not just one tikiphile’s eyes, but two!

The exterior of Bali Hai in Santiago, Chile
The exterior of Bali Hai in Santiago, Chile
Row of massive moai standing guard
Row of massive moai standing guard

Look ma, no windows! Always a promising sign. I love this woven exterior. The outside of the restaurant is guarded by this row of five large moai statues—Rapa Nui, a.k.a. Easter Island, is a “special territory” of Chile.

Tikis studding a white coral wall
Tikis studding a white coral wall

Near the entrance is an entire wall crusted with white coral, and studded with a variety of stone tiki carvings.

Drink served in a hairy coconut
Drink served in a hairy coconut

I’ve seen lots of drinks served in coconuts over the years, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one quite this hairy.

Along with these photos, there are now Critiki ratings from five different people. At this moment, it appears that Bali Hai is a big hit, with a 9.5 Tilt rating. Drinks are the clear weak spot, with only a 6, but the Decor gets a 9.8. The Overall score is 8.1. Sounds like this is a don’t-miss location if you’ll be anywhere near Santiago, Chile. See all 30 pictures, and learn more about this Polynesian restaurant and tiki bar, at the Critiki entry for Bali Hai.

Mahalo nui loa to NautiTiki and A’Pau-ling for making my day!

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