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Bali Hai

Asian, Mongolian
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811 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4149
+1 919-416-0200
08:00 - 20:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the record, I will NEVER return to Bali Hai. EVER. Not only does the owner have a STANKY attitude but they now have VERY SHADY business practices. You know that whole one bowl, two bowls bit? Yea, well, they still do that. Sort of. You still can't got back for seconds if you eat in, you still can't take... More 

Thank Mistie K
Clemmons, North Carolina
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373 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have been eating at Bali Hai for a decade, and I have never had a bad experience! The way it works is you make your own bowl (or bowls) of meat and vegetables, and the cooks grill it for you on a large grill behind the counter. You can choose your sauces and spice levels. They also have a... More 

Thank Andrei S
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Mongolian. Choose one bowl or two and a sauce (sweet and sour, spicy, combination), and then take your bowls thru an a la carte "salad bar" where you load up on beef, pork, turkey, and veggies of your liking. Turn your bowl over to the chef who grills it on a giant round griddle, ala a Japanese steak house and... More 

Thank EclecticBull
Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The menu is simple, just order 1 or 2 bowls with your sauce preference, protein add-in (chicken, calamari, scallops, etc.), and type of rice. Then, fill your bowls with various vegetables and watch your food cook on the grill. The restaurant is inexpensive and simple, but nice. Just one caution, if you arrive close to their closing time, expect them... More 

Thank cheif002
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I LOVE spicy hot Chinese food, and here they cook it to your taste, so I can have them pour on the hot oil and it is divine. ALSO, if you ask them to ho;d back on the salt, they do...Perfection!

Thank laura g
Timberlake, North Carolina
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Tucked away in the lower level of the building, this restaurant is a gem! While the décor might leave a little something to be desired, the food is awesome. You pile as much food as you think you will eat into your bowls then they cook it to your liking. It's fantastic. I even ate there with two different groups... More 

1 Thank Brock K
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a great inexpensive place to grab a bite. It's Mongolian style where you add to your bowl what you want from meats and vegetables and any extra add-ons. It's cooked to your specification. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank ncskierguy
Durham, North Carolina
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Ok so this was my first time trying Mongolian barbecue. Our friends had to explain how to order, prepare the bowls (you'll definitely need two if you are hungry), and figure out the sauce. I tried the combination sauce level 5. I'll do 6 next time. The food was wonderful. We'll be back again.

Thank NCFambly
Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This restaurant is very popular in the Duke community, and just moving here from Florida we wanted to give it a try. It was 5pm on a weekday for dinner, so it was not crowded, therefore our service was good. The food was great, very well cooked and sauce was very tasty. The reason for 4/5 is the place could... More 

Thank oliviaailifranek
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2015

First I would like to say that my review/1 star has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the food. I will admit that there is NO better Mongolian stir fry out there. The food is absolutely amazing. However, when going out to eat and choosing to spend your money in a restaurant-the quality of the food is only... More 

Thank Danielle G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Asian, Mongolian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4149
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-0200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?