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Soul Bar and Bistro

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Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 356-7249
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 373
    Excellent
  • 266
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice

This bar is very nice, very modern trendy bar/restaurant. We ate here and even though it's not cheap it was well worth it my meal was divine and so was the other 3 people I was dining withs could not fault it. Definitely worth a visit they even had a tv for the rugby added bonus for the blokes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Shazzy44
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Easy to see why this place was packed & the surrounding venues were not! Meal was absolutely brilliant and service was just right - attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely come again

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We have been to Soul several times and unfortunately this time was the first disappointment. The restaurant wasn't busy overall but they had a couple of large parties and we were warned there may be a wait between courses. This,in itself, does not bother me but the quality of our main course did. Our kingfish starter was excellent but the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, friendly yet somewhat pressing service, less noisy than in the adjacent bar, located in the heart of a new complex close to the ferry terminal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The staff were friendly and helpful. The main was $34 which is on par for the viaduct. Meals were delicious. Dining outside is really pleasant as you watch the world go by.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The service was great but quite disappointed with the food after owning and using the Soul cook book. We had four shared entrees between two of us. The restaurant is lovely with gorgeous hanging baskets of lobelia (in a classy fashion). The view fabulous but thought the food could have been better.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited on a Saturday night with a booking at 6pm and the restaurant was already quite full. We were seated at one of the sheltered outdoor tables which I highly recommend particularly if you are a tourist in Auckland as the view is beautiful. Our waitress was very prompt in taking our order and consistently refilled the water throughout... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had a fantastic meal here with my sister and brother in law. The place was very busy and it was very wet tuesday night. Attentive service, excellent food and drink. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Amazing food, amazing views. Group of 4 of us out for dinner. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We skipped entre and had mains and dessert. I had Savannah Beef Fillet which was absolutely divine. I was wondering if anyone would mind if I licked my plate. Dessert, chocolate pudding. I was in heaven. It was delish. BTW, serving... More 

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Washington, DC
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ate here twice in the space of a week. The food and service were great both times. And the wine list is extensive and not too over the top price wise. I recommend both the venison and the yellow fin tuna. BTW - the desserts are pretty good as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This bar is very nice, very modern trendy bar/restaurant. We ate here and even though it's not cheap it was well worth it my meal was divine and so was the other 3 people I was dining withs could not fault it. Definitely worth a visit they even had a tv for the rugby added bonus for the blokes in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: (09) 356-7249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?