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Soul Bar and Bistro

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Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 356-7249
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 343
    Excellent
  • 243
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Great Restaurant but expensive

We had a fabulous afternoon / late lunch at Soul. The food is good but it is expensive. However the scenery, the situation and the vibe of the place all contribute to a great meal out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
AnneDouwes
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We could not fault this place. Started with a long list of fresh innovative cocktails. Tea smoked salmon entree with kale was a very tasty generous sized entree. Eye fillet with duck liver parfait was super delicious with the tastiest, softest meat I've had out in a long time. We didn't feel like this place was overpriced...you get what you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, & location! Good service. Sirloin steak was the best I've had in a long time. Nice, fresh and delicious oysters & mussels..worth every dollar spent! Oh and good drinks too.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a fabulous afternoon / late lunch at Soul. The food is good but it is expensive. However the scenery, the situation and the vibe of the place all contribute to a great meal out.

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Brooklyn, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Location overlooked the water front, very nice but the best part was the food. Meal was excellent. Service good. Nothing but praise for the restaurant. Highly sugest well worth a visit

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Location and food are excellent! The service was good! Good selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages aswell as foods! The only problem is that its Pricey! But i recommend eating at this restaurant atleast once if you are in Auckland!

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had lunch here. Excellent location overlooking the marina at the viaduct. Its very pricy (I paid NZ$34 for schnapper). It was fresh and perfectly cooked, but just a single small fillet. Drinks were also at a premium at 9$ for a bottle of corona (that's more expensive than London prices). The staff were reasonably attentive, although weren't on the ball... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Soul is in an absolutely gorgeous spot overlooking the marina, on the waterfront in Auckland. The food is fabulous, from the calamari to the snapper and the grouper. No need to mention the desserts, they were out of this world. The restaurant is pricey, but the food quality and the ambience make it a must visit for lunch or dinner... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place fully deserves it's reputation as one of Auckland's finest - great menu, terrific food, fabulous service. Loved it!

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Hamilton
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Loved the music here, the staff were amazing and the cocktail list long and tasty! Thank you for a wonderful night.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The service was exceptional, the food was too die for,the views were lovely, everything was impressive and welcoming, will definantly be coming back. Tips are available and personally I think they are deserved, very very impressed 😊

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?