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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 359
    Excellent
  • 255
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classy with a great view of the harbour

Friends suggested the venue for after dinner drinks and dessert. I wish we had had dinner there. Service was sparkling despite it being late in the night and the desserts were great. The lights on the water at the atmosphere was great. We sat outside on their deck under a beautiful array of hanging... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Madgesbutler
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Limerick, Ireland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have not frequented Soul Bar in nearly a year and went back recently with a large group.Service was quick for the amount of people but there were a few mistakes with the orders and our waitress was a bit rough around the edges for such a formal restaurant.I felt that while the food was good and beautifully presented for it... More 

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Basel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We both had fish for lunch, that is all we had, but boy was it good. Perfectly cooked and presented. We would go again easily since we only found it on our last day.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Friends suggested the venue for after dinner drinks and dessert. I wish we had had dinner there. Service was sparkling despite it being late in the night and the desserts were great. The lights on the water at the atmosphere was great. We sat outside on their deck under a beautiful array of hanging plants. Devine and special.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing meal at Soul on Friday evening, although it was a cold wet evening, we felt warm and cosy on the covered deck, what a beautiful spot. The decision was made to have shared entree's because everything looked so good. We were not disappointed, salt and pepper squid was to die for as were the bluff oysters... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Soul Bar has a lot going for it. They usually put on all sorts of things to get people involved with the place, and seem fairly generous to patrons. The dinning area is a garden type setting indoor outdoor feeling. It is more up market, and have a dress code. The only downside is, they have the most uncomfortable bar... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Have always enjoyed Soul as they never fail to look after us. On a recent trip to Auckland, Soul was one of the restaurants we were able to enjoy, the other did not live up to expectations. The evening commenced with a warm welcome from security as we approached the steps, and then once inside we were offered drinks at... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent seafood (both entrées and mains) and the friendly service from Gus hit the mark perfectly. A good number of patrons on a Tuesday night which was very encouraging. Great ambiance. Well done!

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Auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food presentation was stunning. Even though they had several large groups in for lunch, they managed it all with expertise. I enjoyed everything I ordered and would totally recommend , it's not the cheapest place around,but you do get a quality meal.so if your looking for something to treat yourself this is it. They had life music when we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The restaurant is very attractive and appealing from the outside, situated as it is in the trendy Viaduct area of the city. We were recommended by our hotel concierge and spent a great evening here, enjoying interesting, nicely presented and very tasty appetiser plates, followed by fish entrees. The wine list is also interesting, a little different from the norm.... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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200 reviews 200 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What's not to like about Soul - great location, very good service and food to match. Ever hopeful we called in at 1.30 pm on a miserable Friday in Auckland hoping for a table. The property was full to overflowing but a table had just come free so we were in. Service was prompt and professional. The food was well... 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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?