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Soul Gastrolounge

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1500 Central Ave 1/2, Charlotte, NC 28201
+1 704-348-1848
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
For Hipsters & Foodies

This place is about the tapas, and the beer's pretty good too. I had things I'd never thought I'd taste, and they were so complex I can't even remember what they said it was called on the menu. A must try if you're a local.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
bmsides
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is about the tapas, and the beer's pretty good too. I had things I'd never thought I'd taste, and they were so complex I can't even remember what they said it was called on the menu. A must try if you're a local.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My fiancee and I had our first date here and we spent our first Valentine's Day engaged here. This place has an extremely creative menu, a great vibe, tito's vodka on tap, great beer/wines/original cocktail, awesome sushi, and wonderful tapas. The only negative is the lack of reservations. However, the app NoWait was a huge help on Valentine's Day. This... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Really enjoyed the sushi at Soul, and eating outside in mid-February. Good atmosphere, delightful waiter- generally fine experience.

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Danville, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were lucky enough to get a pretty quick table one evening while visiting Charlotte in January. The menu is interesting and they have a special list of drinks. The food was fantastic. We tried several plates that the table shared. I didn't try anything that I didn't like. The sushi was fresh and tasty, the noodles were delicious. We... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited here after dinner on a Saturday night, looking for somewhere to have a nice cocktail. My cockail was horrible, and I have never been treated so rudely by a bartender. The bartender had to read the description of my drink before making, which is usually a bad sign. It was so bad that I couldn't... More 

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Lesa K, Owner at Soul Gastrolounge, responded to this review

We apologize for your recent experience at Soul. We are known for our hand crafted cocktails and superior service and it's clear that you didn't enjoy that on your visit. We would like to hear more about your experience and have the opportunity to offer you a better one. Please contact us at info@soulgastrolounge.com. We appreciate your feedback. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Good food though not much for vegetarians in my opinion. I always get the grilled cheese but I'm picky! Love the vibe, guest djs, drinks, and diverse crowd. Service is pretty good as well. Nicest lounge in Charlotte with a DJ though the place is small. Gives me a good NY feel..

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We love this place. We've lived nearby for 8 years and eat here several times a year (it would be more often, but there are a lot of other great spots and new places to try, too). Funky decor and cool music. Memorable mixed drinks. Menu always changes a little but keeps some of the best around as permanent items.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is my favorite restaurant in Charlotte...from a great ambiance, to fun and different specials - this place can't be beat.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Yummy food flavors, crafted cocktails. If you're eating at the bar be prepared to be ignored a bit. Even if you order things all at one time, the food will be brought out as it is ready, not all together. Can get crowded fast as it is a small space so reservations are a must.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

At Soul you can almost guarantee a wait - however the food, drinks, and atmosphere is worth it! This is a tapas style restaurant with a nice sushi selection. I highly recommend the "Ramen Bowl" - ramen noodles in a garlic cream sauce, with veal cheeks & fried goat cheese mushrooms creating a wonderfully unique & balanced dish.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Central Ave 1/2, Charlotte, NC 28201
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-348-1848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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