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Soul Gastrolounge

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1500 - B Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28201
+1 704-348-1848
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • 52
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    Very good
  • 5
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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
Great atmosphere and better food

Soul is one of my favorite places to go in Charlotte -- you'll want to plan to get there by 5:30 or 6 if you don't want to wait. The pork belly tacos are one of the best and most unique dishes that I've ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Andrew J
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Soul is one of my favorite places to go in Charlotte -- you'll want to plan to get there by 5:30 or 6 if you don't want to wait. The pork belly tacos are one of the best and most unique dishes that I've ever had.

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

Thanks you for visiting Soul and for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again! Thanks for choosing Soul! More 

Saxapahaw, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I stopped in here on a Friday night when we were in Charlotte for the weekend. They don't take reservations (which I knew going in), so we waited almost 2 hours for a table. However, the atmosphere is really cool, and everything we ordered was delicious. Go there early, expect to wait, and definitely order the dirty... More 

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

Thanks you for visiting Soul and for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again! Thanks for choosing Soul! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Soul is located above art gallery on Central Avenue across from the original Fuel pizza. Great location with an authentic loft like ambience. Combination of booths, bar seating, traditional tables and couches. Eclectic mix of food best done tapas style. Great sushi menu, wonderful appetizers and wide drink selection. No reservations, so head over early or be prepared to wait... More 

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

Thanks you for visiting Soul and for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again! Thanks for choosing Soul! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Apparently we were lucky to be seated at the bar, the restaurant filled Saturday when they opened and stayed that way our entire visit. Despite this, our order was filled quickly. Fantastic beer selection, we shared garlic truffled fries, and sushi. Our server was awesome, we will definitely be back!!

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

Thanks you for visiting Soul and for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again! Thanks for choosing Soul! More 

Atlanta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I am not usually a 5 star review person, but this restaurant needs to get closer to the top for visitors. I was in Charlotte visiting for work and a colleague from the Charlotte office told me to go here. I went by myself and sat at the bar. Had a great salad, sushi roll, olives and shrimp skewers. All... More 

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

Thanks you for visiting Soul and for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again! Thanks for choosing Soul! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
11 helpful votes 11 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 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • 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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