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“Intimate but busy, nice combo” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soul Gastrolounge

Soul Gastrolounge
1500 Central Ave 1/2, Charlotte, NC 28201
+1 704-348-1848
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Ranked #26 of 1,968 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Intimate but busy, nice combo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This little upstairs surprise is a great place to chill w friends. Indoor or balcony are both great. The food's very good. Try the Brussel sprouts. Too yummy. Cozy atmosphere, can be a while for larger groups to get seated. But that's only because its popular, and good. Recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carrollton, Georgia, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A VERY Pleasant Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Once we discovered the restaurant was upstairs we really enjoyed our night out. The atmosphere of this place was great! The art was entertaining, the lights were dim, and the food was exceptional. We enjoyed the hummus appetizer and then the "Soul roll!" We also shared a Sakana roll and that was my favorite. Everything had it's own unique perspective, even the cucumber water.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indian Land, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“The sliders are awesome and the presentation is too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We dined on the patio here one evening. The inside is very dark and there are few windows. They do have a cool little patio looking over Pecan and Central Avenue. The place is clean and fresh. They are a tapas bar so the portions are just right. You can order a little for everyone to try. The service is fast and cheerful. Everyone is laid back and knows their menu. They have a good beer selection also. This is a nice place to stop and grab a drink anytime they are open!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Delicious food and Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Soul is one of the best restaurants in Charlotte. Their small plates an sushi are both delicious. Great late night atmosphere and bar scene.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere & Ecletic Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My fiance and I highly recommend this place. The atmosphere is unbeatable with the couch/table and chairs set up, low lighting, awesome art work, and trendy music. I read the reviews on Urbanspoon on our way to Charlotte and while some of them were complaining about the service and the "hippy" atmosphere I have to say our waiter was awesome and I personally loved the atmosphere. We had to wait just over an hour for a table as it was PACKED at 8:00pm but it was nothing a drink on the patio couldn't fix. The menu is very eclectic and was fantastic. We had the Soul Roll, one of the best sushi rolls I've ever had and the Salmonopita which was sort of like a crab rangoon but with salmon and in a puff pastry instead of a wonton and while it was OK I wouldn't order it again for that price. We also had the Flatbread with
truffle whipped goat cheese, pistachio pesto,honey braised garlic and fresh arugula...I am still daydreaming about this dish three weeks later. After a beer, a glass of champagne, and a martini (over the span of 3 hours but I recommend sticking to the champagne as it goes great with tapas) we were still a little hungry so we ordered the Caviar spread and the Spicy Feta spread. Both were good but not amazing. There are so many things on the menu along with nightly specials that you are bound to find something you love.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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