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Soul Bar and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, New Zealand, European
As featured in Best Food in Auckland
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Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined here our second to last night of a two and half week vacation. It was our favorite meal! Menu was innovative . We enjoyed the Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi, Green Goddess Salad, Grilled Snapper, and Roast Half Of Chicken. Request a seat with a water view! Lively, modern vibe as well.

Thank Jill S
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just over in Auckland from theUK for a quick business trip to NZ. One thing you quickly realise is that there is an abundance of great restaurants, bars and eateries in the City. This restaurant was recommended to me and wow it was brilliant. The freshest ingredients, fabulously presented, great tasting and casual, professional service team. We had oysters, local... More 

Thank PhilRJones
Chongqing, China
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend & I ate lunch at Soul, l ordered Salmon toast to share & Seafood Chowder, my friend had the Salt & Pepper Squid. Everything we ate was just Devine and the service was spot on. We arrived at 12pm did not have a booking and got a table but the restaurant got pretty full by the time we... More 

Thank Jennie G
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time my wife and I visit Auckland we make a point of dining at Soul, our favourite Auckland restaurant located on the Viaduct Harbour. Soul has Great views over the Harbour and it's central location make it an ideal spot to kick back, unwind and enjoy what is a pleasurable dining experience. Staff are friendly and accomodating with food... More 

Thank hgrundell
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Soul Bar for a long lunch with friends. Make sure you book and ask for a table on the terrace underneath the hanging baskets. Save plenty of time, order something off their fantastic wine list and be sure to try the many types of oysters!! Highly recommend! Just be aware, it's pricey so save your $ first

Thank UsFritter
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will enjoy this restaurant for its location in the Viaduct precinct, plus good menu of well prepared and presented dishes. The venue itself has a "funky" cocktail bar area plus dining tables located inside and on the balcony overlooking the harbour. We dined here on a Sunday night; when there was plenty of patronage to provide a "busy" atmosphere.... More 

Thank 631ian
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Soul Bar in Auckland's Viaduct has become an Auckland favorite. The service, food and wine list are excellent and when the suns out you can't beat the view!

Thank Jane W
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Soul was a great place to dine at. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. I was with a part of 29 others so the staff had a lot to contend with - keeping up the wine, water and food in a very professional manner. Highly recommended.

Thank Rosebank430
Auckland, New Zealand
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a lovely dinner out we went to soul bar and had a cocktail, was so nice, very relaxing, pleasant surroundings. You can also get meals there though we didn't have a meal I understand they are prey good. Worth going!

Thank Ustwoguys
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fabulous location. Wonderful food - especially fish which is always fresh and perfectly cooked. Great staff, attentive and knowledgeable. Perfect place for a relaxed lunch with stunning views of the viaduct yachts. Cannot be faulted and definitely still one of Aucklands top 5 places to dine.

Thank sandy6662016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Seafood, New Zealand, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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: 6493567249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?