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Soul Bar and Bistro

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Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-356 7249
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best restaurants in the city! The food is just delicious and the drinks are just amazing! If you want to spend some romantic time with your loved one at the harbor with a beautiful view then this is the place!

Thank 599dipeshs
bluffton, SC
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here with a large group for dinner and was very pleasantly surprised. Service from Sacha was sharp and the food was excellent. Oysters won the day for me! Nice wine selection too.

Thank andrewrice
Maple Valley, Washington
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an excellent dinner and top notch service by our waiter and other staff. Nice spot to people watch and enjoy harbor views.

Thank ron455
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252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great find! Beautiful environment and great service and food! The wines are excellent too! A definite must when in Auckland and you want to be by the waterfront

Thank jacquelinem449
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Colleague and I were in Auckland and chose Soul for dinner last Monday around 6pm. They were fully booked but said they had a table until 7.30 which suited us. I had a crayfish salad which was divine. I have never been disappointed with Soul in either food or service. My favorite restaurant.

Thank Nikki I
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A long lunch was held on a Friday afternoon with 2 friends and business partners. The weather was mixed and our waiter was not only very attentive to our food and drink needs and desires but also the balcony wall went up and down as the weather went from showers to sunshine. Superb food, great wine and beer accompaniments and... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went early for dinner and so got a very nice table at the front, even so the staff. Could have been a bit quicker dealing with our needs and requirements, I think this might have had something to do with staff changeover. Anyway as far as the meal and drink goes it was very nice and mid range, we... More 

Thank Jeff R
Milton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a lovely restaurant spoiled by a server with a chip on her shoulder about something and indifferent management. In fairness we all really enjoyed our food, so much so that when my husband tasted our friends Mac and cheese he asked for an appetizer size for the table to all have a bit more. The server said there... More 

Thank sandrastew
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in off the street, and got a table straight away inside. White linen and the service was friendly and professional. We had mains which were good but the desserts were fabulous. Prices were what I would expect for a Viaduct Restaurant. We had a great evening and would definitely come back here again.

Thank Jacquitravel29
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we found this to be the most expensive restaurant on the viaduct and surprisingly brusque service. although we hadn't booked they "managed" to find us a table (i could see three vacant ones). my wife order flounder which was one of three fish dishes but unfortunately not available. the presentation was very nouvelle cuisine - code for not very much... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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: +64 9-356 7249

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