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Soul Bar and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, New Zealand, European, Pacific Rim
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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful spot, professional service, not so much for the food. We ordered carpaccio and seafood chowder for entree, the minute our foods hit the table I was thinking wow, the chowder smelled amazing, but that was where it stopped, the seafood was almost nonexistent, all I could find was some tiny pieces of fish, they were so small that I... More 

Thank Fiona L
Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the food, love the ambiance and love the plants outside. I have frequented the Sole a few times, great for dinner, and lunch, service is good.

Thank Vallows
Kuta, Indonesia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten at this establishment many times,usually for lunch as the site location by the viaduct and yacht moorings deserves daytime viewing. This visit was for evening and we were not disappointed. The decor refresh is very salubrious and comfort plus. The staff are great and Amber served the best dirty martini I have ever had!!. The food is... More 

Thank R_sinke
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Soul for lunch with my mother. Our waitress was fantastic - very friendly and informative, and waitstaff can definitely have an impact on impressions of a restaurant. The food was delicious and service timing was perfect. Had a very enjoyable couple of hours. Have eaten at Soul a few times and will continue to return.

Thank MichnRod
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is right in viaduct along with other similar restaurant. We decided to visit the place due to wide range of entrees that would have gone Well with our chooses wines and beers We were not disappointed. The food was fresh and tasty . Staff allowed us plenty of time to make our selection and offered their expertise to... More 

Thank Sanjay_AKL
New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This has become my usual place to eat given the ongoing great food and staff. Again they didn't disappoint, as the food was again the star. Seated out on the balcony with good heating the wait staff took my order. What came was what I expected, some of the best cooked calamari Ive ever had. Its a place to come... More 

Thank Mark S
Hobart, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome resturant right on the harbour at viaduct. Absolutely pumping at sunday lunchtime, recommend you book a table. Well priced and a great menu with plenty to choose from. We had beer battered fish, salt and pepper calimari and goat cheese and lemon ravioli. For those that love oysters, there are many choices to be made.

Thank Andrew B
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was recommended to dine here by a friend. Arrived late in the evening without a booking however I was advised to have a glass of wine in the bar and they expected I would have a table very shortly. Food was outstanding, paired with wonderful NZ wines. Would come again

Thank LF0308
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went to Soul for dinner with a group of colleagues on a Thursday night. Even on a Thursday evening I am thankful I booked as all tables were taken by 730pm. The restaurant is a large open space on Viaduct Harbour nestled amongst some serious competition for the diners hard earned dollars yet was still packed, certainly a good... More 

Thank BrettOnTheRoad
Reggio Emilia, Italy
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just in front of some sail boats . Nice veranda or modErnesto indoor ambience. Friendly service. Perfect cocktails. Well prepared foods. Go!!!

Thank gilbertoboselli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Seafood, New Zealand, European, Pacific Rim
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?