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Soul Bar and Bistro

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As featured in Best Food in Auckland
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

... the blackened Hapuku is really amazing, and I think I may be semi-addicted. I ordered it 13 times in the first 2 weeks (several dishes to share obviously - 3 in one day was my record). Definitely needs to be tried, along with all their other great dishes. The new crayfish salad starter is also really good. I do... More 

1 Thank Chris M
Melbourne, Australia
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383 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was pumping and we're so glad we booked well in advance. It was super crowded on the Friday night we went. We had 6 on our table and we were well looked after. The service, food and ambiance were fabulous. Really recommend this place.

Thank PhoebeNix
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262 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great location by the water. The service was very friendly and professional. The food was fresh, well seasoned and delicious. Great lamb chops!

Thank Kasia Z
Dunedin, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here before the Coldplay concert on Saturday night. Asked if we could be out quickly and it wasn't a problem. the food was delicious and the water was knowledgable and friendly.

Thank liketotravellotsNZ
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful outdoors seafood dinner here; the people were friendly, wait-staff very good. Great seafood, plus a wonderful view and people watching. Definitely recommended, if you're walking around the Auckland wharf area looking for a restaurant!

Thank cafcode
Auckland, New Zealand
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a business group to lunch here as I wanted to ensure everyone's tastes were covered and Soul has never let me down for delivering consistently good food. Today was no exception, everyone found something on the menu to please them and the feedback from the group was excellent all round. The setting is one of the best in... More 

2 Thank MaryGNZ
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our large family came together for a special dinner. The evening was wet and windy but inside was cozy and the atmosphere was pleasant. I found it very noisy and hard to talk with our group. The popularity of this restaurant meant that we had a full house to contend with when we wanted service. The biggest disappointment for me... More 

Thank oakford26
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently met with family for a very upmarket lunch . Great range to choose from. A little on the expense side for my liking , superb location and special ambience .

Thank marleneries
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent lunch venue. Great location and excellent for people-watching during a very fine lunch. Whitebait entree and Snapper main course absolutely perfect. Extensive wine list too. A bit expensive for food and wine but cant fault anything else.

Thank sandy6662016
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is full, turning tables over and turning hopefuls away whilst it's neighbours are half empty. No surprise why. The food is elegant, interesting, fresh and pretty. Wine list is a terrific, eclectic mix of NZ, Aussie and old world classics - typically for NZ they are overpriced but it seems the norm (is it tax or profit?). Staff... 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
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
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, 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: +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?