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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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Oceanside, California, United States
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

What more can I say than the title of this review. We had a memorable experience dining here. Exceptional flavors coupled with excellent attentive and friendly service. Well done. See you next visit to auckland guys.

Thank Jordan B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

I am one of a group of three "ladies who lunch", who meet every couple of months or so, and "Soul" is one of our favourite Summer venues. We haven't tried it on a cold, wet day - sitting outside looking at the boats and watching the world go by is one of the pleasures of this place. It is... More 

Thank Joan H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Arrived without a booking but the waitstaff assured us we would be seated shortly and asked us to wait while staff organised a table. We went into the bar area and decided to order a drink while we waited. The barman was on the phone and preceded to ignored us for over 8 minutes while he continued to speak on... More 

Thank Mary-Ann D
noosa , qld australia
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016

we ate here twice in one week and were very impressed with the food and the very professional service .their oysters were super fresh , and the Duck washed down with a very good Pinot really touched the mark .

Thank parmaham8
Auckland, New Zealand
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016

We chose Soul for a special dinner for visiting friends from overseas, who are real foodies. Soul did us and Auckland proud, with great good, service, wine and ambience. We shared starters, with the Whitebait fritters (really delicate omelette with the NZ delicacy whitebait) being the standout. The Snapper and John Dory fish mains were both superb, as was the... More 

Thank Andrew_NZ120
Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Really nice restaurant. Had really good service for our large (12) group. The food was very good & generous portions.

Thank BamaHeel
Perth, Australia
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Was with a large International business group at lunch taking two tables with a set menu with two choices per course - I was late arriving but found the food absolutely of an international standard and the service attentive not easy for a large group spanning two tables Great location on the waterfront

Thank G B
Greater Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2016

AFTER being snobbish turned away from the Sugar Club uptown, my works associate and I walked along the Harbour to find ourselves in the viaduct - full of some great restaurants -but what stood out - gorgeous looking - was SOUL! The reception was uber friendly but apologetic because we were walking there were no balcony tables left - which... More 

Thank Abloorable
Abbotsford, NSW. Australia
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Well designed with great atmosphere. Nice menu and a great selection of wines and bubbly. Service was quick and efficient and came with a smile. Had a very relaxing lunch with views of the harbour.

Thank Mariuccia47
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

I've been to Soul Bar on several occasions over the years and I've never been disappointed. Best on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night when everyone is out enjoying themselves to cool music and great company. The dance floor is an eye-opener too...

Thank Sn00k

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, 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, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?