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“Great location and excellent service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Soul Bar and Bistro

Soul Bar and Bistro
Ranked #21 of 2,200 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great location and excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

The service lived up to Soul Bar's reputation. The waiter offered advice and was able to suggest changes to dishes to suit dietary requirements. The food was top class, although it was disappointing to have corriander used as a garnish on several dishes, without a mention on the menu. The whitebait fritters tasted more of egg and corriander than whitebait, but the other seven main dishes were well received.This is an expensive restaurant, justified by the service and quality.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave W
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Magnificent Starter!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

The waitress began with an apology and what wasn't available (it was the weekend and Xmas Holidays).
But the starter was simply the tastiest Tuna Tostada (should have been Kingfish), the flavours just burst in your mouth, excellent!
I'm afraid the mains were only very good after that but hey! It's difficult to follow such a superb start.
This is a return visit for us to Soul Bar, never are we disappointed, it's brilliant!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Norman G
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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Simply great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

The location is amazing, beautiful interior with a beautiful view. The food and the service were also really good. Only "but": The mains could be a little bigger.
Thanks for a great night.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Kira N
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, amazing atmosphere and stellar service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We walked in on a busy day without reservation and they were accommodating - seated us with a nice harbor view. The service by the server and the owner were stellar!

Our 8 year old son claims he had the best fish and chips in all of New Zealand at Soul. Dory John, was amazing.

A definite must try spot if your in the Auckland viaduct area - you wouldn't be disappointed.


  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SnazzieSue
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San Francisco, California, USA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding service in a stunning setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had a very long lunch to celebrate the end of the year. The staff were incredibly accommodating to the fact that we stayed longer than we should of and over the afternoon our group grew. We had a wonderful afternoon in the sun, eating delicious food, drinking good wine and enjoying the fabulous atmosphere. Perfect!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jackson3428
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