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“The best birthday meal!”
Review of Soulsa Restaurant

Soulsa Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 53 Restaurants in Whakatane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: New restaurant
Reviewed November 6, 2013

The food was amazing, not a huge menu but well planned so there's something for everyone. The service was great and the place has a great atmosphere. I just loved it.

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Thank maagee
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

I am fussy about service and these guys get it right, every time. Excellent quality food, great atmosphere. The price is good for what you are getting, I have paid the same for terrible food elsewhere.

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Thank Heymama2013
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We were so looking forward to our meal we had heard great reviews and we were not disappointing at first. The entree was average (basically squid rings) we waited for a long while for the main and Jonno (chef/owner) did come and apologize for the wait. No worries the steak was cooked to perfection my duck was too fatty but i enjoyed it anyway. The noise of children running around on a wooden floor was such a distraction and when one of the other diners complained to the parents, an argument developed and we were ready to leave. Fortunately the parents went with the children and whilst the front of house staff were trying to gloss over the incident Jonno came out and we also spoke with him and advised him that it was down to his staff to ensure that everyone enjoyed their meal not just one table (it turned out to be his family party and he then told us that his own children often run in and out of the restaurant and kitchen and that is the way he likes it cos his family comes first!) I tried to point out that it was a business and whilst i also agree with children being allowed to dine in restaurants, i also feel that it is the parents job to ensure they dont disturb other diner, and if they dont do it then the front of house staff must. This is so much worse i think because it was his family that caused all the noise and really didnt care that this was his business. There were many other diners who also packed up and left not long after we did so i think he has lost a lot of future business in a small place like Whakatane i think he can ill afford. His food was good but could have been so much better, his ambience most certainly could have been 100% better, but then you might like 4 children running up and down on a wooden floor shouting and screaming?

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

I booked this for my husbands birthday as a surprise and he loved it all from starters through to dessert, the menu is small but a good selection available and it changes every few months, would recommend it to all to try.

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Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

we finally got the courage up to try another crack at fine dining in whakatane, after numerous disappointments. this time, however, was different. the service was good, the menu interesting, and the food quite tasty and well presented. it is now our favorite local restaurant.
well done by the chef and management.

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Thank beulahdoc
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