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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
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11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Macau, China
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great meal here overlooking the viaduct Harbour - so good we finished off two bottles of excellent Sauvignon Blanc! Good variety of food well presented and sound service made the night. We are going back after coming back from the north!

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Thank Peter B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booking was smooth. The tables in restaurant are complete with immaculate linen cloths and the carpet makes for noise and chatter reduction. We ordered one dish of whitebait patties and one flounder dish. Like another reviewer we asked if it could be filleted at table but were told no. We did wait 40 mins for these, but the superb desserts... More 

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Thank LandC46
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best restaurants in the city! The food is just delicious and the drinks are just amazing! If you want to spend some romantic time with your loved one at the harbor with a beautiful view then this is the place!

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bluffton, SC
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here with a large group for dinner and was very pleasantly surprised. Service from Sacha was sharp and the food was excellent. Oysters won the day for me! Nice wine selection too.

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Thank andrewrice
Maple Valley, Washington
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an excellent dinner and top notch service by our waiter and other staff. Nice spot to people watch and enjoy harbor views.

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Thank ron455
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411 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great find! Beautiful environment and great service and food! The wines are excellent too! A definite must when in Auckland and you want to be by the waterfront

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Thank jacquelinem449
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Colleague and I were in Auckland and chose Soul for dinner last Monday around 6pm. They were fully booked but said they had a table until 7.30 which suited us. I had a crayfish salad which was divine. I have never been disappointed with Soul in either food or service. My favorite restaurant.

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Thank Nikki I
Auckland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A long lunch was held on a Friday afternoon with 2 friends and business partners. The weather was mixed and our waiter was not only very attentive to our food and drink needs and desires but also the balcony wall went up and down as the weather went from showers to sunshine. Superb food, great wine and beer accompaniments and... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went early for dinner and so got a very nice table at the front, even so the staff. Could have been a bit quicker dealing with our needs and requirements, I think this might have had something to do with staff changeover. Anyway as far as the meal and drink goes it was very nice and mid range, we... More 

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Milton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant spoiled by a server with a chip on her shoulder about something and indifferent management. In fairness we all really enjoyed our food, so much so that when my husband tasted our friends Mac and cheese he asked for an appetizer size for the table to all have a bit more. The server said there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?