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Soul Bar and Bistro

4.6
4.6
62 Reviews
$30 and under
International

Soul is located in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, the entertainment heart of
New Zealand’s largest city. Equal parts elegant and fun; Soul achieves the impossible – to be all things to all people. Feeding souls with relaxed cocktails, business lunches, romantic dinners, or a vibrant night out - Soul offers it all. Spectacular sunsets are captured from Soul’s west facing terrace, and DJ’s on Friday and Saturday nights keep late night revellers buzzing till the wee hours.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of operation

    7 days 11.00am - 11.00pm

  • Phone number

    09-356 7249

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    料理・デザートも美味しくサービスも最高。オークランドで一番の思い出になりました。

  2. s

    simon

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Soul retains the high standards set by the original owner. The fish was beautiful prepared and presented and cooked perfectly. The terrace tables on a warm and sunny day are fabulous under the floral baskets-and looking over the viaduct basin it feels like you are transported somewhere else. The staff were attentive without being over the top. I am never disappointed when I visit Soul.

  3. g

    gabi

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great location, food and wine selection. Tuna tartare, salt and pepper squid, lamb a bit rare, fillet of beef medium rare and a nice bottle of Zinfandel. Too full for dessert. Definitely will go again.

  4. WR

    WilliamR

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything is so good that I make the Soul a regular stop for an excellent meal. It’s a real pleasure to eat & drink 🍸 in this restaurant.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmospere! We always come back!

  6. m

    michellew

    Fort Lauderdale

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Planned all day for this dinner and was excited to have the whole fish. They were out of it :( Food is very high end and lots of odd seasonings and ingredients. Shrimp scampi was not as one would expect, flan was more like a polenta cake. A very expensive dinner that did not meet the high expectations from the reviews. Just my opinion Restaurant very loud and sterile Not good for any conversation

  7. J

    Jerseygirl

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the seats inside and out at this lovely place are harbor view. We had a bit of trouble understanding the menu descriptions but our waiter, Zach was very helpful. My husband had the steak with oyster starter and I had the local fish and "red rascals". All very delicious. A nice start to our month long visit to New Zealand and Australia

  8. h

    hylasgirl

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful!!

  9. J

    Joan

    Phoenix

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I had very high expectations and although very good, it did not meet them.

  10. A

    Alice

    Tampa

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent! Because of reviews on Open Table we visited Soul last weekend while visiting Auckland. We were not disappointed. We had an excellent experience. The main course tuna was outstanding and my husband's snapper was delicious. We were fortunate to have a table on the patio and the view and weather were perfect.

  11. C

    Clin

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome fun great service and food would highly recommend

  12. K

    Kerby

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sasha was a terrific server!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and great service!

  14. KZ

    KimZ

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely patio seating under the petunia. Service was as great as the food. Every course was delicious!

  15. NA

    NinaA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING FOOD! Best we had in Auckland. If we had gone before our last night I would have eaten here every night.

  16. LB

    LeanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect evening to celebrate my partners birthday. Fabulous location, waitstaff friendly and efficient. Food delicious. Cocktails yum. Reasonable prices. So glad chose SoulBar and will definitely return. Thanks

  17. JG

    JGNYC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service. Delicious food - good flavors, nice portions

  18. j

    jimw

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    After being in NZ for two weeks at various locations we had the opportunity to dine at SOUL. It was a first class experience from the time we walked up the steps. It’s a vibrant establishment, beautifully decorated and the food was the best we had from an NZ restaurant. Service was first class. There was some concern about the noise level when we first arrived but that subsided shortly after 7. Definitely worth the time andc$s!

  19. AB

    AngelaB

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Wow, have been coming here for years, haven't been since it was sold but the food was amazing and I look forward to heading back again soon!

  20. m

    miho

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    予約をした後のメールのやり取りで、日本語のメニューありますか?と聞いたら、日本語のメニューはないけど日本語がわかるスタッフがいます、とのことで 実際に日本語のわかるスタッフがメニューを教えてくれたので安心して食事を楽しめました。ラム肉が柔らかくとても美味しかった。

  21. S

    Sara

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Some of our food was really good and some of it was just okay. The service was outstanding! There was a large group of girls at a table behind us that were very rambunctious and loud but before they got there the ambiance was lovely. Beautiful views of the waterfront.

  22. R

    maryR

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely in every way.

  23. m

    maureenp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The Lady's Lunch was fantastic value with superb food and wine. The only downside was the wait person's rudeness in reaching across us to pick something off the table, which I found quite intrusive. She could have walked to the side. Other than that small detail, it was a fantastic experience!

  24. OT

    OzTulip52

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Before 6 on a Saturday night I was told my choice of whole flounder was sold out! Very disappointing. My Hapuna was quite nice but I expected more. Key lime pie was also nice but lack zing. The pastry was outstanding. Service was very good but overall pricey.

  25. C

    Ceecee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Amazing tuna dish. Yummy oysters. Duck was delicious but did not enjoy the kale it was served on. Too oily and needed greens.

  26. M

    Mimi

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location in the city, and food was excellent! Our server was delightful too!

  27. f

    francesw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great food and Fine dining that is fun and relaxed.

  28. GS

    GrantS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality of food was excellent and ambiance was superb as we enjoyed the view of the marina.

  29. V

    Vodkagirl2

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    First time to Soul and booked as liked the reviews, primarily the excellent food, which it was. We were a family of 5 (adults) getting together and catching up so actually too noisy for us to have decent conversation. Yes there was live music at other end but did not know this when I booked. So would choose something quieter next time for this occasion. But we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals..........kudos to the chef and his team. 👍

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The smoked Trevally on toast, oysters and ceviche are delicious. The atmosphere is both chic and casual. Great place to catch up with friends, celebrate an occasion and host business dinners. This is a nice place to enjoy the Harbour view and people watching.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Sehr zu empfehlen, mitten im abendlichen Treiben am Hafen in Auckland..

  32. O

    Oaklander

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal which we thought was awesome! Holly our server was incredible and helped us narrow our selections. Very generous advising us on both foods and wines. Wish your restaurant was here in San Francisco!

  33. HD

    HiDe

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The service was lacking but the food was good.

  34. DS

    DominiqueS

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    This was my 4 visit to Soul - food is always exceptional, good quality and makes use of seasonal, fresh local ingredients. The menu was vast with good choice. The outlook is excellent right on the harbour. Good value for money

  35. K

    Kaline

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were in Auckland for 2 nights and I had read the excellent reviews of Soul on line. No exaggeration--from the lovely venue to the open windows to the amazing food, Soul should be on anyone's dining list when they visit New Zealand.

  36. SR

    ScottR

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    A lively spot on the waterfront; food was better than can be expected given the location; the lamb main was especially good. Service was desultory with at least 3 servers appearing (in a leisurely way) at different times; the only fast service was when we finished our mains; the dessert menu came out without delay.

  37. MB

    MichelleB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific service even though we had a late booking .. food really good and atmosphere fun

  38. JH

    JuliaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, fantastic location, good service and wine. Although we were seated inside I am so glad we booked this restaurant for dinner, the actual restaurant is gorgeous and the view over the harbour is even better. Would recommend booking in advance to try and get an outside table. Service was great and the food was delicious.

  39. ND

    NancyD

    Seattle

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    The food was good but the service was really lacking. Our waiter never came back after he took our order. My husbands' iced tea arrived at the end of the meal. Our appetizer plates were never removed and I wanted to order a coffee so I had another waiter get it for me. My husband went to the bar to get someone to get our check at the end of the meal.

  40. C

    Christopher

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Really enjoyed the dinner and the atmosphere. The place is on the marina with great views of the harbor. Food was excellent and the presentation was beautiful. I highly recommend the Salt and Pepper Squid, amazing dish!

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Soul Bar and Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 62 OpenTable diners

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  • Neighborhood

    Auckland

  • Hours of operation

    7 days 11.00am - 11.00pm

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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