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PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, New Zealand, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's been around as long as I have I think it's reputation and harbourside view attracts people The quality of the food has gone down a notch, it's still good, just not amazing The fish was dry but of course we will return 1 bad...dish isn't going to stop usMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had my birthday lunch here, amazing food, top service and just overall one of the nicest days I’ve ever had. We had a 9 year old with us, and they certainly made a fuss of him too. The waiter was interactive which being...over the top, the food was delicious and we left the restaurant with the warm fuzzies !More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an Auckland institution I am pleased that Soul has survived the lockdowns. The menu and food was great with no complaints. Our server was good however we did wait quite a while between communications and service. There is a disconnect between the style and...beauty of the table clothed outdoor side with the beautiful flowers above and the loud inappropriately chosen music which blasts out more of a night club vibe.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soul has been an Auckland institution for many many years. Been approx. 5 years since my last visit but Food and Service still very good and combined with a beautiful location Soul has to be one of the better options for dining in Auckland.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this resteraunt/bar/baristo about an hour and a half ago and was very happy with the excelent food and selection they had. I being a COELIAC gluten intollerant eater chose to eat the Black Prawn cocktail as a starter, and the Beef Fillet...with Brocolini, peppered sauce, and thin chips, as a main. Not long after eating this though I started sweating profusely and my stomach started aching. I knew immediately I had some sort of Coeliac reaction. For an agonising half hour after I ate, I waited by the loo and eventually threw up every last morsel of food I had eaten there. Please be very careful about what you choose to eat here as the Chefs screwed the hell out of what I ate, or just don't go at all. I liked the resteraunt, but I certainly won't come again. Thanks for wasting my money and making my immune system suffer for the next month :/More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2021

My friends and I booked a table at Soul one lazy Sunday afternoon, because one of our group recommended it. I cannot adequately describe my delight with every mouthful of food that arrived at our table. The pate is outstanding. The whipped garlic butter was...a full melt-in-mouth experience but the next plate just seemed to surpass the previous one. You just HAVE to go. If it's a special treat you're looking for - look no further than Soul. Service was amazing too 💯More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 July 2021

Once again we had a absolutely delicious dinner. We shared some starters, squid, ciabatta bread with the truffle butter and the Chicken Liver pate. For the mains we had Lamb Rack, Beef Filets and the whole market fish which was Flounder. The Chocolate Pudding was...the best we ever had, it was so good. The service was excellent. Cant wait to go back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 July 2021

Wow! What attentive staff and amazing food. The staff knew exactly when to ask for orders, and clear away and made us feel so special. The chocolate pudding was absolutely to die for. Would definitely love to go back!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 July 2021

Table of four on a very busy Saturday night. The staff are fantastic we couldn't fault our lovely waitress. Attentive without fussing Fodd came quickly and as ever is of a very high standard. Sides took slightly longer to arrive than mains but not a...huge issue. Felt the price for four with starters, drinks, etc was good. Guys only downside is that it's very very loud and we did struggle to talk to each other. Either way, we will always be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 29 June 2021

We were there on 22 Jun 2021 with company colleagues. The waiter was really weird. When taking the starter order I requested for Cesar salad, but he told no it’s too much and is a main food and he didn’t took it, also he was...arguing about the number of oyster plates we were ordering for the table as starter, he was telling will be too much for you... We like the toasts they were nice.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from TakapunRresidents | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, you will have to ask Soul Bar directly. I am sure they will have a set/special menu for new years eve. Have fun.
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Response from Bill D | Reviewed this property |
I suspect they will be able to accomodate this
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Soul Bar and Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5