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Soulsa Restaurant

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14 Richardson Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 8689
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17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice restaurant with friendly service and a high quality standard of food, very well presented, nice chef comes out to see how you enjoyed your meal. lovely place

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Thank Lora R
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here Friday with a group for dinner. Impressed with the standard of my dinner. The steak was fantastic and cooked to perfection. Will certainly be back when visiting Whakatane

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for farewell dinner. Good food, good service, good environment. Would recommend. Steak was nice and tender. Eye fillet.

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Thank TKAA1234
Whakatane, New Zealand
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here recently with a friend. I ordered the fish and it was probably one of the best meals I have ever had!! It was delicious!! This was followed by a chocolate dessert which was also delicious but sadly I was so full from the fish I could not eat it all. The venue was just "okay" so very happy... More 

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Thank TwinkD
Punaauia, French Polynesia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Menu looks appealing and original, but we were dispointed by the dishes we chose. My dish (eye filet of beef with blue chees risotto) was not properly balanced (too much blue cheese flavor in the rissotto and filet of beef not very well cooked). My wife had the duck, which was just an ordinary leg of duck, not especillay tender... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

As visiting this town we looked up trip adviser and this was one of the places recommend and it lived up to the reviews. The only thing I thought was the lack of ambience, the lighting was very bright and the decor didn't do the meals or the service just. The service was very good with even the chief/owner perhaps... More 

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Thank MKElectrical
Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had to take an earlier sitting to get into this busy restaurant, but that proved no problem for the staff. Soulsa appears smallish from the outside but is designed internally to create a spacious feeling. The warmth of the welcome from the staff was genuine and friendly. We had been recommended the shared platter as a starter and were... More 

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Thank 367john
Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here, the food was amazing and full of favour! I had the pork belly main, wish it came with more sauce because it was so delicious! Could've licked the plate. It's always very busy so be sure to book a table in advance.

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Thank nznats
Whakatane, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have been looking at this restaurant for some time and decided to try it for our wedding anniversary. It was a little noisey but we were compensated with excellent meals and very good service

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a great dinner at Soulsa. The pork belly main was excellent with a nice rich sauce. Our servers were attentive yet not over present. The sampler appetizer was a nice way to taste the full range of menu offering. We had this and then decided on our main dish. It is a small restaurant so make a reservation.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Richardson Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 8689
Description
New restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?