We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Soulsa Restaurant

) #5 of 38 Restaurants in Whakatane ££ - £££ European, , Gluten Free Options
14 Richardson Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 8689
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
14 Richardson Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
Write a Review
Reviews (162)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jono and his team at Soulsa have to be commended on the quality of food and service they provide, better than most big city restaurants but in a smalltown, If you info about the town fron where to go or the local surf conditions ask...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There were good reviews about this restaurant. We finally got to try it. The entrees of calamari and Indian rolls were definitely overpriced for what they were. The mains of duck, steak and chicken were delicious. However the chicken dish was well overpriced for the...More

Thank feipo
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We booked in with a group of 7 for friends wedding anniversary. Dinner was really good, I had the twice cooked duck. We missed a friendly visit from the chef, but it was a busy night.

Thank AWL-Womble-1
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I booked using Facebook Messenger - it was so easy and the response so quick. I took my wife there for her birthday dinner. Food was good, the venison was yummy. We felt the deserts were a little small for the price. We were seated...More

Thank donhF1469WZ
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This place had the most amazing fresh fish and venison. At first glance it doesn't look like much but it was by far some of the best food we've had in New Zealand.

Thank Erika W
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great service and a lovely meal, if you want a unique meal, this is the place to come. The duck main is exceptional and the seafood fish is packed with flavour. Nice quiet atmosphere. If you are into wild foods this is the place to...More

Thank timboandlisa
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We have dined at Soulsa restaurant on several occasions, both at the old and new premises. The service is always outstanding with the Chef often coming out of the kitchen to make sure his customers are happy, a lovely touch. The food is to die...More

1  Thank ShelleyB272015
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We searched for a very special restaurant in Whakatane and found it. Soulsa is spacious and airy. We found the staff to be attentive but not obtrusive. The specialist items on the menu were explained in detail, drinks and extras arrived in good time as...More

Thank Ivan R
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went with a group of 15 people. Getting drinks and ordering our meal took an hour. Would be another hour and a half before the meal was served and finished. The food is excellent and the chief is very creative, just don't be in a...More

Thank greekmermaid13
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Dessert nice. Main-beetroot Risotto tasteless. Nice atmosphere. slightly clumsy waitresses. Private function, plenty of room for all.

2  Thank Gail P
Nearby Restaurants
Babinka Restaurant & Bar
268 reviews
.34 miles away
Spice Junction
183 reviews
.32 miles away
154 reviews
.33 miles away
Roquette Restaurant & Bar
256 reviews
.39 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Whakatane River Walk
156 reviews
.42 miles away
Mataatua: The House That Came Home
88 reviews
.58 miles away
Whakatane i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
39 reviews
.41 miles away
Te Koputu A Te Whanga A Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre
23 reviews
.22 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Soulsa Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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
New restaurant
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing