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Soulsa Restaurant

14 Richardson Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 8689
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (15 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
14 Richardson Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Dining at Soulsa in Whakatane is an experience I will never forget. A group of 10 of us dined there recently and were all impressed with the service and food. The acoustics were perfect for talking and relaxing with minimum background noise. The food was...More

1  Thank patzadmin
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A large group of us went to Soulsa for dinner on our last night in Whakatane. What a great restaurant. The service was good and the menu was really interesting, plus there was a good wine list. I had the twice cooked duck which was...More

Thank TravellingWahine
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 19 May 2017

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
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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