Nikole M. said: "I would rate this a ten star if I could.. the food is great and the service is just as good as the food :) it is in lovely, quiet cosy location… you are guaranteed to enjoy your meal every time… I find myself re-visiting the…" read more »
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- Free On-Street, Free Off-Street
- Price Range:
- Moderate, $15 - $25
- Good For Groups:
- Good For Children:
- Wine, Beer
- BYO, Corkage Charge
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Takes Reservations:
- Dietary Restrictions:
- Gluten-free, Vegetarian
- Meals Served:
- Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Reviews for Soi Japanese Cuisine
by Jonathon P.
17th May 2014
Unfortunately this system does not let you post a zero star so I have to give it a one. I love Japanese! Have been to Hayami Orewa, Nishiki Ponsonby, Ten and Musashi in Milford and would rate these among 4-5 star. This restaurant i would not. The service was extremely slow but this was not what ruined the night. The prices you pay give you miniscule servings of each dish. I am very disappointed with the food quality at this restaurant. Our table ordered a number of items and with other Japanese restaurants i have been to i would have got at least twice the amount compared to what i paid for. My main I chose a beef tataki and paid $18 and what i got was 6 pieces of small beef which were about 1/4 fat. I would have to say this is the absolute worst in Japanese cuisine i have experienced. By comparison at Hayami in Orewa you pay $24 for the same dish but get at least 20 pieces of premium beef…. nothing I was happy about at this restaurant… even the corkage is through the roof at $10
by Andrew P.
14th May 2014
I don’t give many 5 stars, but tonight’s meal was really top notch. I thought the food was excellent quality, service was excellent. For a restaurant of this standard I thought the prices were reasonable. Great meal thanks.
by Trevor L.
18th September 2013
We just happened to dine with them on their anniversary night. On this evening that had a special 5 course meal with Blue Fin Tuna which was carved up in front of all the customers. The food was exquisite with wonderfully delicate flavours. Polite courteous staff. This is my third time dining and I can’t wait till the next time.
by Jess M.
12th January 2013
Firstly if you dine here make sure you bring your own rice – they don’t serve it with an $18 entree or a $28 main apparently . My $18 entree (pork katsu) consisted of 6 slices of pork covered in a sickly sweet sauce with some cabbage salad. Half of the meat was actually fat which was disappointing considering the price / location. My partners $28 main (seafood mix grill) had 2 prawns, 1 scallop, 2 mussels, a bit of rubbery fish and a golf ball size piece of salmon also no rice. It had a nice flavor but without the rice was too rich. Wouldn’t waste your time / money here there are much better Japanese restaurants around Auckland that don’t leave you feeling both hungry and ripped off.
by Monica C.
7th January 2013
Had a set menu lunch here. The food was good, though I couldn’t bring myself to eat the octopus balls, I can see how it would be delicious to someone who liked that type of food. I really recommend the set menu if you’re into trying a lot of little things or else just go for the normal menu. Restaurant is small and you’re in quite close proximity to the people at the next table, but I liked the service and decour. However the portions were a bit small for me.
by Jacqui B.
5th January 2013
We live in the area and pop in here regularly. Consistently excellent with fresh food cooked exquisitely, Gyoza dumplings are fantastic – I am vegetarian and there is a choice of vegetarian and pork ones. We order both and happy not to share! New on the menu is Tuna salad and it’s so healthy and flavoursome. The teriaki salmon is also highly recommended. I have never had a bad meal here. Great sushi and sashimi too. Open for lunch and dinner. Staff are fantastic. BYO wine and wine list that serves excellent wines by the glass. Highly recommended.
by Kerry M.
17th January 2012
Great service, wonderful food. Overall…fantastic. The homemade gyoza (dumplings) were excellent. Very authentic, lovely presentation. Small place only 4 four tops and about 6 two tops. Great selection of sake. Super fresh! Highly recommend. Nice kids menu as well.
2nd December 2011
Been here a few times with a voucher. Small restaurant but quite adequate for its purpose and nicely laid out. The staff are awesome. We were always treated in a friendly and attentive manner. Food we had was really tasty but had a set menu so cant vouch for other dishes off l a carte but did overhear others complimenting them. Prices are high for the small portions but hey its a Japanese restaurant in Remuera- the people they cater for in their area have plenty of money :):)
11th November 2011
Can’t believe they have a single bad review! Soi has to be one of the best Japanese restaurants we have been to. Intimate, great friendly service and most importantly fantastic food.
Must haves are: Torikara (the fried chicken – sounds like KFC but oh sooo good!), Beef Tataki, soft shell crab, spicy calamari, home made goyza (my wife’s favorite) and they have a good selection of sake.
It has become one of our regulars and the standard we measure all other Japanese restaurants on.
by Toni S.
1st April 2011
Just got takeaways from Soi and definitely don’t feel we got value for money. Soi Box (a dinner box) was $25 and compared poorly to what we’ve had elsewhere for less in terms of both quality and quantity. Yaki udon noodle dish “with pork and vegetables” included just two pieces of pork, one piece of broccoli and some carrot. Very disappointing.
by Sonia Y.
14th October 2010
This is the real McCoy… and the flavours we experienced at dinner tonight brought back strong memories of Japan. Each sauce was a perfect, delicate balance of flavours, and the variety put lesser restaurants to shame.
The service is attentive, and the other diners there tonight ranged from a Japanese businessman sitting at the bar, just like in Japan, to local Remuera couples out for a quiet night.
If you crave good flavours, great service and an experience that is a step above your usual Japanese restaurant, then Soi is the place for you. Book ahead if possible, or at least grab the takeaway menu so you’re not disappointed if they’re busy.
It’s small, perfectly formed and an oasis of Japanese flavours in the Eastern Suburbs. Go now – we might see you there!
12th September 2010
Just went here for lunch today. Amazing food, great service. Interesting goodies in the daily lunch box as well. I highly recommend the soi. pannacotta for dessert. A very light and refreshing way to end your meal.
Will definitely be returning regularly.
10th August 2010
Very very good Japanese restaurant in the subsurb.
Great food, not the normal Japanese food you can get. We had lunch there with a Tempura Udon and a Lunch Box. Plus the Special Tuna Sashimi – Toru. Good price and friendly. Only thing is not as tidy as other Japanese Restaurant may be due to short staff in an afternoon
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