Pork belly and watermelon may seem like an unlikely combination, but at Soul Gastrolounge, unique pairings are what has made this a Charlotte favorite for more than 10 years. Tapas such as lamb lollipops with rosemary and sushi dishes along with unique cocktails ensure that every visit is a memorable one
Cuisine Type: Tapas
Ambience: Casual Dining
We checked in online at our hotel and had to wait for almost 1.5 hours when all was said and done. This is to be expected for a Saturday night, so that isn't a real problem. The food itself was also great! Really thought everything tasted great. But for how much food we got, it was way too overpriced. Really don't see what all the hype is about. It's good food but I don't think it was worth the amount we paid for. The actual venue itself, though crowded, was nice and had the type of atmosphere that I enjoy. Really wish the prices were more reasonable for the food so I could rate it higher, but I'm just being honest.
I've had my eye on this place for a while. Tonight we finally decided to go, and I am so happy we did! Food was absolutely amazing, we didn't even get to try a quarter of what we had our eye on. Shout out to our waitress Jewel! She was so sweet and gave great feedback on our order. Can't wait to come back and try more dishes!
There aren't letters in the human language that can be compiled to translate the amount of incredible this place is. I travel nonstop for work, and since Im quirky and original, I make it a mission to find unique places everywhere I go. Nobody else does this, just me. But enough about me, this place is by far the best food stuffery I've ever been to. Food Atmosphere Service View All in one package. Soul, you win. Everything. Oh! And get the Pork Belly Tacos. Like stop reading this right now and just yell, "Pork Belly!" Do it. Right now. Seriously. Right now.
Overall, a really great place with great food. The drinks have cools names, all of the food was fresh and hot and delicious. Only reason I gave 4/5 stars is I went on a Sunday afternoon and couldn't hear the people I was with as the music was too loud, and also everything can get pretty pricey for the amount of food. Definitely would recommend going once though and trying it!
Good drinks and tasty small plates. Their pork belly tacos (with watermelon!) are great but are missing that little something to take it over the edge into awesome territory. Thats kinda the theme across the whole menu, hence 4 stars.