Open Tuesday through Saturday
Three seatings a night 6pm 7pm and 8pm
Now open for lunches Thursday & Friday 12pm-2pm
Culprit is the brainchild of Kyle Street & Jordan MacDonald, formerly of two of Auckland's most renowned eateries on Federal St.
They now bring their take on Yum Cha style service into the heart of Auckland City. Drawing inspiration from their travel & experiences in the US and Europe.
Our food philosophy is to work in collaboration with NZ producers, growers & farmers. For us our menu is about showcasing what they do, keeping it simple, fun, fresh and delicious. Order from our menu of signature dishes and as you wait the chefs will offer up daily seasonal tastes & bites.
Absolutely delicious and a wonderful evening. I have already recommended Culprit to numerous people since our visit.
We were late owing to a mix up. Not a good start, but Culprit staff weren’t fazed by our tardy arrival. Service was excellent, food was divine. It was a Wednesday night and Culprit was full. The acoustics aren’t great, we had to ask for the music to be turned down because we couldn’t hear the waiter describing the food. A great nite thanks.
We had an absolutely great time, the whole place with everything was the best, thank you.
First time dining and our evening exceeded all expectations! just amazing.
Fabulous as always.
Innovative food at bargain prices. An inner- city treasure.
Interesting concept for starters. Innovative and tasty. Lamb for the main course was delicious.
Definitely one of my favourites! Great staff, great food.
Love you guys .... but I think your the best at dinner not lunch ... too heavy too fancy ... not a great lunch menu .... maybe we just chose the wrong selection but It was too heavy . Thanks But will definitely be back for dinner !!! Bruce
Hi Bruce, thanks for your feedback we will be re assessing our lunch menu in the new year and will keep your feedback in mind. Regards Kyle Street. Chef. Co-Owner.
The music, beer selection and service were exceptional. Then the food was to die for. Slick operation. We received nothing but positive feedback from our guests. We loved the taste of culprit menus. You will see us again : )
Excellent experience. The food was outstanding, as was the overall dining experience.
We had a fantastic dinner - loved the food, especially the lamb shoulder!! The desserts were all super yummy too and loved the way you can see the entree's then select them. The service was fantastic and we will definitely be back.
Great unique way to eat out, food was delicious but definitely one to avoid if you’re after a quick meal. Take your time and enjoy all the flavours on offer.
Liked the concept of inspiring yum cha style selection of intermittent courses and mains to share, the bitterness of fenugreek seeds perhaps didn't work as well with the trevally sashimi, the venison tartare a bit chewy and so were parts to an otherwise very flavoursome veal steak, the gazpacho and bone marrow were excellent and so was the asparagus side dish.
Food good, hated the intrusive music.
Great evening again thanks
Excellent wait staff who made every dish special. Yum!
Absolutely amazing. I don't know where to begin describing my experience here. The food, the atmosphere, the service we're all stunning. This is my new favourite restaurant for a night out
Dinner was amazing, love the concept but probably should have ordered less from the main menu as we ate too much food and couldn't manage dessert! Our service was excellent. Highly recommend a visit here.
It's my new go to casual in Auckland really great food
We love the yum cha style starters. Always so interesting and varied. The mains were the same as our last visit about 6 month's ago, so would have liked a change but overall a very enjoyable experience. Staff are great, knowledgeable and attentive. We'll be back.
Great service and incredible food, especially the yumcha service!
Thanks team for making the night so spectacular. We all loved it and can’t wait to hang out again.
Innovative dining, attentive service and superb tasty creatives menu. The yum cha concept was a great way to explore a wide variety of tastes and new ideas. The pig face was almost indescribably succulent and the flank steak was excellent. The atmosphere added to a great dining experience- we will be back
Great place to have dinner with a group of friends, small or large. The yum cha style entree service was innovative and fun. My only regret is that stomach isn’t bigger. I ran out of room to try more dishes.