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Culprit

Level 1 , 12 Wyndham Street , Auckland, New Zealand, 1010
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Open Tuesday through Saturday
Three seatings a night 6pm 7pm and 8pm

Now open for lunches Thursday & Friday 12pm-2pm

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About Culprit

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.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

A sensational, original, dining experience. I love Culprit. I love the drinks list, the menu, the staff, and the ambience. The signature 'Yum Cha' dish (the doughnuts with chicken liver parfait) is unbeatable. I intend to spend most of my foreseeable special occasions there.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Great service, loved the food and enjoyed the unique trolley service. Music was very enjoyable too. All round great place to have dinner. Loved the kiwi touches i.e old school screen projector for restaurant name. If you haven’t dined here yet, you definitely should.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 March 2019

I absolutely LOVED the fixed menu. The food was sensational!! The variety and creativity amazing and service fantastic. It was a business dinnner and I will definitely be booking more. The team were friendly and helpful with me adding an extra person to the booking at the last minute.

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

We had our end of year Christmas dinner at Culprit and had the delicacies menu. Our team were blown away by the incredible food and modern take on traditional cuisine and the cocktails were brilliant too. I think when the koha came out with the modern twist on kina - that sealed the deal. We just loved the rest of the meal. Incredible. Your manager Brett was amazing from the booking to ensuring we were all looked after on the night. So all in all, a great night was had. Thank you to the team at Culprit. Definitely rate you guys.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Absolutely delicious and a wonderful evening. I have already recommended Culprit to numerous people since our visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

We had an absolutely great time, the whole place with everything was the best, thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

First time dining and our evening exceeded all expectations! just amazing.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Fabulous as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Innovative food at bargain prices. An inner- city treasure.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Interesting concept for starters. Innovative and tasty. Lamb for the main course was delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Definitely one of my favourites! Great staff, great food.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

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

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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.

Responded On Saturday, 08 December 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

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 : )

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Excellent experience. The food was outstanding, as was the overall dining experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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.

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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

Food good, hated the intrusive music.

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Great evening again thanks

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Excellent wait staff who made every dish special. Yum!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 October 2018

It's my new go to casual in Auckland really great food

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

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.

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