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.
Great idea to include a Koha. Great idea to taste wines before purchasing. A coordinated choreography in service and sublime food with thought. Especially the custom made yum cha "box". Well designed and well informed. As is the space. Had the restaurant month ridiculously priced meal. Would have gone the whole Hog. Memorable.
Knowledgeable staff. Lovely atmosphere. Will come back.
Delicious original food and a fun experience
Amazing food and amazing service. Great atmosphere and such friendly staff.
Way exceeded expectations, just so original!!
We really enjoyed our dinner on Friday night. The food was exceptional and the timing between the dishes on the trolley was perfect. The wait staff were attentive and helpful and very pleasant. We would not hesitate to come back or recommend to others
The food and service at Culprit were both outstanding. The trolley service is imaginative and it was impossible to resist ordering what was on offer each time the trolley came around. This is a great restaurant which appreciates what a great food experience is all about.
Hi guys, thank you for the wonderful dining experience. Please read our blog post for a more detailed review of our time at Culprit. https://eatinnewzealand.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/culprit-auckland/
Absolutely loved it, the Epic Menu certainly lived up to its name. Dishes were creative and delicious, the wine menu was full of natural wines and the selection was fantastic. The pacing of each course was also spot on. Everything worked well together from the friendly staff, open kitchen and decor. Great atmosphere!
Great night - thanks
Always a great experience and night out at Culprit. Thanks for having us.
Great innovative restaurant. Excellent service and well presented dishes . Would recommend to diners who like to try unusual ingredients.
The food was amazing! Loved every course. However the nearly 1 hour wait between the appetizer and main course on the epic menu was not great, we almost thought that we were forgotten. The wait staff didnt provide any update or check in with us at all. I dont want to distract from the food itself, as that was flawless - but the experience was marred by the service aspect.
Awsome Meal , Thank you!
Awsome Meal , Thank you!
We had the best time! Food was absolutely amazing! Wait staff were so on to it. They took the lead and managed what we needed in a relaxed bit also very attentive way. Been dreaming of the duck ever since, well the whole experience actually.
Amazing food and service, couldn't fault anything!
The pig face is truly spectacular. Crispy charred skin contrasting with the soft melt-in-mouth interiors, sweet savoury, complex. A meal truly to remember for a lifetime. The donuts too. Very pillowy. Very comforting.
Fantastic food - great local produce - very creative pairing of ingredients.
I just love this place! The food is always surprising and delicious and the service is excellent. Great for big groups with the set menu. Such a fab experience alway! Thank you.
The restaurant is fantastic! From the flavours of the food to the staff, the easy online booking to paying everything was brilliant. Have been 3 times already and will definitely be back for more! Thank you
Having been seated at our table we were given an explanation regarding how the trolley system worked and information about the main course. Given this is our first impression that the restaurant gives to a customer, it really needs to be cleat and succinct. This was not the case and we were utterly confused as a group, with the result we had to grab somebody else to explain which was in fairness was then done really well. The rest of the evening was excellent with staff catering for our differing dietary needs. The food was also excellent and well priced. But my main point still stands, first impressions are very important.
Culprit was excellent, amazing staff and incredible food. I will definitely be back.
We received the usual awesome inventive food, chicken liver parfait doughnuts!!. The meal represented excellent value for money and the service was attentive and friendly.