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 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.
Great down down town eatery with charm, style and a point of difference
Great night out. Thanks so much for a delicious dinner. Up there with some of the best food I’ve had - honestly competes with Two Star and Three AGFG restaurants. Do yourself a favour and sit at the kitchen bar!
Amazing! Thank you, we loved our Culprit evening
I had a gift card, 2 x taste of culprit which I bought at a charity auction for dementia Auckland. We had a lovely evening with great food and drink and I also wanted to thank you for supporting a worthy cause.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.