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.
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.
Thank you for a fabulous evening. The food was amazing. And, the extra mile you went to to keep the vegetarian happy was superb. We will be back.
The food was truly amazing and the decor superb. However for such great food, the service was a let down. Our assigned waiter somehow paid a lot of attention to other tables but not us. He never came back to ask for my drinks order and had no water refills. Had to stand up to get it ourselves as we were thirsty. When we ask a question, the waiter left and somehow never came back with the answer. Also even when paying we had to wait a good 10 mins to pay as no one was around, even though we were given the bill earlier. Somehow the service seemed cold and unwelcoming. No thank you or sorry for all the waiting.
Culprit is one of my favorite places to eat in Auckland . The food and service are superb.
Had restaurant month menu which was really good especially as I could also some of the a la carte items too. Partner thought the beer selection could have been better. Other than that no issues what so ever. Really good night and delicious food.
Great atmosphere, service and food! would definitely recommend and come back again :)
A fun night. Excellent food served in a very different way. A lovely way to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary.
Would have loved for the duck skin to be crispy, but it was otherwise perfect. Duck fat Brussels amazing. Very good service but really hard to hear when they described the Yum Cha dishes. Can’t wait to try Low brow as well. Thanks for a great night!