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.
The food was fantastic, we will definitely be back and recommending others come and experience Culprit.
Wow - thank you so much! We dined with you on Friday night before going to a show. Dinner was amazing... your team are amazing... the food was outstanding. I can not eat gluten or dairy and you made it super easy for me to dine with my friends. Can't wait to come back!
Eine positive Überraschung nach etlichen schlechten Erfahrungen in Newseeland.
The place is intimate, warm and relaxed. the staff is friendly and is attentive to you. The food is amazing! An explosion of flavors in a very good presentation. I recommend it as one of the best rest in Auckland
The three Fs in my book Fun Friendly and Fabulous 😊
What a fantastic meal and evening; everything from the friendliness and professionalism of all the staff who just made the night magical, to the absolutely lush, delish and oh so creative food! What a wonderful night!
Excellent food, unfortunately the service let the restaurant down We won’t revisit
We were buzzing from having such delicious food. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you.
Great staff and food
To everyone who fed and watered me on Saturday night thank you for a splendid evening. I really had the best seat in the house. Thanks for patiently answering my questions about the food, I now have blue cheese in my freezer just waiting to be grated. Loved the wine selection, great matches for the menu. The service was informative, friendly and made sure I felt special. So nicely done folks. Definitely coming back, so many more plates to try!
Absolutely standout dining experience, if in AKL its a must experience!
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.