Open Tuesday through Saturday
Three seatings a night 6pm 7pm and 8pm
Now open for lunches Thursday & Friday 12pm-2pm
Open Tuesday through Saturday
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 concept executed brilliantly by a knowledgeable and friendly team. All power to you.
Our first visit last Saturday. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening & the food sitting up at bar. Good wine by glass list. Our waitress was very attentive & miraculously appeared just at the moment we needed assistance. Look forward to our next visit
Had the lunch menu, chicken liver parfait with doughnuts and pig face lettuce cup were our favourite. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Great service, amazing food. We will definitely return. Host and team were a pleasure and have so much charisma, politeness. They made us feel so welcome and were always keeping an eye on our table to ensure we had enough. Cant say enough! Thank you!
Lovely food and great idea having the tapas coming around like a Yum Char. Only issue I found was the menu font far too small - no-one could read it and the waitress said she had the same feedback from everyone. this begs the question of why not reprint in a larger font. Otherwise, i could not fault this restaurant.
fantastic spot to dine. I have taken several clients here for the Express Lunch which is awesomely tasty as well as excellent value for money....but make sure you add on dessert!
When you suddenly find that one of your dinner guest is allergic to wine & balsamic vinegar? Culprit staff & chef stepped up to the plate and delivered with precision; exceptional food that even suited the most fussy and dietary challenged diner...Bravo!
Trying the duck is a must ! This is the best fusion/Asian style duck I have had. The appetisers are interesting, flavourful and a clever use of ingredients.
We were wanting for drinks, and given the opportunity we would have ordered more drinks. We went on a Tuesday night and it wasn’t that busy that it would warrant that we weren’t looked after.
We recently held a farewell dinner at Culprit for our team and the feedback from them all was very positive. They enjoyed that the food was "different" and delicious. Also that the service and staff were excellent. Communication with Brett for our function was easy and I felt confident things would go well.
Fantastic food, with great value for money. When we attended on Easter Friday it was quiet, which made for great service, but was lacking the usual buzz that I imagine they get on a normal night.
Fantastic service. Wasn’t much of an atmosphere, but that’s because we were there early to go to a show afterwards. They really looked after us and made sure we were out of on time. Food, and the cocktails, were delicious!
A great food experience with our friends. Highly recommend Culprit for an amazing meal in Auckland
I prefer to come midweek when it is a bit quieter.
Food was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful from the maître d' and the waiting staff.
great service and food.
Worthy to go!
Great service great food would absolutely recommend!
Great concept! And incredibly well executed. If you haven't been here yet, you're seriously missing out.
This was the Des Harris trolley take-over night. Our party of four had a great evening and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. We have been to Culprit several times and always enjoy it. Culprit won the marshmallow contest three to one,however,as I was the one (and paying) I declare it a draw!
Once again the food here is very good. I love concept of the trolley and the ability to sample many different tastes. The problem in this visit was the service of drinks. Food was well served and explained but we sat for 30 mins before dinner when no one came to ask if we wanted a drink. When our glasses were empty it took at least 10 mins before anyone asked it we wanted more.The food servers did not seem to have any interest in serving drinks. In a highly competitive market the lack of service hugely detracts from the lovely food and it must affect the profitability of the restaurant as opportunities for sales are missed. Service at the end of the meal was also poor. No one came to ask if we wanted anything else, wine coffee etc or the bill. I recall we have had issues with this on a previous visit. The restaurant is not selling food but a dining experience where customer- centric service is important from arrival to departure..
We had a good time and will definitely be back to try your regular menu soon!
It was a phenomenal evening out. Immaculate service and sensational food. Have already raved about it to anyone who'll listen
Best food in Akl! Have been telling all our friends. Top chefs with true passion in an understated and relaxed dining experience , service top notch with the incredible dishes that are unique and absolutely delicious!