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$$ - $$$, International,
12 Wyndham Street | Level 1, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 5992
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Wyndham Street | Level 1, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved every moment! Looked after us so well. Staff were so cool and great. Really like the trolley service idea for starters. Lamb was outstanding and asparagus and ugly carrot. Would definitely go back They even gave us a free entree and then 2 free...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lou P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Restaurant was conveniently located at adjacent popular Queen Street. Very easy to find. Single level with open kitchen concept. They serve starters yum Cha style which is refreshing. Thereafter you can order mains and desserts off the menu. Tried mains - monkfish and veal- both...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AweJames
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the more inventive, interesting and delicious meals I've had in AKL. Great service, wierd/wonderful wine list. Highly recommend a trip to Culprit!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bent600
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located up a side street just off Queen Street, Culprit is a little off the beaten track to be discovered as a walk in. Thankfully my visit was based solely off Trip Advisor recommendations. And I wasn’t disappointed. With a warehouse like feel and hip...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 929matthewn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended a private function here, suburb dinner served shared plate style. The food was excellent and plenty of it. Great service and good quality wines. End to end excellent venue , food and service

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RogerJ487
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was divine!!! We loved the yum cha style entrees. A beautiful building and getting an early booking was so easy too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kristine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first and only night in Auckland and we found this place on TripAdvisor. It did not disappoint! They went out of their way to seat us even though we didn't have reservations. The staff was incredibly nice and the chefs were so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RAPF1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was fabulous. We were celebrating a family event and were taken care of so well that the night definitely was special. The food was packed with flavour and the surroundings stylish.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank lululotsie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food starting with a “koha” gift from the kitchen of sea urchin cream on a rice cracker with nori/seaweed powder through to a variety of 8 other yumcha bites (smoked venison tartare, ceviche, lambshoulder corn dogs, etc) which were all beautifully presented with textures,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GirlFoodie8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every bite we ate was absolutely delicious! It was so cool being able to see and smell the little morsels before selecting. Everything we tried was made with excellent ingredients and the flavors complemented perfectly!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lindsey P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Wyndham Street | Level 1, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 5992
  • E-mail
A HAVEN FOR SECONDARY CUTS & THE UNLOVED. Culprit is the brainchild of Kyle Street & Jordan MacDonald, formerly of two of Auckland's most renowned eateries on Federal St. Inspired by our local bounty & our travels through the States & Europe, our food philosophy is to work in collaboration with local NZ producers, suppliers & farmers. For us our menu is about showcasing what they do, keeping it simple, fun, fresh and delicious. Order from our menu of signature family style mains and as we prepare these, individually priced seasonal tastes & bites will circulate the restaurant on our bespoke trolleys & trays. Your main will be served near the end of trolley service unless otherwise requested. We take sittings at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm for Trolley Service which starts at quarter past the hour, Tues thru Sat. We welcome you to arrive early and have a drink at our bar. Now open for lunch. Thu & Fri. 12pm to 3pm.
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