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“Best spot in Auckland”
Review of Culprit.

Culprit.
Ranked #3 of 1,980 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Culprit serves nostalgic kiwi cuisine with a modern global edge. We offer chefs choice menus that hero local suppliers. Owner & Chef Kyle Street creates playful dishes that are innovative and big on flavour, often with a nod to his New Zealand upbringing.
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Description: Culprit serves nostalgic kiwi cuisine with a modern global edge. We offer chefs choice menus that hero local suppliers. Owner & Chef Kyle Street creates playful dishes that are innovative and big on flavour, often with a nod to his New Zealand upbringing.
Reviewed 11 May 2021

Before I mention how unbelievable the food was, let me say a huge thank you to the wait staff who memorized all our unusual dietary requirements (no-dairy, no cucumber or raw food) and made entirely new delicious dishes. Easily the best experience I've had in Auckland - perfect attention to detail, amazing range of flavours on the $45 menu (go for the duck) and great atmosphere with a view into the busy kitchen. I will be returning, and bringing more friends.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

Flavours and textures so good you won't want to swallow! Very reasonably priced for this quality. The chicken parfait is a must.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 29 April 2021 via mobile

We chose the $45 option. We were blown away by the wonderful flavours of all of the food - loved the Brussel sprouts & Kingfish cerviche. Even the Kumera fries were a bit different.
Probably wouldn’t suit one of my mates who doesn’t like to share & likes big quantities! But we loved it.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 April 2021

Me and my partner decided to go here this evening for our anniversary, and we are so happy we chose this restaurant. I'm lactose intolerant, and they really did their best to make sure I am fully satisfied with the meal. Great place, great atmosphere, really good food. Highly recommended 😊

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 19 April 2021 via mobile

We had an amazing experience at Culprit. The staff were really accomodating as we arrived late and needed a 1hour 15 min, 6 course service before a show. They were super attentive and the service was brilliant. We completed our mission within the 1 hour 15min time-frame and the food was exciting and unusual with a beautifully presented kiwi infusion of delicious juxtapose flavours - the bold experiment in the marriage of unlikely compatible creations was a hit with our table of 6 and I would highly recommend the Culprit experience to those who like to choose the road-less -travelled in revolutionary culinary experimentation - we will be back!

Date of visit: April 2021
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