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“Experience the very best of Modern New Zealand Cuisine”
Review of Culprit.

Culprit.
Ranked #3 of 1,968 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 1 October 2023

Culprit never fails to impress. The wait staff are informed, friendly and attentive. But it is the food that keeps us coming back. The Kai Moana add-on to the set menu is a must. The Kingfish Sashimi is sublime, I remembered vividly from our last visit the Te Matuku Oysters with Tamarillo Granita - please Culprit, never take this dish off the menu. I was thrilled that they appeared on our platter again. Dining at Culprit produces surprise after surprise. If you want to experience the very best of modern NZ cuisine - book now!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Thank fionapurenz
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Chose the duck upgrade and wine accompaniment. Absolutely wonderful food we could not possibly make at home.
Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive!

Date of visit: September 2023
Thank Janet C
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Went for a birthday. Started in little culprit for cocktails, delicious. I had their twist on gin martini and it was a beautiful drink, the discount for diners was well received too. Over the road we went to the main event and service was incredible from start to finish. Contemporary twists on traditional kiwi dishes but not pretentious. Every mouthful was an experience. Every single one of us (party of 8) loved it. My fav was the deconstructed kiwi burger (Culprit’s twist on beef tartare) YUM! Back over the road for a final cocktail (this time our waitress led us over which was a really nice touch). Wonderful dining experience. We’ll defo be back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Thank mcgonaglebarry
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

Wonderful evening. Great food and great service.
Highly recommend arriving early and visiting little culprit for a drink or two.

Date of visit: September 2023
Thank Shani W
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

I didn’t know anything about Culprit before we arrived (it was a surprise birthday dinner), but what a great evening! We actually started with a cocktail at Little Culprit (across the road) and then walked over for dinner. Food was amazing, and each dish had an explanation and was paired with wine (if you wanted) and it was perfect proportions. Some parts of the menu were different, like burnt brussel sprouts etc.. but everything was delicious. I’d definitely come back!

And, the service was great! We were even walked back to cocktail bar by our waitress and given preferred seating too. Great night!

Date of visit: September 2023
Thank MilamberNZ
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