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Huhu

10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $28
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: HUHU Cafe offers visitors to Waitomo the opportunity to sample great New Zealand cuisine in a beautiful setting. We offer a delicious evening menu, perfect for enjoying with a cold one on the sunny deck after a hard day's caving or glow-worm spotting! You can enjoy delicious treats such as Caramelised Garlic & Goats Cheese Tart, Wild Rabbit Hotpot, Organic Rib-Eye, Dark Chocolate Souffle & Poached Tamarillos to name but a few (please note that our menu changes on a regular basis, depending on what we can source from our suppliers). Wherever possible, we use local providers - our lamb comes from farms around Te Kuiti, our cheese from Putaruru & our berries (when in season) are from Piopio. Our wine list consists of a number of great New Zealand wine varieties and our beer list features a selection of boutique beers to whet the whistle! Cosy up by our woodburner during the winter months or chill out on our deck over summer... Have we tempted your tastebuds? Well then, we look forward to seeing you at HUHU sometime soon!
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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

After a long morning adventure in the Waitomo caves, we were thrilled to visit Huhu. The food was fabulous and - as we told them we were quite hungry - the service was incredibly quick! I highly recommend this spot if you are passing through.

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a find! Beautifully perched above the small town, enjoyed a table out on the deck to watch the sunset and everything we tried was spectacular. Croquettes were well prepared, pork belly was well paired with the potatoes, and the rack of lamb was tenderly falling off the bone. Finished off with the apple blueberry crumble.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We did the Waitomo Cave experience and arrived at HuHu restaurant around 9 pm. The place was busy but we managed to get a nice table out side on the deck. Mikes beer was very nice, a naturally brewed lager which went down a treat. The meals were beautiful and reasonably priced. The view across the valley was lovely. We... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We read the reviews on Trip Advisor and although we expected to have a great experience, we were even more impressed. Our both dishes were fantastic. We had pork belly and chicken satay with coconut rice and a green salad. We were also pleased with the affordable price on the menu. We felt that it was inexpensive for the quality... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a lovely lunch there and a desert!!! Food was very yummy and fresh!! Coffee was also great :)

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food, good choice of drinks, all served up by friendly staff (who genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs) in a cool location. If you're staying nearby, or just passing through, definitely worth a visit.

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Wodonga
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Food outstanding with an awesome backdrop of rolling green hills. Excellent service and staff very helpful with knowledge of the local area to assist with our visit to Waitomo. Definitely recommend.

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Foothill Ranch, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Food, service and ambience were incredible! They also have a very fine craft beer selection. Both dishes my mom and I had were fantastic!

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Very good meal in a unique location. We were tired from our drive from Auckland, and the plane ride from the US. Service was prompt and courteous. Staff seemed pleased that we were there.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Excellent food. The blue cheese topped steak was mouth watering. We ended up going twice. Would not hesitate to recommend.

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