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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

what a perfect please to stop after visiting Waitomo caves. Stunning view on the hills (we enjoyed a beautiful sunset on top), delicious food (everything we took was great with fish really being really yummy!), fast service and good price. strongly reco also for families with kids. interested in more places worth stopping by with kids? check my other reviews... More 

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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Great food. More upmamarket dining than other places in Waitomo but still suitable for kids. Save room for dessert and make sure to book.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Our family of 6 and one baby arrived at Huhu with low expectations. Although it was top of the tripadvisor list for waitomo caves, there wasn't really much competition being in the middle of nowhere. Boy were we surprised. The menu was varied, food was perfectly cooked and exceptionally delicious. And on top of that, service was outstanding. The waitress... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Ideal right next door to Waitomo Top 10. Suggest you pop over and book as the restaurant got busy. Two of us are gluten free and I got the last Lemon garlic thyme chicken of the evening. Good food but quite a long wait between courses. We booked for 7 pm. Lots of families came in much later with very... More 

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Te Kuiti, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. The waitresses were helpful and never let us down. The menu is sophisticated, good prices and well worth a visit. We will continue to go to this restaurant when we are in the area

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Umeå
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at the Huhu after a day of caving. Called in to make a reservation which was painless and landed us a nice table on the patio. The menu is interesting offering both good dining and drinking opportunities. Service was great and fast. The meats were cooked to perfection, condiments not bad. The craft beer was good, but not... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had a drink there on our first night when staying at the holiday park next door, and went back for a meal on the second night. Food was excellent, and so was the beer.

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Adelaide, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

recommended by the guest lodge owner Colin, this was a really nice restaurant that we ended up eating here twice. the lamb shoulder with couscous was amazing. the duck was amazing, the venison was amazing, the pasta was ..... you get the picture. The only thing we were unsure about were the flavours for the mini burgers.... we didn't like... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My boss and I were in Te Kuiti for a week on business and heard about this place from colleagues, so thought we'd check it out. It was a little out of the way from our motel but definitely worth the trip. It looks trendy and modern, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We started with the rewena... More 

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Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Best slow cooked lamb we've ever had. Service was excellent. Great views of surrounding countryside.

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Address: 10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 07 878 6674
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
Average Prices: USD 5 - 28

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