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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: HUHU Cafe offers visitors to Waitomo the opportunity to sample great New...
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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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable meal

Huhu restaurant lived up to expectations. The staff were friendly and the service was efficient. We both enjoyed the food especially the chocolate soufflé with black doris plum icecream. Just right for an autumn night. The restaurant was warm and welcoming. We would definitely eat there again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Graham M
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Ohope
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Huhu restaurant lived up to expectations. The staff were friendly and the service was efficient. We both enjoyed the food especially the chocolate soufflé with black doris plum icecream. Just right for an autumn night. The restaurant was warm and welcoming. We would definitely eat there again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Huhu was recommended to us by locals a couple of times on trips here so with my in-laws visiting from the UK it seemed like the perfect place for a special dinner. We had some rewana bread with dukkah to start, which was small but perfectly formed. The mains were wonderful, I had the gnocchi with goat's cheese and as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place has great options for Vegetarians, gluten free & dairy free. We were surprised to find these options in a cafe near Waitamo Caves, which is quite far from main cities or populous area. The menu offers side dishes along with main courses. Since they looked interesting and we wanted to taste almost all of them, we ended up... More 

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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The grilled mussels were great and the lamb was very nice but the pork loin was over-cooked. The service was very nice and the atmosphere was lovely but it didn't live up to the reviews for us.

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Denton, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This review is a bit late in coming, as we traveled to Waitomo in May 2013, but we compare every meal and dessert we've had to this one, and it still stands as the best overall meal we have ever eaten. The dessert in question was some kind of chocolate spicy mousse in a shell and it was the most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The sockeye filet was what I ordered with garlic butter. It was pretty good especially the choicest part. It was described to me as a ribeye but it was much better than that, so much better. Especially with the garlic butter and fries. Also got the prawn sliders and risotto balls. They were cute and delicious. I will say that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place has it all ... Excellent food, great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Really happy we found it and would highly recommend !

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Berkeley Vale, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Melt in your mouth goodness with great, friendly staff. My boyfriend and I did not book so didn't get to eat till late but was sooooo worth it. We could not stop commenting to each other how good it was. Definitely a must go to if you are in Waitomo.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

For a small town this is a very good restaurant. The menu is good, reasonably priced and delivered with excellent service.

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I had the cheese-filled knocchi and my husband had the prime rib, we were not disappointed! It was the tastiest food in that entire area, our host across the street recommended it! Super service too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: 64 07 878 6674

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 28

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business

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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