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Huhu

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European, New Zealand
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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, nice atmosphere

We went to this restaurant as it was opposite our lodge. The food was good, the atmosphere was nice but the prices were rather high. The waitress was very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vienna, Austria
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104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to this restaurant as it was opposite our lodge. The food was good, the atmosphere was nice but the prices were rather high. The waitress was very friendly.

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a solo dinner here and it was wonderful. The food was great and the service prompt and friendly. A wonderful place to enjoy the view as the sun sets with a glass of wine.

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Thank Selina M
Snells Beach, New Zealand
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an enjoyable dinner at the Huhu, the flavours were awesome as was the service! I have to have a bit of a moan at the portion of the gnocchi though. We paid only a couple of dollars less than the meat dish that my partner's father had but it was tiny in comparison. That was pretty annoying and... More 

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Thank 24JessicaW
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything we ate here was spectacular!! The menu had something for everyone. I would highly recommend it to anyone stopping through Waitomo!

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Thank Lizbeth H
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful meal, service is great. Atmosphere is nice with great views over the village and surrounding area

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Thank davidhamil2n
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Prawn Sliders were great, good friendly service.Nice spot to sit and have a good coffee and good food

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having heard great reviews about the food we wanted to check it out and so glad we did, the atmosphere, the service and the choice of meals was out of this world. This was definitely value for money, cant wait to come back to try something else.

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Thank RubyRose55
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was actually showing my friends from Atlanta, USA the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and stumbled upon the "Huhu Cafe" which bears my family name!! So we took pics and popped in after our visit to the caves!! Great customer service!! Highly recommend all going to the caves or traveling through Waitomo should stop and eat at "Huhu"!!

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Thank alfien01
Maleny, Australia
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144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were only staying across the road decided to have a take out and glad we did. The food and Service was very good. Best in Waitomo

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Thank Funfoodfavourites
Coquitlam, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table on the deck, overlooking farmland. Food was fresh and delicious. My husband is a huge lamb fan; he said it was the best he has ever eaten. Prices consistent with similar restaurants on the North Island.. New Zealand restaurant food is expensive.

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Thank Linda C

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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
  • Cuisine: European, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic

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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