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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 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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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food! Called in for lunch and the food was so scrumptious we went back for dinner! Caters for all ages and tastes. Clean premises, friendly staff and cosy venue. Big doors open to the balcony for amazing rural views during the day and had the fire cranked up in the evening. Highly recommend and would definitely return.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

totally amazing service and food - it was a private party with finger food, and was just amazing, made up for the terrible experience we had at the backpackers. Thanks Andy and Abi, you rock! your staff and food are awesome

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Berkeley, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Friendly, efficient service; interesting and well-executed menu; cheerful, casual atmosphere. We popped in for dinner and had a really nice meal - much superior to more expensive meals at more touristy locations. Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were not expecting to find such a good restaurant in Waitomo, as it is pretty small, but this place completely exceeded our expectations!! The portions were very generous, and you can tell all the produce used in their cooking is fresh. Just delicious food and a great atmosphere. So glad the ladies on reception at top 10 recommended it!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great location in Waitomo village with beautiful views over the hills. Big outside deck too. Cosy open fire place and welcoming of kids. Colouring in and kids menus available straight away. No reservation- no problem. "We can fit you in just need the table by 7.30pm". Suited us perfectly ( probably best to book if you want a guaranteed table... More

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San Francisco, California
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27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came out of the cold, damp glowworm cave and headed straight for dinner at Huhu. What a gem! The service is excellent, the prices are reasonable, and the comforting food is delicious.

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New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It's everything everyone said it would be, great food, great service and some great local craft beer as well. We had the family on this trip and the staff looked after us well, got food out to the kids quick and beers to the dads and wines to the mums just as quickly. Would definitely come here again as a... More

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Auckland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stopped in for dinner after selecting based on Trip Advisor reviews. Was pretty busy so pleased they could find a table for 7 of us without a booking. The staff were very friendly and happy to change things around for those not liking kumara. Lamb shank was delicious although luke warm. Pork belly delicious too. Loved that kids meals were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to find Huhu in Waitomo caves village. Fantastic food!!! I mean surprisingly good!! Warm friendly atmosphere, interesting art on the walls. This place could hold its own against Auckland or Wellington's best casual/fine dining. We were so impressed after our Fri night dinner we booked in for Sat night there and then. Warning!! Ensure you leave... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went there with my dad: we were in an incredible hurry but Andy was as quick as possible to cook for us the finest food in New Zealand (I'm still dreaming of those stuffed mussels mmmm) in the blink of an eye!!!! Thank you for cooking the real dishes and tastes of New Zealand! If I ever go back... More

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