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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant is really something special. The food is fresh and delicious and the atmosphere lovely. Had a wonderful and memorable meal and would love to eat there again. Be sure to have dessert, they are works of art.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is really something special. The food is fresh and delicious and the atmosphere lovely. Had a wonderful and memorable meal and would love to eat there again. Be sure to have dessert, they are works of art.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wow..without a doubt this is the best place to eat in Waitomo! We hadn't even got in the door and we had already been welcomed in and as soon as we entered our lovely waitress was showing us to a table on the deck (that was our choice) overlooking the countryside. She bought menu's..water and turned on the heaters for... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food is pricey but worth it. The staff were great and food was yum. Great atmosphere. would definitely come back again :)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Recommended by the locals and we love trying local food. Wow am in glad we did. My wife and I went with the burger specials for the day and they set a new bar for taste. Krisp bun, fresh ingredients and the patty was cooked to perfection. The chips were so good we had to get a second order to... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went here for supper after the Glow Worms tour. It was highly recommended by our accommodation front desk staff down the road. Wonderful supper, very high end, even higher price and not much food! I should've ate before we went!

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great for a rural tourist town! Friendly staff, gorgeous food and the fire roaring in Winter was an absolute bonus. Highly recommend a spot of dinner and dessert - The menu is seasonal and well sourced with real attention paid to respecting the food and cooking it well. An added bonus was the chocolate souffle with black dorris plum icecream... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It was by fortune that we found this restaurant. We were told to go to the local pub for a meal. The pub meal room was closed at 8.00pm we were told to go to the HUHU Restaurant. Waitomo is tiny town and to have such a great restaurant is a complement to the owner and in particular the chef.... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Ate here on the last night of a campervan tour. We'd stopped in Waitomo as it wasn't too far to Auckland to drop off the van, and we wanted to try the glow worm tours. Waitomo is tiny, so we weren't expecting anything particularly special, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the service was pleasant and... More 

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Found this gem a couple of months ago when moved to the area. Have been a few times now and we have never been disappointed. We are eating our way through the menu and can't decide which are the best dishes. Highly recommend the prawn sliders, and the Jaffa mousse is smooth and velvety. Gnocchi exactly as they should be,... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Brilliant and knowledgeable waiting staff. Chefs able to mix and match menu choices to meet dairy and wheat free diet. 13 of us had dinner on a Saturday night and everyone loved their meals. Great menu selection for all tastes including pork, duck, lamb rack, salmon, steaks, chicken. Vegetarian options available. The desserts were awesome - chocolate soufflé (hot made... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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