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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 425
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Hooray for HuHu!

Great place for drinks and snacks. The desserts are fantastic. Highly recommend. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Susan B
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Georgetown, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Georgetown, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great place for drinks and snacks. The desserts are fantastic. Highly recommend. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We came here on our way home after going Tubing in the Waitomo Caves, have seen it mentioned in a few guide books and we were not disappointed. Before you even get to the food the view is fantastic. The staff are helpful and friendly. The food was really good, I had the duck leg and my husband had the... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

You have to go for dinner, there meals are great, a nice wine selection, but oh the desserts! Peanut butter parfait was so good. We shared one and were satisfied, but still wanted more. Nice sunset view from the deck, but a bit too sunny until just the right time.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant to us and we weren't disappointed! Lovely, well cooked NZ food with kind and service oriented staff. They've won several prices for their food and we were not surprised why!

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Bellevue, WA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Skip the overpriced café at the Waitomo cave check-in center and take a relaxing break here. We had lunch at this wonderful café in between a tour of the Aranui cave and before our scheduled glow worm tour. Our appetizers and mains were far tastier than we expected to get way out in the country so far from anything else.... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The peanut butter parfait was excellent (as was the rest of the meal) and I had a beautifully cooked lamb dish

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Mumbai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Huhu Cafe was recommended (highly recommended) by our Waitomo tour guide and I cannot thank him enough for the same. It turned out to be one of our most memorable meals in New Zealand. The ambiance is superb and the service is impeccable. They have a great wine selection and an expansive menu. Our waitress helped us with the wines... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We had the duck leg dish and steak, both really good. The staff were great too. Would recommend this, although there don't really seem to be any other reasonable restaurants in the area anyway!

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Prescott, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Didn't expect to find food of this quality all the way out here! Sitting on the patio as the sun was going down made it a perfect end to the day.

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Fira, Greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We found this restaurant to be very nice, but a little hard to find. It was tucked into a nook behind a closed tavern, and tourist kisok. The style of food was very contemporary and the prices were quite reasonable.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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