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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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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
Unexpectedly good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Brisbane, Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Dinner for 2 adults and 2 children. The place has a great atmosphere with good views from it's upstairs location. When we arrived there were only a couple of other tables occupied but it still had a good ambience. As more people arrived and the place filled the manager slid open a wall panel to reveal another part of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Right across from our B&B, delicious entrees and desserts! A little pricey, but worth it. My second visit and I was not disappointed. Exceeded my expectations!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Looked up the restaurants in the area and the top 2 were this and Roselands, unfortunately none were open before 11am, and we drove a long way to Roselands to find they weren't open either. Huhu was definetly worth the wait, very nice menu. Found a little hair in my food though, but I didn't mind it that much, happens... More 

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped in for a late lunch, 230, after visiting ohaukune. Husband had the chicken with cheddar stuffing and leak croquettes. And I had the pumpkin and cheese risotto balls all was totally delish! Had to have the peanut butter parfait again it's to die for. Great kids menu with giant ice cream sundae with real raspberry sauce. A shame it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were surprised by the standard and quality of food in this little restaurant in what seemed like the middle of nowhere

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Staff were really professional and friendly, food was good deserts were amazing! The peanut butter parfait was one of the highlights of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a delicious dinner of lamb curry and a tender steak with a glass of wine and chocolate soufflé we had a very good experience. The service was friendly. The whole experience was very enjoyable.

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Address: 10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 07 878 6674
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
Average Prices: USD 5 - 28

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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
  • Price Range: $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, 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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