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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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
Melts in your mouth!!

I had the cheese-filled knocchi and my husband had the prime rib, we were not disappointed! It was the tastiest food in that entire area, our host across the street recommended it! Super service too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Wahiawa, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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125 reviews 125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I had the cheese-filled knocchi and my husband had the prime rib, we were not disappointed! It was the tastiest food in that entire area, our host across the street recommended it! Super service too!

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Our visit to Huhu was just as good as last time, some years ago. The service was exactly right, the menu was inviting and the food we ordered was delicious. The setting is on a hillside and we were outside where we could enjoy the view. Other diners, which included several families with children, were served promptly and seemed to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious and the staff were lovely. The locals recommend it so you know it's the best!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Hi, we were staying in Waitomo for our 5 year anniversary. We live in Brisbane and I have to say.... compared to any restaurant food I have ever had... the BEST FOOD! I had the duck, truly yummy. With great staff. Wish we could of stayed longer so we could sample other menu dishes! thanks again for making our anniversary... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We arrived here for lunch at about 2:30 after a trip. The food was good. This is definitely a restaurant not a cafe. There was a bad wasp issue preventing us from eating outside. The staff were slow to clean the tables, making the wasps hang around more. Some wasps got inside and the staff squashed them on the glass... More 

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Not many places to choose from in Waitomo, we ended up at this place. The food was good, portions were small (compared to America, which admittedly are way too big!) and drinks were good. I VERY HIGHLY recommend the Rewena. A Maori recipe that is like a sourdough potato bread. Here they make it like garlic bread and it's so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our host recommended this restaurant, and made recommendations for us after our visit to the Glowworm Caves as it's very closely situated. The service was friendly, and the food was terrific. Nice, warm atmosphere.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The food here is good and plentiful, which is just as well because Huhu is the only proper restaurant in Waitomo Caves. The restaurant has a big balcony overlooking the valley, where we ate on a warm summer evening.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Situated a Km or so before Waitomo Caves. Described as a cafe but really more like a restaurant. Typically NZ cafes have a range of muffins, cakes and cabinet food + meals from a short menu. However, Huhu is entirely menu based. That said it is a very interesting menu and the food was great. Price wise at the top... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Even though I was dining alone, the service was great. The food was superb and it was difficult to select from the menu. All options sounded good with a lovely balance of flavours. Recommend this place if you are passing through or staying.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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