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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent service and delightful respite after caving

We wanted a good meal after days in a campervan and an afternoon of The Black Abyss caving tour. Our guides recommended HuHu and said it would be fine to go early (4:30) and not as dressed up as we normally would for such a nice restaurant. We had excellent service and a delightful meal. It was as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Fredericksburg, TX USA
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We wanted a good meal after days in a campervan and an afternoon of The Black Abyss caving tour. Our guides recommended HuHu and said it would be fine to go early (4:30) and not as dressed up as we normally would for such a nice restaurant. We had excellent service and a delightful meal. It was as good as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The restaurant was fully booked but we were made very welcome in the bar. The duck leg was superb but the pork loin flavour was overwhelmed by the bacon wrapping and was served with an over generous portion of fries. I would go back every night for the peanut butter parfait. Don't worry about trying any of the other desserts-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I am not kidding - I raved about their salmon to my group of 10 for the rest of the trip. Their food is just THAT good - next year I will go to Waitomo just for Huhu's food. Great atmosphere and wonderful staff too by the way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I was refered here by the staff at Woodlyn Park. There is parking here and there were seats available even though I did not have a reservation. I started with mussels and some shrimp/prawn dish served between bread. It was very delicious. I had a duck leg dish and the sauce and mashed potatoes was heavenly. I think this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Loved the place, setting and ambience. Do not forget to try the Lamb Curry with Coconut rice. Also the buttermilk crispy chicken. Mouth watering. The Peanut Butter parfait with butter scotch and etc Creme' Anglais is a Killer Dessert. Great place after the visit to the Waitomo Caves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had the Buttermilk fried chicken as a starter: crispy flavourful, absolutely delicious! The kumara mash that came with my roast duck leg was so creamy and yummy that I finished it first before feasting on the duck leg. Dishes were beautifully plated as well. Excellent dinner it was, a real gem in the middle of this village

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Food was amazing! The lamb just melted in my mouth and the bacon wrapped pork my wife had was delicious too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped here after touring the caves. Lamb burgers were IN-credible. sit out on the deck and take in the beautiful countryside. Great menu, reasonably priced, easy parking. Can't recommend highly enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the camp site next door and they recommended the restaurant. We had an amazing meal and the service was great. We both had steaks and they were cooked to perfection. Many thanks for a great meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Huhu restaurant lived up to expectations. The staff were friendly and the service was efficient. We both enjoyed the food especially the chocolate soufflé with black doris plum icecream. Just right for an autumn night. The restaurant was warm and welcoming. We would definitely eat there again.

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

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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