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Huhu

10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $28
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Walking distance from a tour place we took, very accommodating for walk-ins. Was serviced promptly and the meal was excellent. A nice surprised find.

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Sunrise Beach
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Located close to the Waitomo Caves Hotel....this restaurant has fine food at reasonable prices. We ate there for our entire stay at the caves. Highly recommended.

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Coffs Harbour NSW
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lovely to find such a gem in an unexpected place. Holiday park next door suggested we eat there and so glad we did. Wonderful food and very nice local beer on tap. Its the sort of restaurant you would expect to find in the capitol cities. Great selection of meals to choose from and all excellent quality. Very friendly and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Prawn sliders, delicious cider, crispy duck and pork belly. I only wish I could have had more!! Simply delicious.

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winchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely find. Used buy 1 coffee & get one free card from top ten & lovely lady gave my son a hot choc instead. Wish we were staying longer as would love to have dinner here. Great views and just looks lovely 😀

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Wilmington, Delaware
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137 reviews 137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Like most who dined here, we were looking for something to eat after doing the glowworms. And probably like most people, we were surprised to find a restaurant of this caliber offering up the flavors it did in a location as remote as this! We were expecting to have to settle for pub grub for lunch but were VERY happy... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Small rural country town with tourist attractions isn't the place you'd expect a great restaurant experience. Although young the chefs produced inventive, beautifully prepared and presented menus. The front of house service was exemplary also. Have eaten in a lot of Aucklands top restauarants and many would struggle to compete with this experience. Great stuff

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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went there for dinner after having drinks at the pub. It's winter so the village didn't have many people around so we were surprised to find something open. Nonetheless it was a great meal. I had the chicken salad and it was really good. Price wise not bad, 25 for my main. Very good considering they could charge what... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Awesome food, and great beers brewed downstairs! I love that 98% of the drinks menu comes from NZ (except 2 wines from Australia). Plus, the food - wow - we had the lamb shank and steak, both awesome. Reasonably priced with full satisfaction. There isn't a big choice of food in Waitomo, but the Huhu cafe is the top choice.

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Munich
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

although Waitomo cave are a tourist attraction, the village next to the cave is small and far away from everything. Consequently, I didn't expect much in the way of culinary experience. We went to Huhu twiceand had wondrful lunch and dinner. We had pasta, chicken with chorizo, lamb, salmon, deserts. All tasty, even the brocoli salad was very good. Special... More

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