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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Te Kuiti, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The menu gives you an amazing selection of top rate foods and the staff give you excellent service, the atmosphere is alluring, will bring you back again.

Thank Pukekawakawa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a pleasant surprise to find this buzzing restaurant in Waitomo, who would have thought? Menu has a great selection to pick from and no matter what you order you won't be disappointed!

Thank David C
falmouth, maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we stopped here, like every one else, after visiting the caves and Marokopa Falls. Like many places in NZ, the exterior belies what lies within... Very friendly, cozy place. Nice views. Friendly staff. Interesting menu. Nice selection of beers and wines. Creative and interesting menu without being pretentious. We had 2 Kings Brewery beers...the pale ale and the IPA. The... More 

Thank chimayred
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only was the food outstanding the customer service was fantastic, polite friendly and all the staff had a smile on their faces

Thank andreaadams2016
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most of the food was delicious and hearty (rump steak in particular was great value and beautifully tender) though the pork salad was not well received- apparently and odd combination of salad flavours. Desert was heavenly. Service was friendly if patchy and the staff seemed to allow smoking by the front door and on the deck close to the dinning... More 

Thank Steve K
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ate dinner here while spending a night in Waitomo. Food was great and good selection of drinks on tap. Risotto and Lamb Shank was great and it was nice to find such a nice restaurant in such a small town.

Thank John Z
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After dragging ourselves out of a wet cave we loved the warm, cozy, and inviting atmosphere. And to top it off the meal was delicious...absolutely loved the gnocchi!! Wish we had more time for dessert!!

Thank Sharon P
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is modern, classy and welcoming. Absolutely outstanding staff and service. My family loved their meals and the whole experience. I would love to return some day!

Thank 50cones
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food, slow service. Cafe style environment at higher end restaurant price. Our vinyl booth seat was ripped, food portions were somewhat small. Tip to owner- nice food but you need to up your game a bit on ambiance, speed and serving size.

Thank kiwi255106
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rewana garlic bread is awesome, and the restaurant has a nice elevated view out over the small town. There is a small selection of craft beers from the local brewery too. The kids menu was an added bonus that we didn't expect.

Thank Trent C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $28
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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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