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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6674
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great friendly service. Delicious food, definitely one of the BEST meals I've eaten at a restaurant, ever. You could taste every flavour they'd used and the meat was cooked to perfection. We shared a dessert and that topped the meal off perfectly. Prices are on the more expensive side but that's to be expected for the quality of food they're... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of about 20 people and the food was excellent. Both the dukka and gnocchi were fantastic. Some of the others said it was a bit noisy, but I didn't notice that.

Thank NearbyCactus
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very busy restaurant, great food and staff really on the ball. Nice break to eat out having spent month in motor home. Yes, good spot.

Thank TheGlazier
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Waitomo for half a day and needed lunch before our Waitomo Cave Adventure. A waitress in Auckland recommended that we check out Huhu Cafe and it did not disappoint! I must admit, my expectations were low, given the size of the town. But the menu was great (lots of GF options!), the staff was friendly, and the... More 

Thank Meghan T
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff were busy but friendly and appeared to be efficient. 3 out of 4 meals were good and enjoyed, however the 4th was not so good. The Rump steak (med-rare) was a very poor cut of meat and was thus far from tender. It was also 'stringy' taking the diner considerable time to eat what he could, (leaving just over... More 

Thank John D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We weren't expecting much in this part of the country. Seemed like we were out in the sticks somewhat, but we were pleasantly surprised be the quality and flavor we found here. The food was great. The service was as good as we found anywhere in New Zealand (a little sub-par as a whole compared to what you're used to... More 

Thank gabecottam
Fort William, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Huhu was recommended to us by our B&B hosts and it didn't disappoint. The decor and ambiance are far from flash but suit their location. The food on the other hand would not be out of place in a top city restaurant. Innovative and beautifully presented, and the desserts are not to be missed. Service was a little haphazard... More 

Thank redsgothenburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with our three year old. Had a delicious dinner, lovely, informative staff, met some friendly Americans, a great end to a day in the caves.

Thank Kate D
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a walk through the Ruakuri trail, and finished off the day with an absolutely brilliant meal at the Huhu Cafe. If you want to taste divine flavors and cuisine - do your taste buds a favor and try them out. They are on the more top end of dining, we had 2 entree's, 2 mains and with my... More 

Thank troodles2010
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the casual atmosphere fool you. The food is outstanding and the price is reasonable - the cheap by any means, however considering the quality justifies the cost.

Thank Jason W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $28
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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 7-878 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?