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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Markham, Canada
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here as suggested by our black water rafting tour operator and were not disappointed. Although I might only give the food 7/10, the service was excellent. Our drinks and appetisers came to the table within about 5 minutes of ordering which, as a server was super impressive. The mains were delicious as well as coming out super... More 

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Lambare, Paraguay
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

, the lamb curry is amazing, and the sides as well. Host are very good and kind, the view is very nice

Thank Néstor C
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Huhu by recommendation of our local host. The place was packed despite Waitomo appearing to be a rather quiet village. Food was great, the local craft beer on tap is superb!

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Perth, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Knowing we were going to be in Waitomo on a Friday night, I booked a table at Huhu about 3 weeks in advance and I'm so glad I did, as the place was really busy. However, even though it was busy, the service was still very good. There was a good selection on the menu and the food was delicious.... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had dinner here and I was pleased to see a decent choice for vegetarians for a change. The risotto balls were very nice and the lamb my husband chose was "delicious" obviously his description, not mine! Staff are friendly and service good.

Thank Lisa S
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop by after taking a tour in the Waitomo caves. It was an excellent way to finish the day. Food was delicious, I had a gnocchi and my companions had a Chicken breast with pancetta and croquettes. The croquettes were the highlight of the food. Service was good.

Thank Nydia A
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to visit for lovely food and great service. Great selection of food choices for the whole family and desserts to die for.

Thank AndreaPick
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really loved the place.We had salmon and lamb , both of which were amazing. The host was very friendly as well. A must go for the people visiting waitomo caves

Thank SammedOut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, very welcoming, excellent food and not bad bang for your dollars. The view was pretty and something out of the hobbit!

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were not much dinner options at Waitomo. Huhu is an obvious choice since it is just by the road side. The ambiance is very welcoming and their staffs are very helpful and attentive. The restaurant was full when were arrived and they offered to open their cafes at the ground floor so that we can have our dinner there.... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic
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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