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$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand
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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6674
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In a small Village, World Renown for the spectacular caves, that draw tourists from around the world, we did not expect to discover a Café of such Quality. And yet, why be surprised. This is Exactly where a High Profile Café should be. Established 2007. Waitomo was pumping on the day of our visit and so was this Café, an... More 

Thank alx22015
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in Waitomo for the night and this place is pretty much the only family friendly place for dinner, but they don't rely on a captive customer base. Great menu, tasty variety of share plates and mains.

Thank JZZA
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had some amazing food in New Zealand but this was the best place we ate our entire trip. Food was fresh, inventive, beautifully presented. Wine list was small but varied, and with a kids menu for the youngest catered for whole group. Service was understated and perfectly paced. Loved it.

Thank Lynda M
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were so impressed with this restaurant! Not expecting food of this calibre in a small town we were happily surprised. Food and service were superb. It was a very busy night between Xmas and New Year and the staff handled everything very efficiently. Make sure you book ahead as it seems to be very popular.

Thank K D
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow! In the middle of practically no where this place was fabulous. It is right beside the Waitomo top 10 Holiday park and overlooks the valley. The food was topnotch. We shared the prawn sliders and the risotto balls as we were there for a snack. We finished it off with a chocolate orange mousse on a raspberry coulis. Oh... More 

Thank Michele L
Nelson, New Zealand
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised to have such a gourmet meal at Huhu. He order the fried chicken appetizer and it was very flavorful. I had the lamb shoulder rack and it was fantastic! Really enjoyed our meal overlooking the beautiful landscape.

Thank Lynn R
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're staying at the Woodlyn Motel, this restaurant is right around the corner. It's a bit expensive, but the food is fresh and locally grown, and worth a splurge.

Thank Jana R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere casual, non pretentious and welcoming. Highly recommended.

Thank NanaLouLu
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by our B&B and for good reason. Local brewery beer and cider on tap and prompt service. We ate here both nights and can't complain about anything. The rump steak, chips and coleslaw was great as was the lamb rack and roasted pumpkin. Good wine selection. Both nights bill came to $99 for the two of us with booze.

Thank Yorkshire1245
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lamb shoulder I ordered was divine, it melt in your mouth! All meals were generous portion include dessert and all staff are very friendly, very pleasant dining experience thank you.

Thank nzwine2017

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