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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6674
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (51 reviews)
“duck” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food, nice location, after a day of running around it was nice to sit and relax with a nice dinner. Everything tasted really fresh too.

Thank Danielle L
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not many places to eat around Waitomo, but thankfully there is one excellent restaurant, the Huhu. We had 9 in our party, ages 7 to 60, and everyone was pleased with the food.

Thank salupm1
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was plenty of seating room in this restaurant, and a wide variety of food, a selection of vegetarian food too! A must if you are in this area. The prices are very reasonable, and the scenery is good there too!

Thank Tirawhanau
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the duck and it was good - but the portion size was a bit small. The gnocchi has a different sauce on it that was overpowering. It would have been good as a side - but as a main it was strong. The...More

Thank brandasa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Random recommendation from the Glow Worm Caves...small town so we thought we'd try it. EVERYTHING was delicious and the service was very friendly. Definitely would recommend this place!

Thank lisaantas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fantastic. We ate here after visiting the Glowworm cave. The location is great and the food was marvelous. I had duck leg over potato mash. It was literally the best meal I had on our whole vacation. My husband had a steak...More

Thank HappyTravelerIAm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not expecting to have one of the best dinners out ever. Everything on our Saturday evening dinner was wonderful. The bread to start was so soft, and delicious olive oil. I had the duck for main, and so tender and perfectly matched with the...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant atmosphere - the menu is varied - wine list limited - food average to good- lots of smaller starters avalable

Thank Liketotravel30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch as a halfway point for a trip from Auckland to New Plymouth. Amazing location on a highpoint looking across valleys to bush-covered hills. Great food and drink.

Thank Sophia51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice little restaurant with bubbly staff and nice atmosphere. They have a great selection of local beer. the menu looks great but tasted just okay. We tried multiple apps that were just okay not bad nor good. Saw some of the other mains on other...More

Thank baxterclement11
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April 16, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from kaitime78 | Property representative |
Hi We are open daily from 11am until about 9pm and our menu runs throughout the day. We do have a good selection of vegetarian meals, but we do not offer sandwiches I'm sorry. You can check out our menu on our website which... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo District  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 6674
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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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