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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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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
$5 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
European, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Huhu was recommended to us so our group of 4 dined here and meals were beautiful. Peanut butter dessert my favourite.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank yugotraveler123
Reviewed 1 week ago

i would recommend booking. We got this advise and popped our heads in the late afternoon to make an evening booking. They already had a large booking but after a few moments, she made arrangements and we were able to slot in. The atmosphere was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank J H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner last night. Wonderful crispy blackened salmon. Friendly service. Be tempted by the desserts

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dawnj418
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was suggested by hosts in abseil in and we loved it! Great food and ambience ! Would def recommend going

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank avashib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of atmosphere with the log fire burning, warm and cosy. Staff pleasant and helpful and food a delight, perhaps a little more expensive than we would normally pay but so worth it. Would visit again if returning to that part of New Zealand.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel (Woodlyn Park) and we were not disappointed. We arrived without a booking after a late tour of the caves, but they managed to fit us in. The only table free at the start was outside, but...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had a lovely atmosphere and our waiter was efficient, Some of the meals were nice, but the duck meal was very small and not worth the money. The fish was overcooked and the staff never once asked us if our meals were ok....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to come here by our motel, and good choice it was. Clean, NICE smells as you came in with friendly staff. We had a quick lunch bite before our trip to the caves and came back for dinner. We had the the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Lucoid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were in the country a few weeks ago and had no idea where to go. After being recommended this place for food by a few of the locals we decided to check it out and were pleasantly surprised with how amazing...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JasmineBrowning
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended this place. Fantastic service, friendly and accommodating staff and the food was incredible. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: April 2019
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April 16, 2015|
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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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