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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
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant also has very friendly staff. If you sit on the terrace there is lovely views of the mountains. The food always served hot and has a nice choice of menu.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friendly service, accommodating well for different dietary needs, including Coeliacs, and smaller or larger appetites

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a busy Friday evening but the welcome was as expected. Good value for money, food was excellent and a good range of wines and other alcoholic drinks.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed April 27, 2020 via mobile

What a fab place for a casual, friendly, relaxing dinner with simply superb food! The staff were attentive without being overbearing and everyone was friendly and efficient. The menu had something for everyone. Great place!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2020

There are limited option in Waitomo. The food was excellent, nice view down the valley. Next to the visitors' center.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 27, 2020 via mobile

What a treasure, this place is really worth a visit, the selection and choice of food was great, the service also great, and the tastiness of the food was also a pleasure. I had an entree of pork with a lovely crunchy slaw this suited...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 25, 2020

Our group of 8 did not make a prior booking as the town was extremely quiet due to the current virus situation. We arrived around 6pm and were rudely told how did we expect to turn up without a booking for 8. The waitress continued...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 18, 2020 via mobile

We shared small plates and they obligingly increased the servings to suit our group of four. All the dishes were tasty and well presented and of generous quantity. We particularly liked the mini lamb burgers, pork bites which came with a delicious salad, mussel fritters,...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

We really enjoyed our meal here. Good food, great service, and a warm evening to sit ion the veranda. All good!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

This was some of the best food we had on the north island. Everything was delicious, from the creative corn cake fritters to the soup. Perfectly seasoned, thoughtfully created, generously portioned, all excellent. We will definitely return!

Date of visit: February 2020
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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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