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“Such an amazing place!”
Review of Huhu

Huhu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $28
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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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“Such an amazing place!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I was at Huhu Cafe last month, but I still think it was one of the best places I have ever eaten! When heading up to Waitomo, I never expected to find such a high quality restaurant. Sure, there are only a few places to eat in the area, but I would choose Huhu over any big city place hands down! I fully recommend stopping here for dinner when you are in the area. Thanks Abi!

  • Visited October 2012
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Caudan, France
2 reviews
“mmmmh”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

A beautiful place with a beautiful view from their deck ; good local food ; quality ; very sympathic waitress.

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great find amid gastronomic wasteland”
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Nothing else around here matches the food or service of Huhu. Intdresting menu, good wine list, friendly and attentivr servers in a modern hip ambiance. A wonderful find in an otherwise benighted culinary desert.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“wow fab meal and service”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a meal for four here, End october 2012. Not too much choice in Waitomo so was concerned that a captive audience would make for complacency. Not so!! The choice was good, portions were fair and everything was beautifully cooked. Shared dessert with hubby and wished I had ordered one! Wine was about $50 / bottle + but very good choice available. All in all a really unexpectedly good night out. Well Done.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Huhu - excellent”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

A lovely restaurant with a tasty menu of local produce! Staff very friendly and provided a great service! The specials are brilliant value! The view from the restaurant of the Waitomo area is beautiful too. An excellent place to eat in Waitomo.

  • Visited November 2012
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