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“Delicious!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Huhu

Huhu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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!
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

We came to Waitomo to see the glow worms and were delighted to find an amazing meal!
The service was great, the food was awesome. The kids loved the ice chocolate and the desserts were to die for. It really is a must visit if you have time.

  • Visited January 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delightful find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

We had lunch at Huhu's before taking the Spellbound Tour of the caves. We enjoyed soup and delicious house made pasta and only wished we could have returned for dinner on another occasion. Our server was extremely charming and welcoming. Huhu's is an unexpected find in what we had imagined would be a touristy area - the food is sophisticated and beautifully presented.

  • Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Sensational Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Quite empty as we were there in Winter so the service was great. Food was excellent and the New Zealand meat and produce used was sensational and really delicious! Free wifi is a bonus. Have a meal here - you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited August 2012
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Wellington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great location with surprisingly good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten there three times in recent months - ok choice in Waitomo is limited but we could have gone elsewhere. Duck brilliant, mussel entree superb, a great steak with a glass if Halo wine. The lamb last time wax succulent and tasty. Superb dining experience. Not so sure about some of the artwork on display!

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United States
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“The Best Food I've Ever Had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Huhu is located in an unassuming town called Waitomo Caves. There isn't much there, beyond the Caves but it's well worth the visit just to eat here! I've been in a lot of restaurants all over the world but Huhu's is far and away the best food I've ever had. Go there. You won't be disappointed.

Visited February 2013
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