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“Excellent”
Review of Huhu

Huhu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $28
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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!
Reviewed April 4, 2013

We gt info on this place from Waitomo Cave personnel Thanks!. Very good advise - especially that was already quite late - almost 6p.m. The dinner was very tasty, and served quite quickly, personnel very friendly and helpful to choose the best dish. There was not a problem to order smaller plate for our children. As it was our first day in NZ - we thought that name is from owl's voice - what a mistake!!! It was good we released it after dinner!!! Any way - worth to visit and eat in this place.

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Thank Michal T
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Great coffee, good food and friendly service, located across the road from Waitomo Caves Guest lodge. Like everything we experienced in NZ and especially Waitomo caves, the hospitality and friendliness are wonderful.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was my third dinner at Huhu, first time was more than two years ago, second time was about a year ago, and now this summer again. I'm happy to say Huhu has been consistently excellent. The quality of both service, food and drinks are well above what one would expect "in the middle of nowhere". OK, Waitomo is a major NZ tourism site, but anyway. Every time we've found pleasant surprises and new thinking both among food and drinks. Not just the ordinary cuts of meat or fish. Only problem is that after a main course I have no room left for those yummy desserts - which are huge... I actually wouldn't mind smaller portions!
Well done and thanks for great evenings in Waitomo!

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1  Thank SuMaLe
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Why "open and excellent"? Because in what I understand to be typical in NZ, every other restaurant (including Waitomo Caves' own) had stops serving menu food after 3. This was a busy summer Saturday after 4 appetite-building hours at the caves and more people still in there expecting some food afterwards. A dried-out panini in a cabinet was never going to cut it.
Huhu came to the rescue with a delicious meal that was very good value and arrived promptly. Also, big-ups for serving Mike's Mild, a local-ish organic beer. We heart Huhu!

Thank DomCindy
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Just brilliant. The food we had started at good and ranged through to divine. The Harissa lamb was a medley of beautiful tastes and the choclate chilli mousse was perfectly flavoured, smooth and creamy with a hint of zing. And the pricing! fantastic value for money.I was also very pleased to see the range of NZ craft beers and wines.
Cannot recommend it highly enough, our future trips south will be arranged around a dinner reservation at Huhu. Thanks very much Huhu, well done!

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