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“You need to go!”
Review of Huhu

Huhu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $28
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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!
Melbourne
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“You need to go!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Amazing food, this chef deserves to be the most celebrated chef in all of NZ! We were meant to have a quick lunch and ended up having three courses, the food was so good! I can't do it justice, but service was wonderful and the quality of the food was excellent. Do not go to the caves without coming here!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank finedinermelb
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Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best Meal in New Zealand”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

All three of us agreed that we had the best meal of our trip here. We shared two starters between three, main course, desserts and a beer each and the price was so reasonable! The food was tasty and a lot was New Zealand sourced, portions were perfect, lots of beer to choose from.

I don't feel like I'm doing it justice here...but it really was a wonderful place with a wonderful atmosphere.

Do you know what Huhu means? If not, ask your wait staff and they will show you ;-)

Visited July 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Went here after having it recommended to us. I was a fantastic meal and we ended up being piglets and having three courses. The lamb was incredible!!! It was pretty busy in teh restaurant but the service was still top notch.

  • Visited July 2013
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Otorohanga, New Zealand
2 reviews
“always great”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Great meal, always, have been a few times, staff very helpful but not-in-your-face.Food is fresh and beautifully cooked. Having the wood stove makes the restaurant cosy and warm on frosty nights.

  • Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Cozy atmosphere, delicious mains, desserts to die for!”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

I made a dinner reservation with huhu cafe to celebrate my partner's birthday after hearing many raved reviews on it! I was staying at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge and the friendly host (Colin) was sharing with me how much he loves the desserts over at huhu!

I am very glad I spent the night there. The staff there brightened up the wet and gloomy night (heavy rain throughout the day) The atmosphere was lovely. Admiring the art pieces displayed for sale in the restaurant while waiting for food.

Our mains were very delicious and tantalising dessert was awesome! Can't remember the name of the dessert. Remembered its a cake drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce. The presentation was lovely. We love it!

p.s. thanks for helping me out with the surprise :)

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank meixuan w
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