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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6674
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice food, excellent brownie. Friendly staff. Portion size small, especially considering the price. We didn't have a booking, and the restaurant was quite busy so were seated outside. Luckily there was a heater out there and it wasn't too dark!

Thank Leon B
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a good family meal. The menu has few proper first courses, but the main courses were good. The pork hock with apple salad and mashed potatoes was very good, as was the rack of lamb shoulder ribs. The desserts were also good, particularly the chocolate & orange mousse. Friendly, efficient service.

Thank David A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Huhu was recommended to us and we are very pleased we had a meal here. Delicious interesting food, lovely presentation, great service team and pleasant environment. We recommend booking - the place filled up very quickly and lots of people were turned away. Delicious!

Thank Moana O
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, you just experienced the wonders of the caves, and are ready for some nourishment. A quirky, modernistic surprise is within a minute drive. Informal, but well designed, friendly but professional service and a creative menu, which was flawlessly executed. We had a group of eight: Tried the rocket, pear,walnut salad, pancetta wrapped chicken, potato Parmesan curry, roast duck leg,... More 

Thank Joaquin A
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious meals, we had the lamb shoulder, steak and pork belly. Each dish cooked to perfection. Desert was also a real treat, can recommend the brownie!!! Can't wait to dine here again.

Thank Lindynz
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302 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as returning customers 4 years after our first visit. Its a nice restaurant with a great location. Not sure why we had to wait for our table when the place was half empty on our arrival but we did. Food was good but not outstanding. Enjoyed what we had but compared to some other places we ate... More 

Thank olthomas44
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this eatery. Friendly fast,modern and varied menu. The restaurant overlooks the caravan park but has great views to the mountains. Coffee was great and that is always a bonus.

Thank Berjalanan
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the food and the casual atmosphere of this restaurant. I ordered the lamb burger, it was delicious!

Thank MountainMom78
Nowra, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very popular restaurant serving quality food . The atmosphere and outlook are both excellent. We avoided the crowds(accidently) by eating at 3pm after Cave tubing, they didn't seem to mind as they were getting ready for dinner bookings.

Thank TimnLiz_13
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the food was exceptional--loved their take on the green lipped mussels. Service typically Kiwi superb

Thank Erik B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 28
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 6674
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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