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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6674
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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for a walk through the Ruakuri trail, and finished off the day with an absolutely brilliant meal at the Huhu Cafe. If you want to taste divine flavors and cuisine - do your taste buds a favor and try them out. They are on the more top end of dining, we had 2 entree's, 2 mains and with my... More 

Thank troodles2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't let the casual atmosphere fool you. The food is outstanding and the price is reasonable - the cheap by any means, however considering the quality justifies the cost.

Thank Jason W
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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617 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by our hotel and also number one on Tripadvisor in the area so decided to lunch here. The dishes coming out of the kitchen looked very good. We chose a lamb curry with coconut rice, yoghurt and garlic bread. It was very good. Would recommend it.

Thank Moosie57
Launceston, Australia
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner when the restaurant was packed mid week. The staff are friendly and efficient and our meals were served quickly. The meals were delicious, more attuned to what we would find in a city restaurant but without the expensive prices. Good wines too.

Thank Penny G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service. Good mains. Excellent desserts. Craft beer tasty. Has nice terrace. Reasonable prices for the quality.

Thank Dhilt_12
Clarksville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was busy and very noisy inside. We sat outside and it was nice and the view of sunset was spectacular. It got a bit buggy after dusk and we got bit by insects. I had the salmon and my friend had the lamb shoulder. Both were merely ok, though nothing to write home about. My salmon was a... More 

Thank SamiSay
Yorba Linda, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the lamb and my son had the ribeye steak and both were delicious. The service was great. The outside deck was a great place to dine. I highly recommend this place for dinner.

Thank r0nice
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner after black water rafting and it was amazing!! Try the peanut butter parfait... you won't be disappointed!!

Thank T2142WHelizabethr
Riga, Latvia
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I entered in the restaurant after a long day of excursions and driving. The atmosphere there was very nice and comfortable. The choice of cold drinks and juices was satisfying. Nevertheless it is my personal taste, but I did not enjoy the pork belly there, I am not sure why kiwis find it so good :) my bad, should have... More 

Thank Linda R
new zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called here last night and the place was humming and no tables available. Booked for tonight. Enjoyed a perfect evening here tonight. Service was great, prompt delivery of courses. All 4 of us very impressed with meals and considered pricing very reasonable to other restaurants of similar quality within NZ. TOTALLY RECOMMEND

Thank Adriana W

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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
US$5 - US$28
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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