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Huhu

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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6674
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had quite a large group booking with a set menu. I have some unusual dietary requirements and the chef made sure that they provided me with a delicious meal that catered for those issues, without any fuss. Very impressed.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just across the road from my B & B (the table was booked for me by the proprietor) – smallish interesting menu with one or two of each protein for mains and including some nice starters – I opted for the ‘Silver Fern’ rump which was cooked to perfection as ordered with a pepper sauce – an unusual dry slaw... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for dinner as it was right across the street from our lodging. Everything was delicious! Fresh squeezed Feijoa juice, pancetta wrapped chicken, peanut butter parfait, all highly recommended. Service was friendly and prompt, the decor was attractive, all around a great place.

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Thank G G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the steak, which was excellent. My wife had the Lamb burgers which she said were lovely. I can see why this place has won awards. We here staying over the road and came on the recommendation of the couple who ran the lodge. Glad we did, fantastic meal :)

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Thank Peter C
washington
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to stop here for lunch after a glowworm cave tour. I had the lamb curry (very tasty) and my husband had the lamb sliders which he called the best sliders he's ever had. I tried a few bites and they were delicious. I wish we could go back as many of their other meals looked really good as... More 

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Thank wtraveler87
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huhu was recommended by a few locals, and after browsing several positive reviews, we decided to try it for dinner. Food was very tasty and presentation was great! All 5 of us had different meals and we each thoroughly enjoyed them. The desserts were also very good. Service was mediocre at best. Good luck getting a return visit from a... More 

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Thank Posner1
auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we were in Waitomo for our honeymoon we ate here daily, amazing food and great staff. The gnocchi was superb and the Alpha Domus Barnstormer wine delish.

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Thank denysmac
Singapore
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first know of Huhu from a Taiwan Variety Show. It was recommended for its dessert here. My friend and I came here for lunch. I had the Tea Smoked Ora King Salmon which is accompanied by broccoli slaw, beetroot relish and candied walnut. I love the sides but I thought the salmon smell a little overly fishy on its... More 

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Thank lirene
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us ate at Huhu and everything we ordered was awesome. Between us we had almost everything on the menu and it was all faultless

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Thank thomas165nz
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We very nice food,my wife had the lamb curry and I had the rack of lamb,the lamb was to die for,we also had blue mussels with bacon and aioli. Wine was very very good,services great,highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, 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
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?