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£2 - £20
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Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Healthy, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very very delicious. The tiger pawns are very fresh. The combination of seasonings and ingredients is great! The boss lady is so kind.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in town and only three to choose from. Great location overlooking the fields below and with a variety of food on offer. As a vegetarian, I went for the spaghetti which was not seasoned. My wife had the lamb shoulder which she thoroughly...enjoyed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

One of very few choices in Waitomo but ever so nice! All our meals tasted great but particularly the harissa salad, lamb shoulder and beef short rib. Great beers too. Our first meal out on our NZ road trip and probably the best.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

The walnut rucola salad was the best I ever had. And that in a super small town. Kids loved the pasta too, which was full of ingredients

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

So convenient to squeeze a meal in here between our glowworm experience and our visit to Hobbiton. The bonus was that the meal was very enjoyable, the menu catered for most types and the service was friendly. Meals were prompt despite the obvious busyness.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023 via mobile

We dined at Huhu in September 2021, enjoying the most exceptional dining experience. Back in Waitomo, it seemed a good choice to revisit Huhu however on this occasion, we found it disappointing. The service was near nonexistent, only being offered drinks on arrival, with the...restaurant having 10 other covers. The lamb rump was tough on the outside, struggled to find the Cauliflower & Kumara. The curry powder hadn't been cooked down before being added to an extra large portion of lentils which overpowered the plate and taste. The braised beef rib was overcooked with a miniscule portion of veges which tasted as though they had simply been steamed, with no flavour. The best part of the meal was the Rewena Bread with Parmesan Cheese - light, fluffy and delicious. We passed on dessert, leaving feeling underwhelmed on what was our 5th wedding anniversary. Unlikely we will return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

This is more than a cafe, this is a fine dining experience that was as good as any meal that we had in New Zealand. Made even more special because it is in the middle of nowhere. Like finding a Michelin-starred restaurant in a tiny...town. This restaurant is worth a detour for dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023 via mobile

This was my least favorite meal after a week of eating in New Zealand. It was fine but based on the reviews and menu I was expecting more.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Absolutely delicious . Original menu. Was very difficult to choose as wanted to try everything! Service very friendly. Lasting memory was seeing all the happy diners ticking into their puds!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

This place can be very busy on the weekends so I would book a table. The area is very limited for dinner options so this one being one of the better it gets busy. Nice food options and plenty of wine and beer to choose...from.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

We were starving after a long day of travelling an went to the Huhu cafe which was close to where we were staying. Wow--what a find! Waitomo is a very small town so we were fully prepared to not have a good dinner option (chips...and a soda was a distinct possibility). We loved the HuHu--the service was great and we enjoyed the bread sampler. The atmosphere was really pleasant and we are so glad we ate here.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

A friendly receptionist helped with a takeaway order for our family. Food was delicious especially the lamb burgers and fried chicken. After being turned away for takeaway from another local establishment because they were too busy, it was lovely to be welcomed here.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023 via mobile

Average coffee and subaverage food (could have changed the oil on my car with the amount of oil that came off the kumera skins). Bit of a disappointment and certainly not worth five stars.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

From my initial contact to book for dinner the lovely receptionist was attentive and friendly...I was pleased that when I went to dine [she still working and became my waitress...the meal was superb and a credit to the kitchen and the whole experience was absolutely...excellent...thank you allMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

Good food. Good service, in fact exceptional service due to the lack of staff the 3 that were on duty were absolutely brilliant.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Hi We are open daily from 11am until about 9pm and our menu runs throughout the day. We do have a good selection of vegetarian meals, but we do not offer sandwiches I'm sorry. You can check out our menu on our website which... More
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Huhu Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5