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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
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Healthy, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 12 who enjoyed Huhu's hospitality after a tour with Spellbound caves so were ready to eat. We weren't disappointed. The whole group thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the desserts were divine. Food was well presented and tasty and the service...More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome service, friendly atmosphere for families, beautiful Bush view from the deck, and best of all such good food! The pork belly bites were delish, and kids chicken and mash was even amazing... I ate most of the kids meal! 😂

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day this cafe was a great place to enjoy an evening drink and a game of pool. Wonderful store and cafe.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the reviews and expected a lovely meal - we were not disappointed ! Pork hock and lamb dishes were both delicious, innovative sides and perfectly cooked. Desserts .....well we just had to because the choice was so good. Chocolate soufflé and toffee pudding...More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had 2 starters , the prawn and beef slider. My husband had duck. We shared all the food. Duck was the best but there was heaps on menu I would have liked. Beautiful food!!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 27 February 2021

Our meal was amazing, it was a busy night but the food came out quickly and did not lack in quality. Lovely view from the deck. Can highly recommend the Chocolate Souffle. We will be back.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, really unexpected. We had the chicken with Israeli cous cous , the pork hock, scotch fillet,prawns, couquette gnocchi and fish and chips all delicious. Peanut butter for dessert. Highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 17 February 2021 via mobile

Hulu was recommended by our host. She said the locals all eat there which is always a good sign. We weren’t disappointed. The mushroom fettuccini was simply spectacular. I added the chicken and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. My wife ordered the curried cauliflower and was...More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 14 February 2021

A real hidden gem at Waitamo. A place that has style, ambience , great friendly service and superb food. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

Very well setup restaurant with a great outdoor space. The food was very good with clearly different tastes for different dishes. We had some starters, cream cheese and chives croquettes - melting in your mouth, the king prawns - very nice sauce enhancing the taste...More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Response from kaitime78 | Property representative |
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