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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6674
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely Food, great service, excellent location to the Waitomo Caves, walking distance from the Top10 Holiday Park.

Thank Gaylene S
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was amazing and reasonably priced, venue is a bit noisy however the quality of the food was to die for. I recommend the chicken it was delicious!

Thank lorainewitana
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We live fairly locally (Otorohanga) but this is our first time here. Wish we'd found it sooner as our food was excellent (risotto salad, pear & walnut salad, pancetta wrapped chicken).

Thank JohnFLUB
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and so glad we went there. I had Lamb Shoulder Rack with middle eastern flavours and my husband chose the steak with salad and chips - both were good sized meals. Dessert was good too. We sat outside and had lovely views over the town. The staff were helpful and friendly. Would highly... More 

Thank campouk
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So by my title you would expect a better result from my review. My wife had a lamb rack which was delicious however the portion size was definitely on the very small side for the price of $34. I had a chicken (Pancetta-Wrapped Chicken Breast with a Cheese Stuffing) and I am sorry to say that there was no cheese... More 

Thank Russ B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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157 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are only a couple cafes in the vicinity of the Waitomo Caves. Huhu was recommended by Lonely Planet and we agree it is the best choice. There is seating inside and outside on a comfortable patio. The lamb curry is nicely seasoned and the portions are ample. The extensive menu offers something for everyone in the family. Very good,... More 

Thank Greg B
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant came recommended by the owner of our accommodation and we're so glad it was. We opted for the snacks and deserts rather than the mains! The portion sizes are very generous and as such good value for money! The rocket, pear and walnut salad was fabulous as were the muscles and the homemade bread! The Apple and blueberry... More 

Thank Tanya F
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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171 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These people know how to cook. We are here three nights and enjoyed every bite. Very good food parings with the main meals and the accompanying veggies, starch, etc. This restauant would be one of the best anywhere.

Thank jeanlf
Sayreville, New Jersey
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate dinner here, while staying in Waitomo for one night in March. I'd suggest to make reservations because it seemed busy. Appetizers and meals were great! We had some of the best food on our trip here!

Thank Ksantoro
Norwich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for the 2 nights we were in Waitomo. The staff were particularly friendly and welcoming. The restaurant has won awards for its beef and lamb and they were very good. You do have to book though as it is very popular.

Thank ChrisJ69

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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, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?