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10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6674
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb curry” (47 reviews)
“prawn sliders” (17 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We were really impressed to find such a nice restaurant there but the food was really great !! Delicious lamb

Thank Roxane d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I found the customer service average on this occasion. If there's one thing I hate it's waiting at the bar for 5 minutes to purchase a drink while the staff chin wag, then they serve the bloke that's just walked up to the bar with...More

Thank Aaron C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is not much choice in this area but Huhu is a great find. Meal was excellent and also the wine. We ate on the deck which was very pleasant. Good menu for such a small place.

Thank apodave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly great restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Ate all 3 meals there in our 24 hour stay. Farm to table, spot on delicious. Lamb balls were memorable.

Thank ZaMost
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Huhu - it was of particularly impressive standard given that it’s located by a regional tourist attraction, the type of place that is not necessarily known for good food! They have a wide variety of drinks and fresh meals. We...More

Thank BecFromSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can’t beat the view from this little restaurant on a hilltop. The ambiance was cool, nice variety of options. I had the gnocchi and they were perfect little pillows. My companions has beef and lamb and found them lackluster. Maybe it’s because the restaurant...More

Thank itpsd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I chose to eat lunch here based on reviews and proximity to the glowworm caves. It exceeded our expectations for sure! Everything was very tasty and we would for sure come back. We had contemplated staying at the Huhu chalet and were...More

Thank Larz1125
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Waitomo caves we all were so hungry so decide to go to HUHU cafe ..our experience was awesome..We had good choice of vegetarian food ..we like Pumkin cheedar resoto ball,Salads,garlic breads and very delicious chocolate orange Mousse ..with beautiful location..

Thank deepak10561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a dinner here with some friends. We booked ahead as they said it can get busy on a Friday. We chose to sit outside for dinner as it was a lovely evening. The house wine was a Wolf Bass Cab Sav so very good...More

Thank IainR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the little gem but even on a week night it was busy with locals and over night visitors. We emailed to book a table thank goodness. The food is tasty with clean flavours and beautifully presented. Leave room for desert they look and...More

Thank KathC687
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16 April 2015|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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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 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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