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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
+1 808-885-6325
11:00 - 20:00
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

I thought I never met a pizza I didn't like until I came here. The ingredients on the menu sounded terrific, but my first bite into the cardboard crust totally took me back. I looked behind the counter where they were making pizza, and observed pizza crusts stacked up like little flying saucers. Apparently they cook the crust first and... More 

Thank Dogandhiscoat
Paauilo, Hawaii
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

I should be grateful that any restaurants are open on Sunday in Waimea, but unfortunately, Pau was nothing special. Maybe it's best to go with the pizza here (everyone else in the room had ordered it) because the fresh fish was overcooked, the pasta primavera was without taste and the rustic tart for dessert didn't have much taste of fruit.... More 

Thank Randy S
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were driving from the volcano national park to huailaili and we found this restaurant on our way. Casual atmosphere and delicious fresh food. I had a salad with chicken and quinoa..very tasty! Would definitely recommend for a lunch.

Thank jmebf12
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

After a long drive to the east side of the island back to the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, my wife an I looked up in TripAdvisor for somewhere in Waimea to eat. Pau got a good reviews and did not let us down. There pizza was fantastic and the salads were superb! The waitress was very friendly and gave other... More 

Thank TripValue
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Of the 10 days I spent in Hawaii in February, the fresh fish I had on my sandwich at Pau was the best anywhere. The salads were delicious, the one with quinoa the best.

Thank jjbren
Snoqualmie, Washington
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

This place was recommended to us by friends and I'm passing the recommendation along. We split a pizza and salad, but had to take most of the pizza home because it was so large. Both were excellent and we were particularly impressed with the friendly service. The pizza was about $22 but I suppose that's reasonable for the area. Parking... More 

Thank Rob B
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We frequent Pau at least once a month. Their food never fails to amaze us. I love their huge thin crust pizzas as well as their delicious appetizers and desserts. Check it out if you are ever in the Waimea area, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Luvieama
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed everything in the appetizer list. Staff were very friendly and fast! We had the chocolate hazelnut moose and was a nice conclusion to a great meal.

Thank Reuben W
Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

This little restaurant makes fabulous pizza with lots of topping choices. The super food salad is amazing. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank barlar2014
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2014

I was here three years ago and it was fantastic. Stopped in two days ago and was pleased to find it just as exceptional. The sandwiches (I had mahi, she had a grinder) were delicious.

Thank Bob A

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6325

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?