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Pau

65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808-885-6325
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Ranked #6 of 62 restaurants in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Okay when we walked in we were craving pizza. We saw pre-made dough and said..oh no this is going to be terrible...We drove thirty five minutes to get here, so we were committed. We ordered the whole hog(bacon, pepperoni, salami, ham, sausage).and had some soup..tomato bisque. Everything was great.pizza was crispy on the bottom, the dough had good chew, and... More

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I don't like pizza but their pizza special drew me in. Their arugula, onion, tomato pizza and super food salad was phenomenal and a great price! We also enjoyed their mushroom risotto seasoned with fresh herbs. The staff was also very friendly and cheerful.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Really great food and value for money. Very fresh, tasty and healthy salads paired with perfect thin crust pizza. I wish I could find a place like this at home!

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Pau is a quaint café in the sleepy little country town of Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaii. It's hidden away in the back of a small business center- an unassuming little gem, which in all honesty, is part of its charm. When you go to Pau, you almost feel like you've found a secret spot that only a lucky few have had... More

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Seattle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch and had their daily pizza and salad special, three slices and a side salad. Both were good, although the crust was a little too hard, almost like it was premade. The service was fast and very friendly. If they did their pizza crust differently, I would give them 5 stars. It seems hard to... More

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Mercer Island, WA USA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We visited Pau for the first dinner of our February vacation week, and we liked it so much we went back for our last dinner. On both our visits, a friendly welcome set the tone for a relaxed and very pleasant meal. Everyone working there was smiling and genuinely happy to see us, and all the other diners were having... More

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Scotch Plains
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125 reviews 125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We travelled to waimea for lunch and were referred to Pau for lunch by a local couple. The place is very cute in the back of the property that also houses Merriman's -a much more upscale place. The food was fresh, organic and well prepared. We had chicken Caesar salad and a delicious turkey, ham, cheese and smothered onion panini....there... More

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Oxnard, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was a very pleasant surprise on the Big Island where sometimes food can be expensive and disappointing. This was neither. They serve a $9 three slice pizza with salad special. The food was excellent and we also each had very good wines by the glass. We will be returning and we are recommending this to the guests at our... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Been eathing here for 4 years. Pizza is good but not in same league as Underground Pizza. Salads are fresh and delicious, especially "Vinters" Turkey burger is great. Deserts are yum. Casual and pleasant.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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

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