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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 60 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
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English first
Waimea, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Open for lunch and dinner, this is the go to place for a healthy meal in Waimea. Eat in or take out. I like their salads- any salad is full of taste and salad dressings very tasty. Pizzas yummy, not heavy or filling- thin crust, lighly covered with variety of toppings. This is one place you can get goat cheese... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stopped by for lunch on a weekday and it was great. The service was fast and friendly. We both had the fresh fish sandwich of the day and it was delicious. It's a great little restaurant tucked in behind Merriman's.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were a giant party of family reuniting in Kohala with lots of kids of varying ages. We were looking for a place nearby that could accommodate our large party where we would be free of worry about keeping kids quiet for long stretches and ensuring everyone found something they'd be happy to eat, without breaking the bank. Pau did... More

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Every time I come back for a visit on thr big island, I am always looking for something other than the typical local food. I stumbled upon Pau restaurant and was extremely surprised with the choices they offered. The pizza, title sandwich with homemade bread and Habari cheese was delicious. The superfood, salad with quinoa, Edamame and feta was also... More

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The pizza here was great. The restaurant is easy to miss but it is a great local spot! It also wasn't very expensive. Try the garlic bread!

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Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We drove up from Mauna Lani for lunch. It was about a 25-minute drive, not too bad. Pau is tucked back in the shopping center with Merriman's and has limited parking, so you may have to circle the lot a time or two. We shared the pepperoni pizza (as my husband is not an adventurous eater), and it was delicious!... More

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San Jose, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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