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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
+1 808-885-6325
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Honokaa, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We eat here often & love the pizza & salad lunch. Super food salad with quinoa & whatever delicious pizza, 3 slices! Always a treat. Only downside, it can be noisy if you wanted to talk at your table.

Thank 808Folks
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cuban sandwich was very tasty. I was in a hurry so I appreciated the efficient service. The waitress was cheerfull.

Thank KiminKamuela
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to see what the restaurant was like. A very clean and appealing 40 plus seat eatery. We had a salad, good homemade dressing, one large was enough for two and a classic pizza. It was about a15 minute wait for the pizza which was perfect timing with the salad being served first. Thin crust pizza with a sweet... More 

Thank Marc S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ive had friends recommend this place to me a few times, decided to try it out myself and was left wishing I ate someplace else. Ordered a salad and a pizza and was sorely disappointed. The items were described as being made with fresh ingredients, I guess they were going with the all natural allure ( the price certainly indicated... More 

Thank Kawika C
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our 10 day stay on the Kohala coast. Food in that area is VERY expensive, and it was worth a short drive to Waimea to eat the daily slice at Pau. You get very high quality pizza (about 3 smaller slices) and a fresh salad for $11. To put that in perspective, a large cheese... More 

Thank csthacker
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We were told that we "had" to try this restaurant and were pleasantly surprised by both the quality of the food and friendly service at the restaurant. Frequented by both locals and tourists, with one local telling us this was her favorite restaurant in Waimea, you cannot go wrong to pick Pau for a meal.

Thank Nash W
Puyallup, Washington
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We had just returned from driving Mana Road and Pau had good reviews. The server who took us to our table and took our order was an excellent waitress. You saw how she cared about her customers. She actually left us in the middle of our meal to help in kitchen and closing duties. Would have liked at least I... More 

Thank 0212013
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

They have a special of 1/4 pizza and a gourmet salad for a reasonable price. Vegetarian option. Upscale toppings. Good food sourcing practices, to the extent they can. Casual cafe seating, interesting art and music. Sometimes a bit slow. The fish sandwich was good too. Very nice staff.

Thank Aravel F
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding local fare. Pau personality shines through in the outstanding salads and fresh ingredients. Great work and worth the stop in Waimea!

Thank Carbo787
Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Adjacent and across the street from more upscale and finer dining restaurants, one of which we loved, the other not at all, Pau was perfect for a super salad of quinoa and local island produce, candied pecans, and grapes topped with fish of the day in small or large sizes. That suited appetites, both hearty and limited for whatever reason.

Thank Sandy J W

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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
$10 - $15
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?