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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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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little local pizza house with good dinner plates and a good wine selection. We used to stop everytime we drove to Waimea but found they closed not according to their posted hours but arbitrarily. The one thing any restaurant should do is stick to their posted hours unless there is an emergency. The posted hours are an implied... More 

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United States
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181 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice business meeting at Pau. The food was fresh and good. The guys enjoyed the pizza/salad special. I had the sandwich special. It's nothing fancy, but a pleasant atmosphere. I don't know that I would patronize the restaurant for dinner, but it fit the bill for lunch.

Thank Katherine L
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time at this restaurant for us. The last time, we had a good pizza but, the service wasn't the best. Last night, we thought we would try it again and had a very good pasta meal BUT, we both walked out hungry. We are a couple in our 60s so, we don't have big appetites either.... More 

Thank potaracke
Honokaa, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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 October 12, 2016 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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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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 September 18, 2016 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 September 18, 2016

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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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?