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65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+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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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best pizza that I had in Hawaii. Worth a visit. Clean and friendly atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Reasonably priced. Everyone enjoyed as much as I did.

Thank Stephanie E
Waimea, Hawaii
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but fun. Food is good and fresh. Casual. Pizza to salads to fresh fish to desserts. Beer and wine available. Very local crowd

Thank 808Snickers
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Their turkey burgers are sensational and so are their wonderful salads!, I love their Super Food salad with quinoa and their Vintner's salad with pecans and apples, too. Not to mention their superb Caesar salad. Not crazy about their pizza, because I'm spoiled by Big Island Pizza and Bianelli's. It's very pretty inside and perfect for family dining.

Thank pam892
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103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here heading back from Hilo. Pizza was smaller than expected, and on the expensive side. Once was enough. Much better options in the area

Thank DjVinyljunke
Butterfield, Minnesota, United States
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

If you're looking for that cute place with great food and not over run with tourists, this is the spot! It's not much to look at and you really have to be looking for it to find it, but you'll be glad you found it! We had a bruschetta that was absolutely amazing! I can't even describe the taste explosion... More 

Thank TeacherTamiMc
Paauilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Pau used to be our favorite" go to" restaurant for special occasions and lunch. Since change of ownership, this is our second negative experience. My visiting niece had the portobello sandwich which was good. Her Vintner's salad came with no pecans. I ordered my Vintner's salad with 1/2 caesar & 1/2 vinegar dressings on the side explaining my vinegar acid... More 

Thank Kulalaniwindsong
Grass Valley, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We dined on fresh ahi along with a caesar salad that were to die for! Pau is not a pizza place only. The food here is incredible and food we will remember always. It was fresh, unique, and served with true aloha spirit! We were entertained while sitting next to the owner's mother! Mahalo to the the Pau crew!

Thank KristiTomB
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Chose this spot on the fly so we could rendezvous with friend. Service was prompt and we enjoyed our choices. Friends had been here before so I was newbie. Friends had the portobello burger and turkey burgers with sides of the superfoods salad and I had the large superfood salad. It was a varied combo of quinoa, brown rice, edamame,... More 

Thank yosconnie
Waimea, Hawaii
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467 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The new owner has done a great job upgrading food and service. Lunch was very enjoyable here. Look forward to having dinner here.

Thank BigIsleFoodie
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Pau in Waimea has large generous servings. Sandwiches, salads, pizza And other great offerings. Today's special was a Shoyu ahi burger. Pizzas are very large so be aware when ordering. Salads are really good. They also serve an artichoke hummus with pita slices and vegetables Next visit we are eager to try other items. Save room for their mud pie.... More 

Thank Sandra W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, 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 Road, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • 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?