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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
+1 808-885-6325
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (169 reviews)
“salad” (85 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65-1227 Opelo Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

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...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 19 August 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!

Thank Miranda C
Reviewed 4 August 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...More

Thank TravellingTexasMom
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

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...More

Thank fooddentista
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 12 June 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!

Thank jainsterk
Reviewed 10 May 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...More

Thank lotusandthebee
Reviewed 18 April 2014

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...More

Thank SuzyQ62
Reviewed 18 April 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...More

Thank trivia22
Reviewed 7 April 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....More

Thank IMB95
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Do you have gluten free options?
10 February 2016|
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Response from Kmosean | Reviewed this property |
They also prepare delicious soups and salads that would provide gluten free solutions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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