From the outside, Pau is a very unassuming place located in Waimea next to the more popular Merriman's. But inside you'll find a wonderful dining experience. When you walk-in there is a large counter fronting the kitchen where you can place take-out orders, and off to the right is the dining room. When we were there only two people were working, so the service was a little slow, but we were on vacation so we weren't in any hurry.
We started with a bowl of edamame (huge and seasoned with some kind of sesame dressing for $4) and the special cheese bread (delicious but the portion was very small for $7). Then we moved on to the main event...pizza. Pau's menu features lots and lots of pizzas with very interesting combinations...or you can build your own from the 30 or so toppings to choose from. They offer all the standard choices, plus lots of interesting veggies like artichoke hearts and spinach. We built our own with pepperoni, feta, pesto, and mushrooms, and it was out of this world. Everything was incredibly fresh and the pizza was huge (I think it was about $25 or so). We took several slices home to eat for breakfast and it was just as good the next day. The salads also looked delicious but we just didn't have the room.
In short, if you're looking for a reasonably priced place to go for dinner, or even a place where you can grab something to go, Pau is the place to go. The food isn't quite as good as some of the other restaurants we went to, but we also spent at least 3 times as much money at those other places.
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