Blast from the Past
Sheraton Waikiki’s nostalgic poolside bar offers up good eats and great ambiance.
Unwind in a place that’s tailored to recall Waikiki’s heyday, when classic Hollywood celebrities converged upon the renown resort from the ’20s through ’60s—The Edge of Waikiki.
Like the handsome actors and gorgeous starlets that flocked to the Waikiki of yesteryear, you’ll revel in the fact that The Edge of Waikiki is a place to unwind, where you can feel secluded, yet still a part of all the seaside oasis’ energy.
Sheraton Waikiki’s signature pool bar gets its name from its location, situated adjacent the infinity edge pool on one side and the Pacific on the other. There’s nothing quite as soothing as sitting under an umbrella, listening to the waves’ lullaby as cooling breezes kiss your skin. Indeed, you can drift into a sweet reverie watching surfers and catamarans make the most of the ocean beyond, as sun worshippers float their cares away in the pool.
And that’s just the scene during the day. At night, The Edge turns into a hot spot featuring entertainment by some of Hawai‘i’s most accomplished musicians (including some Na Hoku Award-winners— that’s Hawai‘i’s version of the Grammys) and dancers. Adding even more sizzle is the nightly fire knife show.
The Edge of Waikiki serves up features “Vint-Edge” cocktails such as Over the Edge (An Edge of Waikiki original: Skyy pineapple, Midori, pineapple and lime juice), Classic Mai Tai and the Chi Chi (with its refreshing coconut and pineapple flavors, it’s a taste of the islands).
The food here also pleases. Chef Matt Naula worked at creating a Hawaiian-inspired menu to match perfectly with the cocktails and surroundings. Must-trys include Chef D’s ‘ahi poke “Longboard,” (a delightful dish of contrasting flavors and textures: ‘ahi poke, mozzarella, parsley and scallions, drizzled with aioli, all atop a flat bread), “Kahuku shrimp truck” garlic shrimp and market fresh fish tacos served up on flour tortillas with chimichurri and avocado.
The Edge of Waikiki is just that—the point where yesteryear and the modern era meet, where vintage Hawaiiana is celebrated along with a menu and setting made for today’s diners.
The Edge of Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave. [D:7 Waikiki Map]