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Edging Into Eclectic, Local Fare

By Alana Folen Photos By Leah Friel
August 19, 2012

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Take a step over the edge into a vast world of eclectic cuisine at The Edge of Waikiki. Perched next to Sheraton Waikiki Hotel’s Infinity edge pool, this signature pool bar was inspired by Waikiki’s A-listers of yesteryear. Here you’ll find a vibrant, adult-only atmosphere offering up “Vint-Edge” cocktails and so much more.

According to Sheraton Waikiki’s executive sous chef Brett Villarmia, The Edge of Waikiki recently showcased its new and improved menu about three weeks ago, which presents diners with “Hawaiianized-Americano” cuisine.

“What we’re doing is taking classic American food and introducing local ingredients and a little bit of island flair. We’re steering away from the bar/pub-style cuisine,” he says, noting that The Edge originally played off of a Tex-Mex dining concept.

Headliners off the new menu, include Chilled Rice Noodle Salad ($14), Fire Grilled Hamburger “Paniolo” ($14), Buffalo Chicken Hoagie ($14), FBI “from the Big Island” grilled flat bread longboard ($15) and Chef D’s Ahi Poke grilled flat bread longboard ($16).

“We introduced a new style of cuisine here — we made it a little more sexy,” Villarmia explains. “We have the best pool in the world, which overlooks Waikiki beach, so we wanted to bring the food up to that same level.

“Our Chef D’s Ahi Poke longboard is a must-try,” he adds. “Instead of your traditional pizza we feature a rectangular flat bread. This one is topped with diced Hawaiian ahi, ‘Poke’ aioli, Hirabara spinach and red onions. For dessert, you have to try our Island Fruit Bowl with Almond Float ($10), a refreshing dish of pineapple, watermelon, strawberries and berries.”

The Edge of Waikiki

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
2255 Kalakaua Ave.
922.4422
Daily, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.