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Araxi Restaurant + Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
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4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada (Whistler Village Square)
+1 604-932-4540
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a...
The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Executive Chef James Walt celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby Pemberton Valley farms, where he collaborates frequently with local growers. His seasonally rotating menus also feature the freshest seafood catches direct from the Pacific Ocean. The dining room resonates with lively ambiance enhanced with fresh flowers and original works of art. The adjoining Bar is the mountain’s popular gathering place for locals and visitors, and in the summer season the patio is the nexus of Whistler’s village life, wrapped by stunning mountain vistas. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES UP TO 12 GUESTS. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT TO INQUIRE ABOUT LARGER PARTIES
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We started our meal outside but because of bees buzzing us, we requested to move inside and was able to with no problems. To start the meal, my husband ordered 2 different oysters, the beach angel & the kusshi, which he had never tasted before. He loved them. I started out with a smoked tomato... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We started our meal outside but because of bees buzzing us, we requested to move inside and was able to with no problems. To start the meal, my husband ordered 2 different oysters, the beach angel & the kusshi, which he had never tasted before. He loved them. I started out with a smoked tomato soup served over a rice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were celebrating our 14th Wedding Anniversary and when we arrived at Araxi we were seated in their wine room that was very quiet and had a window we could look out onto the Village. It was very romantic setting for us and from the very beginning our service was excellent! Our server was very pleasant and she went through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Araxi is excellently located in the middle of Whistler Village, right on the main pathway. It is known for its Oyster Bar and a menu based on mostly locally sourced food. The menu includes a great selection of seafood. We both opted for a Steelhead trout special that was delicious. Beef, duck, and rabbit entrees are also on the menu.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Chateau Whistler but decided to walk to the lower village to eat. The restaurant service at Araxi's was top notch, our waiters were knowledgable about all on the menu and about the wines they served. We each had a great sea food experience. It was super fresh and presented well. They also own another restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The flavours in all the dishes were really good. The "fresh" bread they served was rock hard and ice cold. I ordered the "fresh veggies and pasta" I didn't realize fresh veggies meant bell peppers, carrots and cucumbers.... The salmon dish had more "fresh veggies" then I did!! Plain pasta with a bit of "fresh veg" totally didn't seem worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is impressive in the food, the service and the decor. It is probably the best meal I have had while visiting British Columbia. We had reservation for 7:15 but tried to get in earlier. Well, this is no secret! This place was busy at 5:00 all the way through the evening. So we couldn't get in early but... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Booked reservation online. We were seated in a busy intersection of the restaurant and my chair got bumped at least five times. Had water bottles placed on shelf beside us and staff had discussions right beside our table. Had the lamb and it was fatty. Extremely noisy so conversation was impossible. Not very relaxing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I was pretty excited for a good seafood meal for my first night out in Whistler but sadly, Araxi didn't meet my (perhaps too high) expectations. Since the restaurant was rated so highly I expecting some prime seafood. While I have to say the oysters were excellent, the fish was a pretty big disappointment. And since the fish was what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We ate outside at around 8.30pm. No need to book. The day had cooled down but outside heaters and blankets kept us warm. I had a seared tuna and sushi salmon starter which was excellent - fresh and tasty, large portion size and a killer (good) lump of wasabi. Steak for the main course. It had a very nice sauce... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We Had no reservation but was soon found a nice table, good service and great food to match. Reasonably expensive but quality

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Additional Information about Araxi Restaurant + Bar

Address: 4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-932-4540
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
    (Whistler Village Square)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-932-4540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Executive Chef James Walt celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby Pemberton Valley farms, where he collaborates frequently with local growers. His seasonally rotating menus also feature the freshest seafood catches direct from the Pacific Ocean. The dining room resonates with lively ambiance enhanced with fresh flowers and original works of art. The adjoining Bar is the mountain’s popular gathering place for locals and visitors, and in the summer season the patio is the nexus of Whistler’s village life, wrapped by stunning mountain vistas. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES UP TO 12 GUESTS. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT TO INQUIRE ABOUT LARGER PARTIES
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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