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Araxi Restaurant + Bar

4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-932-4540
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Ranked #5 of 164 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Whistler Village Square
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
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Whistler, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We recently had the pleasure of Araxi's 4 courses. The wine service was superbly professional. Variety of raw oyster first course excellent. The duck magret cooked perfectly, the de-constructed black forest cake to finish was too good. To my palate the best food in Whistler with service always on point. But what makes Araxi a step ahead in Whistler's fine... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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19 reviews 19 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We went with our 3 kids and ordered fresh oysters, Canadian triple a beef tenderloin, truffle fries, lobster cocktail, rack of lamb and the Valrhona chocolate fondant. Absolutely delicious! We cleaned out our plates. The service was attentive & courteous. We will definitely be back.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We didn't have any plans for dinner on our first night and sort of just wandered into Araxi since it looked nice through the window. We were glad to see that they had a 4 course tasting menu so my husband and I each got that and we were very happy with each and every course. Their oysters 5 ways... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We chose the 4 course menu and were delighted with all our selections. It offered extremely good value without sacrificing taste and quality! The service was impeccable. Our meal was served in a timely fashion. We were never rushed nor were we ever wondering when our next course would come! This is a very well managed restaurant. The atmosphere was... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Words cannot describe the exceptional meal I had at Araxi this week. I have always been put off that the restaurant may be a bit high brow, however, when I was reading one of the local magazines I discovered that Araxi was offering a 4 course menu for $39.00. Never one to overlook a bargain, my husband and I booked... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Our duck tasted like it was boiled and robbed of its juices and flavour. Our server was boring, had little personality, and provided no input throughout our meal. It took almost an hour after seating before we had our first course in front of us, and this was a Wednesday night and was a cold first course. When we commented... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Probably the best dinner in Whistler! Great menu selection, great wine, great atmosphere and a great big dent in your wallet ;)

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New Westminster,B.C.
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It was a great restaurant to go for the special occasion. I had a 4 course menu. Selection for this particular menu was excellent. I like the way they try to use local produce and all. I was surprise to see how good they make their sushi rice. But my only concern was luck of fresh( I mean raw) vegetable... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Everything we ordered were truly delicious.SStarted at the bar, wonderful drinks and a helpful staff. Main plate was the duck breast, amazing! True international cuisine in the heart of whistler!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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134 reviews 134 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

what a great restaurant. We've had lovely food on our holiday but this restaurant was the best. The service was exceptional. We had a wonderful attentive waitress. The food was perfect. I have been looking for the perfect Risotto for 12 years since I first had one in Rome. The mushroom risotto at Arexis is simply exquisite. Thank you for... More 

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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: Seafood, Contemporary, Bar

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