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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 166 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Had an amazing evening at Araxi with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. We made a late reservation and arrived a little bit early. We were lead to the bar where we had a wonderful experience with the wine expert who helped us pre-select our wine before our reservation. Had a drink at the bar (and ate some unreal truffle... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Arrived and was seated promptly by the lovely hostess. The service was fantastic from start to finish. Kiwi Ben looked after us and made us feel so welcome. We really couldn't fault anything. The food was exceptional. Worth the cost!

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Vancouver
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were in Whistler celebrating a family wedding, and had a group of nine booked for dinner. We never specified that it was a special occasion or anything but somehow ended up being seated in a beautiful private room (possibly the wine room?). The service was absolutely flawless, with our server handling multiple food allergies and preferences (generally admitted with... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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71 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We had a small family dinner at Araxi. None of us had been there before and wanted to try it out. The food was great as well as excellent service. I had a steak and it was prepared very nicely. The rest all had seafood to good reviews. It was a little bit loud in the restaurant but it wasn't... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We went to araxi for dinner last night, it was the last day of the 5 course spacial. Not or first time here, we lived it last time do we decided to come again. It was a great idea! The girls at the for were really friendly, we were a bit early for our reservation but they hung our coats... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

We took advantage of Araxi's $33 for 5 courses menu - what a deal! They were full-size courses that were delicious. There were enough choices for me who doesn't eat red meat, too. Best of all was the service - the dishes were perfectly timed and they didn't rush us at all. All the staff help each other out and... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you are looking for a nice place for a special occasion, then Araxi is the go to place in Whistler... Pricing is a little over the top of most people's budgets and for such an upscale restaurant, I found the menu somewhat lacking in variety and choice... I ordered the scallops which were excellent but portion sizes are questionable... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Me and my husband had dinner at Araxi during Cornucopia and though food quality was good, we thought the restaurant was overrated given all the hype we had heard about. Perhaps the place is more for bar scene goers. Our prawn roll appetizer was delicious however we both were disappointed with the overall menu choices. Thought that the selection of... More

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Richmond, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Araxi doesn't have a very exciting menu, but the quality was very good. Unfortunately, can't really compare it other fine dining restaurants around Vancouver (Hawksworth, Five Sails, Cioppinos, etc)

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Araxi serves erxcellent food and creates an up-beat dining experience. We were attended by a wonderful waiter in training who made our evening most enjoyable with his knowledge and good humour. The restaurant is very busy and the noise level is right up there, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. I would eat here often if I were at Whistler regularly.

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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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