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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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    Very good
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food -good value

As a couple, we went to Araxi in May 2015. The food was generally excellent (dessert cake was a bit dry) and five courses for CAN$33.00 was a 'steal'. Highly recommended for outstanding food and service. Our server, Adrienne, was top drawer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Dennison M
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Phuket, Thailand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Phuket, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As a couple, we went to Araxi in May 2015. The food was generally excellent (dessert cake was a bit dry) and five courses for CAN$33.00 was a 'steal'. Highly recommended for outstanding food and service. Our server, Adrienne, was top drawer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Went for fixed price menu mid-week: 5 courses at $33 and was surprised by the quality, attentiveness and the full portion of the food. It's not tamed down like other special deals. Very impressed.

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Whistler, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Continues to get locals choice awards year after year. Along with the Rim Rock that is a perennial favourite as well. Araxis has a great ambiance, creative food that evolves and changes. Wine list has won numerous awards including one of the very best Sommeliers in the business in Samantha. Management is skilled, experienced and committed to excellence. You won't... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Araxi has a great deal Sunday to Thursday right now. A 5 course meal for $33. The portions were a good size and the variety was excellent. The presentation of each course was beautiful. I can't say enough nice things about the servers.

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Canmore, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We got the 33rd anniversary 5 courses at an incredible price, $33!? Really? That's cheap for what we've got. Quality of ingredients was incredible, sauces and vinaigrette so tasty and subtle at the same time. The duck breast was probably the best we ever had. Trout was excellent too. The charcuterie plate was delicious with a perfect foie gras, poached... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Reservation was made based on the "best in Whistler". The menu was limited. Quality of food was good, wine list was acceptable. The presentation was good, service was friendly and efficient. The prices were high relative to other good restaurants in Whistler. We paid C$450 for 4 people with one bottle of wine C$54 The noise level in this restaurant... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I dined a Araxi with my husband, Son and his partner on Mother's Day and enjoyed their 5 Course Dinner special. We had the most exquisite dinner and I must say the Duck main course was the best I have ever experienced. It was so tender and delicious. The service was very good on such a busy night. We would... More 

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Vancouver
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I hadn't been to Araxi in years and decided to go there with a colleague while attending a conference. We were surprised to find a Five course offering which all three of us went for. I had the tenderloin which was exquisite. There was also a great selection of wines. The service was excellent and we all had a great... More 

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Milan, Italy
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A special dinner was organized in this restaurant. We spent a very nice time with finger food and main course ( rice, fish etc) A very nice place in the heart of Whistler.

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We too were lucky to take advantage of Araxi's 33rd anniversary & enjoy a 5 course meal for $33.00. The food was amazing & the service superlative. Each course was exquisite & the portion size perfect & not overwhelming. There were 3 of us & we all agreed that it was one of our best meals ever! The ambience was... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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