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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 2013
Price range: $25 - $45
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Araxi is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. We had a large group of 10 on a ski trip to Whistler and Araxi took wonderful care of us. All the appetizers and entrees were incredible. Wine list was fabulous. Service was terrific. Does not get any better especially for a large group. We liked Araxi so well we came back... More

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UK
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Visited here in April for our wedding meal. Food was first class. I started with the octopus and prawns followed by the Halibut - both were delicious and I was disappointed not to have room for the amazing cheese selection. Service was good, quite formal, but I would highly recommend for a special occasion.

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food is pretty good..fine dining...great ambience. We made a reservation so we saved the issue of waiting. It's undeniably one of the well-recommended restaurants at Whistler. We visited here on our 2nd night. Service was excellent while serving, and giving us recommendations on what is on the menu and what oysters to choose from. There is a huge variety... More

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Seattle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of the few places where taste & presentation and service match up with the prices. It's our treat to ourselves when we go to Whistler. Had a multi choice separate vegetarian menu by request. Mushroom risotto one of the best I've had. Friends were pleased with the tuna nicoise & steaks. We shared donuts and chocolate fondant which were... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Dined here with a close friend and chose to have a few starters rather than main courses. The menu is very seafood oriented, with only a few other options. Pricing is what your would expect for such a fine establishment. However, as nice as the waiter was, I absolutely despise being continually interrupted during a meal. I find it unprofessional... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was one of the best meals we have had in a while - the service was excellent and the food was gorgeous. I had the oyster starter which was divine. The place was packed and the atmosphere was excellent. Ok, it's not cheap but it was a great evening - recommended!

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Vancouver, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

After hearing many rave reviews, we recently dined at Araxi for the first time. It was one of the best meals we've had in a long time and we really can't find a single thing to fault them for. The service was impeccable from the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left. We started off with... More

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vancouver
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went to Araxi the night before my husband's 65th birthday. We happened to mention this to the receptionist as an aside. Well, after a delicious meal and a great wine recommended by the sommelier, the server delivered a beautiful plate of desserts with "Happy 65th birthday" written I chocolate and a candle. We were so surprised and delighted by... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was our second time to Araxi and it was just as good the second time around. We started with a cheese plate (even though it is on the dessert menu) and the 3 cheeses were delicious when paired with the tasty crostinis. My NY steak was a perfect medium and I loved the blue cheese and herb butter on... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had dinner at the wine table with 10 people. Service was excellent. Good wine list with a lot of variety. Food was good to excellent with nice presentation.

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