There must be two restaurants named Araxi in Whister because I can't agree with any of the other reviews. We frequently eat out at nice restaurants, often at the sister restaurant of Araxi in Vancouver, so we know what to expect in a restaurant of this caliber in terms of both food quality and cost, and unfortunately Araxi didn't measure up in my opinion.
Our appetizers were both delicious, I had the Aged Cheddar Souffle, and my husband had the Spicy Tuna Rolls. Both tasted great, and were moderately priced. The problem was with dinner.
I had the Weathervane Scallops with Chorizo which tasted good, but the Scallops were very very small. My husband ordered the Lobster Risotto which was presented beautifully, really quite stunning. He had a few bites and asked me to try it and let him know what I thought. I had one bite and said to him that it was overcooked, bordering on mushy in fact.
We were in a bit of a time crunch so he decided not to send it back which was fine until we received the bill and saw that they charged us FIFTY dollars for the dish. I have never paid such a grossly overinflated price for risotto, even lobster risotto, anywhere. Especially since it contained only the claw meat, not even a whole lobster. If you're going to charge that kind of money, you'd better make sure it's perfect!
This on top of the fact that the service was only so-so made for a really poor experience. Our waiter was very nice and he tried very hard but he just didn't have a clue. I guess they have trouble finding staff to work in Whistler, but please Araxi, don't compromise!
I have no trouble paying a lot of money to eat at "fine dining" restaurants, in fact when done well I believe it's one of the greatest pleasures in life, but this just didn't measure up, and it's hard to believe that the sister restaurant of Araxi is even associated with them. The experience was like night and day.
Bottom line, I think there are better restaurants in Whister.