Harajuku Izakaya



Sunday – Thursday 5–10:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5–11pm


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  • Cliff Brian Mai Mika
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Aki Kaltenbach – Owner
Donne Thornton – Manager
Chef – Clifford Chi


Harajuku opened in 2011 and is located above the Royal Bank in Whistler Village. We serve quick tapas-style food popular in “Izakayas”, casual Japanese gastropubs popular throughout Japan. Harajuku’s interior is inspired by Tokyo in the early 1900s. Our cosy nooks and large booths make it suitable for locals and visitors alike.


“Outstanding!!! I have been in a few times and have always enjoyed it, so I decided to plan my partner’s 25th surprise birthday dinner and the staff were even more incredible than usual!! The food is always delicious and coming from living in Japan for three seasons this is the place to make you feel like you are right back there! Top service, amazing happy staff, lovely food and such a fun atmosphere the restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for making our night so incredible.” – Via Tripadvisor

“Essentially just awesome. Booked here without any knowledge of what to expect – and left absolutely delighted. Food was seriously good (would pass as great in downtown Tokyo). Decor and atmosphere was authentic and fun. Staff were a delight. Nice mix of customers – not the boring crowd in the over-priced places.” – Via Tripadvisor