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Araxi
Araxi

Araxi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.araxi.com
  • Phone: (604) 932-4540
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant 5pm - 11pm

    Raw Bar 5pm - midnight

    Bar 3pm - midnight

    Sunday Brunch 10am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: James Walt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Araxi Cookbook $45



    Chef James Walt features seasonality in this exquisite award winning cookbook from one of the finest restaurants in Canada.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Whistler Village Square
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available under Blackcomb Lodge or in the Whistler Blackcomb day lots.
A word from Araxi
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Great tasting food and presentation. Attentive service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Pricey but exceptional. Oysters are some of the best I've had. Our two entrees were wonderful. Great wine list."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I loved this place, the food and service are outstanding. Our server, very handsome outdoorsy young Frenchman (can't remember his name) was the best. We just cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. We had a oyster sampler paired with champagne, steak and venison as well as dessert. Everything tasted so clean, fresh and wonderful. We didn't have the best table location and it didn't matter, that's how great everything was."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted a nice restaurant to go to for a special occasion. This restaurant showed up as having vegetarian options when I was doing an internet search for restaurants in Whistler. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they have a separate vegetarian menu which is not advertised on their web site. We were not disappointed by the food or service even when there was a slight mix up with our food which they dealt with quickly and efficiently and gave me a salad to tide me over."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Araxi for many years & consider the food, service, wine, decor, etc outstanding! Chef James prepares delicious & fantastic dishes. A most place to dine when you go to Whistler."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We've been to Araxi several times before but this weekend was a particularly good experience. We sat outside at the bar and enjoyed oysters, caviar and two spectacular entrees. One of the best food experiences of the year for us."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was my boyfriend's Birthday - a weekend getaway to Whistler - and Araxi had been recommended. We stopped for a glass of wine the afternoon before, mentioned we had reservations for dinner the next night and were fortunate to have the same waiter both days. He not only remembered the wine we'd had the previous day but was able to guide us to a similar but different wine and consulted with the sommelier. The wine was excellent! We split a fabulous salad and ordered venison and beef cheeks (both new to us) and everything was beautifully presented and delicious! Our waiter was attentive and friendly and we had a memorable evening, complete with a Happy Birthday plate of 4 tiny treats. A delightful evening! We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great experience. Oysters were nice and small with a perfect sauce to accompany them. We had the Seafood Trio appetizer to start. Best scallop roll I've ever had and I eat a lot of rolls. The salmon was really refreshing and beautiful. I love Ahi and Albacore tuna but this dish felt like it was missing something and didn't taste that fresh. The steak tenderloin was perfectly cooked and the demi wasn't too rich. I had the scallop main course and they were perfectly cooked with carrots and summer peas. Beautiful colors on all the dishes we ordered. Too full for dessert. Really enjoyed our server Sam. Amazing table maintenance and really appreciated his recommendations. Music was way too quiet though. Will be back for sure."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was very good, service appeared pretentious and scripted, and the atmosphere was that of a library and bank lobby. Most restaurants provide meals to accommodate all budgets to spare some guests from any potential embarrassment. Araxi's attempt to accomplish this is to title the appetizer menu, 'Small Plates'. When my wife and I made our reservation nearly 12 months prior, we had no idea that we also needed to start an Araxi savings plan. They do provide a good narrative to soften the wine price shock, if that works for you."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food and service was wonderful! It is definitely in the plan for my wife and I to go back when we are in town again. Only complaint was that they could use more sound absorbing material to create a more romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is one of our favourite places and the food has always been outstanding.This time however it was good but lacking in flair and creativity. The menu and choices seemed more pedestrian than we remembered. any great place can have an off night so we will try again."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food and service was exceptional. The diversity of the menu is noteworthy. Great sampling of oysters."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was great and the staff is wonderful! I had two French guests and the waitress was speaking to them in French. They were very excited."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a great afternoon of food, drinks and conversation. The ambiance was terrific and it made for a memorable patio lunch. We came back with a larger group for dinner that same day and did it all over again."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Other than the oysters, the food is mediocre and did not live up to the reviews posted. We had the special of the day (fish) which was a mixture of flavors that all competed with each other and a tasteless fish. There are better options, especially at those prices."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Underwhelmed and surprised! Having eaten here years ago and at Cin Cin I expected a wonderful meal. The scallop entree was just ok. The portion was minimal and the scallops were cut at least in half. My friend had the prawn risotto and felt the same. I'm thinking it is just a tourist destination. Really disappointed. Won't go again as there are a lot of wonderful restaurants in Whistler."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is our 2nd time to Araxis in 6 months, and each time it has equaled or exceeded expectations. The food is interesting, with outstanding preparation. Each dish has an interesting combination of flavors. The Wine list is very extensive, it can be intimidating, but will certainly satisfy anybody knowledgeable about wines. The service is also very good, you have a waiter and support waiter plus sommelier plus bus persons looking after your needs. We will definitely go again. The only negative, is the noise level, which can be a bit high for conversation across the table."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food and service were both fantastic!!! Was our most expensive meal (by far) during our week in Whistler, but worth every dollar!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I took my mom to Whistler for mini trip. My friends recommended Araxi for nice dinner. We enjoyed every dish. Plus, service was outstanding. Araxi would be the restaurant I will go again whenever I go Whistler."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Superior service, great food, romantic settings, and reasonable pricing. Lots of wine, too bad I have to drive after dinner!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Way under staff, then why do you keep adding to the reservation book? Reservations for 8pm at the bar with the wife. Made a note that we were interested in a tasting menu. got a phone call the day of our reservations at 4pm letting us know that the kitchen was way too busy to accommodate a tasting menu for 2. The reservation agent made me feel like it would probably be best if we cancelled. We got to the restaurant and the 2 hostess had a hard time sitting us down. The staff did not seem like, more like they obviously were, overworked and looked annoyed and tired, and rushed. Our server at the bar later confirmed our suspicions. I ordered lobster that was on the menu, they had none. I ordered caviar, on the menu, none. igomoretosaynospace"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Excellent food and service (thanks Stewart). Really enjoyed everything- food was top notch."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "There are only a few words to that I have Outstanding , Excellent ,"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "6 of us went to Araxi to celebrate our friend's upcoming wedding. The service was amazing, the food was incredible and the atmosphere was great."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I lived in BC for 3 yrs and kept meaning to try this place out, it did NOT disappoint! The oysters...soooooo good (properly shucked, zero she'll out of the approximately 18 our table had) The risotto. ..wow...wow...wow Truffle fries, you can actually taste truffle!..too many disappointments at so many restaurants so always a treat when it's done right"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was OK not great - given the reviews I read, I expected more. Tables were very close together so it was difficult for the servers to get by easily. Wine selection was VERY expensive."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Araxi's for the first time even though we have been going to a Whistler for over 28 years. We could have been seated at a nicer table as there were some available but the service and food was excellent. Our waiter was very helpful in suggesting certain items and was quick and attentive. I would recommend Araxi's to anyone wanting a great food experience..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We go to Whistler once or twice a year and always eat at Araxi one of the nights. Like its sister restaurants in Vancouver, food is very good, and the service is superb, which is not always the Whistler case with a young transient work force."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Araxi restaurant to enjoy nice food, drinks and spoil ourselves with a great evening out. The food was absolutely amazing. We ordered the Araxi four-course special and the only word to describe the food is extraordinary. A great mix of flavours, textures and a chance to try a range of the courses served at Araxi made our visit. As I am working within the Hospitality industry in Whistler, I will highly recommend Araxi restaurant to guests as well as to my colleagues. We decided to give you 4 out of 5 Stars !!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My experience at Araxi's Restaurant is unforgettable. The food is exquisite. The presentation of the food on the plates is outstanding. The servers are friendly and experienced at informing you about the various plates, specials and drinks available. My overall experience will have me returning to Araxi's Restaurant next time I am in Whistler."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We were in Whistler for our anniversary so Araxi was a natural choice to celebrate. Although the village was quiet, Araxi was full of life! They had a mid week prix-fix special, which was a pleasant surprise as we were able to sample 4 amazing dishes for a reasonable price. I would come back again without question, especially with the prix-fix option! Delicious food and amazing wine list!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We have dined here a few times and have not been disappointed. Great food, service and atmosphere!!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My Partner and I work a lot. So for our anniversary we decided to jet up to Whistler from Vancouver for a couple days of TLC. We chose Araxi because they had an amazing price (39$) on a 4 course dinner that basically left us breathless. I am in the Culinary industry and I know that we should have paid $70 minimum for that quality of dining. It wS absolutely amazing and thr servers were knowledgable and the wine list was not lacking by any standard. I highly recomend Araxi. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This place met all my expectations of a high end restaurant. I have been wanting to go since it was featured on Hell's kitchen. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food at Araxi was absolutely fantastic. It was very busy and alittle to noisy to be able speak at a comfortable level. But this was near the end of their specials."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This Restaurant deserves every award in the Book. Their attention to detail from a Gastronomic and Service perspective are as good as it gets. Thouroughly recommended. As local business owners, we recommend and use this top Restaurant on a regular basis."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service! Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I took my two (young adult) kids to Araxi's in Whistler for a special dinner out. We opted for the 5-course prix fixe menu, and they did an outstanding job on all fronts- food, service, ambience, etc. catering willingly to our special diets (gluten & dairy-free, vegetarian). The food especially was outstanding- the duck breast and foie gras sausage heavenly! Our server was friendly, super helpful and attentive while allowing us to take our time with our meal, even though we were one of the last to leave...All I can say is, thank for a wonderful family dinner! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Our family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) had brunch at Araxi. The food, service and atmosphere were exceptional. Tip - as vegetarians, the kids menu didn't have much that my children were interested in so instead, we ordered from the regular sides menu. My son ended up ordering more pancakes after the first order he liked them so much, and the potato cakes were exceptional. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food at Araxi was exceptional and the ambience was very romantic. The service was very good and the timing in the delivery of the various courses was great I would highly recommend this restaurant for a cozy couple or a group of friends."
    Dined on 5/22/2014