Araxi
Araxi

Araxi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.araxi.com/
  • Phone: 6049324540x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Canadian
  • 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: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Araxi reviews from OpenTable diners
194 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (132)fit for foodies (129)notable wine list (105)romantic (81)good for groups (48)great for outdoor dining (48)neighborhood gem (42)hot spot (39)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (13)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (6)Show More
  • superb as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We did the 5 course tasting menu which was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant. The wine list is extensive, the cocktail list is really good. Also, the oyster bar is open 3pm to 5pm and is a total go-to when in Whistler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Try Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Araxi continues to provide excellent food and service. My only criticisms of it are the noise level (it is difficult to carry on a conversation with even those next to you) and the wine list which starts at almost $60 for a bottle and there is very little selection at that price range.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect every time!
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    yet another wonderful dining experience at Araxi. Consistently the best restaurant in Whistler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scallops are great
    Whistlervisitor
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Venison was a bit chewy and lacked flavor but everything else was outstanding. Sushi appetizer and dessert were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Service
    moonie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I recently visited Araxi for a Saturday dinner out. It was busier than we expected for late October! The service was outstanding all around. We ordered the beet salad and it was the best I've ever had - great presentation, delicious golden and red beets with soft mascarpone, toasted nuts, green garnishes. The venison was not quite as good. Again, beautiful presentation but a bit tough. Cappuccinos were delicious and wine list was deep yet approachable (thanks to the help of our server).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Datenightaway
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The restaurant has a fantastic location----easily walked to from so many of the hotels and central condos. The ambiance was lovely---soft lighting and beautiful linens. Our food was excellent as was our service. The Saturday night we were there was very busy so it was very loud----lots of large tables. We were at Earls the night before and couldn't hear each other----we expect that from Earls. We were hoping for a quieter night at Araxi. We still would highly recommend your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Flyndine
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We went in the off season of October. They were offering a 5 course meal for $33.00. I'd have paid much more as it was worth it! The staff is attentive and enjoyable, they recommend wine to go with your meal and came to the table and asked if anyone has food allergies. I do so thought that was very helpful. Overall I would highly recommend Araxi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Favorite
    Kirkster
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Araxi's conbines their good food and excellent service for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Natasha
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    As usual exquisite food, attentive service and personal attention. Haven't missed a beat with new ownership.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Price Fixe Menu a Hit!
    meadan
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was not my first time at Araxi. Although when Whistler restaurants offer the Price Fixe menu, I have tried other restaurants, I keep coming back to Araxi. I find the food, service and over all experience is most enjoyable at Araxi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinning experience
    Blue
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Came after 2-hr of hiking, I was ready for a good meal and decided on the 5 course set menu. There was some mixup with my reservation, but since I'm dinning alone, They offered to sit me at the lounge. Due to the colder than expected weather, I asked for a custom made drink Symphony without any ice. The drink came as comfortably warm and a real surprise, with many levels of flavours. Symphony is a good name for this mixed drink, either cold or warm (probably due to the ginger). Each course of the set menu was a nice portion, flavourful, beautifully presented, and I finished the meal throughly satisfied and not too full. The waiter even provided me with a pair of chopsticks for the Asia influenced tuna dish. The service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special menu still delivers Quality
    Nickm007VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had the 5 course set menu. As ever, it was tasty, generous and the highest quality ingredients. All for $33.00. Lower end wine was quite pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night out
    cndbaconeh
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Jessica, our server, was so kind to us and jumped into our silliness right away, making us feel comfortable. The food was delicious, and our server was very accommodating as one of the members in our party wasn't feeling well, so she packed up her food for us to take with us. I would recommend this place very highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HappyVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food Wine and Service was excellent but noise level was high
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    Blue
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    First time here. Come for the brunch and had Duck Confit Hash and a non-alchoholic cocktail Perfect Wave. The food is delicious and the drink is refresh. Will definite come back to try dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Happy Anniversary Indeed!
    Bodnarkins
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    During a recent trip to Whistler my sweetheart and I decided to check out Araxi. We had made our reservation at least a month in advance (eager diners that we are) and put a simple note in the comment section on Open Table stating that it was our anniversary. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" wish and, after a beautiful, lazy, multiple-course meal, we were treated to complimentary dessert with the same words scrawled across the plate in chocolate. Such a sweet surprise to have our special occasion remembered and recognized. We were seated in the wine room area which had just the right amount of romantic privacy without feeling secluded. The server was perfectly attentive and the food was melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great deal! Food was amazing. Left feeling full and satisfied. Service was great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively place
    Omnivore
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great food, nice spot. The 5 course seasonal special is a great meal and great value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fall five course menu can't be beat
    midnight
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We went to Araxi to take advantage of their five courses for $33 deal. The food was outstanding, however the service left much to be desired. We were quick to order, and received our first course of soup quickly, however, the next four courses had way too much time in between. We spent a total of almost two hours in the restaurant, with about 20-30 minutes in between each course. The waitress stopped by often, but not with food. All in all, I would go back again, just be prepared to spend a lot of time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Simply divine. The best dessert I've had in my life!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here and the food/service and wine were all outstanding. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Byron
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Celebrated my Wife's birthday at Araxi and had a wonderful time. Service was amazing and the food was to die for. We will be back in the future and will recommend it to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely spectacular!
    FoodIeforLife
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food was delicious! Best place in Whistler to eat. Service and food are amazing. The small plates have such an eclectic variety and are all very good. Not for kids. But for special occasions, including any excuse for a night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This was our second visit to Araxi and we were once again impressed! I have a gluten allergy and you would never know that my food was lacking or missing in any way! I had the duck and my husband had the rabbit for our entres and both were absolutely delicious! The service and attention to detail from the waiters all the way up to the manager were amazing and so appreciated! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My husband and I very much enjoyed dining at Araxi. The service was attentive as well as subtle. The restaurant attention to detail in table presentation was ideal. In fact it was quite a scene to watch your servers strip and reset a table to perfection without disturbing other guests. The food was delicious and well presented. We will go back when next visiting Whistler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    Edot
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We order a foie gras dish but when served they forgot to include the foie gras. Some good dishes and some ok dishes. The service was good but it was very noisy in the restauraunt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    WhistlerDining
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service was excellent, and the staff accommodated my requests elegantly. The food was phenomenal as well. I had the most tender steak I have ever ate, along with some equally excellent duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    WilliamVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We went for a special dinner and it was beyond our expectations. Our server was wonderful: charming, pleasant, friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, not obtrusive and very enjoyable.The plates were beautiful and the contents were delicious. It's not cheap (That may be an understatement), but if you're going to spend, it should be worth it, and this was. If you want a 5-star experience in Whistler, go here. (BTW, in Vancouver, go to the sister restaurant West).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BC bears know best for salmon
    SSBBT
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The BC wild salmon steak was simply heavenly - pink, succulent and full of flavour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and service
    Jmoc
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Amazing food and amazing service. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable when it came to the wine list and menu. Took my girlfriend there for her birthday and they suprised us with an amazing desert personalized just they way she loves it. Seafood is amazing and probably was the freshest I've ever had. Menu is very extensive and so is the wine list. Great for a romantic dinner or if you fine yourself with a group of people that appreciate fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was our first time to Araxi, but definitely will not be our last. Service was great, from the hostess seating us, our waiter, the runners bringing the food, all of them top notch and super friendly and nice. My wife has several dietary restrictions and was incredibly appreciative of how much care they took in making sure her food was prepared with her concerns in mind. The food was fantastic and filling, unlike many other fine dining restaurants we've visited, were the presentation clearly seems to outweigh the amount served. All in all, I would recommend Araxi to anyone in the whistler area looking for a superb dining experience with great staff and food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner in Whistler
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Decided to go here on the recommendation of a bartender at another restaurant. Made last minute reservation on a Saturday but there were many spaces at the bar. Sat at the bar and had a great dinner. Bar staff were very attentive, and ended up preparing me a custom drink based on my preferences. Had the seafood risotto and was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time great, 2nd not much
    Oncewasperfect
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Nothing new from the first time we were there. Reservation made online 2 months earlier.. Seated at a noise area of the restaurant. Service slow...2 1/2 for dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dmlvan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Over the years our guests and us have dined together and separately at Araxi . Can't put finger on it, but it wasn't as relaxing and fun tis time. The atmopshere seems different, but can't ut my finger on it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fine dining experience
    Alski
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Energetic, and moving. An interesting menu with complex dishes. Complete and diverse enough to please anyone. I couldn't believe it- they even had 2008 Shea Vineyard from Panther Creek! That would surely satisfy anyone visiting from Portland such as myself. Food and wine is surely some of the best in Whistler- no wonder it is so popular. A good job indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All my guests liked it!
    CrabCrab
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Hi, I am the tour agency and it was first time to visit Whistler for my guests even for myself. So I super carefully chose restaurants during the time and Araxi was chosen by myself as the first restaurant for very first meal in there. The location, service, staff, foods, drinks and sweets... everything excellent! I am sure to go back when I have chance to go to Whistler next time :). Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Whistler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Can not go to Whistler without dining at Araxi. Have visited Araxi more than a dozen times. It is the best restaurant in Whistler
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • you WILL return to this great place
    bill
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    we have enjoyed another fine dining experience. the menu features great ingredients, prepared to perfection. really a foodie destination. savor every morsal. consider coming early, for the oyster bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    northvanfoodie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our server was very good and attentive in just the right way. The fresh oyster starter was very good. My salad was pretty but very little flavour in the chosen vegetables or the dressing. For the mains my duck breast was tough. My husband's venison was almost inedible it was so tough, he left most of it. Generally the presentation for all dishes was good but the flavours were very bland and not very complementary to the dish.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't live up to the hype....
    NurseBettyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had been trying to get to Araxi for a number of years. We finally had the chance to get there, and when we arrived we were quickly seated and greeted by our waiter, as it was still relatively early in the evening, the space was somewhat quiet. Our waiter was initially prompt and attentive, as the evening progressed and the space filled, the noise in the restaurant substantially rose to an almost unbearable and uncomfortable level, as well the temperature rose. We were disappointed as well for a restaurant with this reputation, there is no apparent minimum dress code in effect. Although the meal was very good, and well presented. It did not make up for the overall dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic