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
191 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)fit for foodies (127)notable wine list (103)romantic (80)great for outdoor dining (48)good for groups (47)neighborhood gem (39)hot spot (38)late-night find (13)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Great Evening
    bestsummerpatio
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for oysters but that is it
    highup
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Really disappointed!
    Emartin
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great Dinner At Araxi
    BoomerDiner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Excellent!
    VancouverFoodie
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food and great service
    lollolVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Service
    nickname
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Superior service, great food, romantic settings, and reasonable pricing. Lots of wine, too bad I have to drive after dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as usual
    Gluten
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    BrunchVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Excellent food and service (thanks Stewart). Really enjoyed everything- food was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Globetrotter
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    There are only a few words to that I have Outstanding , Excellent ,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 100 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1222 reviews are from the Araxi reviews archive.
  • everything I hoped for
    12344321
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lindag
    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.
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  • A great meal at Araxi's
    FoodandVinoLover
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific service, food always good
    clint5841
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Food !!
    NickToria
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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 !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unforgettable
    dinersdream
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return diners
    kena
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We have dined here a few times and have not been disappointed. Great food, service and atmosphere!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Whistler
    Nycdinnertime
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The service can be a bit rushed . Although the prices are high the quality of the food is very good. The menu changes with the seasons and features a lot of locally sourced food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Romantic Break
    DivineDiner
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for romantic date
    Nima
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mar123
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    WhistlerReservation
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Wonderful food and service! Would highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent choice in Whistler!
    Travelingdiners
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Brunch with Kids
    DonnaSWVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Exceptional food
    KenLM
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Araxis is always good - sometimes great. This time it was not in the "great" category - mainly because the main course was not as good as usual. But it is consistently a safe bet for dining out and having a good meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant!
    TheTank
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    One of the best restaurants you can find in Whistler. Everything from the service to food presentation was top-notch. 5-course meal a great idea for groups to share.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You did it again!
    Whistlerlocal
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great service and great ambiance. The promotion is really worth it! I'm a long time Whistler local and we love to spoil ourselves once in a while. Araxi always hits the marks with delicious dishes, impressive (and very long ) wine list and professional service. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Tasting menu of five courses for $32 was outstanding. Everything tasted wonderful. The only negative was that restaurant was very busy and noisy.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good absolutely fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Amazing 5 course menu. They never disappoint! Server did try rushing us which was the first time this has happened in all the times I've eaten there. But the great food and ambiance made up for it!! Thank you araxi for putting on a deal for those who cannot afford it in the regular season.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in Whistler village
    VanGal
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    A truly special place in Whistler with wonderful food. They even had kids items for the little ones. Impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    lovefoodrenVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    server was great. food was absolutely delicious. definitely will come back.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food has always been great every time I visit! Attentive service!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing night out!
    Girlwhodines
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We recently went to Araxi with a group of close girlfriends to celebrate our 30th birthdays and we had a fabulous time! Our waiter, Benji, was so personable and easy to get along with and a wonderful wine connoisseur! All the staff were very friendly and the food was spectacular! Overall it was an amazing night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Amazing Service
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My mother sister and I dinned at Araxi and it was delicious but best of all our waitress was superb! She was super comfortable and confident in her knowledge of the menu! Gave us an extra treat at the end too! Customer service at it's best! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner
    Liketoeat
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We chose to dine here because we read a review in delicious magazine. It did not disappoint Food was delicious and the serving sizes were generous also!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    fantastic place and fantastic food. all of my families enjoyed our stay there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.