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
183 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (126)fit for foodies (115)notable wine list (97)romantic (77)great for outdoor dining (50)good for groups (44)hot spot (42)neighborhood gem (31)great for lunch (15)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (5)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 101 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1202 reviews are from the Araxi reviews archive.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Araxi!
    ilovefood
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My husband and I are "foodies" and had the May special - a 5-course meal for $32, and seriously all I can say is a huge, "Thank you!" to the staff. This is an amazing deal for such high quality food and service. Go, if you can. The food was beautiful and delicious and the service extremely good. Araxi continues to be one of the top three best restaurants in Whistler for good reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Whistler4us
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    A very enjoyable evening with good service, food and wine. Some disappointment with the pork dish. Needs a little more "accent" to the bland pork. Everything else on the 5-course menu was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I always stop in for dinner when in Whistler, it is always a treat and never disappoints. Oysters are amazing, and try one of the special cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prix Fixe a Great Deal
    jwm15
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We had a lovely meal where all courses were good. The $32 five course prix fixe menu is excellent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a nice occasion...
    WorldlyTraveller1987
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Maybe not a cheap bite - but certainly a nice one! Great for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Canada's Best
    keiran202
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The Araxi is a beautiful restaurant in the core of Whistler Village. The service is world class and the lighting is perfect and creates a very romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night
    TheBigFizz
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Can't wait to come back and try more of the menu items. We loved the specials, had amazing wine and the service was impeccable - a very special meal in a comfortable environment. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for, fair service
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal, however were a little disappointed with one of the staff members. I found a rather large piece of shell in my dish, and rather than acknowledging this, it was dismissed rather flippantly. Not what I would have expected from a restaurant of this calibre and cost.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    we had an outstanding experience...BUT, i was just a little disappointed with the small plate Octopus/prawn dish. I eat alot of sushi. all over BC. I found the trout roe (which is farmed, because you cannot buy wild trout roe) put me off the dish, and the fact that it is plated with three '1/2' sliced prawns to compliment the octopus surprised me. i get plating, quality over quantity etc. that just surprised me. BC spot prawns abound...i think having two/three 'whole' prawns would have rounded the dish off just as nicely, the 1/2 thing didnt make sense to me. otherwise amazing as usual!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb
    vancouverfoodie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    By far the best dining experience in a long time. Service was fast, presentation is absolutely great and food was just outstandingly delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenny's night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We had a fantastic time, the food was outstanding and the service was even better. Special thanks to Neal for making the evening so memorable. The Araxi Special Menu is such a fantastic offering, it makes us appreciate even more being locals.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Deal
    guruwala
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    My wife and I go there several times a year. At this time of the year they have a great 5-courses for $32 deal. Their food is beautifully prepared, served by highly professional staff in a great setting. Go here for that special occasion. If you dine from their regular menu, rather than the 5-course special, you will find the prices quite high, but you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but loud
    pattyboots
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The service was excellent, but the restaurant was quite loud and overcrowded. Not a place I would go for a quiet, romantic dinner as I planned. A bit on the pricy side for the food you receive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Probably the best whistler offers
    misterdiaz
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The 5 course meal was delicious. The portion sizes are perfect. High energy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Darrell
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Everything was simply excellent, best meal in Whistler this year.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • whistler must!
    JBigZ
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The group and I (6 of us) we were not sure where to go but everyone we asked suggested Araxi. So when we arrived we had pretty high expectations and Araxi did not disappoint! Service, drinks list, and the food all are top notch! A definite restaurant I will return to in the future.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Glenn
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was amazing, had the steak, the potatoe side was so good Service was perfect Had a good BC Cab wine at a reasonable price Dinner was not cheap but for that special night out, you will enjoy Has to be a Top 3 in Whistler.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • super 40th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    so nice, steak was super ,oyster special is incredible!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food & experience!
    Veryhappybirthday
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We went for a birthday dinner and the food and service was amazing. They also brought out a candle on the dessert plate, with a birthday wish written in chocolate sauce. Perfect from begin ing to end!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best slow season value
    Coco
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    The food was great as usual but our server Rob really made the night exceptional. He was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Would go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Their seafood are exellent!
    RedMoonstone
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We just had a dinner on Sunday night after skiing Blackcomb. We ordered oysters and Dungeness Crab Rolls as appetizers. then scallops and venison as main courses. Our desert was Pear Mousse. All of foods were wonderful, and they were beautifully arranged and decorated. The taste and sizes are just great. The service was also outstanding. Our server gave us several great suggestions for oysters and pairing glass wines. We will definitely come back this place when we go to Whistler!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Note the "very good" grades. The prices exceed the experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Jiggy66
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    it was or first time at Whistler and Araxi. Is was a nice warm atmosphere. Sam, our server, was very hospitable and professional. the food and service were 5 stars. it made for a nice birthday dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Whistler
    Francisco
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Sin duda el mejor restaurante en Whistler. Todo lo que pedimos fue excelente. Precios medio altos pero la calidad y el sabor lo justifican. Regresaría sin duda.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Booked expecting 'fine dining' as advertised. Service pleasant. Menu unimaginative. Execution mediocre. Good quality ingredients are not enough - also needs competent cooking. Wine list ludicrously overpriced. Could not recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfeccct
    LucS
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Everything was perfect, good food, good service, we really apreciate our evening
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeated success
    Portlandiavisitor
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Araxi has been our choice in Whistler for nearly a decade. It has never let us down. Great cocktails, wonderful meals, a great wine list, and delectable desserts. Make sure to reserve ahead of time so as not to be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will Always Return
    ModernistVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    They do not rest on their great location, as great as anything in a city!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Great food!!!! Everything delicious!! All the dishes were amaizing!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.