Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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2962 reviews
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The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality.

As an early pioneer of farm to table dining, Executive Chef James Walt’s seasonally focused menus celebrate the excellence of locally sourced ingredients.
Walt’s innovative and skillfully executed dishes–from savoury starters through delicious desserts–deliver intelligent compositions and unforgettable flavours.

Centrally located in the main square of the village, Araxi boasts a contemporary dining room coloured in warm earth tones – and a sleek Oyster Bar that exudes the passion and craftsmanship that lie at the heart of the restaurant. The lively lounge, which features a year-round indoor/outdoor bar, is Whistler’s favourite gathering place for both locals and visitors alike.
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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amazing. Our server was excellent but I think she was run off her feet with too many tables.

Very expensive

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Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was truly well thought out and delicious. The service was wonderful. Had a beautiful family dinner.

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really loved the food. Surprised they removed our bottle both times from the table for decanting.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food

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KB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular food, beautifully presented. Wide variety of drink options, including creative cocktails. Impeccable service. Tasteful décor. It was a birthday dinner, and they brought us a very pretty birthday 'plate'. The only issues we had were the overhead pot lighting (which was a little harsh on the eyes) and, most of all, the noise level. The floors and ceiling are hard surfaces, so frequencies bounce around and make it quite difficult to hear conversation. This could be remedied with strategically placed noise buffer panels on the ceiling, and the addition of rugs on the floor would also help. Overall, though, a top-notch restaurant with consistently amazing food.

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Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have fined at Araxi several times and always had a great experience. The staff are all attentive and the food delicious. On this visit I had the prawn cocktail, the red tuna and the beignets that are little sugared donut holes served with a dish of chocolate sauce. My husband had the octopus appetizer with the peppered venison for his main course. All were excellent.

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LL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! We love it! we ordered seafood and they were delicious. We would come back again for sure! The service was great too. We will recommend to all our friends.

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Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

it was hard to hear my husband 20cms from me without each of us yelling, that made it a less than enjoyable dinner for the money spent

a little ho hum

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Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The oysters were great and very fresh. The scallops were excellent and expertly cooked. The special was a bone in NY strip. I can get a better steak back home at the supermarket for $12, they charged $52 for this one. It was about 1/2 inch thick and tough. I sent it back and got the venison. It was excellent and redeemed this highly rated restaurant. I would stay away from any steak dish. Lemon tart with crepe fraiche ice cream was a fantastic finish.

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Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh and delicious food, the service was fantastic and recommended wines were a great match. Pretty good value for money for the quality of food and ambiance. We went back for the oyster happy hour!

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OC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience I’ve had. Would recommend to anyone

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful exotic ingredients with lovely subtle taste surprises.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. The ambience is perfect for business meetings after conferences or a date night. Nice selection of BC oysters available here, which is great for a restaurant located in Whistler. The sable fish is moist and flavorful. For dessert, the panna cotta is always a great way to end the night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable fine dining in Whistler. A must for all visitors to Whistler.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Noise level is high, food was tasty and service was excellent.

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Noise level too high. The food and service very good!

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AR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is deservedly respected restaurant in Whistler. It provides genuine fine dining to a bery high standard. I would stringly recommend tye smoked tuna. It was a great Pacific Rim Culture dish.

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VT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Way too noisy for a fine dining restaurant. We were unlucky that there were a table of six obnoxious Americans that think they own the place. They were more noisy when they were told to be courteous. I don't think the manager tried very hard to resolve the situation because they were probably spending lots of money on drinks never mind the rest of us. Poor management.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Araxi is a class act! We visit as often as we can get a booking on our Whistler holidays! The food is beautiful and staff accommodating and friendly.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waiter was a bit stuffy

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RK
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restuarant in Whistler Village, fine dining at its prime. Amazingly fresh oysters and creative & beautifully served dishes. Delicious cocktails as well.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Felt rushed, sat us next to the bathroom, many items on the menu were already sold out.

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Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Food, Great View of Village, Attentive Service , would highly reccomend

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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful wine, food and service.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adrienne gave us the most spectacular service! She was so nice and made the experience so lovely! The food was insanely good! We got a box of chocolates to go that were super yummy! Would HIGHLY recommend this place for your Whistler dining experience! Ask for Adrienne if you can!

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends and enjoyed a lovely evening. Great food and service. We will be back!

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NF
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Booking months in advance we were looking forward to Araxi. The initial check in process was crazy with people everywhere. The noise level in the restaurant meant conversations were kept to a minimal.
The food was delicious and we went back a second time.

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PG
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For everyday or special occasions Araxi is a prime restaurant for quality food served by gracious servers.
By far the best restaurant in Whistler.

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K
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Came 6 years ago and had to revisit this trip. Did not disappoint. Adrienne was fantastic. Carpaccio for app and Sablefish for dinner were delish. Lemon tart a great finish. Great ambiance and vibe. Would love to return.

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London
33 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good casual restaurant, not too fancy but can still dress up!
Starters was better than the main dishes. We had beef carpaccio and octopus. The beef carpaccio looked huge (covered the whole plate) but thinly sliced and delicately spiced. The octopus was not as crunchy as it could have been - a bit on the chewy side. The seafood tower was okay, nothing special with the usual oysters and prawns. The portions are on the large side (well, its neighbour is the USA and I guess much of its clientele would be Americans who are expecting quantity).

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TL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time my wife and i are in Whistler we go to Araxi (usually twice). The food and service are fantastic. the oysters are exceptional - such a great selection of quality fresh oysters. beautiful setting with a competent, friendly staff. Even during the crazy time between christmas and new years they were able to work us in. if you are a foodie, enjoy oysters and appreciate a good wine list, Araxi is a must. i feel like when you ask around about great restaurants in Whistler, not every recommendation hits the mark, but Araxi does.....every time!

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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London
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Christmas Dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Araxi has not evolved. The food was probably good and creative 10 to 15 years ago but it is just ok. To quote my dinner companion on one appetizer, "that is the ugliest, worst tasting and most expensive tostada I've ever had."

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy agradable para cena , excelente los alimentos y muy buen servicio

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New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as usual. Always consistently delish

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Xmas eve dinner
Booking time was 9.15 pm
We were seated at bar where we waited 30 minutes with no updates from concierge. We felt abandoned. 2 stars for concierge team.
However the barman and waiter (when we eventually got him) were good - 4 stars for them.

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BQ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service.
Creative cuisine; great presentation and fabulous flavors.
Fancy wine list; a bit overwhelming. Sommelier was very knowledgeable.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Araxi. I booked a table for my family for Christmas Eve. Really nice atmosphere, peaceful, excellent service, delicious food.

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