Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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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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AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server is alright but he could have checked on us to see rather our food or anything tasted was ok.

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New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for with my sister after a full day of skiing. Very nice wine list. I was able to get the last daily special and I was so happy I did. Halibut is in season in BC right now and it was beautifully prepared

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

Excellent restaurant! Exceptional service and amazing menu! We were told that Araxi and Barefoot Bistro were the two top restaurants in Whistler. Don’t even waste your time with BB - the food was tasteless and the servers are lacking skills to be working in that “level” of dining...

Go to Araxi! You will not be disappointed! Get the Seafood tower! Cocktails are excellent no matter that type you favour - lots of unique creations to select from.

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

Excellent experience and service. Would have enjoyed a few more vegan/vegetarian meal options. Ambience was nice and cozy.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Araxi many times and it is always consistently excellent. We believe it is the best in Whistler

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Araxi to celebrate my husbands birthday on April 9th . The food and service were outsatanding.we started with a variety of raw oysters . My husband had the lamb and I had the venison. Everything was absolutely perfect. We had a fantastic dinner and evening and Araxi. 10 out of 10.

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TP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome great food good staff

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our dining experience. The food and service were amazing. Our waitress Josie was adorable, attentive and fun! Always there to pour our next glass of wine! I had the sablefish dish and my husband the smoked tuna ... both were beautifully presented and the fusion of flavors were perfect!

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Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food. Excellent service. A must go to in Whistler.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and ambience.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love bring my guests to Araxi as it just sets the tone for the quality experience that Whistler is. I am always happy when I leave there. All is as it should be- sublime.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is outstanding, service is good, yet very slow, so go with enough time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service and delicious food! Great kids menu options.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waiter and service was excellent he went above and beyond .

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought everything was pretty great except our 2 tables side by side were very uneven. About an inch drop from 1 table to the next and for a party of 6, 2 people have to deal with sitting where the two tables meet. For an expensive restaurant, they should have that sort of thing figured out. Food was tasty and our server was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No disappointments!

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L
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great experience as always but even better with Aster as our server. A natural at adapting to the group and providing humour!!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal. We had a table in the wine area and it was such a cool space. Our server was excellent and we were blown away by the wine list. Great spot for a nice dinner during your vacation to Whistler.

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Singapore
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to Araxi on my previous trip to Whistler and I loved it. This time, my feelings are mixed. Very happy with the service, and the ambiance was good.

Unfortunately certain items on the menu prevent me from giving them 5stars. For starters we had the oysters which were fresh as usual, and i enjoyed the octopus. Araxi have some Asian/Japanese dishes on the menu and these were a real let down. The Chirashi dish was mediocre at best, something you would expect from a mid-tier Japanese restaurant. The same could be said for the lobster rolls, which are just basic sushi rolls, and unappetizing ones at that. If I were to be mean, I would say supermarket quality.

Fortunately the mains were much better. The venison was tender and well cooked. And the cod was good. We had the cheese platter for dessert. The cheese could have been stronger, but this is my own personal preference.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server...ambiance.....cuisine.......a big 10. We will return!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great food, extremely noisy.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fancy restaurant but worth the splurge as Northwest food done creatively. Not just fresh seafood but had yummy venison and other proteins so will make a group of people happy. Good cocktails and mocktails as well. Had a lovely waitress Erica. Easily go back and recommend

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San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Whistler but one of my favorites anywhere!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Amazing food, good service, nice ambiance (a little noisy) but it took 1.5 hours to get our appetizers, when our reservation was at 8h45pm, and another 30 min to get the main entrees. By that time, half of our guests were more tired than hungry and we left a fair chunk of our food in our plates. The prices are also over the top, which aligns with the rest of the prices throughout Whistler, but nevertheless makes this an underwhelming experience.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent but service was soooooo slow.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

it was our first time eating there and we had to wait to get seated for our reservation for about 15 mins - we were the last to get seated even though we had a reservation and i had asked people in line if they had a reso and they said no. our drinks that we ordered while we were waiting in the waiting area by the oyster bar didn’t come until after we sat down at our table. there was no apology or acknowledgement. the food took incredibly long to be delivered and then they forgot my friends burrata but weren’t overly apologetic and didn’t comp us for the long wait...

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Too loud. And the food was not as good as it used to be

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was creative and very well prepared, wine was great. Our server Jamie was funny, warm and very knowledgeable...

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ES
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, eclipsed only by the service which was exceptional!

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time. Highly recommend the two-tier seafood tower!!

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CM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, presentation and service! Highly recommended!

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service, food & ambiance. Loved the wine collection & low level of noise.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Wenn es nicht zu laut wäre, würde dieses Restaurant sehr gut sein und gemütlicher wirken.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Say at the bar for dinner. Bartenders were awesome.

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JK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner. Food, service and ambiance were as always wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it!

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine menu is extensive and exhaustive, but also within reach if you don’t want to spend $4900 on a bottle of Cheateau whatever. Food is excellent. Dessert come in big proportion. Service is good.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food friendly staff ...would recommend making reservations in advance

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Houston
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here several times. Always the best experience in town.

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G
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant had a nice ambience. Definately a nicer upscale restaurant in the heart of Whistler. Though our server was not as attentive as we wish she would. I dropped my knife during the middle of my meal because I never saw I wasn't able to get it replaced. However, it was my boyfriend birthday did they offer my boyfriend and I some delicious small pastries. It was a nice surprise at the end.

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