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About Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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.
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Canadian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Apres from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner from 5:00pm - Midnight
Whistler Village Square
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available under Blackcomb Lodge or in the Whistler Blackcomb day lots.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Araxi's cookbooks are available online at Toptable Group
Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes ($37.95 + tax)
Executive Chef James Walt’s much anticipated second cookbook is now available! Following up on his James Beard-nominated first cookbook, Chef Walt and his culinary team have curated a collection of favourite recipes from Araxi Restaurant’s dining room and signature Araxi Longtable Dinners, adapted for delicious home cooking. The book contains 80 recipes with striking photography from Page and Paper Studio.
Araxi: Seasonal Recipes ($45 + tax)
Executive Chef James Walt features seasonality in this exquisite award winning cookbook from one of the finest restaurants in Canada.
Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
Drove to Whistler just for this meal and it was totally worth it!! Was stuck in traffic for 5 hours and was almost about to turn back but luckily we didn't. Ordered the Araxi 5 course anniversary tasting menu and it was worth every penny! All of the 5 courses were amazingly good. I haven't had such a well rounded good meal for awhile. Araxi sure nailed this one. The steak and duck was so soft and moist. Chocolate mousse torte was very good as well. I'm normally not a chocolate dessert person because I find it too sweet but this one wasn't overly sweet and very smooth. Big thumbs up. Would drive back again in a heartbeat.
The food was good, a little over priced for the meals we got. The server was good but could barely hear him as the room was so loud. I couldn’t talk to my boyfriend as it was so loud. Our table was uneven and our drinks almost spilled multiple times. Overall I don’t think I will go back.
Axaxi has been a Whistler staple for many years and I have eaten there many times. In the high end restaurant category it is sadly just fine. The food is tasty but not amazing and the service is adequate for a high end restaurant. I have never received bad service or bad food but I’ve never been particularly impressed with either given how the restaurant is positioned. Overall I wouldn’t avoid the Araxi but I also wouldn’t seek it out as there are better options for the same price.
It was my third time here and I’d say my first two experiences were a lot better. Not sure if it’s because they had a special $36 5 course menu plan, but I felt both the service & the food was not quite as good as usual. I’ll still be back though as overall it’s a great restaurant. Little things I noticed this time was our second course wine & food came before we had finished our first course. And then there was no wine with the third course which we weren’t told till we received our third course so we only had water with that course. The waiter was apologetic about our second course coming too soon at least.
We love this restaurant. We have been coming here for the last 4 to 5 years. It has always been wonderful. Love the oysters. We also like that they use local ingredients. Tasting menu is always superb and delicious. The wait staff is wonderful and they know the menu. This place is good for their oyster happy hour and a great meal. A bit of a splurge but well worth it.
We reserved weeks in advance for a special birthday. We had the special 5 course dinner, and had a fabulous dinner to remember for a long time. Service was excellent, and everything was beautifully prepared and served hot! I would definitely come back - we all had a wonderful time!
Reception & service was very friendly & courteous. Food was great quality and tasted good-not amazing-just good. The bread was pedestrian -Keg bread is much better.
Seafood & fish tasted fresh slightly over priced value.
The washrooms-Starbucks has better washrooms.
Would not go back on my accord-nor would I recommend
Everyone at Araxi went above and beyond to give us a wonderful evening! The staff were so welcoming and our servers were very attentive and knowledgeable. An excellent farm to table menu and superb wine list. It was a very special experience and we want to thank you all!
Service was very, very slow, and it slowed as the night went on. After our dinner, I asked for a dessert menu and received it promptly. The promptness started and ended there. I waited for 35 minutes and our server did not return. We decided to start packing up and all of a sudden the server showed up and said, "Oh, not staying for dessert? I will just grab your bill then." It took another 15 minutes to pay for the meal. I only complain because this is fine dining and standards should be higher. I will probably return because I like the food.
Our second time eating at Araxi - we only go during the shoulder season $36 5 course tasting menu. We had a lovely evening, probably enjoyed the food more this fall than we did in the spring. The duck main course was cooked to perfection and the chocolate dessert did wonders for our sweet tooth!
Went in the off season so the 5 course meal was exceptionally priced. Every dish was interesting and creative yet good old simple ingredients. The wine pairings were mostly whites and not of our liking... They accumulated quickly on our table as 3 of four of us did the wine pairing and none of liked the choices. The waiter noticed the wines accumulating on the table and instead of asking if we'd like to change directions, just offered to clear the 9 barely touched glasses of wine. He brought our food on time, explained what it was in quick short terms and was gone before we could soak it all in. We did however get him to crack a smile by our dessert course... Which had become our tables goal for the evening... So mission accomplished. Next time I would be more assertive in requesting a different pairing selection after the first two glasses that didn't fit...not waiting until the 4 glass before thinking to do so. Otherwise, food was fantastic, as was ambiance, cocktails and service standards.... Just our waiter fell below standard, not the restaurant. Will return upon next trip to Whistler.
We pick the five course meal. I enjoyed all my dishes especially the mushroom soup and the steak in the middle Corus was a bit odd to having a piece of potato and broth with no spoon. My husband did not enjoy his pasta entrée it was worse than craft dinner and a very salty. We had to change our table from the main dining room back into the bar as it was extremely noisy and very irritating.
We had a fantastic dinner here. The food was amazing, especially the halibut feature of the night. Our waiter was excellent, providing exactly the kind of professional and genuinely friendly service that we were looking for. When we couldn't decide on a wine, he helpfully offered the services of the sommelier who found a wine that my girlfriend quite enjoyed. We would gladly recommend anyone looking for quality dining in Whistler to consider coming here.
We had read the reviews. All good. I am always ready to be disappointed. This time I was not. A fantastic restaurant, great food, great service. A memorable meal. I would be so happy to return to Whistler just for this restaurant experience. They didn't have the wine we chose, but came up with a suitable and delicious replacement. I had tenderloin, cooked perfectly. My partner had mushroom risotto. Our waitress was attentive and made the meal even more enjoyable. Top marks
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