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.
Dinner from 5:00pm - Midnight
Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes
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.
Araxi: Seasonal Recipes
Executive Chef James Walt features seasonality in this exquisite award winning cookbook from one of the finest restaurants in Canada.
Fantastic place , service excellent and food lovely
We had a fabulous dinner! We had the duck and it was cooked perfectly! Our server was wonderful. She was so attentive and fun. I would highly recommend Araxi to all my foodie friends
Superb. Great service. Pricey, but worth very penny
Beautiful presentation of food. Warm, welcoming hostess, bartender and wait staff. We had a lovely evening and will be back!
Phenomenal food. Great atmosphere. Fantastic choice for a nicer meal.
I took my wife to Araxi for her 40th birthday as it has always been one of our favorite spots to go to in Whistler. Sadly this is probably our last visit to Araxi.
I had called ahead after making the reservation online to let them know we would be celebrating a milestone birthday but aside from the happy birthday by our hostess the rest of our experience was extremely disappointing. First off, we were seated between two large groups which made it very loud and busy around our table. Then there was zero acknowledgment of the long delay between our appetizers and our main course. The place was busy but it shouldn’t have taken over 45 minutes between courses. The worst part of this was the m anager was fully aware of this long delay as he walked past our table multiple times and noticed there was nothing on it. To top it off he came over at one point rested his arm on the back of my chair to chat with the table behind us for a while. All this aside there was nothing done to acknowledge my wife’s birthday even though other tables around us received cakes and candles. All in this was a terrible experience for an evening that I had hoped would be special and memorable for my wife. I should note that I waited over a week to post this as I was waiting for Araxi to respond to my note that I had sent them but I haven’t heard anything yet.
Excellent fish . Great bar great staff great experience.
Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant for any nice meal. Wine list is extensive. Seafood is fresh, with an Asian influence. Thank you.
Only a la carte, no tasting menu, that would be nice. Although good menu and good winelist.
Always our favourite restaurant; we often make the drive From Vancouver for a night out with her and dinner at Araxi.
As with all restaurants in this part of the world experience can vary based on available service staff at the time but Araxi is always the most consistent of any restaurant we frequent.
This time we had special guests from Los Angeles; the service was exquisite. the hostess found The perfect table for us and asked us if we would be willing to wait a few extra minutes. It was well worth the wait. the food was exquisite. Definitely an A+ experience for us this time around. Thank you
For fine dining Araxi is a must in Whistler Village. The food and service is outstanding. They bend over backwards to ensure that any food allergy is taken care of . I can’t wait until the next time in Whistler to enjoy Araxi once again.
I made a reservation myself, weeks before we were to arrive in Whistler. We were tired so asked front desk about going or not, was told it’s the best restaurant in Whistler, you must go and reservations are hard to get so we decided to proceed. Our family of 4 was seated immediately, only to be placed in a bench seating , us being the middle table, my husband requested a separate table which we were moved to. After that, drinks, dinner and dessert were awesome. I would highly recommend the restaurant, just make reservations in advance so your not disappointed.
Wonderful place for dinner in Whistler. We enjoyed our food, they were delicious. The service was good. Good place for special occasions.
we ate here 19 years ago and it is still wonderful.
Scallops were fantastic. Don’t skip the lemon tart. Worth saving room
Such a great server and amazing food
Hostess super nice and helpful! Love them!
Third visit to Whistler and this place is the always must dine at restaurant. Love the quality of food and service. Server knows the ingredients to every dish so boyfriend and I could immediately receive answers to our dietary restriction. Presentation of every dish is thought through. But subjectively speaking there’s room for presentation improvements on the mushroom risotto. Nevertheless every dish tastes wonderful, and we are full after the three course menu. Will definitely return.
Always a pleasure dining with you guys. Great food matched with superlative hospitality. Special thanks to Neil H for always making our experience a 12/10.
Went for Father’s Day and my moms birthday! Food was fantastic, accommodated us to sit outside even though our reservation was inside, and our server was patient (we had two kids with us 10yrs and 9 months old)!
Dinner with friends for my birthday. We all had the 3-course special which had choices for each course.
We settled on a lovely wine from Austria which was moderately priced for the bottle.
All dishes were delivered at the same time with friendly and helpful answers to all questions.
Food was overpriced and the service was below average
We were seated outside a bar table and it was if we didn’t exist.
Saw the server once maybe twice...food was not coursed properly
Had to ask for my appetizer and two seconds later our entrees shows up
Second time eating there ...very disappointed
Great Food and Service, you have to try the oysters
Holy Black Cod. That dish is exquisite. So is the rest of the food and the service, but wow.. it will knock your socks off. Still the best in Whistler.
We got engaged that day on the mountain and wanted to celebrate. I made a note of our engagement on our reservation, and the staff took note of this. We were seated at a quieter corner of the restaurant where we were able to celebrate our special occasion in a quieter setting. We had the 3-course tasting menu which had normal sized servings of an appetizer, entree, and dessert. To sweeten things at the end, they wished us congratulations on our dessert plate in chocolate writing!
Go to Whistler frequently and have never been to Araxi before. Hand down best fine dining restaurant in Whistler and will be the go to restaurant in future trips. Everything first class especially the server who was excellent
My dad and I had the pleasure of having dinner at Araxi last week when we were visiting Whistler for the first time. It was a very pleasant atmosphere, combined with delicious food and attentive service. I would definitely recommend a visit here.
We had an amazing dinner. Our server was exceptional. The staff were all very welcoming and lovely. Our table did the tasting menu with wine pairings. The food and wine were spectacular. I want to go again tonight!!! Steelhead and chardonnay - oh my!!
There were 3 of us for dinner on Sunday. We all chose the 3 course menu, 2 of us had the tenderloin, and the other chose a carrot risotto. They substituted the meat with carrot without any problem. Our server was amazing. She helped us choose our wine, and made suggestions to help us make decisions! I think her name was Erica. Everything was fabulous and I would highly recommend it to all!
Delicious...love that the menu changes. So we can try new inspirations of the chef.
The food was amazing, the appetizers such as the beet salad hit a new benchmark of excellent - sooo delicious and fresh. We enjoyed everything from the starters to the dessert. The weakest part was only the complimentary bread which had a paper like texture and not a lot of flavour though the butter and EVOO was consistent with otherwise an extraordinary standard of fare.
Once again, Araxi does not disappoint! Service and food were incredible. It gets a bit noisy when it fills up, but it’s a popular Whistler spot, so it’s to be expected. Well worth a splurge!
Amazing restaurant. Such great seafood. Delightful service. One of the best in Whistler.
After 2 years returned to Whistler just to come here. Had a great time. Our server was great. She was warm and professional. Seafood platter was tasty as well as the wine :) We enjoyed the rhubarb dessert too. It was her service that really made our night though. Ended up coming back the next day.
Excellent food !!!!
Delicious wine !!!
I would recommend to have less tables and more quiet dining to make the experience even better.
Lucky enough to be in Whistler in the shoulder season and a lot of restaurants - including Araxi - have a fixed price 3 course menu. At Araxi $49 for a spectacular meal! Service first rate and a wine list that is encyclopedic. We go at least once whenever we are in Whistler.
Loved everything from food to service to the ambience!!
Our 17 year wedding anniversary-we were treated wonderfully by the staff!
Fantastic food. Staff seemed unhappy.
This was definitely our best dinner in Whistler! Each dish was prepared with care, beautiful and excellent quality, delicious and generous portions. Service was superb, location central, wine list and craft beers exceptional. It is NOT inexpensive, but it is excellent and worth the expense.