Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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.
Having lived in nyc, LA and Boston I can say that this is high quality and comparable to top restaurants in those cities. Outstanding service and quality. Sablefish and risotto was fantastic. Lemon tart special
Consistently exceptional menu variety and creativity, quality, ingredients and service.
Awesome foods and everything. Worth waiting for six years
The oysters, kuushi, were fabulous and expertly prepared. My entree, salmon chirashi, while quite good was a bit deconstructed for me. And yes, expensive
Nice food - lovely waitstaff esp w children - decent wine list / bit overpriced but decent quality food. My scallops were a bit cold, but overall a nice experience.
Todo excelente y rico un poco más de servicio y estaría fabulosos
Food and service were outstanding. By far the best restaurant in Whistler
Great service and food. Would highly recommend for date night.
There's nothing negative I can say about this restaurant. The service was stupendous, the food was incredibly delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. We enjoyed this restaurant the most while visiting Whistler. If you're in the area, this is the first place you should make a reservation! The flavors for all of our dishes were similar to a Michelin Restaurant in that the explosions of tastes were so unique and every dish was cooked just right and served hot to our table.
We were there Valentine’s Day and was treated to a gorgeous table and a wider selection than what was in the menu. Our server was knowledgeable and made excellent recommendation. She was also warm and friendly making the evening an all around memorable experience. The sommelier was also very knowledgeable and friendly. Above al the food was just delicious. Highly recommended.
The evening was to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday on Valentine's Day. From start to finish the evening, food, beverages, service and ambience were superb! We were seated in the back room, which is the wine room and I would highly recommend requesting being seated there. There are 6 tables in the room which allows for a cozy and intimate feel to it as well as quiet. Best of all, of course, you are surrounded on all sides by gorgeous bottles of wine!! I love Araxi and would eat there at any opportunity.
Excellent food and service. Except for the Wine Room which is warm and inviting, the remainder has the ambience of an elegant coffee shop. Too loud, lights too bright, and decor unimaginative.
Excellent food, service, experience as usual. One of, if not my fav restaurant!
Food was delicious and prepared perfectly. They were very accommodating to our taste preferences and substitutions. Service was excellent and they added on a bunch of extras which went above and beyond what we’d expect. Araxi is our favorite restaurant in Whistler.
Amazing food experience ! Sat in the wine cellar area, great for intimate dinner experience. Staff was so welcoming and cheerfull. Loved it.
Pricy, so not for everyone s wallet.
Culinary excellence, comprehensive wine list, pleasant service... definitely a must do in the whistler experience!!
Amazing experience. We come every year.
The fish was extraordinary delicious again. Araxi for me is the best in town.
Absolutely outstanding meal. Every dish was sublime. We travel and eat in many countries at michelin restaurants and this was one of the best meals weve had. Ceviche was outstanding. Sablefish was perfect w dashi. My daughter had simple plain housemade pasta and housecut fries. My wife had vegeterian butternut squash soup and vege roll which she loved. My son had mushroom pasta with fresh truffles he said it was the best thing he had ever eaten.
Thanks so much!
Service was very friendly but took way to long for the food to arrive. Was nearly 3hrs to complete the meal, without dessert
We had an excellent meal, which met our expectations for the reputation of Araxi. Both my wife’s risotto with shrimp and my sablefish were quite delicious. The grilled octopus appetizer and the cauliflower side dish were very good too. The value was also pretty good for us exchanging U.S.D. to Can dollar.
Had a wonderful evening dining at Araxi in Whistler BC. We dined at this location numerous times over the past 10+ years. Never disappointed. Gourmet food at it finest. Tessa took extra special care of us. The chocolate Martini was the best ever. Already looking forward to a repeat visit on our next visit to Whistler.
Food was delicious. Server was attentive but she sounded like she was reading from a script in all of her interactions with us. We could only get a 930pm reservation and tried to go early with no luck. Yet, when we arrived for our booking there were plenty of empty tables in the main dining room. An offer to call when a table is ready would’ve been a nice touch.
Every single thing we ordered was amazingly good and memorable. The sticker shock was a bit scary for me because I usually don’t eat at fancy places but it was totally worth it—We ate at three similarly priced restaurants while in whistler and this is the only one I would go back to.
WOW! What a culinary experience... amazing sable fish in broth meal, oysters, cocktails, wine list, and more! Loved it...
Didn’t go as expected after reading great reviews. Food was not clean.
Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed our early sitting there. One of the more expensive in Whistler but lives up to the price tag.
Great food/service/drinks. Nice place for date night
Best Restaurant we went to in Whistler. A must go if you like oysters and seafood!
Enjoyed 3 different types of oysters followed by superb main meals. Scallops and Lamb Waiter and all staff superb. Would definitely recommend.
One of our top 3 restaurants that we enjoy in Whistler.
The food was absolutely spectacular, worth every penny, although the price point isn't for the faint of heart. We had the good fortune to be seated in the wine room, where it was significantly quieter and less crowded than the main room of the restaurant. Black pearl oysters on the half shell and sablefish were the table favorites; and the duck, scallops, cheese soufflé, and beet salad were all also delicious. Bravo.
Everything was fabulous. We had the Carpaccio and oysters for appetizers. They were amazing. We took our 6mo daughter with us and they were very accommodating, server was very attentive and offered great suggestions. Very knowledgeable of menu! Would definitely return!!
All good except it was very noisy from everyone talking.
visiting my son and took him for dinner here for his birthday. At the end of the meal brought the wait staff brought him a beautiful dessert plate with happy birthday written on it. It was a wonderful way to end a great meal. Really appreciated how they went above and beyond.
Very loud, sea food tower was ok but lobster was over cooked chewy and tough, drinks took a long time, waiters kept breaking dishes, wait staff touching rims of glasses, manger dragged a bag of dirty linen through the dining room, far from fine dining experience
Very good restaurant but not yet on Michelin-star level.
We had a very good meal but given the ratings I was expecting a bit more creativity from the kitchen. But maybe the Whistler patrons expect a classic selection of steaks and fish.
Excellent oysters. Great dessert.
Noise level quite high.
Visited Whistler for the first time and dined at Araxi after a long day
20th anniversary, sever was engaging, but seemed to have too many tables, could have seen her more often. Food was extremely good. Room looked great and had a nice buzz but not so loud we could not hold a conversation.
Araxi delivered across the board. Superb oysters, cocktail, BC wine, and dessert. The BC sablefish was the best ever with a light smoky miso broth. Araxi lemon tart was that great sweet tart flavor. Decaf espresso to finish off a superb meal. Complete enjoyment after a great day on the slopes.