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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.

110 - 4222 Village Square
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Apres from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner from 5:00pm - Midnight

Cross Street:
Whistler Village Square

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 932-4540

Website:
http://www.araxi.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available under Blackcomb Lodge or in the Whistler Blackcomb day lots.

Executive Chef:
James Walt

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (69)
Special Occasion (61)
Good for a Date (53)
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Notable Wine List (50)
Local Ingredients (47)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Romantic (44)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Business Meals (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Authentic (16)
Seasonal (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
People Watching (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Cozy (13)
Healthy (13)
Great for Lunch (10)
Organic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Casual (6)
Fun (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined a day ago

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Montreal)·Dined 5 days ago

Le service était excellent. La nourriture était bonne, mais je m’attendais à un peu plus vu la réputation de l’endroit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Service was great! the only setback during that time was the food was a bit slow,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Another enjoyable dinner at Araxi. Their anniversary special coincides with my wife's birthday, so this is an annual event for us. Great value and great place to celebrate.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We always go to Araxi when we feel like having a night out. It’s an amazing restaurant with high end food and ingredients. Definitely one of my top 3 in Whistler. I’m always impressed with the dishes.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Absolutely delicious food. The 5-course special was incredible!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Had their anniversary 5-course meal. It was delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Dinner was great together with my wife, son and his girlfriend. Next day my wife and I went back to have again and enjoyable dinner. Service and attention was fantastic both days, specially the first night from Juan (waiter)

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

World class experience in terms of atmosphere and quality of food and service. All dishes were excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loved this place last time. I think sitting at the oyster bar was preferable. We didn't even stay for dinner because the menu appeared skimpy and really weren't feeling the place this time. Oysters were great though.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic meal! Everything was wonderful.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our waiter Ed’s is very nice and friendly. We were there with our 4 years old and we had an enjoyable dinner .

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had our 25th anniversary dinner there, and they made us feel so special. We were very grateful for the fabulous service and the food was so delicious. On our next trip to Whistler we will go back to Araxi. Thank you

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food options, wine list was exceptional although a tad overpriced for some local options.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Enjoyable night out

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Superb as always, our Whistler restaurant of choice for 30 years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

$40 fish dish was undercooked. Sauce was too sweet. Everything was really just quite average. This place wants to be Blue Water Cafe, but it ain't. Wouldn't go again, even if for free.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The 5 plates menu was great! Our only little disappointment was the 3rd dish, mac&chesse, which were not really tasty. All the rest was delicious! The tataki, the duck, the tart! Service is exellent too.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Was extremely happy with the service from the moment we walked through the door. There is a high emphasize placed on attention to detail and they excelled at this.

Throughly happy with my decision to have our anniversary at this restaurant

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Had the special 5 course meal special.. thumbs up for all 5 meals..wonderfully presented .. service was prompt , professional but not rushed .. soup was a special thumbs up..

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious, especially the oysters. The entrees were good but could have given more vegetables.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

What a fun find! Our server was really great and helpful with selections and recommendations. The food was delicious!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic! Food and wait staff were amazing. Could have literally licked the bowl clean. Not a bad morsel in sight. Everything on the plate had a purpose and added to the overall experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Memorable experience, wonderful service and outstanding food!

Thank you for being one of the best restaurants I have ever been too... fabulous all the way around!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Organic, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderful creative food with excellent service--just the right amount of personal attention.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had a romantic trip to Whistler and I booked this place based on a search of reviews and I was not disappointed.
Had a great Gargaita at the bar before eating and the food was amazing.
We will be back, top marks

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic service. Food was subpar - had some great dishes and had some okay ones... Would come back again if the occasion calls for it. The restaurant was phenomenal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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