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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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HR
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently exceptional menu variety and creativity, quality, ingredients and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome foods and everything. Worth waiting for six years

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g
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The oysters, kuushi, were fabulous and expertly prepared. My entree, salmon chirashi, while quite good was a bit deconstructed for me. And yes, expensive

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k
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Todo excelente y rico un poco más de servicio y estaría fabulosos

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. By far the best restaurant in Whistler

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EH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Would highly recommend for date night.

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WS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, experience as usual. One of, if not my fav restaurant!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Culinary excellence, comprehensive wine list, pleasant service... definitely a must do in the whistler experience!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. We come every year.

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ED
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish was extraordinary delicious again. Araxi for me is the best in town.

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KK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was very friendly but took way to long for the food to arrive. Was nearly 3hrs to complete the meal, without dessert

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PB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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KH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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V
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! What a culinary experience... amazing sable fish in broth meal, oysters, cocktails, wine list, and more! Loved it...

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

Didn’t go as expected after reading great reviews. Food was not clean.

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

Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed our early sitting there. One of the more expensive in Whistler but lives up to the price tag.

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MH
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food/service/drinks. Nice place for date night

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant we went to in Whistler. A must go if you like oysters and seafood!

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed 3 different types of oysters followed by superb main meals. Scallops and Lamb Waiter and all staff superb. Would definitely recommend.

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RA
Toronto
73 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our top 3 restaurants that we enjoy in Whistler.

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CM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

All good except it was very noisy from everyone talking.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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

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SF
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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H
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Visited Whistler for the first time and dined at Araxi after a long day

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VJ
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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