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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (67)
Special Occasion (60)
Good for a Date (55)
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Fit for Foodies (49)
Romantic (49)
Notable Wine List (49)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Local Ingredients (42)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Worth the Drive (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (21)
Seasonal (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Healthy (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Cozy (14)
Hot Spot (14)
People Watching (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Fun (8)
Organic (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great experience. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the evening special, a 5 course dinner with added wine pairings, all were amazing. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very good food. Pretty place. BUT it took 2.25 hours before our main dishes arrived. We had to box dessert. Waiter was new and very pleaaant but even after multiple inquiries as for delays, no explanation. And still took forever. So it took away from an otherwise very good dinner. The fixed price menu was good but the restaurant seemed to push you towards that with no other real sushi options.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I found the food cooked to perfection, but the food did not blow me away. It felt like their passion for really creative and GREAT food was not in the kitchen.
I had been looking forward to the food there for a very long time, again cooked to perfection, but lacked passion.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

amazing food and wonderful service!!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I loved our experience here! Both the food and service were exceptional. We had a couple of appetizers to start but the octopus tostada was to die for. Our server, Katie, was very knowledgeable and easy going. She checked in to see how we were doing every now and then but for the most part gave us the privacy that we had hoped for. The manager also checked in on us and other tables in the restaurant which was refreshing to see as that does lack in many higher end restaurants. For dessert we got the creme brûlée which was great! Our server also brought out a second little dessert platter as we were celebrating a birthday. Overall our experience at Araxi was a solid 10/10. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Had a lovely evening and greatly enjoyed the seasonal five course special meals as otherwise, we would not be able to fine dine at Araxi. Really enjoyed the fact that we were not rushed just because it was a special offering. Food as always was terrific.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Araxi Whistler never fails to live up to the wonderful reputation it has acquired over the years. The fall menu was filled with local produce, (butternut squash risotto with onion wall), that was creatively displayed, and cooked to perfection. The five course dinner was a visual delight! The wine menu has so many wonderful opportunities to expand the palate and the service is a joy. It is not often anymore where you can go to a restaurant and enjoy a slow leisurely dinner over three hours. We never felt we were being rushed as each course was perfectly timed. It has been a couple of years since we had been there and everything was still as wonderful as ever.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Araxi lived up to its reputation for being an exceptional restaurant. The regular menu is limited in selections but they were also offering an outstanding 5 course meal for $36 Canadian. Service was attentive with the restaurant packed and energetic. Highly recommend and looking forward to dining at Araxi on our next trip to Whistler. We had an appetizer and cocktail before dinner at the sister restaurant Bar Oso......also excellent!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food was great. Too bad service was not great. Ordered wine pairing and sommelier did not even come to tell us why it was paired with the food. Instead, waiter was responsible and he didn’t know what it was or why it was paired. Wines chosen was not great either

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Outstanding quality, service, and overall value, as always.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant is a bit fancy for me, but we loved the bar and the happy hour oyster special (10 fresh oysters for $18) was so wonderful we came back for it the next day! The cocktails were delicious, too; very well crafted.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The Seafood Tower was wonderful. In general the food was excellent although the halibut was overcooked. The cocktails were outstanding, the service very good. The restaurant manager came around to all the diners and made sure everything was going well, which was a nice touch. We dined from 5:15 to 7:15 and when we started the meal the sound level was low, by 6:30 it was very high. We had a nice experience, but the sound level was irritating.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and amazing service. Little pricey but definitely worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Special care is taken to ensure a great experience! It is a place to experience food as an art! Lovely atmosphere!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent cocktails, wonderful food and impeccable service. Would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

it's a lovely place with great ambiance and service. the food was cooked just right to perfection... especially the halibut and scallops. the chocolate and lemon tart desserts are freshly made in house and very delicious! i recommend the restaurant if you're visiting Whistler.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We came here to celebrate our anniversary (and also post-fondo), and it was all-around a wonderful experience - all the waiting staff were excellent, and our table server was very attentive and friendly. The maitre'd (I think) came by during our main meal to check that everything was going smoothly. The food was excellent - the tuna charashi appy dish was beautifully presented and was actually good value for the amount of food. Our mains, the venison and arctic char were cooked perfectly. We were quite satisfied, but ordered the petit fours for dessert, which was a cherry on top as they personalized the dish with a happy anniversary writing in chocolate for us. I would highly recommend for any special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The freshest local farm produces and ingredients, the creative cocking and combination of ingredients make the excellent meal. The services were excellent, they removed all unused silverwares and placing new one to serving next dish, provide additional plates for us to share foods, they divided our soup into individual bowls when we shared them.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (沖縄)·Dined on September 5, 2017

髭を生やしていた男性のサーバが非常に不愉快な態度につき、気分も悪く残念!しかし、料理は美味しかったので、料理を楽しみお金に余裕があればいいかも。

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great experience for a one-night Whistler trip. Food was incredible, service was on point, and overall a fantastic choice for a fancier dinner while vacationing in world-class Whistler.

Would recommend their rissotto and their chirashi appetizer. Sublime! They also have an extensive cocktail and wine list - perfect to match the food.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

nIce atmosphere, food was excellent, server was knowledgeable and helpful, would go back...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Slow service and rip off people by charging side bread which is free elsewhere.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My first visit to Araxi was to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Our server (Tyler) was attentive, professional and helped make our night special with a little extra surprise for the occasion. We ended up back there the next afternoon for their happy hour oysters and some drinks. Both visits were excellent! We'll definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, People Watching, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful evening to celebrate our anniversary. Paola was our server and was absolutely excellent. So friendly and personable. Food was incredible and be sure to have a cocktail called the Frozen Vine! The halibut was cooked perfectly - just a wonderful meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Let me start with the positive. The food was tasty. Not amazing, but very good. The restaurant itself has good ambiance and the outdoor patio is a great spot to eat in summer time. Unfortunately, that's where the positivity ended for us. We are there over Labor Day weekend for our 8th anniversary and chose Araxi because we wanted to do something special and get a little dressed up for the occasion. There were about 5 hostesses at the front when we arrived and it was obvious that they were training new staff. When they went to seat us the girl was clearly confused about which table to take us to and she left us standing in the middle of the restaurant while she ran back out front and never returned. A waiter then came up and walked us to a table nearby and when we asked if it was possible to sit near the window he said that those tables had been specially reserved. No one was ever seated at one of those two tables for the entire two hours we were there. That was just the beginning with our server. Long story short, he was incredibly condescending and pretentious throughout our entire meal and was obviously irritated when I told him about my very genuine food allergies. My husband moved his wine glass a couple times and the server (who's name I can't remember, but he was tall, maybe in his early 30's and had a short ponytail) kept moving it back whenever he came to the table. I have worked in fine dining restaurants and used to be a concierge at a Four Seasons Hotel and I am very familiar with proper fine dining service. This was not that. It was just uptight, stuffy and we couldn't get out of there fast enough. At these prices I expect service to be gracious, warm and non-invasive. They were kind enough to send us some little sweets for our anniversary but it couldn't make up for the cold, pretentious service. We will never go back and I recommend looking elsewhere if you want a truly enjoyable and special dining experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing staff. Amazing service. Amazing food. Another wonderful, memorable anniversary! We will be back every year

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent as usual

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 (London)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great restaurant. Food fab and very good service

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. The patio is beautiful in the summer. Great people watching and the staff and food are exceptional.

Would recommend this restaurant to any food lovers!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Best service we've had in a restaurant in a long time. Really enjoyed our meal. Very expensive so special occasion dining for most.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Delicious food and great service as we celebrated our 10 year anniversary.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our server was lovely, the sommelier made a great pairing suggestion. The food was VERY disappointing. The pasta special was very reminiscent of a frozen pasta.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food, wonderful experience. The service was excellent and food was delicious. Highly recommend the venison

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great atmosphere and the food has always been amazing. The seafood tower is great value to sample a variety of fresh, quality seafood. The halibut and Arctic char dishes we ordered were done exceptionally well. Desserts are a must try!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We sat in the front facing the crowds and it was a good experience. Food was great! We had the halibut and artic char.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great meal - lived up to the positive reviews that we had read. Chef accommodated allergies in imaginative ways. It is high priced - but worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Had a great one year anniversary with my girlfriend at Araxi. Friendly, helpful service and tasty food made it a night to remember.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Amazing, worth every penny! The tower is a must if you love sea food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very nice restaurant on the slopes of Whistler. We chose to eat outside where we could people-watch.
My halibut was perfectly prepared and tender. My wife found her mushroom pasta delectable.
And a lovely young server who was very friendly and helpful. Good times had by all!

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Lovely food, our second visit for anniversary.

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