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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

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (58)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (50)
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Creative Cuisine (47)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Notable Wine List (41)
Romantic (39)
Local Ingredients (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Cozy (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Healthy (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Seasonal (9)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
People Watching (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tapas (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

My favorite restaurant in Whistler!
Always great food and atmosphere. Great wine list!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

The food here is usually one of the best in Whistler. Still is. It’s a bit on the expensive side but well worth it. The wine list is deep and there are some gems in there as well as some outrageously overpriced. The food was surprisingly being served a tad slow this year (the waiting staff were very attentive though) which I found slightly unacceptable given the amount you pay for service here. We sat for at least 20 minutes after our order was taken before the fresh oysters were served. By that time, I was buzzing a bit since there was nothing else except the bottle of wine. I’d say twice slower than their normal pace. We eat here every year. The group had just taken over and reopened IL Camineto and perhaps the kitchen staff got thinned out a bit. Nevertheless, I highly recommend eating here when in Whistler. The seafood is so fresh and outstandingly prepared.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Araxi was truly one of the best meals that we have had in a long time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Araxi is a must stop while in Whistler for my husband and I. This visit was no exception. Fantastic service and attention to our needs. We ordered way too much food, but couldn't stop eating because everything was so delicious. Seafood tower is a must, and their venison is so tender and juicy.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Every time we come to Whistler we are at the bar within half an hour of arrival! We especially like the apres ski menu from 3-5 and always order the oysters which are always fresh and delicious, the charcuterie board that is our personal favorite, and their delicious truffle fries!
It's got a nice atmosphere and the cocktails and service are top notch...you couldn't ask for more.
I'd like more steak options for dinner, other than that prepare to enjoy a great meal every time!

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing flavors, delicious and fresh oysters, great wine, excellent service, great time!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was delicious! Great service as well!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere with attentive but discreet service.. just right. Great value considering the quality of the food. Loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We have dined here on several occasions and it still is our favourite restaurant in Whistler.
Food is always outstanding and the servers are always very friendly. Don’t hesitate recommending this restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Utaka is the Bomb, thanks for making it a great bday

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Enjoyed fresh oysters after a great day of snowboarding.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

What a gem of a place! From start to finish, the hospitality, service, presentation and food were Michelin level! How fortunate to have such an outstanding team of chefs and wait staff at a ski resort. Everything was delicious, we can’t wait to return for another magical evening!

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 (Monterrey)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fantastic food

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Outstanding as always. Highly recommend it. We will be back soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our honey moon celebration dinner. Absolutely amazing food and service. Our server i think, tessa was her name. Short dark curlier hair with bangs (we told her about our dog Walt, just want to make sure she gets kudos) she was one of the best servers we have ever had! Will be back for sure!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Rude hostesses, 1.25 hour seating after reservation, courses poorly timed, food cold upon arrival, unattentive server, terrible experience overall. 7th visit to this restaurant and was sorely disappointed!

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Araxi is almost an icon in Whistler. In a great position, the service never disappoint and the food has maintained its high standard in the past 20+ years we have been visiting Whistler. The seafood platter as a shared appetizer is well worth trying & reasonably priced. We had 6 adults & 2 children in our party & we had a mix of meat & seafood mains which were all well presented & inventive in flavour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent well prepared food. The service is outstanding. It’s fairly pricey but the quality of the food makes it worthwhile.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great experience overall. Service was impeccable. Accommodated our 8 month old and made our dinner experience enjoyable and easy. Beef tartare was chewy and Burrata average but the oysters delicious and the trout outstanding.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was great. Our seating unfortunately was off to the side behind a wall . A little too sleepy for me - we would rather have been in the main room with more activity.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Mediocre and overpriced. Very disappointing

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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Very crowded place, attentive staff and good food. I found it a bit overrated

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great restaurant but so very noisey. Not a place for a romantic dinner for 2.
The wine list is fabulous and does not disappoint
Will return when next in Whistler

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This was our 4th time to Araxi in the passed 5 years. We always enjoy it. Great vibe. Wonderful service. Lively. Good food. My only critique is how high the prices have gotten there. Most entrees were $35+, and quite a few well into the $40's. And while the food was really good, I can't say that it equaled the cost. We will return to Araxi because we love the selection of entrees, appy's, and wine but will make sure we save up more for our next visit. Overall, really liked it!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner celebrating our friends retirement. Juan our server was professional, attentive and knowledgeable.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service is marvelous. But the ambience is terrible noisy. Sorry this was our last time. Please cancel our reservation for Jan 31.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Frenetic, chaotic and loud restaurant right out of 1980's Miami. Took almost 3 hrs for dinner without dessert. A few of the dishes were very good, but we had an extremely undercooked steak, and an absent server. Not worth the price. Overall, give it a miss.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time we have managed to get a table whilst on vacation in whistler, and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent the best we have had in whistler.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food as always, so noisy could not hear the waiter tell us the specials

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food and service both excellent. Great wine list and cocktail menu. The duck was one of the best things I've ever eaten!

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food and wine list are amazing. Neil matched the wines perfectly with our meal choices.
High recommend

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I have never had a bad meal here. Having said that, yes, the meal was delicious, but the service was only okay. The waiter was difficult to understand and had to come back twice to confirm the order. There were two of us, mind you. Why wait staff do not write things down is beyond me. The sommelier was excellent, though.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Amazingly delicious food. Engaging Atmosphere. Our server May is a tremendous asset to Araxi. Every time we come to whistler, Araxi is a must dine experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Everything was great! Le service était excellent et la jeune fille qui nous servait était vraiment attentionnée.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We come here every year when we visit Whistler, always a wonderful meal. Wine selection is outstanding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

With great anticipation our party arrived to Araxi and the staff was very welcoming and the sommelier very informative. The entire party was disappointed with the menu and options. Please, please, please stay away from the pork...it’s appearance and taste is similar to a hot dog. Additionally the cauliflower is basically steamed and lacks taste. The beets and burrata were a hit as was the venison. The party agreed that there was no need to ever return.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Went to Araxi on Tuesday the 18th for my girlfriend's birthday dinner while visiting Whistler. As soon as we checked in our coats were hung up and they said happy birthday. My request for a nice romantic spot was taken seriously and given what looked like the best table in house to me. For someone who works in the industry everything from the service from the nice Australian girl (who was extremely knowledgeable) to the food and ambience was amazing. Even brought out a gluten free dessert for her to end.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We enjoy a trip to Araxi every time we travel to Whistler. The food , decor and wine are a wonderful fine dining experience. Although we know they are known for their extensive wine list, a little more variety at the lower end of the price spectrum would be nice. The food was delicious. We started with a selection of raw oysters. For our entrees, I had steelhead trout and my partner had the venison, both exceptional. Our only complaint was the noise level. We went to 2 other fine dining restaurants while in Whistler, and Araxi was much noisier. We could not hear or understand our waiter. She spoke with a heavy accent and spoke sort of down to the floor, not to us. We had to ask for her to repeat what she said, but at some point, we just gave up. Unfortunately, this put a damper on our experience because we could not fully enjoy what we might have learned about our dishes and we could not talk to each other.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food. Restaurant decor and environment was lovely. Staff at check in were professional and friendly. Only criticism was our table waiter. He seemed disinterested and bored. Mucked up the order so our meals came at different times.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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