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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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (68)
Special Occasion (58)
Good for a Date (55)
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Fit for Foodies (50)
Notable Wine List (49)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Romantic (48)
Local Ingredients (42)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Worth the Drive (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (20)
Seasonal (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Healthy (16)
Cozy (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 hours ago

It was amazing. Great wine, service and food!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I were there to celebrate an anniversary. I was about to cancel my reservation because we could only get in at 9:15, however they were able to fit us in earlier. We had a great evening...the food, the service, the atmosphere....everything was wonderful. The steak was cooked to perfection and the beet salad was excellent. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

More than equal to the good reviews. A wonderful experience, our best and only really memorable meal in Whistler. We had the trout and tuna entrees. Bread was great, including the gluten-free bread/toast, all served with a creamy butter. (Minor quibble: bread at this kind of place should be warm/hot.)
They offer a nice carafe of wine (2/3 of a bottle) which is perfect for two. More affordable and less potent than a full bottle. Attentive but not obsequious service.
Pricey, of course, but less expensive than the far inferior Bearfoot Bistro, which is often spoken of in the same breath as Araxi. It shouldn't be.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Fun place with great food and service. I would have preferred the seating further apart from the other tables but that is my only complaint. Overall excellent

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food! Great service!!

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined 6 days ago

Araxi lived up to everything we had heard about it. Starting with lovely welcome at door, coats handled with care, ticketed and placed in cloakroom.
We were very lucky to be seated in small room with about 6 tables. Our waiter was first class ; chatty, informed, friendly, attentive but not hovering over us.
Food just amazing and we enjoyed some local BC wine @ very reasonable prices.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Foods were perfect! Service was great! Our server, Steve was nice and professional and we had a wonderful evening. We are coming back to whistler in Jan and planning to come back to dine again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Was great as always. Our favorite dining in Whistler. Cocktails portions are very skimpy but done well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice place, excellent food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our main course took a while to arrive. Otherwise very nice dinner. Lovely staff. Good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was quite loud, but the food and service were amazing!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

For me one of the best in whistler village, delicious! Really diverse menu, good wine, nice place, staff really thoughtful, caring, available. Book in advance ! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Stewart was a great server and the oysters were delicious!! Lucy in the Sky was my fav drink!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great little spot to eat in the villiage. My wife and I were in town for our anniversary. Had the oysters 5 ways with a sturgeon dish and a pear dessert. All of it was very tasty and the restraint had a great vibe.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent menu, food and service, as always. The seasonal special menus are a great opportunity but even when at full price dining at Araxi is really worthwhile.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Best restaurant in Whistler. One of my top 5 restaurants ever, as long as lived. Food is always amazing and the service matches.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Lovely evening with excellent food at excellent special price.. $49.00 for 3 courses

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Consistent and delicious and absolutely first rate

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Araxi has long been a favourite spot in Whistler. In fact, it’s been one of our favourite spots anywhere. Having talked it up to visitors from San Francisco, it feel far short of expectations and was deemed a very ordinary dining experience. To be clear, the food was very good. The greeting at the door was good. But after that, it fell apart.

We ate there in September and had an outstanding experience. Our waiter has since been promoted. We saw him and longed for him to take over service as the waitress we had was knowledgeable but far too formal and lacked the ability to connect with us. She kept referring to one of our guests as “lady”, which isn’t rude but also isn’t normal.

We were a table of six. The senior VP had flown up with his wife from San Francisco. We all ordered starters and mains. We had some assistance from the sommelier and he recommended a really nice bottle of wine for the table. All good so far. Then the starters show up and are presented. Nothing for the VP. Startled looks all around. He’s a big guy, is he invisible? He’s gracious, insists we start without him. They manage to get the octopus starter he ordered to the table in about 5 minutes. But it’s tense.
We enjoy some wine. It’s seems like an honest mistake. No harm done.
Then we’re out of wine. One bottle for six guests doesn’t go far. We have to flag another server down for a second bottle. Seriously. It didn’t occur to anyone to offer more wine. With empty glasses on the table.
And it gets better. The mains come. Guess who doesn’t get his risotto? Yup, the VP. We’re speachless. This can’t be random. He’s not impressed. This takes longer to rectify. It’s risotto, not porridge. You don’t just make a pot of it. What struck me as incredible is there was an apology, the waitress was obviously shocked that he had been overlooked again, but nothing else. I would have expected them to offer to take his food off the bill. But nothing. Something is wrong at Araxi. We won’t be back soon.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good service and great food. The restaurant was beautiful and every need we had was more than met.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The sommelier (I made the mistake of not getting his name, but a red-haired Australian gentleman) was incredible and made the night in assisting with appropriate wine selections to match all the different tastes and preferences at the table. The wine list is deep and the best I have experienced in Whistler. The prices were fair even for DRC and some impressive first growth Bordeaux on the list.

Great service, great wine, great food...what more could you want?

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Wonderful service, fabulous dining and ambience. Definitely worth planning ahead to enjoy!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent Oysters!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food and nice setting. Loud room. Experienced very slow service (over an hour wait between appetizers and main course).

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Awesome food. I wish I had stayed more days in Whistler just to dine couple more times at Araxi. Highly recommended!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is the place to go near Whistler village. Both the seafood and the steaks are top shelf. They have an extensive wine list. We have always received fantastic service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Main dishes excellent, appetizers just ok, inexperienced waiter got drink order incorrect but charged us anyway had vanilla ice cream in one of dishes but couldn't provide small scoop separately to go with espresso to make an affagato. Occasion was sons birthday and charged for his dessert.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Was the 2nd last night of the fall dining special 5 courses for $36. Food as excellent we were out in jsut onver 1.5 hours. Our server was nit very attetive and our water frequently ran out and we had to wait a while before he refilled it although he walked past our table many times. I've been to araxi many times and we usually have great service this time however it was severly lacking which was a shame

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Another excellent "set menu" occasion. While we come other times, this year's anniversary menu was excellent value. Entrees are a bit limited, barring a surcharge, but Arctic Char was a good choice. We skipped the wine pairing this time (one of us had to be able to drive...) - but another time might do one flight and a glass. Service - as ever - was excellent. A bit noisy (even though we were early), but not uncomfortably so.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

The room lacks intimacy. It is very loud and needs something done to help deal with sound bouncing everywhere. Most dishes were well done, but the handmade pasta was thick and chewy. The dishes don’t show the care and creativity that the price point reflects. It’s a bit of a factory.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was amazing. Had the lamb and halibut, both excellent. Top notch service. Our waitress was very attentive but never hovered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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