Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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3175 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(604) 932-4540
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Quang Dang
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Private Party Facilities
Whether you are looking to host a private dinner for 12, or a cocktail reception for 200, Araxi Restaurant and The Cellar by Araxi offer unique settings for any occasion. We are flexible and can customize your event or private dining experience to identify and fulfill your requirements.
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Private Party Contact
Neil Henderson or Pat Allan: (604) 932-4540
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Catering
Araxi's cookbooks are available online at http://toptable.myshopify.com/pages/cookbooks

Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes

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.

Araxi: Seasonal Recipes

Executive Chef James Walt features seasonality in this exquisite award winning cookbook from one of the finest restaurants in Canada.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Whistler Village Square
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Parking Details
Parking is available under Blackcomb Lodge or in the Whistler Blackcomb day lots.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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BS
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place , service excellent and food lovely
Highly recommend

b
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner! We had the duck and it was cooked perfectly! Our server was wonderful. She was so attentive and fun. I would highly recommend Araxi to all my foodie friends

N
Vancouver
181 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb. Great service. Pricey, but worth very penny

M
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful presentation of food. Warm, welcoming hostess, bartender and wait staff. We had a lovely evening and will be back!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal food. Great atmosphere. Fantastic choice for a nicer meal.

F
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I took my wife to Araxi for her 40th birthday as it has always been one of our favorite spots to go to in Whistler. Sadly this is probably our last visit to Araxi.
I had called ahead after making the reservation online to let them know we would be celebrating a milestone birthday but aside from the happy birthday by our hostess the rest of our experience was extremely disappointing. First off, we were seated between two large groups which made it very loud and busy around our table. Then there was zero acknowledgment of the long delay between our appetizers and our main course. The place was busy but it shouldn’t have taken over 45 minutes between courses. The worst part of this was the m anager was fully aware of this long delay as he walked past our table multiple times and noticed there was nothing on it. To top it off he came over at one point rested his arm on the back of my chair to chat with the table behind us for a while. All this aside there was nothing done to acknowledge my wife’s birthday even though other tables around us received cakes and candles. All in this was a terrible experience for an evening that I had hoped would be special and memorable for my wife. I should note that I waited over a week to post this as I was waiting for Araxi to respond to my note that I had sent them but I haven’t heard anything yet.

RD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent fish . Great bar great staff great experience.

DD
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant for any nice meal. Wine list is extensive. Seafood is fresh, with an Asian influence. Thank you.

P
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Only a la carte, no tasting menu, that would be nice. Although good menu and good winelist.

DE
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always our favourite restaurant; we often make the drive From Vancouver for a night out with her and dinner at Araxi.

As with all restaurants in this part of the world experience can vary based on available service staff at the time but Araxi is always the most consistent of any restaurant we frequent.

This time we had special guests from Los Angeles; the service was exquisite. the hostess found The perfect table for us and asked us if we would be willing to wait a few extra minutes. It was well worth the wait. the food was exquisite. Definitely an A+ experience for us this time around. Thank you

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For fine dining Araxi is a must in Whistler Village. The food and service is outstanding. They bend over backwards to ensure that any food allergy is taken care of . I can’t wait until the next time in Whistler to enjoy Araxi once again.

LH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I made a reservation myself, weeks before we were to arrive in Whistler. We were tired so asked front desk about going or not, was told it’s the best restaurant in Whistler, you must go and reservations are hard to get so we decided to proceed. Our family of 4 was seated immediately, only to be placed in a bench seating , us being the middle table, my husband requested a separate table which we were moved to. After that, drinks, dinner and dessert were awesome. I would highly recommend the restaurant, just make reservations in advance so your not disappointed.

k
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful place for dinner in Whistler. We enjoyed our food, they were delicious. The service was good. Good place for special occasions.

o
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we ate here 19 years ago and it is still wonderful.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Scallops were fantastic. Don’t skip the lemon tart. Worth saving room

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Such a great server and amazing food

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Hostess super nice and helpful! Love them!

S
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Third visit to Whistler and this place is the always must dine at restaurant. Love the quality of food and service. Server knows the ingredients to every dish so boyfriend and I could immediately receive answers to our dietary restriction. Presentation of every dish is thought through. But subjectively speaking there’s room for presentation improvements on the mushroom risotto. Nevertheless every dish tastes wonderful, and we are full after the three course menu. Will definitely return.

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining with you guys. Great food matched with superlative hospitality. Special thanks to Neil H for always making our experience a 12/10.

A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for Father’s Day and my moms birthday! Food was fantastic, accommodated us to sit outside even though our reservation was inside, and our server was patient (we had two kids with us 10yrs and 9 months old)!

B
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner with friends for my birthday. We all had the 3-course special which had choices for each course.

We settled on a lovely wine from Austria which was moderately priced for the bottle.

All dishes were delivered at the same time with friendly and helpful answers to all questions.

OT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was overpriced and the service was below average
We were seated outside a bar table and it was if we didn’t exist.
Saw the server once maybe twice...food was not coursed properly
Had to ask for my appetizer and two seconds later our entrees shows up
Second time eating there ...very disappointed

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Food and Service, you have to try the oysters

N
Vancouver
181 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Holy Black Cod. That dish is exquisite. So is the rest of the food and the service, but wow.. it will knock your socks off. Still the best in Whistler.

6
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We got engaged that day on the mountain and wanted to celebrate. I made a note of our engagement on our reservation, and the staff took note of this. We were seated at a quieter corner of the restaurant where we were able to celebrate our special occasion in a quieter setting. We had the 3-course tasting menu which had normal sized servings of an appetizer, entree, and dessert. To sweeten things at the end, they wished us congratulations on our dessert plate in chocolate writing!

DG
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Go to Whistler frequently and have never been to Araxi before. Hand down best fine dining restaurant in Whistler and will be the go to restaurant in future trips. Everything first class especially the server who was excellent

D
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My dad and I had the pleasure of having dinner at Araxi last week when we were visiting Whistler for the first time. It was a very pleasant atmosphere, combined with delicious food and attentive service. I would definitely recommend a visit here.

TR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner. Our server was exceptional. The staff were all very welcoming and lovely. Our table did the tasting menu with wine pairings. The food and wine were spectacular. I want to go again tonight!!! Steelhead and chardonnay - oh my!!

LF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There were 3 of us for dinner on Sunday. We all chose the 3 course menu, 2 of us had the tenderloin, and the other chose a carrot risotto. They substituted the meat with carrot without any problem. Our server was amazing. She helped us choose our wine, and made suggestions to help us make decisions! I think her name was Erica. Everything was fabulous and I would highly recommend it to all!

SK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious...love that the menu changes. So we can try new inspirations of the chef.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing, the appetizers such as the beet salad hit a new benchmark of excellent - sooo delicious and fresh. We enjoyed everything from the starters to the dessert. The weakest part was only the complimentary bread which had a paper like texture and not a lot of flavour though the butter and EVOO was consistent with otherwise an extraordinary standard of fare.

AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Once again, Araxi does not disappoint! Service and food were incredible. It gets a bit noisy when it fills up, but it’s a popular Whistler spot, so it’s to be expected. Well worth a splurge!

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Such great seafood. Delightful service. One of the best in Whistler.

KW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After 2 years returned to Whistler just to come here. Had a great time. Our server was great. She was warm and professional. Seafood platter was tasty as well as the wine :) We enjoyed the rhubarb dessert too. It was her service that really made our night though. Ended up coming back the next day.

JB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food !!!!
Delicious wine !!!
I would recommend to have less tables and more quiet dining to make the experience even better.

BM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lucky enough to be in Whistler in the shoulder season and a lot of restaurants - including Araxi - have a fixed price 3 course menu. At Araxi $49 for a spectacular meal! Service first rate and a wine list that is encyclopedic. We go at least once whenever we are in Whistler.

SV
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved everything from food to service to the ambience!!

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our 17 year wedding anniversary-we were treated wonderfully by the staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Fantastic food. Staff seemed unhappy.

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was definitely our best dinner in Whistler! Each dish was prepared with care, beautiful and excellent quality, delicious and generous portions. Service was superb, location central, wine list and craft beers exceptional. It is NOT inexpensive, but it is excellent and worth the expense.

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