Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar

4.5
3175 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian

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*Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network and cannot respond to guest reviews*

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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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrianS
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place , service excellent and food lovely
Highly recommend

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vipbeverlyluv
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipNickm007
Vancouver
195 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb. Great service. Pricey, but worth very penny

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vipMel123
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipFarsh
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience3

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.

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RobertD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent fish . Great bar great staff great experience.

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DarrinD
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Pascalle
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

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

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DebraE
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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LisaH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipksur
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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obispo
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a great server and amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hostess super nice and helpful! Love them!

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Stxhan
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Paul
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Anonymous
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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)!

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Bryan
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

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

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Tom11
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Food and Service, you have to try the oysters

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vipNickm007
Vancouver
195 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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604diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipDonG
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipDragonfly
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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TammyR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

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LeslieF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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SandyK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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AmandaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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!

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Monx006
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KateW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JanB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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BrianM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always..simply outstanding food & service. Our Nr 1 choice when in Whistler.

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vipShiViv
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved everything from food to service to the ambience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Fantastic food. Staff seemed unhappy.

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