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Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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2673 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
Apres from 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Dinner from 5:00pm - Midnight
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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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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.
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Special Events & Promotions
Celebrate with Araxi!

Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar is celebrating over three decades on the mountain with a three-course prix fixe menu for $49! Take in Executive Chef Quang Dang’s ever-changing fresh picked menus from June 10th to 28th, Mondays through Thursdays only.

Not valid for groups larger than 18 people or event bookings in The Cellar.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We visited on a Saturday evening at 500pm. It wasn't busy as they were numerous tables available inside and on the patio. We chose the patio. We ordered our beverages right away, which took over 10 minutes for a tap beer and cocktail. We ordered 4 oysters at 510pm and had to ask another waiter at 535pm where they were. Our mains then arrived about 20mins later and although they were amazing (gnocchi & pork) not ONCE did our server come by to ask how our food was. She had 4 tables and were waiting on them just fine. Then when the bill came she had charged my husband for 3 beers when he only had two. For over 130$ I would have expected much better service. I even informed the manager (a lady) and nothing was done just a simple, we were back up in the seafood bar my apologies. Not good enough. This was our first visit and we went be back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a great meal, our severs Mike was amazing! Very funny helped a lot with our lack of wine smarts. Food was delicious, by far the best steak I have had very well cooked and seasoned. Only down side and this was not the fault of the restaurant, 2 couples with babies under 3 months were crying and they were letting them self sooth. Was not the right place for babies at 9pm on a Friday night.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The server was either having a bad or not into the evening
We tried to perk things up with the waitress but the things didn’t change much

We tried to get water for the table refilled several times but it became a futile challenge

When asked for more bread we were questioned if we would really be eating it

The long lag time between getting menus and ordering was way too long
As was the timing between courses as well as timing for desert order

It wasn’t that It was fine dining un hurried it was loooooonnnngggg

We would have probably order more cocktails or even a second bottle of wine but again was either not asked or had to poor our own wine if we waited any longer


It was truly just really bad service

The kitchen was good
But your desert menu needs a refresh was bordering in 1980s style deserts and they were what you’d expect at a hotel banquet

All in all we used to love Araxi but it was good food trying a bit too hard and not great like it used to be with incredibly bad service the price certainly didn’ match the value.

Hope it was just a bad night for the restaurant not the new norm

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We ate here on a recommendation and couldn’t have had a better experience

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We went for a 75th birthday event. The restaurant had a spring special with a wine pairing option and a choice for each of 3 courses. We went fairly early after making reservations several months ago. It was very busy even though it was a Wednesday early in the season before the big influx of summer visitors. The special menu attracts locals and visitors alike. The guests had a wide range of clothing including jeans and baseball caps plus elegant dresses and suits.
The food was up to the restaurant's usual high standards which reinforce its excellent reputation since it was started in 1981 when there were only 4 restaurants in Whistler.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Didn’t have a lot of the oyster options they had on menu.
Long wait in between courses. Others were served quicker than our party of 2.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Awesome. Very good.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

All meals were good , one dish the pork was very dry.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This Whistler restaurant is a gem. This was my first time there I wasn't sure whether it was haute-cuisine or upscale adventurous. A wonderful server led us through a sampling of 3 mains and 3 desserts that we 3 shared. Every dish was beautifully presented, imaginative and delicious. Excitement in the air as people seemed to be excited to be there. Pricey but fair value.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Enjoyed our meal and service was very good. Very pleasant and non abtrusive service. The special pricing for the off season was a very good deal for a 5 course meal and delicious as well. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Took quite a while for our server to attend to us as we first sat down, he was sat quite a few tables at once
We were there for 3 hours however quite an enjoyable meal, had the 5 course.
The choices we didn’t choose were super small soup was basic but nice
Oysters were absolutely fabulous highlight of my night

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The food was lovely. The ambiance was very pleasant. BUT it took sooooo long to get each of our five courses we were ready to leave. With a 7:45 reservation we didn’t finish our meal until 10:15. Far too long to wait between courses.

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We had the 5 course tasting menu. Some items were good and others mediocre. The halibut was perfect, but the prawns were a joke. The soup was over salted and the crudo not seasoned. It was an overhyped restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Went two days in a row and since we enjoyed our first night so much. Everything we ate was magnificent. Had the 5 course meal paired with wine and we could not find fault during the entire evening from the great service, to the sublime food and the perfectly paired wine. Special mention to Kon as the manager and to our server Mike who both went above and beyond. Entrees enjoyed during the two evenings included the tenderloin, duck, chicken and trout. The vegetables and sauces accompanying each entree were the best we have ever had. Deserts were rich, unusual and the perfect ending to a delightful evening. We have eaten all over the world and Araxi ranks among the the top of our list.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

A very nice experience. Araxi never fails to satisfy me.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great waiter and lovely wine from Meyer. Food was all great.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great Service; Great Tasty Food; Best Steak I have had in years.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Tucked away from the vibrancy of the village I was skeptical of the space but enjoyed our slow meal over a bottle of wine sharing amazing food and conversation. We had oysters, shared 3 starters and shared a main and dessert which was plenty of food and delivered an impressive variety. A meal will never forget!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very high-quality cooking in a comfortable and modern setting. The menu is creative and loyal to local ingredients and producers.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Just okay . As a person that does not eat red meat, steelhead or duck I’m always disappointed when there is never chicken, pork, white fish or shell fish on the special menu when I go in. First world problems I know! Lol. Dessert was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Dieses Restaurant ist als gehobene Kategorie zu betrachten. Etwas teurer als der kanadische Durchschnitt. Alle Gerichte waren sehr frisch und auch sehr ansehnlich zubereitet. Man kann ein sehr schönes 5-Gänge Menü für 36 CAD (ca. 25€) pro Person bekommen. Jedoch aufpassen ... bei kleinen Änderungen am Menü kann sich der Preis schnell verdoppeln. Auf Grund der Qualität trotzdem noch ok.

This restaurant is regarded as an upscale category. Slightly more expensive than the Canadian average. All dishes were very fresh and very well prepared. You can get a very nice 5-course menu for 36 CAD (about 25 €) per person. But watch out ... with small changes to the menu, the price can double quickly. Still ok due to the quality.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent dinner and excellent service - a great value and lots of fun !

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Another great meal...love the ambience, waiter/waitress', my hats off to the chef's

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Nice place, however a dress policy should be encouraged.
Maybe it's the tourist atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Service and ambiance was good. Food too pricey for the quality.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We came here for our anniversary dinner and enjoyed the Slow roasted rack of pork. Thank you for the anniversary wishes desert!

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

not as impressive as its press clippings. Special menu was misleading. Upcharges on any desired items.

Hard to imagine how a slice of Yukon potatoe, with a touch of parsley could be considered one of the courses. The best course was the desert.

Pork chop/roast was very dry. Roasted cauliflower (soup) was disappointing. Would not recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Our server was excellent, and service with a smile. She was very educated on the wining paring, making our experience that much better. Food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Located in the heart of Whistler Village makes this restaurant a great place to dine. The main dinning room is quite large but set up so that you have the feeling of pod like areas. Service was great and the delicious food was all nicely plated. Our 4 course diner was excellent and served so that we did not have the feeling of being rushed through the experience. As the evening progressed the noise level increased due to the fact that quite a few large groups arrived. Perhaps extra baffles strategically located may help with this problem which is prevalent in most restaurants these days.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Pretty mice

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service!

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This is the type of place you should eat if you want to spend a lot of money and don’t really like the taste of food. I’ve tried to give it a chance multiple times. Aside from the oysters, the majority of the menu doesn’t make sense. As in, the choices of things put on the plate do not work together. In addition to that the room is stuffy and uninviting.

It would be different if feedback resonated with the kitchen or front of house, but this establishment simply does not care. (Or need to care)

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Our server Mellissa was delightful and all the staff very attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Our favorite "nice" restaurant in Whistler❣ we always return here 4 special occasions.. Staff is caring, professional, & makes us feel like family😍 Always enjoyable & memorable

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

It was our honeymoon

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary. Our server was very attentive and friendly and brought our desserts out on a common plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Nice touch!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Delicious. Took advantage of the great set menu. Great value and delicious food. Best in Whistler.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Amazing anniversary tasting menu, and awesome value! Always my favourite restaurant in Whistler! A tad warm in the dining room tonight, but still great!

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I have been in Araxi several times in the past and have always recommended it, particularly for the spring menu. However, I was a bit disappointed this time.
Good things first. Given that the restaurant is always noisy ( I should say energetic- euphemisms rule), we asked for and were given a quieter table in the corner. Great.
Service has always been and continues to be good. Of course, the wine selection is impressive but if you are a one glass a day drinker, that hardly matters.
The menu changes every week, I understand. Maybe it was not my week and I may not made a good choice.
Pressed sushi was heavy on the bottom and very light on top. Hardly recommendable.
The biggest disappointment however, was the main, the halibut. The fish itself was delicious. Such a delicate specimen does not need a kind of pinky/red soup to rest upon. The radishes are hardly in season as are the white kidney beans ( local ?) and in my view, are too heavy to compliment the fish. The greens ( I believe it was arugula) were soggy after a few seconds being submerged in that very peculiar liquid. Hmm. Not sure what to think about it.
I hope it is not the trend that has been observed this season around the village and on the mountain ( things are deteriorating slowly, except for the chilled champagne served on the deck of the traditional beer joint of Longhorn).
Despite that, I had a good evening as my company was lovely.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

No better deal in fine dining in Whistler than this $36 shoulder season gem. So good!

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