Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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.
Dinner from 5:00pm - Midnight
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.
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.View Private Dining Details
Not so sure, expected more. Dined at Araxi tonight, had great expectations, waiter was excellent, food good (not over the top). First wine I ordered (a $100 plus BC wine, which is a staple) was out of stock, asked the wine steward for guidance, he upsold me, bottle that came to the table from someone else, not the wine steward was wrong, a pinot vs a cab, wine was redelivered as I was told I was wrong, I then pointed to the wine we ordered and was told yes it was different. I then received the bottle, was told it was their last one. I subsequently asked the wine steward about the wine, the commentary was totally wrong. A Manager was milling about checking on a few tables, but never came to our table, or most, to ask how things were, on the way out for a $400 dollar dinner, no good night, no thank you, no comment at all----for the money the waiter made the night, no one else really did. Note to management, thank your customers, you need them.
Food was delicious (mains: Bison, Sablefish, starters: Lobster roll special and tomato/burrata), waiter was lovely, ambiance was great. They had us in a somewhat sectioned off (and quieter) area which was lovely and seemed to be mostly other anniversaries and birthdays. The only thing that I was not impressed by was the Sommelier, the table next to us provided better recommendations. Seemed the Sommelier was just scanning through and suggesting anything just under $100 ($95, $99, $105) rather than actually giving a recommendation of something we might like based on our tastes. I am capable of reading through a wine list and finding those price points if that was all I was after, what I'm interested in is actual recommendations...
We ended up with a great bottle (as per our table neighbours' recommendation) and it went very well with our food, so everything other than the few minutes we spent with the Sommerlier was fantastic.
Great come back after earlier visit this year. Food is still super and service is top notch. Too bad they don't have seafood bowl now
Great food and atmosphere. Best meal I’ve had in whistler
Service was over 2 1/2 hours for appetizers and a main; and it even took 20 minutes to get our check. Both of our orders were forgotten about, and then were blamed on a "slow kitchen" which clearly wasn't true. The drinks were extremely strong (dirty martini, and old fashioned). The beef tartare was the highlight of the meal -- and was exceptional. The tenderloin was mediocre at best, and the duck was extremely chewy (poorly butchered). For a total tab of $250, this was not even close to worth it. Would've had more fun across the street in the bar.
We had an exceptional meal and a wonderful waiter. We really enjoyed the private back room.
The halibut special was especially excellent. Service also fantastic.
Once again, a nice meal with friends and the food was quite good. Enjoyed the experience including the extensive wine list. My only hesitation is that the prices are relatively high for what we received. We know it is a resort town , but the bill can climb pretty steeply depending on the food you order.
It was perfection..................outstanding!!! There isn't much more that I can add, perect server,
table, meal wine hostess...........it was all outstanding. Mike the server aka Mr Wobbles was
Food is absolutely amazing! Service was really good and we feel like our server did a good job at the beginning of our meal but then it ended up getting too busy. Otherwise exceptional.
Both our waitress and sommelier were excellent. We loved the wine he recommended was excellent that we went out the next day and bought 2 bottles!
We were celebrating my mom’s surprise birthday party.
Food and service was great.
Hostess brought special birthday dessert platter for my wife.
That made the dinner experience awesome.
Really fun server and great oyster selection. Tried different ones aside from the all popular kusshies that are on every menu
Went for our anniversary and it was amazing! Food was fabulous and service was impeccable!
Great attention to detail, quality and taste. Beautiful ambience, not overstated, and the perfect lighting level. Friendly attentive service in the Continental tradition, becoming so rare in this day of the relentless assault of bussers, pulling plates faster than you can enjoy what's on them, or asking you if you are still "working on that".
A great restaurant in wonderful Whistler!
Way over priced for the quality and guantity of food . Very dissappointing .
Anniversary dinner. Food & service good. However noticed another table had a “happy anniversary “ special dessert. Feel like we were forgotten:(
Felt a couple dishes lacked seasoning but otherwise well put together. Happy with the experience and service.
Stepped out and tried caviar. Waiter was awesome. Explained so much. Recommendations were perfect and not contrived. We will be back.
Excellent cuisine. Restaurant needs dining music -very quiet, needed more vibe
The menu is very creative. Great presentation. The service was very
A very good restaurant. Undoubtedly one of the bests in Whistler. Attentive yet friendly and unpretentious service. Food is very very good, although not city-level top notch (just to set expectations for luxury travellers). Great value for the price. Family and adult friendly.
Delicious food, excellent service, romantic atmosphere and huge wine selection. Must try when in Whistler.
Buen lugar. Sin ser espectacular. Cómo se anunciaba
A bit far from vancouver but food and ambiance are fantastic.
easy parking at out side of the area need to walk 10 minutes.
In Whistler you can find other very good places to eat, for example at the Fairmount.
Good quality fair prices and the waiters are very observant.
Had a great time there. They have a separate vegan menu that was essential to us as our party had 7 vegetarians. The portions were just right and the everything tasted great.
A group of us went out for a bachelorette in whistler and went to araxi for dinner. I’m so glad we decided to splurge a little and go to this incredible restaurant. It was overall such a great experience. We had some in the group with some dietary restrictions and the staff were very accommodating and did not make a big deal of it and turned out delicious dishes for everyone in our party. The atmosphere was unpretentious and the staff were very warm and the food most certainly did not disappoint! Would highly recommend coming here!
Blown away by the service and attention shown for a special anniversary dinner. The food was excellent and the service from every single person was above and beyond all expectations.
Really salty red tuna, poor service, and way overpriced
Wow wow wow amazing more places need this quality of food and dining for the price others for same price bracket are a let down. The flavour the texture of food was astounding thank you for the experience two days in a row
Excellent service from Laura
Excellent steelhead and duck
High noise level
I feel that the price is big city pricing. Value for dollars is moderate. Do not need to be seated next to a table of 4 children in a restaurant of this type. Food was good but pricey.
This is a top notch restaurant that prides itself on fresh, local ingredients made in creative ways. We started with two salads - Pemberton beets with goat cheese (amazing) and the second tomatoes with burrata and olive puree. I've not seen either choices before but will be sure to look for them. If you want to really wow someone, choose the two tier seafood tower - local oysers, prawns, tuna tataki, BC seafood ceviche, seaweed salad, spicy tuna roll, and wild smoked salmon. It was presented on two large plates stacked on top of each other - very artsy! The service is excellent as is the ambience. Wonderful restaurant!
Good food but a bit less interesting than expected
We have been here on many occasions. It seemed the Restaurant was understaffed and it reflected the overall service.
Prices seemed too high for the small portions in comparison to other restaurants in the area.
Not sure if we will return.
Disappointing. Took 45 mins for just a soup to come. Waiter had a bad attitude. Not worth the cost.
We were excited to go to this highly rated restaurant and had reservations. We ended up outside and waited an hour for our meal. The waiter was lovely but....my friend’s egg dish came without the eggs. Surely someone would have noticed this? It took 10 more minutes to be served the missing eggs - on a plate by themselves. By then, the purgatory sauce was cold. My eggs were hard even though I asked for soft eggs - emphatically. And the hollandaise sauce, while tasty, was coolish and congealed. Busy day maybe? Not an experience I would attempt again. Araxi should be better than that.
Terrrible service and unfortunately sub par food. It took 20 min to get lukewarm coffee and almost 50 min until our food arrived which was average at best. And it wasn’t even busy. Manager came over to offer us free mimosas to make up for the delay - we declined as we were all driving. Said he’d check with the kitchen on what happened - and never returned to let us know. No bill adjustment, nothing. We wanted a nicer brunch to celebrate a birthday and wished we would have just gone to our usual spot instead as the food and service are at least reliable. Too bad as I’ve been a fan Araxi in the past and will now cancel the reso I have in a few weeks for dinner as I much rather spend my time and money elsewhere.
Great food, great location, great service with great people!! Life is good 🥂