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“Araxi Sets the Bar High for Fine Dining!”

Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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Ranked #6 of 190 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Whistler Village Square
Description: 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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“Araxi Sets the Bar High for Fine Dining!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Araxi is a popular spot for locals and visitors, especially in the summer. Be prepared to find the outdoor patio busy.

The dishes are some of the finest you will find dining-out in Whistler Village. If you're looking for innovative menu choices, accompanied with nice wine selections, you've come to the right place.

The staff provided impeccable service throughout the night, an all-around fabulous dining experience. Highly recommend Araxi for an exceptional meal, whether you sit outside, at the bar, or in the dining area of the restaurant.

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Excellent "nouvelle" cuisine”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Creative, fresh, locally sourced, delicious.....We're "locals" and have been dining in Whistler for years and Araxi is definitely near, if not at, the top of Whistler's dining establishments. Araxi is part of the toptable group that includes the excellent Blue Water Cafe in Vancouver. Enjoyed their beet salad, beef tartar with truffle fries this Friday past with La Stella rose - fantastic!

  • Visited September 2012
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Aldergrove, Canada
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“Under whelmed”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We've always wanted to go to this restaurant so made a point of it this trip. The food was ok, expected more for the price; our server was great and the martini's were good.

Visited September 2012
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“Whistlers best... Duhh.”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Elegant and modern, simply amazing. Locally sourced foods, menu is always changing, service is 6 stars atleast. Worth every penny. The world needs more of these restaurants and less Kegs and Milestones and Earls. Great job Araxi team.

  • Visited December 2011
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“A gem in the Whistler crown.”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

This place was recommended to us by various people around Whistler and beyond. We coudn't get a table inside, it's very popular and we hadn't made a reservation, so we sat outside which turned out to be a good people watching opportunity. A couple of unusual cocktails later we dove into the eclectic menu and tried a variety of Asian and Western dishes. Soups, sushi & mains were all tremendous which might explain why the chef's pretty famous in Canada and beyond, by all accounts. Service was good though the focus was on the inside tables which were all packed. When it got a bit cool outdoors, despite the outdoor heaters, we moved indoors for after dinner drinks which rounded off the evening perfectly. Great place.

  • Visited September 2012
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