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“Incredibly efficient service”

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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
256 reviews
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“Incredibly efficient service”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

We dined at Araxi on our last night at Whistler, and I don't think I've had such efficient service anywhere. If anything, it was too rapid: we arrived at 5.30pm and were out before 7pm after 3 courses! Also, I'd only just had a chance to order the wine when the starter turned up - fortunately, the waiter was back with the glass of wine to accompany the starter very shortly thereafter.

Anyway, the food was very good indeed: we both had the foie gras starter, then my wife had the scallops with chorizo and I had the halibut. Finally we shared the coffee and doughnuts dessert - delicious!

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Whistler”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have been here two years running and I cannot fault the food, wine or service. The sushi and Oysters are amazing and the quality of the rest of the food is superb. Service is perfect, they are super attentive but not bothersome. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of this place. If I visit Whistler again, I will be heading here for sur.

  • Visited February 2014
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new york
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

great in every way. Great Bar. Great Service. Great Oysters. Kid friendly. Great lamb, venison, duck. Great wine list. This was our favorite restaurant at Whistler

Visited February 2014
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Bowral, Australia
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132 reviews
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“Brilliant experience”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had the most wonderful time at Araxi. The food is exceptional. Fresh, delicious, beautifully presented and very reasonably priced for the quality. The place is bustling and busy and once you have been there you can understand why- it is the best! The wait staff are exceptional. our waiter was efficient, attentive and made our night so much fun with his great cocktail suggestions and cheeky wit. I love this place and can't wait to go back.

  • Visited February 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Been here about 6 times and it always feels special. The staff are attentive and friendly but it is the the beautifully plated and divine food that has us coming back. Our favourite mains are the duck breast, sable fish and salmon though I didn't think the scallop/chorizio main really stood out. Also highly recommend the killer cocktails. It's fine dining where you don't need to get dressed up, in true west coast style apres ski but do need to reserve. Can be a bit noisy at times - try not to be seated along the corridor leading to the kitchen as it can be busy with the staff. Araxi is our "go to restaurant" in Whistler.

  • Visited March 2014
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