Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar

Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar

Best of Nearby Fields, Pastures and Pristine Waters

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 sourcing and cooking practices, 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.

Awards/accolades/testimonials
Best List Award, Silver
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2015

Best Whistler, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 1999-2008, 2010-2015

Best Whistler Restaurant
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2009-2015

Best Fine Dining Restaurant, Whistler
WHERE Magazine ‘To Dine’ Awards, 2010-2015

Top 50 Restaurants in Canada
Vacay.ca, 2012-2015

‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2013-2015

Best Chef, James Walt
Best Bartender, Jason Redmond
Best Wine List
Best Martini/Cocktail
Pique ‘Best of Whistler’ Awards, 2015

Best List Award, Gold
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2014

Best Server, Benjamin Parizet
Best Bartender, Jason Redmond
Best Martini/Cocktail
Pique ‘Best of Whistler’ Awards, 2014

Best Overall Experience
Best Chef, James Walt
Best Service
Best Wine List, Samantha Rahn
Pique ‘Best of Whistler’ Awards, 2013-2014

Sommelier of the Year, Samantha Rahn
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013

Premier Crew Service Award, Samantha Rahn
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2013

Achievement of Distinction in Dining
DiRoNA, 2013

Best Dessert, Aaron Heath
Pique ‘Best of Whistler’ Awards, 2013

Top 50, Canada’s Best Restaurants
Maclean’s Magazine, 2012

Four Diamond Award
AAA / CAA, 2012

Premier Crew Service Award, Neil Henderson
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Most Popular Whistler Restaurant
Zagat Restaurants Survey, 2012

Whistler Chef’s Challenge, Gold
Chef de Cuisine Jeff Park, Cornucopia 2012

Guest Chef Dinner at James Beard House
Three sold out events at the prestigious James Beard Foundation. New York City, 2006 + 2002 + 1998

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