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Region: Whistler
110 - 4222 Village Square


Monday through Friday, 5-10pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-2pm and 3-10pm


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Our Team

James Walt, Culinary Director
Jeff Park, Executive Chef
Elle Boutilier, Operations Manager
Aaron Heath, Pastry Chef
David Auer, Restaurant Director
Jason Kawaguchi, Restaurant Manager & Wine Director
Rene Wuethrich, Bar Manager

About Araxi Restaurant

Best of the Pacific Northwest

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 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.

The Cookbooks

Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes
by James Walt $37.95

In follow-up to their James Beard-nominated cookbook, award-winning Executive Chef James Walt and his team share recipes from Araxi Restaurant’s dining room and signature Longtable Dinner events, all adapted for delicious home cooking. Aptly named Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes, Chef Walt’s book is now available for purchase.

For more details and to order a copy, click here.

Araxi, Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant
by James Walt $45.00

Gorgeous photography and accessible recipes frame the seasons and chef James Walt’s celebration of our region’s bounty in Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant. A graduate of Stratford, Walt’s sterling career includes the executive chef position at the Canadian Embassy in Rome. The highly anticipated cookbook was just released to high praise by both patrons and Walt’s peers, including chefs Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal. Walt’s distinct Canadian style – that celebrates both local farms and coastal fisheries – has won praise and ovations at New York City’s James Beard House where he has showcased his talents three times. Now long established as Whistler’s finest dining experience, Araxi also features exceptional dessert recipes from pastry chef Aaron Heath and wine pairings from Samantha Rahn.

For more details and to order a copy, click here.

Best Chef Book in Canada, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009
Nominee, Cooking from a Professional Point of View, James Beard Foundation Awards, 2010
Best Illustrated Cookbook, Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

Awards & Accolades

Best Whistler, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2020

Best Whistler Fine Dining
WHERE Magazine ‘To Dine’ Awards, 2010-2019

Wine Program Excellence Award, Silver
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2019

Best Whistler, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Awards, 2019

Best Whistler, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2009, 2018

Best Whistler Restaurant, First
Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards, 2009-2015, 2017-2018

Wine Program Excellence Award, Gold
Sommelier of the Year, Samantha Rahn, 2013
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2014, 2018

‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2013-2019