AWARDS

  • Best Whistler, Gold
  • Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 1999-2008, 2010-2017
  • Best Fine Dining, Whistler
  • WHERE Magazine 'To Dine' Awards, 2010-2017
  • Best Whistler Restaurant, First
  • Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2009-2015, 2017
  • Wine List Award, Silver
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2015-2017
  • Best Whistler, Gold
  • Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 1999-2008, 2010-2016
  • ‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
  • Wine Spectator, 2013 – 2016
  • Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada
  • OpenTable, 2015-2016
  • Top 50 Restaurants in Canada
  • Vacay.ca, 2012-2015
  • Best Chef, James Walt
    Best Bartender, Jason Redmond
    Best Wine List
    Best Martini / Cocktail
  • Pique ‘Best of Whistler’ Awards, 2015
  • Regional Company of the Year
  • 27th Annual Pinnacle Awards, 2015
  • Wine List Award, Gold
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2014
  • 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
  • Whistler Chef's Challenge, Gold
  • Chef de Cuisine Jeff Park, Cornucopia 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
  • Guest Chef Dinner at James Beard House
  • Three sold out events at the prestigious James Beard Foundation. New York City, 2006 + 2002 + 1998

REVIEWS

  • “Executive chef James Walt’s imaginative preparations and three-dimensional flavour combos define the Araxi dining room, perhaps Whistler’s first fine-dining restaurant.”
  • Vancouver Magazine, 2013
  • “Araxi in Whistler showcased chef James Walt’s brilliance and passion for local food.”
  • Huffington Post, 2013
  • “It’s a long time favourite of local and visiting foodies and features an award – winning wine program led by Samantha Rahn, the Vancouver International Wine Festival’s Sommelier of the Year honouree for 2013.”
  • Westjet UP! Magazine, 2013