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Azu Restaurant & Bar

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457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818 (Fox St.)
+1 805-640-7987
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 21:30
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Los Angeles, CA
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy atmosphere (warm bar, fireplace in one of the rooms), attentive service, very good food, and great wine choices make this our favorite restaurant in Ojai. The menu is tapas-style and meant to be shared. Among the many things we love are: fried curried cauliflower, jamon & Manchego, and clams with chorizo. This is the kind of place you want... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A party of five, we were tucked away in the empty back room. Our waiter clearly did not want to be there, or be a server, and in a really bad mood. The paella was salty and cold, the wine was warm and one dessert took 20 minutes to arrive. We all went home feeling a bit depressed.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we liked almost everything we ate (except for the fried cauliflower). very relaxed atmosphere. espeically liked the art on teh walls from local artists

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1 Thank Ellen D
Ojai, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This was our go to restaurant. We love the bar and the wait staff. However, the new menu is one page and the chef has made changes to our favorites, both the Caesar salad and the paella were completely different and not very good. We are so sorry but we won't return anytime soon.

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1 Thank lbh46
Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

On a rainy day, we decided to do wine tasting at the Ojai Vinyand. Since we don't live here, we asked for restaurant recommendation for lunch - Azu came up. We went and not a good experience. Service was ok - waited for 15 min for my hot tea. When lunch was served - my chick souvlaki was tough, rice... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice atmosphere, wish I could have tried more things but I can only do so much. The things I had were delicious. Service was good, price was right.

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Thank Roger G
Villa Park, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at Azu's many times over the last few years and have found it outstanding each time. They have a varied menu but my favorite is the Tapas (Spanish Tapas) section. Last time I had bacon wrapped dates and seafood tapas. So delicious. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mike D
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great bar, and good bartenders that make a good drink and treat guests and locals well. The restaurant is good too, but not as much fun as the bar where you can order the same food. Al fresco dining year round, with heaters in winter both in the front of the restaurant as well as in the back patio, which... More 

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Thank Lale W
California
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had several great dining experiences during our stay in Ojai, but this wasn't one of them. We had an early reservation and when we arrived it was still pretty quiet. In spite of that, we were taken to a corner of the back room that had been set up for some large groups. We asked if we could be... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Years ago we made reservations for dinner just before Christmas. When we arrived...early...our reuqested table had been given away to 2 celebrities who live in town. We instead we given a table shoved in a tight corner. We had o ask for drinks...with the server saying "oh you want something from the bar?". Dinner ordering and service were very slow.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 35
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
08:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818
    (Fox St.)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-640-7987
Description
We at Azu believe the best dishes are made from fresh ingredients. We look to the local farmers that we know grow quality organic and natural produce, that help give our menu that special California twist. Our bar menu is filled with craft cocktails with juices squeezed right from Ojai's citrus orchards where are bartenders hand pick fruit to help make the perfect mimosa, martini's, and Richies famous Bloody Mary. We love supporting our California wineries, breweries, farmers, and hormone free companies.

We buy locally and organically whenever possible and strive to add a California twist to our Spanish inspired menu. For over 10 years, Owner and Chef Laurel Moore has taken this inspiration and has created a ambiance and menu that has the feel of a mediterranean retreat, authentic destination, and local Ojai escape.

We strive to provide the tastiest and freshest ingredients while preparing our dishes with the pure natural flavor of farm driven produce and flavors. We offer organic, vegan, Paleo, gluten free, vegetarian, and other dietary restricted options as well as healthy nutritional options for kids. Our dishes are designed to meet the needs of Everyone who walks through our historic doors. We cater to couples nights out, large parties and receptions, wedding events, Happy Hour connoisseurs, anniversary celebrations, outdoor dining, Tapas tastings, wine tastings, beer samplings, corporate events, and have a wide variety of Tapas and Celebration menus to choose from.

Whether you are looking to escape from the hustle bustle of the city or are an Ojai local in need of a special night out. Our destination style atmosphere and farm fresh California Tapas, fresh juice cocktails, and local wine and beer, is the perfect place to find sanctuary within a culinary inspired establishment.

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