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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
08:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

Thank Roberto32225
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank Roger G
Villa Park, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank Mike D
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Thank Lale W
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

Thank PSapphire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Elizabeth G
Camarillo, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Facts: 1) Dinner reservation was for 5:00pm. We had a concert to go to at 7:00pm. We felt that 2 hours would be plenty of time to have dinner and get to the concert that was a few blocks away from Azu. 2) We were not seated until 5:30pm. 3) The restaurant was not crowded, but they did have a... More 

Thank FitzMichelleM
New Jersey
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We enjoyed dinner at Azu, but I was a bit disappointed based on the reviews that I had read. If you go, try to get a table in the bar room because the back room (where we had to sit) is a bit dull. The food was good - tasty kebabs and very good falafel chili relleno. The Azu Chop... More 

Thank Carolynvonm
Harpswell, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of our favorite places for upper-casual dining in Ojai. The menu is not extensive, but everything we've tried has been good, and reasonably priced. The wine list is good, and the wait staff is ON IT. There is an excellent back-room and patio, that I believe can be reserved for large groups.

Thank Deborah W
Port Jefferson, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stopped in for dinner on our wine tasting adventure along the central coast. Research showed this as a top restaurant in Ojai. The four of us were disappointed in the quality of the food even though our server, Jackie, was terrific. The calamari was bland and rubbery; the curried cauliflower had no curry; the caesar salad was absent dressing; the... More 

Thank Terri S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 35
American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
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
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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