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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 - 21:30
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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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite part of this dining experience was the place itself - lovely old wood bar, interesting my art and open space. Appetizers (cauliflower, shrimp) were excellent. Lamb Pita was very good, chopped salad and flatbread was good but I would not order again. While service was friendly - it was very slow. A fun night out but be prepared... More 

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Thank P1386YUmaryc
Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The dining room was so noisy we asked to relocate to the bar. The salads were excellent. Portions large. But the main courses - burger and pasta were just average.

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Thank Richard R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the living room atmosphere of the bar area to the feeling of being in an art gallery in the dining rooms Azu is what Ojai is all about. The cuisine is eclectic and delightful. The flourless chocolate cake alone is worth a visit. Stellar wine and bar list. Attentive servers and genial hosts. Don't miss out on a fine... More 

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Thank Scott J S
Paris, France
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time and probably the best burger and fries ever!! I don't live in Ojai, but the Native Burger is worth driving an hour and half for 😍

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Thank MJ P
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place needs to get their s**t together. We sat for more than an hour waiting for food. When we enquired (the waited never came to check on us) he told us the food hadn't even started being prepared. The restaurant was not full. I understand waiting for a meal if the kitchen is flat out - but the thing... More 

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Thank jtg80
Santa Paula, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, food and service!! The place is ideal for relaxing any time of day. They have comfortable couches that have a coffee shop feel, a bar area and two additional rooms for dining. I highly recommend this place. They have great happy hour deals on drinks and food. And all their beer is locally brewed

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Thank tletteney
Ojai, California
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Azu several times our last visit was less than stellar. Both My honey and I decided to give it another try, This time our visit was worse than the last one, we both ordered house wines ,Young lady serving us said they were out of the house wine. I was in the mood for a steak... More 

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Thank Mike C
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best spots in Ojai to eat. Tapas and drinks. Excellent service , wonderful ambience, food and cocktails. Be sure to make reservations especially on weekends!

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Thank JPL1976
Nanjing
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Absolutely wonderful food, wine and service! Enjoyed every single thing we ordered, the shrimp was fantastic! Excellent wine selection, and the perfect dishes to share with a few friends. Great bar, and fun atmosphere. The perfect place to enjoy a fabulous dinner after a relaxing day in Ojai. Will certainly be back during my next trip!

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Thank MorganMcummings
Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We did a spontaneous road trip to Ojai and stumbled upon Azu. Great tapas, excellent service and fun atmosphere and setting. Their Buffalo seasoned cauliflower was unique and delicious!

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Thank Kristine H

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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
US$8 - US$35
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, American, Gluten Free Options
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, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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