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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
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

quite a few innovative restaurants in this arts town in the hills above Santa Barbara, but this small plates one was excellent - young but knowledgable waitstaff, every dish good and reasonably priced

Thank digesq
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We stopped here for lunch before going wine tasting. We ordered a few items off their Tapas menu. It was quite good. True I've had better tapas in Los Angeles but we were quite satisfied with the service and the atmosphere.

Thank DesDurang
Ventura, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I started with the Seltzer Water with Blood Orange Juice which was very refreshing. I ordered the Hummus with Grilled Pita and Veggie Crudite. This dish was beautifully laid out with local, colorful, fresh and extremely tasty vegetables. This was a very enjoyable dish. I ordered the Kale Quinoa Salad, which also was very tasty. My friend ordered the Vegan... More 

Thank kjcruisin
New Canaan, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Service not so great. Our apps came out before she had given us our drink order. Kind of annoying. But the food was delicious. Lamb sliders, the dates, the bison burger so good. Rest of the service that night was good.

Thank Ali W
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Farm to table tappas style plates are their specialty (thought you can also order as a full plate)! The flavors and variety of tappas was pleasantly surprising and something I would have expected to see in a more upscale restaurant in a large city. Azu has an excellent wine list to match it's food and we even purchased a bottle... More 

Thank Christine H
Oxnard, California
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170 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I had read about this restaurant so we went for lunch today as we were in Ojai on another errand. We were not disappointed. The food all tastes home-made and was very good. I had a grilled cheese and tomato soup, my wife had vegetarian tacos. The portions were moderate sized and prices were in line. We will be back... More 

Thank DavidNolanCook
San Jose
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Great flavor combinations. Discount package thru our hotel - The Emerald Iguana. Back room available for large parties.

Thank Joan C
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We had a great lunch here . I had vegetable and goat cheese tamales with a fantastic kale , quinoa and pomegranate salad to start . Great service . Organic goodness . Dessert churros just amazingly good .

Thank seriouslyours
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Azu is my first call for business dinner reservations and "take our time" family/friends nights out ! Beginning with the by name greeting at the door the management shows their hospitality and the creative menu always has us egar to begin sampling a variety of flavors and foods. Wait staff is attentive and quick to get drink orders in and... More 

Thank Craig H
Los Angeles
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187 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Enjoyed our tapas at Azu - especially the croquettes. What impressed us most was the reasonably priced yet varied wine list. The service was very good - waiter was quite attentive to our needs.

Thank kardex2dog

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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
US$8 - US$35
Mediterranean, Spanish, American, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?