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Azu

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457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818 (Fox St.)
Bus stop across the street.
+1 805-640-7987
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We at Azu believe the best dishes are made from fresh ingredients. We look...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Saturday brunch....til 3!

Really fantastic menu with such variety. Fresh local ingredients. Authentic lovely service. I recommend the pineapple green tea and the French pressed coffee. I wouldn't recommend the breakfast hash - very healthy but short on flavor (lots of quinoa). Braised short rib Tacos vanished quickly. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
TravellingTamIAm
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Bradenton, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Los Angeles, California
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Azu for our anniversary. It was absolutely fabulous. Small plates were terrific. paella is wonderful as are the stuffed dates.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Really fantastic menu with such variety. Fresh local ingredients. Authentic lovely service. I recommend the pineapple green tea and the French pressed coffee. I wouldn't recommend the breakfast hash - very healthy but short on flavor (lots of quinoa). Braised short rib Tacos vanished quickly. I like fresh lemon mint vinaigrette dressing too. YUM. You may very well find us... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

OJ is amazing. Very sweet. I had the sweet potato waffles. Good call. My son had the pancakes and those were the best of the table. A bit pricey, but that's how it is in Ojai

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We just ate at Azu, and I honestly have a hard time remembering what it was we had. It was just not memorable, except for the lamb slider because it was maybe 3 bites worth of food for $7. It would have taken a solid 5-6 of them to make an entree. And it was pretty "meh" at that. I'd... More 

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Westwood, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Throw place has some very tasty food. Enjoyed the drinks. Appetizers were very tasty. All of the entrees were good and a few were excellent. I would come back 👍

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant has great food. Everything we tried we liked. We did a bunch of tapas such as the lamb sliders and lamb Kebabs and they were all very good. We also had the chocolate sufle which was yummy.

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Pasadena, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There was a definite odor of cleaning supplies when we first walked in; it was off-putting. But we were hungry and stayed, although I think there must be better places. The vegetarian pasta was interesting, and good, but overall, the value just wasn't there. There's something off here - the ladies room had such a nasty smell - not a... More 

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Modesto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Food was excellent and well-prepared. Hand-made cocktails were fantastic. Ingredients are organic and local. A very trendy restaurant.

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Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a tapas style restaurant and I'd say the best tapas I have enjoyed. And make sure you top off your meal with their homemade heavenly gelato

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Everything about Azu is appealing: the location, the ambience, the service...and especially the menu. The ingredients and dishes look so promising - but the food didn't live up to our expectations. It was all good but nothing was special; we felt we could do about the same at home in our kitchen. If Azu stepped up their cuisine, it would... More 

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Additional Information about Azu

Address: 457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818
Phone Number: +1 805-640-7987
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Tapas

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?