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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 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Ojai, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Casual and easy to find favorites, full bar, good happy hour, great place to meet people at the bar--all ages! It's getting more and more hip and with beer making in the works it's bound to get younger. Special events and music arrive often and there's a great urban feel to it in this small town.

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Thank cindyclicks
Ojai, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I dined at Azu when it first opened. It was elegant with a terrific menu, very exciting tapas and wine list. It has changed hands, maybe more than once, and what a mess. Most of the menu is still in tact, but the service is mediocre and they fail to disclose certain things. When you ask for water, they will... More 

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Thank leslieanneslade
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great selection of tapas, if you're looking for a light or heavy meal. They offer vegetarian selections, as well.

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Thank Mommynerdo
Walthamstow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Got in just after 9 just as the kitchen was closing but they let us order. So glad they did, best food we've had since we landed in the US 6 days ago. Also best wifi we've had. Great place and staff.

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Thank PFordy
Jaipur, India
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a nice quaint restaurant. Service is very good, the restaurant food was pleasant. The bathroom could be tidier. Nice tables outside for lunch.

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Thank sofia522
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, excellent tapas, super friendly staff. Shared the vegan paella which was delicious and hard to find. The boys shared the seafood paella which they really enjoyed. We also had some appetizers which were equally good.

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Thank Patti S
Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely setting, interesting food combinations and not too expensive. a quaint setting. Spirits available. we did not have dessert but a series of their appetizers.

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Thank joanne g
Bonita, California
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a light snack and cocktails or wine. Azu was perfect and didn't disappoint. Great bar, warm atmosphere, many tapas options. Too full for dessert but saving room next time. They sounded wonderful. Kind, helpful staff too. I will return on my next visit to Ojai.

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Thank Lisa J
Stanley
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose lunch at Azu because it looked so cute and enticing and we could have lunch al fresco. Since we arrived at after 1pm on a Friday, we thought service would be fast and food would be good---WRONG! There was only ONE table with any other people, but still it took 10 minutes after being seated to have our... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a DELICIOUS lunch at Azu. Took a little while to get the food, but it was spectacular. Our table had the short rib soft tacos, the vegetarian tacos, vegan paella, carrot soup, and native burger (bison burger with 1000 island dressing). French fries were outstanding. Fun cocktail list (tried the cardamom mojito, really nice) and good beer selection.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $35
Cuisine
American, Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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