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Azu Restaurant & Bar

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Tue, 1/22
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Menu

SMALL PLATES
$6.0
$8.0
Skinny or Sweet Potato Fries
$6.5
Olives
olive oil | herbs
$7.0
Beef Taco
braised beef | crema | salsa roja | onion | feta | house-made tortilla | cilantro
$6.0
Black Bean Taco
yams | avocado dressing | salsa roja | onion | feta | house-made tortilla
$6.5
Shrimp Taco
sriracha aioli | lettuce | pickled red onion | cilantro | house-made tortilla
$13.5
Fried Calamari
rice flour batter | garlic aioli | bravas sauce
$11.0
Chorizo Stuffed Dates
wrapped in bacon
$7.5
Rosemary Garlic Fries
$7.0
Roasted Garlic Hummus
with pita
$8.5
Patatas Bravas
fried potatoes | garlic aioli | spicy tomato bravas sauce
SOUP & SALAD
Cup $6.0
Portuguese Chicken Soup
lemon | chicken | tomato | chicken broth
$11.0
Caesar Salad
romaine | croutons | parmesan cheese | garlic caesar dressing
$13.0
Arugula & Dried Fig Salad
crispy pancetta ham, | feta | almonds | balsamic vinaigrette
$9.0
House Salad
mixed greens | quinoa tabouli | cherry tomatoes | cucumber | red onion | lemon mint dressing
$13.0
A Z U Chop Salad
chickpea | avocado | beet | yam | tomato | cucumber | romaine | tahini dressing
$16.0
Syrian Chicken Salad
romaine | feta cheese | grilled chicken | cherry tomatoes | olives | artichoke hearts | red onions | lemon mint dressing
SPECIALTIES
$32.0
A Z U Paella
saffron rice | shrimp | calamari | chorizo sausage | peas | marinated artichoke hearts
$17.0
Falafel Chile Relleno
falafel stuffed pasilla chile pepper | pine nuts | capers | currants | tahini dressing | spicy tomato sauce
$17.0
Burger Bowl $16.0
Native Burger
house ground beef patty | russian dressing | shredded lettuce | caramelized onions with fries
$33.0
Pan Roasted Salmon or Seasonal Santa Barbara Catch
tomato & preserve lemon cauliflower "cous cous" | lemon dressing. farmed organic salmon
$33.0
Braised Short Rib
slow cooked beef short rib | grilled polenta | grilled scallion | feta | avocado dressing | Mexican crema.
BRAISED LAMB
$21.0
Pita
hummus | tzatziki | lettuce | pickled onions | french fries
$32.0
Plate
hummus | tzatziki | lemon potatoes | quinoa tabouli house salad | grilled pita
CHICKEN SOUVLAKI KEBAB
$17.0
Pita
hummus | tzatziki | lettuce | pickled onions | french fries
$27.0
Plate
hummus | tzatziki | quinoa tabouli house salad | lemon potatoes | grilled pita
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been eating here for 15 years and are so pleased the quality never varries. The food is interesting, fresh, and delicious. The craft cocktails are fantastic. Better than any of the resort dining options in town by far.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank samanddan42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good wine selection. Features Spanish tapas and paella, which I had for New year's Eve dinner. Some dishes could be a bit spicy for some, but I enjoyed the subtle heat of the gambas and paella.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Donna H
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Everything from the food to the service to the atmosphere was beyond excellent. We had a large group and everyone of us loved our meal. The appetizers we unbelievably wonderful and our server was professional and friendly and just wonderful!! Highly recommended!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sara H
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We love to sit outside on the front patio of Azu and enjoy at date night dinner. They have a surprisingly delicious chicken soup (it has the perfect hint of lemon) and fun tapas.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 861dinac
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We LOVE the Farmer’s Market Eggs Benedict. I had a poached egg with lemon hollandaise atop a grated veggie patty which come with a size salad. The coffee is perfect and freshly brewed. The only complaint- the veggie patty was COLD this time.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OneOrchidLover
Reviewed November 25, 2018

In our annual Thanksgiving peregrination from the Central Valley to Santa Barbara we stop in Ojai for lunch, usually at Osteria Monte Grappa. Unfortunately, it no longer serves lunch, so on the suggestion of a fellow TripAdvisor reviewer, we moseyed on over to Azu to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Five of us had lunch in the lovely bar area one day before Thanksgiving.The huge wooden bar and interesting wood tables made the whole area very attractive. Our party included two children. We were seated fairly quickly, since there were few diners at the time,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank barbarahigdon
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We had the opportunity to visit Ojai for a wedding. We had an informal dinner here one night, an elegant family style dinner the next night and a few days later the wedding reception. First, the food was very good. The attention to detail in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sheila L
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We attended a wedding ceremony/reception here and it was just beautiful! The outdoor patio was so nice and quaint and the indoor was equally nice. The food was fabulous, it was family style but we had a beet/goat cheese salad, squash ravioli, a brisket type...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank christinaa148
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food! 30 people served and all were very satisfied with entree choices. From Steak to Seafood we all enjoyed the flavors including soup, salad and desert! Great setting and ambiance!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Juanitocalleocho
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