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Azu Restaurant & Bar

457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818
+1 805-640-7987
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (77 reviews)
“paella” (46 reviews)
“baked brie” (8 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
Mediterranean, American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818
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We've eaten at Azu many times, on our annual visit to the Ojai Music Festival, and at other special occasions, such as my spouses 60th birthday, when we took over the back room for about 20 people. Azu has consolidated its menu somewhat, but still...More

Thank John_Schunhoff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don'g get to Ojai often but when I do I eat at AZU. It's a small, charming yet modern restaurant with a focus on farm fresh food. The long vintage bar area is an amazing re-use of materials that add vintage chic. The food...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Food and beer was very good. A little on the expensive side for a lunch option. Very friendly staff, but seemed to be a little understaffed for a Sat afternoon.

Thank Siebels
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the chop salad, beer and a blackberry sage margarita plus the bacon wrapped dates are amazing! Such delicious food, friendly service and sat outside in the shade. All around loved it.

Thank Adrienne S
Reviewed December 30, 2017

And a few tables outside for people watching and dog petting. The food is very spicy but good. We were in during the pre Christmas post fire that devastated Ventura County but spared Ojai. Bar was empty when we arrived and neither bartender bothered to...More

Thank Joiemacadam
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

So so good! Delicious! Would go back. It’s very noisy but worth a trip. I suggest getting several of the sharing dishes and believe the cauliflower dish is the best thing on the menu! We enjoyed all the food! End your meal with the baked...More

Thank Colleen H
Reviewed October 18, 2017

We have eaten here twice--once for dinner and once for "brunch" (which was actually lunch for us). To me, the essential aspect of eating out is SERVICE. And maybe I am more sensitive to it because I have worked in a variety of restaurants during...More

Thank Barry W
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Service was great but food was just average. I had the Syrian Chicken Salad. It was good but nothing special at $16.

Thank TorreySanDiego
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Can't get a handle on this place. Appetizers were uniformly excellent. The chorizo stuffed dates are a must. Main courses were, well, blah. Not bad, just not that good. We just ordered from the bar menu, so maybe the true dinner menu was better?

Thank LA-Italia
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This restaurant did not meet expectations. Our waiter was ok but not friendly. We ordered a bottle of wine and although it was good, it was not the one on the wine menu and the waiter did not say anything. We ordered the patatas, dates,...More

Thank John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 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
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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