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“Can enjoy and stay on my Weight Watcher points here.”

Azu Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #9 of 97 Restaurants in Ojai
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fox St.
Transit: Bus stop across the street.
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.
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I love this place which serves tapa type food of such innovative kinds.
When I go with a friend we split a half dozen amazing items and have a glass of
wine and I stick with my program and still lose weight. Love it and take my friends when they come to town. You can sit outside and watch the people walk bye too.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We visited for a late Sunday lunch (alas, the gelato was still being made) and were impressed by the selection of salads, tapas, appetizers, and main dishes. We tried the arugula and dried fig salad (full size) and filet mignon corn tacos (homemade) with a side salad and house vinagrette. The arugala salad was exquisitely fresh, topped with a barely-there vinagrette, and a marvelous mixture of nuts and figs. The tacos were likewise filled with perfectly cooked steak and a delightful salsa verde. A spicy bloody Mary accompanied the taco dish. Our server was prompt and attentive.

The space is airy with local art adorning the walls. A full bar is available. We would have had more meals here if time allowed.

Thank jgoff5455
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Recommended by our hotel (the Emerald Iguana) was an amazing find in Ojai. Beautiful contemporary ambiance, the food was to die for. So good in fact, we came back the next day to try other things on the menu. Loved the chile relleno (it had capers in the sauce!) and the veggie tacos.

Thank sirikay
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We have been to Ojai every year for the last 7 years and have yet to come up with a place we would eat a second time except at our resort. This dinner was lovely. The waiter started out a bit shakey but we cut him some slack and he recovered. Tapas were yummy, had Brie and the Calamari, Brie was exceptional! I had the chicken and my husband had the flank steak. The chicken was so juicy and flavorful and I am a picky diner while my hubby would give everyone 5 stars, haha! The hostess suggested a great bottle of wine at $33 a bottle, wow! We will definitely dine here again.

Ps: gelato was great!

Thank Stacy B
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Azu offers an ambitious menus with some hits and a few misses. The decor is lovely with prints by a local artist on the walls, natural wood floors, bare brick walls and nicely appointed. Our salads were delicious, especially the arugula with crunchy Serrano ham. The artichoke caprese was delicious. The vegetarian paella could have been a bit more seasoned, but what else could paella be without the seafood? Gelato was a disappointment, not as smooth as it should have been, there were ice crystals in it, not acceptable. Certainly one of the better restaurants in Ojai.

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