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“Yummy tapas stop!”

Azu Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #9 of 98 Restaurants in Ojai
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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 March 15, 2014

My wife and I both like tapas since it is a good way not to get overstuffed at the meal. Azu was recommended and turned out to be a superb choice. We shared a wonderful beet salad and several other tapas choices with a glass of excellent Spanish wine. Noise level was on the high side the evening of our visit but not a serious hinderence to our good time spent there.

Thank DavidC1029
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had two lovely meals here - loved the arugula and fig salad, the ginger salmon cakes, brie omelet and veggie tacos. Great service as well. We had heard that it wasn't as good as it used to be - but we liked it so much the first time, we came back two days later!

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Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

The waitress was loud and unprofessional. The lamb kabob was too dry and over cooked to even consider eating. The sauce it came with tasted like plain yogurt.
The chili relleno had no chili. It was served like a stew on a plate and tasted like tomato paste and had too many capers.
The salmon cakes were edible but one expects better considering the high price.
There was however, excellent artwork in the back room.
We will not be returning to this restaurant.

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1  Thank paulfourqurean
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The restaurant has gone down hill over the last 5 years. It used to be one of my favorite places to have tapas and a drink. Even dinner was good, but not anymore. The food is inconsistent. I don't even go for drinks anymore. Too bad, because they were really good about 5 + years ago.

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Thank OjaiDiane
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had a very nice dinner seated near the raised fireplace.
Good to see enough vegetarian choices on the menu including a delicious honey baked brie with toasted bread. The spearmint gelato was terrific!

Thank OCfamilyof5
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