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“EAT HERE !!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Azu Restaurant & Bar

Azu Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #7 of 96 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“EAT HERE !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visiting friends in Ventura this week we decided to check out ojai and have dinner. There were many inviting restaurants but we chose azu, (because Karen read about it in a paper) and we absolutely LOVED IT ! We ve been eating inspired food up and down the coast on this trip, from Anderson's pea soup (ok, that was not so inspiring) to tango for your taste buds Azu. We shared the bacon wrapped figs, which seriously, we ate in tiny little bites so we could enjoy them as long as possible, and I had the veggi stuffed pepper, enjoying every morsel until I could eat no more. Everyone had something different and commented on how good it was, except one of the guys thought the buffalo burger was a little dry. My buddies had berry cobbler ala mode for desert, then we walked around town trying to feel a little less full. It was the kind of meal that makes you feel happy, as all exceptionally good food should... And a good time was had by all.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank oh-happy-rain
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AzuOjai, General Manager at Azu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words! We strive to have the best food in Ventura County. I am curious as to where you read about us?
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Orinda, California
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479 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Hip and yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

Cool bar with tasty appetizers..we went during a happy hour time so even better-great prices-Wish we had dinner here instead of where we went. Nice bartender who agve us GREAT service without hovering

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank drmader
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Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“GREAT LUNCH”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014


My lunch date ate an Arugula, dried figs, crispy serrano ham, feta & almonds with fig balsamic vinaigrette & I had the Kale Quinoa Salad at Azu during lunch. My date and I enjoyed a the same delicious green iced tea

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Cpsidwell
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Bonita, California
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165 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Never fails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

Each time we have stayed in Ojai, this has been our favorite restaurant. You can eat a lot or a little, and the quality and flavors of the food have always been excellent. The last time we were there, I wasn't that hungry so had a plate of cauliflower and carrots with a cup of their soup of the day. My husband was hungry and had the chille relleno. All were delicious. I did manage to squeeze in a fabulous dessert of housemade caffe latte gelato topped with kahlua. We will return.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nancy L
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Sonoma County, CA
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221 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

really good food - great service - fun place - had two meals there in 3 days!! Always a good sign. we will be back! C lose to central downtown Ojai.


Visited June 2014
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Thank Kelleyanne
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