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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 good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (73 reviews)
“paella” (44 reviews)
“gelato” (22 reviews)
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Mediterranean, American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely food helpful staff and friendly atmosphere. Varied range of healthy tapas food, cocktails beers and wines

Thank la0neill
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had eaten at Azu before but did not review it. This time I decided to write a review. We stopped at Azu for a late dinner and loved everything we ate. I always prefer restaurants where I can make a meal out of appetizers...More

Thank Claucat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant on the main drag in Ojai. Had a wonderful dark beer and lamb pita which was very good. My wife had wine and shrimp taco both also very good. Servers very friendly and continually brought me samples of all of their craft...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really thought I'd love Azu. But I didn't entirely. The good: The shrimp was great, the chorizo stuffed/bacon wrapped dates were perfect and the crispy calamari was on point. The sangria was cool and refreshing and not too sweet like it often is. The...More

Thank ohdonnaoh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was mediocre, but acceptable (if overpriced). The service was perfunctory, but good enough (if a bit slow). The real problem here - and it was a huge problem - was the attitude of the manager: I won't get into a long, drawn out...More

1  Thank Albanybound
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were some new combinations of food here. Salads were fresh, tapas tasty and beautifully presented. We enjoyed the shrimp tapas, the arugula, fig and crispy prosciutto salad was great! The Spanish ham and manchego cheese was gorgeous. They even offered us a gluten free...More

Thank srateapot
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious tapas. Don't miss the bacon wrapped dates. We ended up getting three orders of them for two of us! Couldn't stop eating them! Creative choices. Very casual atmosphere.

Thank nanamelanie
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The bar at this restaurant is attractive and inviting. We often go in around 5 and have cocktails and tapas. The small plates are satisfying and it provides an opportunity to interact with other guests. The food is really very good

Thank Susie06
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Loved this restaurant and their staff was excellent. Had an amazing chicken salad with the best dressing (lime) I have ever had in a restaurant. They have a great selection of beer (we had a free tasting of 5 of their beers), wine and cocktails.

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We shared olives, calamari, and stuffed piquillo peppers and then each had the chicken and lamb mezze, respectively. A great dinner.

Thank John_Schunhoff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, 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, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
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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