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Azu Restaurant & Bar

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457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818 (Fox St.)
+1 805-640-7987
08:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 21:30
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Goleta, California
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312 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here this afternoon and chose to share a beer tasting. They have eight beers on tap, choose six for a tasting flight. All the ones we choose were great, fresh and flavorful. Server was personable and helpful. Inside there are seats at the bar and nice sitting areas with leather couches and chairs. Nice patio out back, and sidewalk... More 

Thank Cathy M
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here after cycling from Ventura. Great lunch; chicken in pitta was delicious, bread was fresh, chicken tender and the side salad was very tasty. Nice little spot to sit outside, staff were efficient and friendly.

Thank Laesmith26
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here last week and wasn't disappointed. Two of the staff at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa recommended this place. The menu was a Mediterranean fusion and everything was delicious. The service was friendly and fast, and the prices were very reasonable. I recommend this place & look forward to eating here again.

Thank TarafromVC
Corona del Mar, California, United States
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189 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for the very first time on April 17th. to kick off my birthday celebrations. A lot of our usual places were closed due to the Easter holiday and we've been told Azu is really good and wanted to try it for awhile now. We started with the Chicken Porteguse Soup and it was amazing!! We could smell... More 

Thank Sherena T
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My husband and I have worked in a brewing industry in canada and scotland. When we moved to Los Angeles we have been extremely disappointed with the craft beer scene. When we tried 7 different beers here we couldn't even decide on a favorite beer they were all so good. If you love beer go here for food and the... More 

Thank Mitchlas11
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner. We ordered and split 2 Tapas and a burger. The Patatas Bravas, (I think our server kind of indirectly tried to steer us away from this one) and in retrospect I wouldn't order again. The Gambas Al Ajillo (shrimp in a garlic sauce was very good, as was the Blue Burger. Nice atmosphere and... More 

Thank Steveobud
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Looks can be deceiving,service here was awful my order sat at the counter and I had to approach the bar and ask for it.The food was mediocre,there are plenty of better options close by

Thank Rick H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed it here! There was a party happening in town to celebrate the brewery so we paid for a couple beers and got some free food. It was delicious. The beer was seasonal with flavorings from the pixie tangerine that is special to ojai and ripens in April. Would go back.

Thank TripTime475
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168 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We come here every year we are in Ojai and we are impressed at both the quality of the food and wine and the service. We highly recommend it. And a very thoughtful wine list. Will be here next year.

Thank P B
Ojai, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here 3 times and we try to give them a chance but the people that work here are rude and uninterested in you as a person We live in ojai and many say the same thing, but others love it, this is what I do not get. The is a vibe that is not pleasing and we... More 

Thank Mark L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Mediterranean, Spanish, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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