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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 good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (70 reviews)
“paella” (44 reviews)
“gelato” (22 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Throw place has some very tasty food. Enjoyed the drinks. Appetizers were very tasty. All of the entrees were good and a few were excellent. I would come back 👍

Thank Real-Vacationer
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This restaurant has great food. Everything we tried we liked. We did a bunch of tapas such as the lamb sliders and lamb Kebabs and they were all very good. We also had the chocolate sufle which was yummy.

Thank Salmira J
Reviewed 30 June 2015

There was a definite odor of cleaning supplies when we first walked in; it was off-putting. But we were hungry and stayed, although I think there must be better places. The vegetarian pasta was interesting, and good, but overall, the value just wasn't there. There's...More

Thank P S
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Food was excellent and well-prepared. Hand-made cocktails were fantastic. Ingredients are organic and local. A very trendy restaurant.

Thank Clair R
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This is a tapas style restaurant and I'd say the best tapas I have enjoyed. And make sure you top off your meal with their homemade heavenly gelato

Thank doreen g
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Everything about Azu is appealing: the location, the ambience, the service...and especially the menu. The ingredients and dishes look so promising - but the food didn't live up to our expectations. It was all good but nothing was special; we felt we could do about...More

Thank Raku_Friend
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Ojai's best resturaunt is Azu. Yesterday I had bacon wrapped dates (too die for) along with Tapas Seafood Paella. For dessert I had a single Coffee Gelato. Great. Before I've had Chile Relleno that was awesome. You'll never be disappointed.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We attended a wine maker's dinner here last week, and you know where TA asks that question - was this your best meal ever? - well finally I am forced to say yes, this was one of the best meals ever! Chef Damien matched the...More

Thank DavidNolanCook
Reviewed 21 May 2015

I had been very excited about trying out this restaurant while we were on a weekend getaway. The menu offerings looked really good and the atmosphere is very nice. Unfortunately, the three dinner items we ordered were underwhelming. And, the vegetarian "spaghetti" really left much...More

1  Thank cmbgypsy
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

This is the third time we have returned to Azu in the same number of years for lunch. It's very charming. I come to have a Bloody Mary which is not that easy to find in Ojai. We tried the kale and quinoa salad and...More

Thank Denise T
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.24 km away
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.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ojai Certified Farmers' Market
49 reviews
.23 km away
The Ojai Vineyard
45 reviews
.17 km away
Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art
51 reviews
.52 km away
Tartaglia Fine Art
18 reviews
.21 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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