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“Tasty Tapas Style Restaurant in Ojai”

Azu Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #8 of 99 Restaurants in Ojai
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 30
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, 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 28 July 2016

Right on the main strip in Ojai. Very quaint. Cool looking bar. The menu has some great tapas style sized selections. We had the paella and enjoyed it very much! Hummus appetizer was very tasty as well. And the drinks that come from the bar are very well done. Kudos to the bartenders making the cocktails..! Bill was pretty reasonably priced for two people dining. Service was pretty efficient. Never really had to wait for server. Definitely a great place to dine if you are in Ojai.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Casual and easy to find favorites, full bar, good happy hour, great place to meet people at the bar--all ages! It's getting more and more hip and with beer making in the works it's bound to get younger. Special events and music arrive often and there's a great urban feel to it in this small town.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I dined at Azu when it first opened. It was elegant with a terrific menu, very exciting tapas and wine list. It has changed hands, maybe more than once, and what a mess. Most of the menu is still in tact, but the service is mediocre and they fail to disclose certain things. When you ask for water, they will bring water and charge you. There is also a charge on your bill for a local donation that you will not be informed about unless you are really observant with your bill. One night they had a new manager, and I had to send my salad back three times.. The manager suggested that I choose another type of salad which I did. However, it contained only a pittance of the goat cheese, cranberries and other items that were suppose to be in the salad. It was basically all lettuce. I don't mind paying for water and other things, but I expect this to be identified to me PRIOR to ordering and fully disclosed. Very disappointing experience. Their staff is either arrogant or ignorant.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Great selection of tapas, if you're looking for a light or heavy meal. They offer vegetarian selections, as well.

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Got in just after 9 just as the kitchen was closing but they let us order. So glad they did, best food we've had since we landed in the US 6 days ago. Also best wifi we've had.
Great place and staff.

Thank PFordy
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