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Fri, 2/23
11:00 PM
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Azu Restaurant and Ojai Valley Brewery

153 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great Beer
Farm Fresh Tapas, Craft Cocktails, Local wine and our own Craft Beer.
Azu brings the flavors and spices of the Mediterranean, combines them with fresh local product to create a comfortable gathering atmosphere for tourists and locals alike.

Ojai Valley Brewery Tap Room is located in the front room of Azu and served throughout the resturant. The beers utilize ingredients uniquely native to the U.S.A. including our truest native grain, corn. We are using local chaparral herbs in concert with and at times in place of hops as well as special herbs, flowers, fruits, and spices sourced from our local Ojai farms that blend together to create a unity of flavor. We love Ojai, and Craft Beer, and have a mission to give Craft Beer lovers something Different, and Uniquely Local.

Azu specializes in entertaining large groups as well as romantic dinner for two. Two outdoor dining patios, fireplace dining room, Tap Room and bar area and large private dining room.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–8:30 pm
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(805) 640-7987
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Laurel Moore
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Offering Mobile Paella Pan Catering. We can set up anywhere and can accommodate any number of guests. Full service catering also available.Pop Up Bar Catering also available.
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Cross street
Fox St.
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Parking details
We have street parking in front of the restaurant and there is a public lot across the street.
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Public transit
Bus stop across the street.
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Special events & promotions
Please sign up to our mailing list at to receive e-mail notifications about special event hosted at Azu. Events like Wine Makers Dinners with local wineries, Martini Parties and Live Music Events.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 153 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had heard amazing things about Azu and we’re excited to celebrate my cousins 50thbday there. Yet we left very disappointed. We had an early reservation.5:30. They had a private party that night which was in the back room. When our main entree arrived 2 of the dishes were cold. So we sent them back to be reheated. We also ordered a third entree which was Paella which they specialize in. The waiter brought the dish and said, I was told after you ordered they we were out of shrimp. If there’s none there you can order something else. There were only 2 pieces of shrimp and lacking in seafood they advertise. Mainly rice. We expected more especially the price of the entree. We did not send the dish back since we were celebrating a special occasion. My sister did show her dissapointment. Also I had to remind them we were celebrating a 50th bday, which I had to mention since they didn’t acknowledge it even after it was left on the notes when making reservation. Truly disappointed. Hoping it was an off night for them. Most likely would not go back.

sojourner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the food...fresh and unique...fantastic Syrian salad and best Chicken Soup. Very pleasant service. Will definitely be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

People were great, food was tasty

I was brought the wrong entree, but it was quickly fixed

There was one server who wore heavy high heeled boots that were disturbingly noisy when she walked through the wooden floored middle room where we were seated.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a lovely evening to celebrate a surprise visit from my son, who lives in Montana. While the bar area was lively, we had a place in the dining room that was perfect for conversation as we had some catching up to do. The food and the service were both excellent.

vipBruceC (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

A wonderful place with great local wines and beers. Farm to fork friendly! A great example of what makes Ojai so unique.

vipDawnie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Taylor was absolutely amazing! Her service is first class. The food was exceptional and the courses were aligned with the cuisine that is offered. We really enjoys ourselves and will be back again with friends! The only critique is that they need to dim down the dining area to enhance the true ambiance of this restaurant. Great job!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Came here during a trip to Ojai. Loved trying the craft brews from next door. Menu was interesting and the food was pretty good! Not the best meal we have ever had, but solidly decent and cheaper than some of the other fine dining options in Ojai. Interesting art on the interior walls.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Great downtown location. Tap room and bar at the front and a few cozy chairs, booths and tables in the front. The back has more tables but it's cut off from the entrance. We enjoyed the front room for people watching and street view. Service was helpful and friendly. On site brewed beers were delicious. All of our food was great. There's also a free smaller tables out side.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful time. We've been here once before for lunch after a hike and this time we returned for a special dinner. It's our favorite restaurant in the Ventura area and we will be sure to make it a regular part of our vacation. The food was good, the service lovely and the ambiance and wine and beer made it exceptional.

lovethisplace (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Love this place! Excellent food and cozy when the fireplace is going.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Our server made the evening special. She was delightful, helped selecting great food choices and finding the right wine for the evening. We'll be back.

JohnE (Yosemite)
3.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

Hit or miss with food and beer.
Yes to Chicken Mezze and buffalo cauliflower.
No to falafel chile relleno snd most of their beers.

JutPointLoma (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome service - wonderful experience - great food!!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was fine, but we found the service to be quite rude. The food itself took over 45 minutes to arrive. When we inquired if our server could check on the status of our food, he responded, "It'll be a while," without offering to check with the kitchen or offer any explanation. Will not be returning.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Azu is my favorite restaurant in Ojai! I love introducing new friend to Azu so it's my "go to" when I have company.