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.
Enjoyed the food...fresh and unique...fantastic Syrian salad and best Chicken Soup. Very pleasant service. Will definitely be back.
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.
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.
A wonderful place with great local wines and beers. Farm to fork friendly! A great example of what makes Ojai so unique.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Love this place! Excellent food and cozy when the fireplace is going.
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.
Hit or miss with food and beer.
Yes to Chicken Mezze and buffalo cauliflower.
No to falafel chile relleno snd most of their beers.
Awesome service - wonderful experience - great food!!
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.
Azu is my favorite restaurant in Ojai! I love introducing new friend to Azu so it's my "go to" when I have company.