Azu Ojai California Tapas: Fresh, Local and Organic

Azu Ojai strives 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.

farm fresh tapas, craft cocktails, local wine and beer

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. We feature over 25 wine's by the glass and tasting room on the weekend's featuring the local wines from The Ojai Alisal Vineyard.

Over thirteen years ago, Laurel Moore opened the doors of Azu, Ojai’s original California Tapas bar, restaurant, and event venue. Moore’s vision translates the best cuisine of the Mediterranean into an exclusive, Ojai-sourced menu. She lovingly restored downtown Ojai’s Bill Baker’s 1910 building, and in turn created Ojai’s eponymous gathering place for community, curious foodies and wine lovers. Her daughter, Elizabeth Haffner came on as general manager in 2006 and together they have built a warm, creative environment filled with inventive dishes and a family-like atmosphere where locals catch up at the end of the week, and visitors to Ojai find an easy mix of casual sophistication, flavors of local soil, and the valley’s most extensive wine list.

Executive Chef, Damien Halderman strive's to provide the tastiest and freshest ingredients while preparing his dishes with the pure natural flavor of farm driven produce and flavors. We offer Organic, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegetarian as well as healthy nutritional options for kids. We cater to couples nights out, breakfast, lunch, large parties, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding brunch, happy hour connoisseurs, anniversary celebrations, outdoor dining, tapas tastings, wine & beer flights.

Whether you are looking to escape from the hustle and 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.

Water Policy 

Due to California water crisis Golden State Water Company has asked us to cut our usage by 36%. We are watering our plants with grey water and we have installed new dishwashing equipment which is more efficient and uses 50% less water then our old dishwasher. We are serving beverages in glasses with ice upon request. Ojai has no outside water source, what we have is all we have until we get more rain. Chilled Glass Bottled Water is $1.50 which is at our cost. Azu is not making any profit on selling bottled water. We are just trying to do our part to conserve water. Summerland Cafe in Montecito has instituted the same water policy and is saving up to 1,500 gallons of water per week by having customers buy water at cost and save on washing glassware and using far less ice. Read more about it in the Montecito Journal.   We appreciate your contribution to saving our Ojai water.

Contact:

Azu: 805-640-7987

Location:

457 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, California 93023.

Street parking or public parking lot across the street.

Hours:

Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 8:30-3 p.m.

Lunch Everyday: 11:30-3 p.m.

Dinner Everyday: 5:30 p.m. – Close

Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday 5:30-7 p.m. Friday 12-7

Tasting Room: Friday - Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day