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Azu

457 E. Ojai Ave. (Fox St.) Send to Phone
805-640-7987 | Menu
It's hard to resist a tapas bar with a nightly happy hour.
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Azu Restaurant Review

: Ojai is a sleepy little town, not known for nightlife, and Azu offers the rare upscale bar scene, along with a smattering of white linen-clad tables inside and on the sidewalk of the main drag. In addition to panini, gyros and untraditional tacos --- think French feta instead of shredded jack cheese, portobello mushrooms instead of carne asada --- chef Laurel Moore has created an internationally inspired menu of small plates and entrées. Patrons can nosh on fresh Ojai arugula with dried figs and crispy Serrano ham, or a Syrian chicken salad with Moroccan olives, local greens and a lemon-mint vinaigrette. Indeed, the food is quite good. Service is inconsistent, though, and can smack of pretentiousness. More than 25 by-the-glass wines dull the pain. And if you need something stronger, there are martinis, margaritas and a flaming Lucid absinthe. For dessert, don’t miss the gelato and sorbet made onsite.

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Average rating    4
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A keeper
by wbarry70 on Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:44 pm
 
We ate at the bar on a Friday night & had a great dinner - the beet salad, baked brie & lamb kabob were wonderful. A complete meal in themselves. This is really a restaurant, not a tapas bar, but it does have a tapas menu. This is a definite place to put on your list.
 
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