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Azu Restaurant Review: Ojai is a sleepy little town, not known for nightlife. Azu, housed in a 1910 building, offers the rare upscale bar scene, along with a smattering of white linen-clad tables inside and on the sidewalk of the main drag. 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 lemon-mint vinaigrette. Or go for the Portuguese chicken soup, lamb kebabs or vegan paella, all artfully presented. In fact, paleo foods are available as well. Indeed, the food is quite good. For dessert, don’t miss the gelato and sorbet made onsite. Twenty by-the-glass wines are offered, and if you need something stronger, there are martinis, margaritas, a nice selection of brews and flaming absinthe. They also host a tasting room (wine and olive oil) on Sundays from noon-5 p.m.