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East by Southwest

160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5533
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Ranked #22 of 159 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: East College and 2nd Ave.
Description: A taste of the Far East in the heart of the Southwest. We create vibrant fusion cuisine rooted in the flavors of Japan & the Pacific Rim. We are proud to serve all organic meats & poultry, such as American Kobe, Kurobuta Pork, & Natural Black Angus Beef. At our sushi bar enjoy cutting edge sushi & sashimi made from the best quality seafood & fresh line caught fish from Hawaiian waters. Our menu offers many tantalizing small dishes. We encourage you to order a variety of them and share amongst your table.
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English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were lucky to get a table on a Sat. night at East by Southwest. The place was hopping. We had a delicious dinner of assorted sushi and the brussel sprout chips (which were the highlight of the meal.) We thought the sushi a bit overpriced but can’t complain about the quality.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This restaurant has been good each time we have eaten here. The atmosphere is nice, and they have excellent steaks and a lot of specialty rolls. There are just little problems that seem to occur during every visit. By the end of our meal, we never feel it was worth the price. The 4 tops in the main room are... More

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Durango, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've been to East by Southwest about four other times and each time it's been perfect! Tim was my waiter and he was attentive and personable. My food was amazing - carrot/coconut milk soup - best soup I've ever had, very fresh edamame, and yummy brussel sprout chips. Even the tea was special - great herb blend. Very pretty atmosphere... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We go to Durango yearly and the past few years this was our favorite restaurant. We'd go two or three times in that week. The food was great but the service lacks a lot. This last time we went the food wasn't good, the service was horrible. The server/bartender seemed to talk to his regulars/friends and totally ignored us. We... More

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Hydi9682, General Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Dear Julie, I would like to thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. Just to let you know that we have done some extensive training of our wait/bartender staff over the last several months. The bartender that took your order (not took care of you- since it was a disappointing experience) is no longer employed by us. He has... More

Durango, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

is attached to The Golden Triangle. they share the same menu. lunch very reasonable. the bento box is a good deal. dinner more expensive. price of alcohol is pretty stiff. sushi is fresh and beautifully presented. have a good happy hour bar and food menu.

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Sitka, Ak
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with friends and ordered appetizers and 8-10 rolls of sushi to share. Everything was absolutely phenomenal! They were a bit speedy but totally worth it. The Mule cocktails served in copper cups were awesome too.

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Corona, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The clerk at our hotel told us East by Southwest is her favorite restaurant in Durgano and I'm so happy we took her advice. The quality of the sashimi was some of the best my husband and I have eaten and we've been sushi lovers for over 25 years. We are casual people and loved the fact that jeans were... More

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Durango, CO
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I really really love this restaurant and would love to give it 5 stars but I've been eating at this restaurant for as long as it's been open and the service just hasn't ever improved. Not only is everything extremely slow, the people are never very friendly and the restaurant is always too cold. The food here is absolutely fantastic.... More

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Hydi9682, Owner at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed the food, please know we have been working hard to improve the service quality. We regularly hold training sessions and reviews like yours provide great insight into areas we need to work on. We just installed new air conditioning systems , so we... More

Cortez, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

All my friends ordered sushi. I prefer my meat cooked so I ordered steak. To my surprise it was the best steak I've ordered in a restaurant. I was very pleased. I'd definitely go back.

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Canberra, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There is so much good stuff here, it requires multiple visits. You can feast on mains, or order a variety of rolls, etc. Don't miss the seaweed salad, and try the cones, wonderful!

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