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East by Southwest

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Mexican, Sushi, Asian
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160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301 (East College and 2nd Ave.)
+1 970-247-5533
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A taste of the Far East in the heart of the Southwest. We create...
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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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A whole lot more fun than expected

East by Southwest came pretty highly recommended, so we used Urban Table to make reservations for dinner as soon as we rolled into town. Glad we did, as the place was full when we got there (we were seated immediately) and people without reservations started stacking up behind us (we were never... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Erich505
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New Mexico, USA
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Skanderborg, Denmark
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

great asian food, nice service. their sushi is delicious. settings better if you get a booth, the vibe "in the big room" isn't as intimate.

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New Mexico, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

East by Southwest came pretty highly recommended, so we used Urban Table to make reservations for dinner as soon as we rolled into town. Glad we did, as the place was full when we got there (we were seated immediately) and people without reservations started stacking up behind us (we were never made to feel rushed). The room is MUCH... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I am local to the Durango area and a regular at EBSW the atmosphere is great and so is the food how ever when my boyfriend and I decided to get some sushi on a friday night, this visit left us not wanting to return! We had to wait 10 minutes for the hostess to "clean off a table" there... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a nice restaurant with lots of interesting choices in the sushi/sashimi/Japanese-style cuisine area. We chose a combination sushi plate and udon noodles, and we were very happy.

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newark, delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Restaurant was attractive, but very cold (temperature-wise) and trendy. It was very busy with folks getting drinks and appetizers, so food was fairly slow in arriving. There was a mixup over who had our table which further delayed our order being taken, but they offered soup on the house to make up for that. We came here because of the... More 

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Craig, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very good sushi and a nice variety of menu items for the non-sushi folks in your group. Only complaint and reason for not giving them a 5 is their very slow service. Very few people in the restaurant when we visited, and it was still an hour from the time we ordered until we finally got our lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great food and service. Try the hand grenades and shishito peppers.Even of you dont like sushi you can order of a different menu

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I travel from Florida where you think I would get great Sushi, but no this is the best I have ever had and every time I'm in Durango that is where I eat!

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Redding, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Surprisingly good Japanese/asian food for Durango. Highly recommend the sushi. Requires time before getting a table, but worth it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The East by Southwest roll is so unique and delicious that I have to have one every time I'm in town. Another one of my favorites is the Hand Grenade -- two bites of yumminess. A bit pricey, but what do you expect for sushi as far away from the ocean as this. Surprisingly super fresh ever time, consistently outstanding.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
    (East College and 2nd Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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