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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese cuisine

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
SueG1950
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Redding, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 11 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were in Durango visiting family and spent almost two hours here at lunch time waiting for our meal to arrive. Our server was inattentive, leaving drinks unfilled and generally uncaring about the fact that we had waited so long. Once the food came, it was pretty good, but didn't make up for the fact that we sat there hungry... More 

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cortez, co
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was very good. We had calamari for appetizer, and had rolls for entries. All of the food was very good, and pretty inexpensive. Our total bill was $32.--. The service was good and the people there were very friendly.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Service terrible. Waiter needed lots more training. Food was VERY slow to arrive even though not crowded. But food was EXCELLENT. Other family with us frequents this place often as they live in area. Said never had such service or slow food delivery so maybe just a bad day for them.

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Tuscaloosa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Happy Hour Sushi saves $1-$2 per roll for certain rolls. Service was OK this trip, but party of 5 might have warranted above average attention. Price would be expensive if the sushi wasn’t so good. Sometimes, you get what you pay for. This is that place.

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Date night with my wife. We always love the collision of Michoican Mexico with Japanese culinary traditions. Sergio always impresses with new inventive dishes.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Love, love this restaurant! A bit pricey but so worth it. Great atmosphere for a date night or party. They also have other great dishes if you don't like sushi.

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Additional Information about East by Southwest

Address: 160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: +1 970-247-5533
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Sushi, Asian

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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: Doing business, Special occasions

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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