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East by Southwest

160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5533
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Ranked #21 of 160 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
Durango, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Santa Monica, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

High quality fish, in the middle of those giant mountains!!! take it from me, a picky sashimi eater. Their hibachi toro and salmon toro are to die for!!! I can't wait to go back again!

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Paris, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We always try to go here when in Durango because the food is excellent and because of the incredible variety on the menu; there is always something for everyone. Granted it takes a while to decide because it is extensive, but that is a great problem to have. Take your time. Order a drink in the meantime….We have never had... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took a few min for someone to seat us but they were very accommodating. Food was good, sashimi excellent, ginger carrot soup very good, calamari above average and their lunch menu was very modestly priced. Ambiance is odd, menu is a little confusing but overall a good spot/value.

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Durango, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A few weeks ago a submitted a not so positive review of this establishment. It solicited a well written and thought response by the proprietor. I have since re-visited East by Southwest and re-evaluated the food, service, and ambience. The changes and improvements were nothing short of significant. Perhaps we just had incurred a "bad night" on the previous visit,... More

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