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East by Southwest

160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5533
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Ranked #22 of 160 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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Durango, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

….. they have a great new lunch menu as well. I live in Durango, and East By Southwest is one of my favorite restaurants in town. Love the Asian food, and the cocktails here can not be beat. I have always enjoyed their dinners, and yes, at times it has been a bit pricey. But worth it! They have now... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice atmosphere. Awesome food and our waitress, JMac, was very friendly and attentive! Will definitely be returning often! There are a lot of other dishes we would love to try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Food is fantastic and the staff is great. Atmosphere was plesent and family friendly. Jennifer was awesome!! She answered all of our questions. We will be coming back very soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is one of the absolute best restaurants I have ever been to... amazing food, great atmosphere, fantastic servers. I can't say enough good things. Our server David was just awesome, fantastic really. I knew it was going to be good when friends of mine who had never met each other were all blindly recommending the same restaurant, even the... More

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Austin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife, college age daughter (very sushi savvy) and I dropped in EXSW last night. Place was 3/4 full at 7:30 pm and we were seated immediately. The menu is extensive and demands some attention. We ordered miso, Vampire roll (highlight), NYNY roll (also very tasty), shrimp tempura roll and chicken pad thai with a couple of glasses of saki.... More

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It is a lovely small town but we are foodies and come from a large city where there are dozens of choices in even one style of food choice. We wanted sushi (which we enjoy weekly back home) and we had a choice of 3 restaurants. We were walking down the street, looked at the menus of each as well... More

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