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East by Southwest

160 East College Dr., Durango, CO 81301
970-247-5533
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Ranked #24 of 158 restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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Rockford, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited with my teenaged daughter for dinner on a Sunday night. The restaurant was busy but not overflowing-we didn't have to wait and we didn't have a reservation.. We had a hard time deciding on what to get, and our server was no help. Compared to the tables around us, our service was slow and careless. For example, our water... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant. The lunch menu is innovative and interesting with so many choices it's hard to decide what to order. The wait staff is very pleasant. The only negative was the off-handed way we were shown to our table by the lunch staff manager--she was actually rather rude. That being said, we highly recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I live in Durango and this is one of my favorite restaurants in town! Food is delicious with an extensive menu. If you're lucky enough to get Oso as your server you'll get someone who takes great care of you. He is attentive, friendly, and is incredibly knowledgeable about the menu. He always recommends something new and delicious when I... More

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We are Durango locals, and eat at East By on every date night! Each time we eat there, we are impressed with the impeccable service, amazing, artful food, and the reasonable price! Last weekend, Emily tool excellent care of us! The Squash Blossom was a party in my mouth! And the Peach Mojito was awesome! We've been coming here for... More

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Chula Vista, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The waiter, David was very very good and super attentive with superb service. The meal to say the least was one of the better restaurants I have eaten in. Had the half duck and it melted in my mouth and the amount was more than any other restaurant I have eaten in. Also enjoyed the kimchee, the California roll and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I live in Durango, so I go here a lot but I've never had Zach until my last visit! He was so nice and was very helpful when I was deciding what to go with (hamango roll)! Not once did I have an issue finding him when I needed something. Great smile, great personality! The food is always great, but... More

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Corrales, New Mexico, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Downtown, excellent location, comfortable ambiance, casual, comfortable, friendly. Hard-working,knowledgeable server. Varied, very good menu with sushi, sashimi, fried calamari, salads all very good. Great alternative in Durango from steak houses.

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Denver, Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

After hearing good things about them and seeing lines at the door, I stopped in for lunch. I was greeted enthusiastically and then things went downhill. My server seemed distracted and served me in a perfunctory way. The lunch menu looked good, but my soup could have been hotter and my two selections were rather bland. I'll chalk this one... More

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Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

3 of us had a wonderful lunch at East by Southwest today. Food was delicious, as always--but it was Emily, our server, who really stood out. She was friendly, polite, knowledgeable of the menu, attentive, but not hovering. We are locals and don't usually request a specific server, but we will from now on. Table 81/1 1:51pm - JLS

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, and Randi was the best server ever! If you are looking for a sushi place, with much more - this is it! Oh, and did I mention Randi?

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