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East by Southwest

160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
+1 970-247-5533
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Ranked #24 of 159 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 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
Fruita, Colorado, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

I ate the Jalepeno Firecrackers for appetizer and the Shrimp Tempura Udon for my meal and they where both Great. Looks like they have a complete Sushi Menu as well.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We went to dinner here on a Sunday night with seven folks. This is some of the more creative sushi around and surprising given their location in Durango. We tried seven different rolls which were all really good and 6 different starters; also all excellent (try the oyster vodka shooter for something unique). This was our third visit to ExSW... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Great food again, service a little well, not energetic. But the ambience is still neat, and it's a neat all around restaurant. They do not have Escolar or Unagi, but that may be understandable due to their location.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Ambience is very nice but the food is way over priced for the quantity. Good fresh Sushi can be obtained at Albertsons where it is made to your order.

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Avon, Connecticut
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195 reviews 195 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Ate dinner the other night, party of 5 adults and a 3weekold baby. Had a reservation through Open Table. Table was ready, even had a stand for the baby carrier. Service was crisp, even though they were trainer a new server at the time. Intriguing menu, lots of sharing and tasting. Food was overall great. Adventurous chef, and his creations... More

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122 reviews 122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The three of us visited for dinner on a quieter weeknight and it was good, but not great. The regular rolls were fine, but didn't seem all that fresh. And, some of the server-recommended "specials" were a bit funky. The server was in training so it took much longer than necessary to get some things squared-away and corrected. The main... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I. love. this. place. Whenever we have some money saved up, my friends and I go here. It is amazing how excited we get about it. East by Southwest has definitely some of the best sushi I have ever had, and the setting of the restaurant is relaxing and almost romantic. It has good music, dim lights, waterfalls, and basically... More

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Durango, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Well if you can get into this awesome sushi fusion restaurant it's well worth the wait! They will find some nice little warm cozy spot for ya eventually! The service here is top notch as well as the fresh fish flew in probably that same day..! I like to start with some hand grenades and edamame! In the winter it's... More

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Miramar Beach, Florida, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Whoa – I could eat the chicken coconut lime soup every single day of my life! The $9 price almost through me off; however, the bowl was very large and well worth the amount. In fact, I am still thinking about it right now. The triple spicy tuna roll was very good, but too large to eat in one bite.... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

Sushi has been my favorite food since I was 4 years old, and I'm almost 20 now- Needless to say I know good sushi when I find it. The service was a little slow, but wasn't awful. The look and feel of the restaurant was beautiful. The rolls were very pricey but a pretty good size. I thought the Salmon... More

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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: Asian

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