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East by Southwest

160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
+1 970-247-5533
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Ranked #22 of 163 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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Durango, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

SurprisIng selection of sushi. Fresh ingredients, artistically presented. Good for groups to share items and allow experimenting with new choices. I recommend the hamachi with chili sauce and any of the fruit flavored mojitos.

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St Louis, Missouri
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131 reviews 131 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Our family went to East by Southwest for dinner. Everyone loved the food including two small children. We enjoyed every dish we ate...mostly sushi. The service was amazing and our table was in front of a window. Perfect!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I would first like to state that I am a local here in Durango and frequently dine here. My father and his girlfriend drive all the way from out of state to eat here and drop quite a hefty penny for an amazing meal. Usually, the owner Sergio is out on the floor checking on the customers. Last Thursday, October... More 

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Kimberling City
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We really enjoyed the food but our server was very poor. Once we were seated it was difficult to get his attention and then once we ordered we saw him only when he delivered a dish. We had to wait an inordinate amount of time for one of our dishes and he never came back to tell us what the... More 

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Shell, Wyoming, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

I have eaten at East by Southwest a few times. The one constant is great, great food (try the soups and sushi!) I have had great, friendly service, but also poor service like last night's surly waitress who complained about her frustrations with the kitchen and seemed like she was about to take it out on us each time she... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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172 reviews 172 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

This is my fault. I broke my own rule -- never order anything but the house's native cuisine at an ethnic restaurant. That's because restaurant owners throw in "extra" specialties but either don't know how to prepare them well or don't really care. In this case I had the Pad Thai at what amounts to a sushi restaurant. Blah, and... More 

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Durango, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We eat there a lot. Lunch was disappointing to say the least. Food is GREAT, always is. The way were greated made us want to turn around and walk out. Jen must hate her job! The 2 top sitting close to us got up and walked out because they waited for 45 min and still didnt' have their food. We... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

the mussels were delicious and had a sauce like ive never tasted before. Also had pad tai with tofu generous portion and amazing

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

The place look very inviting and we were visiting Durango, Colorado and decided to stop here for lunch. Since we entered their door we experienced bad service starting with the Host attitude. The waiter was slow and we got out drinks after 20 minutes wait. We only got one lunch brought up to us out of 5 that we ordered.... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Easy in and out with good food each time. We have enjoyed for both lunch and dinner. Decent selection and attentive aervice.

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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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