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“Asian Stop in the Rockies” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rice Monkeys

Rice Monkeys
1050 Main Avenue, Durango, CO
9704033852
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Ranked #4 of 166 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Description: Fusion Asian Bistro w/ sushi & many different varieties of rice bowls and noodle bowls
Durango, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Asian Stop in the Rockies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Even though the cooks are not Asian, the food is very good and you can taste the "love" in their efforts. I live in the area and I find that this place is what makes my family happy. Expect to pay about 20.00USD per person as the menu is vast and the portions are plentiful. DRAWBACK: not enough seating for a party above 3+...

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Yummy fresh food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The Pad Thai with shrimp was awesome! Fresh ingredients and wonderful flavors! Also had a spicy tuna sushi which was delicious! The only problem with this place is that it's too small! You have the best food, but you need a bigger place, more tables. People see how crowded it is and walk away....

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great Sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Loved this place! Nice small restaurant with great staff, amazing sushi, and awesome prices. We ended up ordering more than we could eat and had tons of left overs to bring home. I thought the bill was going to be much higher, but I was very surprised with how reasonable it was!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Best Sushi Salmon in Durango!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Salmon Sushi Throwdown! We ordered Sushi To-Go from all three Sushi restaurants in Durango the same mid-week night. We choose to compare our favorite Salmon Rolls/Sashimi from each (listed below by price.)
* East by Southwest – Salmon & Lemon $16.00
* Sushitarian – Super Salmon Roll w/avocado $14.83
* Rice Monkeys - Tiraditos – Salmon Sashimi w/citrus & chili $14.00
* Rice Monkeys - Southwestern Roll w/Hamachi, Salmon & avocado $13.50

Specific comments are listed by restaurant under their own heading. So, you’ll need to check all three reviews to compare comments.

Order & Pick-up
• Rice Monkeys: prompt, well-experienced, knowledgeable, efficient & expecting our pickup
– 5 stars (WINNER)

Taste & Presentation
• Rice Monkeys: excellent fresh taste, perfect balance of creamy & citrus flavors. So good, we didn't even need soy or wasabi! We fought for the last bites. Beautifully presented (they even had more stylish plastic trays than the others) – 5 stars (WINNER)

Price/Value
• Rice Monkeys: Lots of tasty sushi for lowest price. Would definitely reorder these dishes
– 5 stars (WINNER)

We enjoyed the head-to-head comparisons of our Salmon Sushi Throwdown. We would encourage others to try their own Throwdowns.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I always leave here feeling great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I can really tell the chefs and staff that work here love what they do and I really matter as a customer.
The sushi rolls are fresh and full of flavor. The crispy pork roll appetizers are so savory and satisfying.
I also really enjoy the hot sake and large beers they have available.
The beef pho was a little flat in flavor the day I tried it... but after half a dozen visits I am extremely happy with the quality, freshness, service, and value of Rice Monkeys.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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