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East by Southwest

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160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301 (East College and 2nd Ave.)
+1 970-247-5533
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Albuquerque, NM
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being a little snobbish about sushi - really, can you expect much so far from the ocean? - ExSW pleasantly surprised us. Some unusual nigiri selection, all nicely done and some very tasty rolls, also excellently prepared. Book a reservation, though, as this place is popular and deservedly so.

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Thank katarf
Durango, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is very expensive and you never know what the food is going to turn out like. Very inconsistent and the waiters can be rude and slow to serve. Continued to go downhill to the point that we just won't eat here anymore.

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Thank Deborah P
Austin, Texas
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Four adults and 4 kids dined here and we all left very satisfied. Arrived during the Happy Hour time frame and had Duck Springs Rolls and Brussels Sprouts chips to begin. Everything disappeared so quickly that another bowl of the chips were ordered. Our entrees spanned the gamut from Sashimi to Sushi to Pad Thai, Shrimp Udon, Ramen to several... More 

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Thank BigMac1949
Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was reluctant to meet a friend for dinner here but was pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful. I have to say the brussell sprout chips were amazing. My daughter loved the cotton candy for dessert.

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Thank Meredith A
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to East By Southwest. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the brusesel sprout chips and our fun cotton candy - We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

San Marcos, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked by this restaurant and decided to stop for lunch. Am so glad we did! This is the place for outstanding Oriental food. The menu is full of seafood and vegetable choices. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful explaining the menu choices. Will definitely go back here when in Durango.

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Thank Ron-Glenda
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch, and friendly, knowledgable service. We look forward to seeing you soon in the near future. More 

Clovis, New Mexico
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty sushi and fresh fish daily! Udon noodles were delicious and the East by Southwest roll is wonderful! Tempura shrimp nice! Lobster roll very very good!

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Thank Danny L
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to East By Southwest. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience. Cheers! More 

Kalispell, Montana
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very busy, but we got right in and had great service. I had the Crunchy spicy tuna roll and the Golden Dragon. My husband had Premium California and the Thai spicy roll. They have more teas on the menu than I have ever seen before. They also serve steaks and vegetarian options. Would recommend to everyone.

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Thank 548sandy
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to East By Southwest. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience. We are happy you enjoyed our variety of rolls and signature tea offerings. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Denver area
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

On this trip, I got something (non-sushi) that I had never tried (Pad Thai Noodles), so, I have nothing to compare it with to know if it was great or not-so-great. I did think it had way too many noodles compared to the other ingredients, but the sauce was very good. My friend liked her sushi rolls. She has been... More 

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Thank LispDenverArea
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking your time to provide us feedback regarding East By Southwest. I'm very happy to hear you had a good meal with friends, tried a new dish and enjoyed your server . We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Russellville, Alabama
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a party of 5 and we all ordered something different and shared. It was all delicious. My favorite sushi roll was NY NY but my husband liked the Philly roll. Just know that there is something for everyone. We were very pleased.

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Thank Tara M
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to East By Southwest. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your variety of rolls and look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Durango, Colorado
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We were here to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had a terrific server and the food was excellent!

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Thank Kristal S
Sergio V, Owner at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Dear Kristal, thank you for the review, I am glad that you gave us another opportunity to serve you. We are working diligently to keep improving, it is through customer feed back that we identify areas for improvement. Thanks again Chef Sergio More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
    (East College and 2nd Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5533
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?