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East by Southwest

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406 (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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Hours:
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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Seattle, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My favorite sushi place- amazing! Love the atmosphere and especially the food. I always start with the "Hand Grenade"!

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Thank James A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We come here every time we visit Durango and still love it! The Brussel sprout chips were very good. Service was good. Everything we ordered was delicious. Can't wait to return!

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Thank kttr0ut
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to East By Southwest. We love our customers and appreciate your patronage. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers! More 

Durango, Colorado
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant used to offer only sushi and other seafood dishes. For those of us who don't care for seafood, this restaurant just wasn't on our list. Now, they offer non-seafood items such as beef or chicken rice bowls and great soups at reasonable prices, and it is now on my list. Service can be a bit slow at times,... More 

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

I appreciate your recent 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-Cheers! More 

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255 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I had fish taco prior; could not resist the soft shell crab. I had Shrimp Tempura Roll (8) and Spier Roll (soft shell crab, 16). The food felt fresh and the price is appropriate for a sushi restaurant. I am glad that I sat at the sushi bar where I could observe how sushi was made.

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

Thank you for the review. We only use top shelf, sustainable seafood in our creations. We appreciate you choosing East by Southwest and hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Denver, CO
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is too overpriced for mountain sushi. Enjoyed seafood dynamite. Sushi is not very fresh but tasted fine. Our waiter was terrific. Ambiance is nice.

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Thank maven5645
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback. I apologize that your experience was not exceptional. Please know we only serve the freshest seafood. It is flown in directly off the boat several times a week. We hope you will give us another try in the near future. More 

Durango, Colorado
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We always enjoy eating here! We have our favorite dishes of course but just about everything we've ordered has been really good. Our favorite sushi rolls are the crunchy asparagus and the philly. You get a good sized portion, enough to split. Last time we were there we went all tempura for our entry with a Shrimp and Vegetable and... More 

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Thank Scott S
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. Cheers! More 

Durango, Colorado
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Lunch or dinner we always enjoy East by Southwest! Great lunch specials and very good for dinner too. Have never had a bad meal here. Service is always very good and staff is knowledgeable. Great food specials during happy hour.

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Thank abqgirl_7
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking your time to provide us feedback on our food and service. Your review helps other locals and visitors find us. We hope you will dine with us again soon. More 

Aztec, New Mexico
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This place has the best sushi and selection in the four corners. The squash blossoms, when in season, are the best! I also recomend the hand grenades and East by Southwest roll. The mojitos are amazing!

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

We are so glad you were able to enjoy our squash blossoms. They aren't around very long, so get them while you can. Thank you for the review and we will see you again soon. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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182 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Although I have only been here for lunch...it's great! A super lunch special with lot's of fresh and tasty choices.

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

We are so happy joined us. Thank you for leaving a review. We consistently offer fresh and fun choices for lunch. Come back and visit us for dinner in the near future. More 

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

The food is always delicious and consistent. We go here for special occasions and for the best seafood.

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Thank Laura R
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 choose East By Southwest to celebrate life's special moments. We look forward to serving you soon in the near future. 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, Pacific Rim
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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 81301-5406
    (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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?