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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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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 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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Durango, Colorado
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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161 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Albuquerque, NM
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. Thank you for your recent visit to East By Southwest. Our top shelf fish is flown in fresh from the coast for our customers. EXSW is committed to high quality and sustainably sourced seafood. We hope you will visit us again in the near future. More 

Durango, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 Purple_Star_Slayer
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. We hope you will give us another try in the near future. More 

Austin, Texas
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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
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 small plates and sushi. I have passed along you praises to Elon. We look forward to serving you soon. Thank you for choosing EXSW. More 

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 July 19, 2016 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 July 8, 2016

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 

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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, Families with children, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?