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East by Southwest

160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406
+1 970-247-5533
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wasn't sure how large the portions would be, but we selected the "pick two" option. Miso soup was usual but good. Rice bowl teriyaki chicken very good. Sushi was pretty good, too. All were very satisfied with their selections, Service was very slow. We were...More

Thank lajam3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant resumed lunch service late in the spring of 2017. The new lunch menu features a rather large meat, noodle, and rice bowl and soup for $7.98, plus additional options. I really liked the beef teriyaki bowl and mezzo soup. Others in my party...More

Thank dolebludger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so disappointed with our meal here. We LOVE JAPANESE food and sushi so we were really looking forward to it. The server was inefficient and took one order wrong, which we corrected later with him. Then my main course, scallop and foie gras,...More

Thank Walkinggranny
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting Durango with my husband and 9 year old grandson, who chose this restaurant. We loved the vibe, atmosphere, and menu. The appetizer and 1 entree came out simultaneously. Prefer that appetizer come first, but, oh well. However, then we waited and waited for the...More

Thank Tenabetsy
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I can highly recommend this restaurant, it capped off our Durango trip and we couldn't have gone to a better place! Super great service and the food is to die for. I got one of their house favorites and it was delicious!

Thank LeilaniAZ
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Everything was fantastic from the service to the appetizers to the main courses. The quality of food was priced accordingly and the sushi was so good my husband tipped the sushi chef extra on our way out. Highly recommend this lovely place and we can't...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We celebrated a girlfriend's birthday at East by Southwest and loved it! The sushi selection was awesome and the stuffed squash blossom appetizer was delicious. The service was excellent and attentive. And don't forget the cotton candy for dessert. Highly recommend for anyone that loves...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Seasonal squash blossom appetizer is to die for, just delicious. Miso soup was very good, no fishy flavor. Shrimp fried rice was very tasty with many different ingredients. We shared an ramen noodle soup, quite tasty. Nice relaxing atmosphere and they do take reservations.

Thank E B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This place has been declining every time I visit it gets more expensive and I leave hungry from their small portions. Their happy hour isn't a deal and they leave their sign on, so make sure to ask because they fasly advertise to lure people...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We were here on a very busy night, Fort Lewis College graduation. Our server was quite the expert, her service was excellent, and the sushi was fabulous.. We had a large table for 9, but our server handled us all with aplomb. Great place!

Thank Michael M
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4 June 2017|
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Response from Hydi9682 | Property representative |
The gins that we carry are Hendricks, Sapphire, Bombay, and Tanqueray along with our well gin. Hope this answers your question and we look forward to see you soon. Feel free to make a reservation at our web site and let me... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
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
  • E-mail
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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