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East by Southwest

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160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406 (East College and 2nd Ave.)
+1 970-247-5533
Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For some reason we always have a fantastic time at this place. This is the restaurant that got us into sushi. The blackened albacore (sushi) was our favorite by far. The entrees are nothing to write home about, but they are overshadowed by everything else. As someone who complains about every meal I, I cannot find a restaurant that I... More 

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Thank monte n
Sergio V, Owner at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage, we appreciate the 5 star review. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit to Durango. More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Durango a couple days of times now and love it! Bartender at another restaurant suggested this to us and loving Asian food, we went . I had a reservation however when we got there, there were seats at the bar so we decided to sit there. Our bartender was Jennifer and at first we thought she was... More 

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Thank Kelly G
Sergio V, Owner at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Dear Kelly , very sorry your Birthday with us was disappointing. I will personally review your experience with Jennifer . FYI the Pho is made with 100% beef bones and beef brisket, there is absolutely no trace of pork in it. Thank you for bringing these things to our attention, it is through feedback like yours that we can identify... More 

Durango, Colorado
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title tells it all. And the excellent rice and noodle bowls did not carry over to the dinner menu. No one there could tell me for certain whether the lunch closure is just for the winter season, or will be year round.

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

Thank you for the 5 star review, we are now open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 to 2:30pm More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was was packed. Food was good. Service was good minus the bartender in the back. Slightly over priced.

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

Thank you for your recent visit. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Fountain Hills, Arizona
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A group of us say goodbye for the season and this is where we always meet. Our server was excellent and the food was good.

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

Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate you choosing East By Southwest to celebrate and make memories. We look forward to serving your group the next time you all are in Durango. Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had such a great dinner. The service was fabulous and the food even better. 2 of us ate and drank quite a bit for $60. I will eat here again when I visit.

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

Hi Trylla L - Thank you for the review. I am glad that you gave us the opportunity to serve you. Please join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Randolph, Vermont
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271 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

But why would anyone ever get sick of Durango. It's such a cool little city! Nonetheless, if you do need a break, just head to East by Southwest, where you'll experience an ambiance that is hip, but in a relaxed kinda way, a menu that has delightful surprises as well as a firm nod to Asian traditions. We cheated and... More 

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Thank StepMorris1
Sergio V, Public Relations Manager at East by Southwest, responded to this review

Thank you StepMorris1 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 Happy Hour offerings. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is our favorite place to celebrate birthdays, anniversary's or just that we are on vacation (we live in Santa Fe). The food is awesome, the desserts are incredible, but the cotton candy is what makes it memorable!

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

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate you choosing East By Southwest to make your memories and telling others about it. We think our cotton candy is a fun and festive way to end the meal. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers! More 

Dallas, Texas
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Worst server in the history of all my restaurant experiences! Subpar food at best. The good: great soup, the three dollar one. I forget what it's called. The bad: The Udon was flavorless and the SHRIMP UDON had three teeny fried shrimp on the side? WHAT? The Tempura was greasy and vegetables were not fully cooked. Peach tea is a... More 

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

We appreciate your open and honest feedback. Thank you for bringing your food and service issues to our attention. We take our cuisine and customer care very, very seriously. I apologize that your experience did not exceed your expectations. Your review has been passed along to the owner and will be brought up at our next staff meeting as tools... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Enjoyed sushi at the bar. Gaby, the bartender, had great suggestions. Really enjoyed the tiraditos & sushi rolls. Great wine selection. A favorite.

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Thank aam333
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 tiraditos, sushi rolls and wine. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
Saturday
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
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?