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East by Southwest

160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406
+1 970-247-5533
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (153 reviews)
“miso soup” (12 reviews)
“cotton candy” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not a connoisseur of sushi. However, a recent friend visiting Durango IS, and she lit up as we walked up from Main St and I mentioned there was a sushi restaurant & in we went. I knew the Asian decor would be of...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn’t been here in about 10 years since back in middle school for a good manners class we had to take back in 7th grade! Host was very friendly and welcoming as we came in! We were seated and our server was attentive and friendly...More

Thank Lupita M
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend & I went & really enjoyed it. The hand grenade, chicken dumplings & flatiron steaks were great. Great service & good drinks as well. Will definitely go back again soon.

Thank sebastian7113
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Wow, this was an unexpected surprise! It has a great location, great atmosphere and we had great service. We had the Grilled Shishito Peppers and the Crispy Spicy Tuna Cakes as starters. The shishito's we do at home, but they do them with more flavor!...More

Thank tigerlilykelly
Reviewed February 12, 2018

I ordered stir fry noodles and a california roll, and my boyfriend got the pork ramen. The sushi was pretty good, but both the noodle dishes were very bland. I had to add a ton of chili paste to make it have some flavor. The...More

Thank Tori S
Reviewed February 7, 2018

For a long time, a friend has recommended we visit this restaurant for sushi on our next visit to Durango. We did that yesterday, and we are glad that we did. As you enter, you receive a warm welcome from Glen, the manager, who maintains...More

1  Thank Bob and Carole H
Reviewed January 31, 2018

I recently went to East by Southwest for happy hour snacks. I love sushi, but I'm often disappointed by unimaginative offerings. This place however has a great range of really imaginative options, even on their happy hour menu which demonstrate the creativity of the chef....More

Reviewed January 23, 2018

Always a wonderful experience at East by Southwest. The service, the food, the atmosphere is all TOP NOTCH. In the evening, they open a warm, culturally inspired lounge area where you can have a handcrafted cocktail and sip before dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank Holly H
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Very good fusion of asian and american food. I really liked the red beet appetizer and the vegetarian fried rice. They are very busy so we waited a little to get a table both times, but it was during the busy holiday season also.

Thank Beviho
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals, we came here twice because the first visit was so good. I have a few vegans/vegetarians and they had good options. We did the noodle bowls, and rolls, and thought they were all good. Loved the beet fries as an appetizer.

Thank 3kidsStavanger
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June 3, 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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
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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