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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” (147 reviews)
“miso soup” (12 reviews)
“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved their noodle bowls!! Sushi was fresh as well. Great food and drinks. Service was okay. Would recommend and come back when in town again.

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have written 2 other reviews of East by Southwest over the years. I reviewed for different type of meals (dinner vs lunch) and both times I gave it a 5-star rating. Tonight, we had dinner again at East by Southwest. There were 3 of...More

Thank LJ W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

East by Southwest has great sushi and Japanese and Thai dishes. But the best thing of all is a happy hour lasting until 6:30 and a menu offering a wonderful variety of offerings at really good prices. A bargain in a town not known for...More

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A good restaurant with some unique sushi, combining the traditional flavors with a touch of southwest spices. We went for lunch and they had luncheon specials even on a Saturday, making it a little more affordable. Lunch for 4 cost $65 but everyone loved their...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A wonderful place to eat when you are not in a hurry. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere, the wait will be worth it. Delicious food, excellent choices. I shall return!

Thank GayeSekula
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner. We both ordered curry dishes. We ordered the mild curry. I received the hot curry. I asked the waiter to exchange my meal for the curry I ordered. He brought me a bowl of coconut milk with very little...More

1  Thank karpdog
Reviewed 26 September 2017

It was fairly busy when we arrived so we sat at the bar. The bartender/server was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed all of the food we ordered: Duck spring roll; Poki (which wasn't quite poki, more of a ceviche but quite delicious); sushi, everything was...More

Thank LisaYE2017
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We enjoyed a lovely evening at East by South with excellent Sushi. A big variety to choose from. Every single dish we choose was tasty and fresh. The service was great and all the staff was so friendly. Well done. The candy floss was a...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Eaten here several times; including when I lived in Cortez back in 2005-2007. I have always liked the sushi, but prices for rolls are too high for my liking. As a frequent traveller, I have a good idea of price vs portion size and flavor....More

Thank WilliamMunny76
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We are never disappointed with this restaurant. The food is always excellent and we find the service always top notch. The servers are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a nice couples outing and while the restaurant was full and loud upon arriving, as we were...More

Thank Scott S
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3 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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
  • 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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