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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
$$ - $$$
160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 12 February 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 7 February 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 1 February 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 23 January 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 9 January 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 6 January 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
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We were told by a friend to make this our dinner stop and we were definitely grateful for the recommendation! We made reservations on Open Table early in the day and when we arrived at the jam-packed restaurant, we were glad that we did. We...More

Thank lunanegra5
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We called before we went and asked if there were Happy Hour prices and they said yes. We asked the hostess when we arrived and she said, "Yes, we have Happy Hour going on now." Our waiter even showed us the Happy Hour menu when...More

Thank ejohnson1966
Sergio V, Owner at East by Southwest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review. the purpose of Happy Hour is to encourage business during LEAN TIMES. We offer Happy Hour 7 days per week excluding Holidays and periods of peak business as in the week of Christmas & New...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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