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Rice Monkeys

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1050 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5124
+1 970-403-3852
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love, love, love! This place! Birthday weekend . After coming down from Durango Resort. Packed. Were originally put in a back hallway next to the dish room. Still couldn't take away from the atmosphere, service and great food. Eventually moved up to a window seat but didn't care - that good. Quick, good sushi at a reasonable price. Don't miss... More 

Thank Kelly G
Los Alamos
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having checked the Trip Advisor reviews we decided to try the sushi and were extremely disappointed: the worst we have ever had. They are inedible. The rice was grossly overcooked; and the salmon did not taste like fish at all and had a consistency of tooth paste. I am concerned we may be throwing up the next couple of days.... More 

Thank Evgenya S
Jimmy N, Owner at Rice Monkeys, responded to this review

Sir or miss, we deserve one star because your experience wasn't good. We understand why you weren't happy but we treat take out orders the same as in house orders and make the orders as it comes in. You ordered all sushi so we wanted to serve it all at once for you. You said it was the worst sushi... More 

Durango, Colorado
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Okay, so it's tiny and crowded... so what! The food is great and the guys cooking the food are really nice. This is one of my favorite take-out places in town. I don't necessarily suggest it for eating on location though - it's too small and way too busy.

Thank ErrinInDgo
Durango, Colorado
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's not easy to find a sushi place in a very small mountain town, but Rice Monkeys is good and fresh! The seating is tight as some of the other reviews mention, but if you want some good food at reasonable prices, visit them! Get there a little early, or go later! Order take-out! Enjoy! Check out some of my... More 

Thank Pamela H
Castle Rock, Colorado
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157 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Impressive menu. Good fresh sushi. Small place and I saw every table eating all their food. Prices are affordable as well. Service was good and the place was clean. Nothing fancy and the sushi was fresh and delicious.

Thank Andrew C
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Who would guess that in Durango you could find several sushi restaurants, and this one is really terrific. Very narrow little place with limited seating but worth the wait if you need to. Tables turn quickly because the food arrives in a hurry and it is excellent. So many choices on the menu. Right on Main Street and just a... More 

Thank LazyCatRidgway
Durango, Colorado
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A tasty take on Asian food with pretty good selection. BUT the popularity of this restaurant has seriously out-grown the physical space. For lunch, count on no place to sit. So it has become popular for take out by people who work in nearby offices. Another restaurant used to be in this facility, and also out grew it, and moved... More 

Thank dolebludger
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Good to grab something different to eat. I would not consider this "authentic" Japanese cooking, but good "asian fusion" food. It's a college type of eats for me.

Thank Onephzw
Lufkin, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We've had dinner at this restaurant during two separate trips to Durango. Both times the food was absolutely delicious. The first time we dined inside the restaurant. It's a small space inside, but the atmosphere is nice. The 2nd time we called in for take-out. Food was great again and carefully packaged for take-out and ready within 15 minutes. The... More 

Thank eatkins0n
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Any item on this menu is absolutely delicious and good for you. It is one of my top 5 places to eat in Durango. Love it!!

Thank Kayakwilltravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1050 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5124
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-403-3852
Fusion Asian Bistro w/ sushi & many different varieties of rice bowls and noodle bowls

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?