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160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406 (East College and 2nd Ave.)
+1 970-247-5533
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My buddy and I were trying to find a good place to eat some sushi and East by Southwest came highly recommended by the people who we were working with in town. It was very busy (we went at peak dinner hours so that is a little on us) but we were seated very quickly. Service itself took a little... More 

Thank sanchezluk
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had a lunch here - and wow! I'm a big sushi fan, and this place would be my favourite go-to if I was local. We started with a Hand Grenade appetiser, then ordered a bunch of rolls. The Spider Roll was especially lovely as was the Caterpillar. We ordered 3 more rolls after we finished as it was just... More 

Thank elizkane99
Bloomfield, New Mexico
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We live in Farmington, NM and drive out to Durango ONLY to eat at East By Southwest and have been doing this at least 2 times a month for about 12 years. With the exception of 1 time (not a great experience with food or service) but EVERY OTHER TIME, has been a great happy, fun and delicious! I have... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great compliments and review! We really appreciate your honest words and continued business with Easy By Southwest. We will see you next time! More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 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 

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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 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 

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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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

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.

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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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

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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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

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 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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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277 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

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