East by Southwest
160 E. College Dr.
Durango, CO 81301Neighborhood:
SushiPrice: $30 and under
East by Southwest
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.eastbysouthwest.com/
- Phone: (970) 247-5533
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
- Executive Chef: Sergio A. Verduzco
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Contact: Hydi Verduzco 9702475533
A word from East by Southwest
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
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East by Southwest reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (45)special occasion (43)neighborhood gem (41)hot spot (34)good for groups (30)great for lunch (25)vibrant bar scene (19)kid-friendly (19)romantic (12)notable wine list (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (1)Show More
- Has been better....LocalTouristVIPDined on 11/24/2014East By Southwest is usually perfect. This visit the service was below it's usual standards. The food was good but served cold, and I had to wait for food, check, change, etc. I'll go back as I'm sure it was just an off day (server).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing food!SushiyumDined on 11/8/2014The fusion of this food was just amazing. Large menu so everyone could find what they wanted!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- World's best sushiKatieDined on 10/31/2014EXSW has the most brilliantly delicious sushi I've ever tasted. It puts all other to shame, resulting in me not eating anywhere else. I used to live in Durango, and my roommates and I would go to EXSW as often as we could afford to - now I live in Europe, and go whenever I come back for a visit. Honestly, I save up for two things - the plane ticket, and EXSW. This was fantastic. Our waiter was knowledgable and nice, and the food fantastic.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- None Better ...rockinJVIPDined on 10/27/2014... between either coast! Always the freshest and and creatively presented sushi offerings, diverse kitchen menu, attentive and friendly service and great ambience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sushi at its finest!tiffdelynn84Dined on 10/18/2014I am an avid sushi fan and recommend East By Southwest to anyone who likes great food. The atmosphere is perfect and the service is outstanding. One of my favorite places to eat in Durango!!!Special Features:
- We travel 3 1/2 hours for it-djninjamanDined on 10/12/2014when you live in Colorado, sometimes sushi is hard to find- great sushi is like a unicorn- this place is our unicornSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another 5 stars!LocalTouristVIPDined on 10/7/2014Yet another five stars for East by Southwest. This restaurant is truly perfect. I did go for my favs - Carrot/ginger soup, brussel sprout chips, and edamame - all excellent. My waiter Tim was also excellent - very attentive and personable. They are always consistently amazing!Special Features:
- LocalOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/4/2014Always go to East By as we are locals. This time we came in for dinner because my daughter was visiting us from college, our service was sadly disappointing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Ambiance needs workKristieDined on 10/3/2014The lighting in East by SW could use a dimmer on their switch and the music sounded like a night club some where .......all you heard was a irritating beat.Special Features:
- Absolutely DeliciousOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/22/2014We had seaweed salad, edamame, and sushi. The rolls were excellent. The server recommended two rolls, and they were fabulous. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We had a great lunch. We will definitely go back.Special Features:
- Five Star quality SushiLoraDined on 9/19/2014The presentation of each plate is beautiful...only the best of the best in quality fish.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Birthday DinnerIheartfoodDined on 9/19/2014We have been here many times and love it each time but we had the best experience yet this week when we celebrated my birthday. Our service was amazing one of the best waiters I have ever had! We will be forever dinners here!Special Features:
- DurangatangDined on 9/17/2014I recommend this restaurant to anybody who loves amazing sushi. This restaurant has friendly service and unique and creative dishesSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful DinnerSleepysPersonDined on 9/11/2014We had a great time munching on appetizers. The squash blossoms were extraordinary! Then came the spiced lamb lettuce wraps. Another gem. I had the triple spiced tune sashimi and sampled the house special sashimi. Hard to choose between the two. If only my husband ate sushi I'd get to go there more often.Special Features:
- Best Asian Food in DurangorkymtngrammaDined on 9/1/2014We ordered a variety of dishes and all were served in a timely fashion and were attractively presented and very tasty. The service was great! A standout dish that night for us was the stuffed squash blossoms...different and delicious.Special Features:
- Family visitingSusanneDined on 8/30/2014As always the food is fantastic with excellent service. It is definitely a special occasion place to eat as it is expensive but that being said the food it exceptional. We always make reservations as it is always very busy it can be very hard to have a conversation our waitress had to go to each of us to hear our order. But it was a Friday night on Labor Day so please take that into account.Special Features:
- Sushi in the RockiesCharlesDined on 8/29/2014Pretty good, all things considered. Wouldn't make it on the Coast, but for a Small town in the Rockies it was a great alternative to the steakhouses
- luvtotravelluvtoeatDined on 8/21/2014Great menu selection, something for everyone! We have vegetarian and gluten intolerant members in our family and there is something for everyone on the menu. Great cocktails and fun atmosphere.Special Features:
- Never DisappointedTryanythingonce1121Dined on 8/15/2014East by Southwest has the best sushi around. The atmosphere and people are great and it always makes for an enjoyable dining experienceSpecial Features:
- Not just for sushi loversOpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 8/15/2014It gets busy here on the weekends. We are not sushi lovers per se; but the menu is very diverse and is great for both sushi lovers and those that want their food cooked. Bun Bo noodles were very good as were the California roll and Surf and Turf roll (both of the cooked variety). It gets loud when the room is full, so it's not for a romantic dinner, but the food and service are very good.Special Features:
- Outstanding SushibreakfastloverVIPDined on 8/6/2014The Hamachi Love role was one of the best sushi roles I have ever eaten. The menu was filled with interesting and creative roles and different types of sushi/sashimi platters. I regret that I could only pick one. And the service was outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very very good.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/6/2014We had 8 hungry cyclists doing our 8th annual two day ride from Telluride and back, we've always had our traditional dinner at East by Southwest, and we've never been disappointed by the food or service. Always delicious and always friendly. Thank you. ErikSpecial Features:
- Unique fusion cuisineGuidoVIPDined on 8/5/2014The extensive menu features unique flavor combinations - such as a salmon roll with bacon, among other things. It was fun to be adventurous. Some of the small plates are actually quite filling - the portions were generous on our visit. This restaurant would be a star in a city like San Francisco - yet it is available to locals and travelers in Durango. Service was very attentive. Highly recommended.Special Features:
- Pricey but delishRoadWarriorAZVIPDined on 8/3/2014I loved the fish selection here--there were several sushi and sashimi items that you normally don't find at American sushi restaurants, particularly in the Colorado mountains! I'm a stickler for uni (sea urchin) and ramen (the real stuff, not the 25 cent block kind). Here, the uni was available with the quail egg and the urchin was impeccable. The ramen broth was rich without being too greasy and the noodles, while a teeny bit overcooked, were flavorful. The roll selection is creative and I like that they didn't put cream cheese in everything (cream cheese in sushi is one of my pet peeves). This place is $$$$ however, especially if you order the out of the ordinary stuff, so be warned! Totally will go back.Special Features:
- Best sushi in the 4 cornersNicholeC1980Dined on 8/2/2014My husband and I love this place, the decor, the service, and especially the food. Great sushi and such a pretty restaurant.Special Features:
- Our favotite date spotWise11Dined on 8/1/2014My wife and I eat here on special date night. The mix of East by Southwest is wonderful. Great atmosphere and food.WiseSpecial Features:
- Best Japanese Food!LocalTouristVIPDined on 7/31/2014I went here with a friend who had recently came back from Japan. He said that the sushi was better than he had in Japan, and it was excellent in Japan! I had the vegan carrot soup - excellent - the brussel sprout chips - wonderful - and the rice paper roll - also excellent. We shared the spicy edamame - great sauce. We also had fabulous service from Jen, and an attentive Manager - Mitch. Overall is was a perfect 10 and the best Japanese restaurant I've ever been to, and I've been to really great ones in San Francisco. Just YUM!Special Features:
- great experiencepeaches43creamDined on 7/29/2014Can't eat spicy foods, but had a wonderful salmon entree, edamame appetizer, and noodles--very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great ExperienceTopNotchDined on 7/28/2014We came to E by SW while visiting Durango due to a friends recommendation as were not disappointed. Everything was excellent from the service to the dining choices. We will come back again when our travels take us through Durango again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointedBummerVIPDined on 7/28/2014We have been coming to East by Southwest for about 6 years now and have noticed the food sizing has dramatically changed. I also had the tempura lobster roll that had hardly any lobster in it when in the past I never had a problem tasting the lobster. This visit I only tasted mango. Also they served fewer pieces than before.Special Features:
- The following 237 reviews are from the East by Southwest reviews archive.
- Great food and serviceDragonflyChicDined on 7/25/2014I love dining here and the service has always been great. Took my husband for his first sushi experienced and we had a great time!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sushi in Colorado? Sure.OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 7/23/2014Staff here was great - very attentive and friendly. The vibe is frenetic and funky, which is probably what they were going for. There was a pretty wide range of diners, and they were all loud. Gyoza, salads and teriyaki were tasty, but the sashimi was cut a little thick. However, you can't beat fresh sushi that doesn't make you ill when you are 775 miles from the ocean.Special Features:
- abf49erDined on 7/19/2014The food was really tasty and the portions were out of sight, ended up taking a lot home and enjoying it the next day. Our server was great, very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. Had the duck and it was so good and much more than I had received at other locations, plus it melted in my mouth.Special Features:
- ExcellentOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/19/2014Great food and service.highly recommend . First time in Durango and very pleased.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AwesomehikrkasDined on 7/17/2014Incredible sushi ... and great overall. The meal was a highlight of our two-week hiking/climbing in beautiful Colorado.Special Features:
- Excellent surprise!OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/8/2014Did not come to Durango expecting to eat at an Asian fusion/sushi restaurant. But the food was most excellent. We loved the tapas style dishes and everything was very tasty and fun.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LarryVIPDined on 7/7/2014The finest Sushi in Colorado and a rare find in a smaller city like Durango. Amazing and varied menu.Special Features:
- Excellent food.kathrynDined on 7/6/2014Recommend for a great evening. Food and atmosphere perfect.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/30/2014Excellent food. Service a little slow due to large crowd and what appeared to be a little short on staff for the 4th of July week.Special Features:
- Ninguno Mejor!rockinJVIPDined on 6/23/2014Absolutely the best in the Four Corners ... scratch that, the best between the coasts!Special Features: