It was only my second time
It was only my second time at your restaurant in five years. We were treating a couple who frequently dines there. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our friends recommendations for appetizers and the amazing entrees. Congratulations on providing a great adventure in dining.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is always good, which
The food is always good, which is the reason why we choose this restaurant. The Service is hit or miss. We were told by the waitress to let her know when we were ready to order, it was really hard to get her attention after that. Once our food was ordered it came quickly. Again, hard to get our waitress' attention after that and she never came back to see if we would like more drinks, dessert or anything else.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Top-notch sushi. Hard to
Top-notch sushi. Hard to believe located in land-locked Colorado but I have yet to find better sushi on either coast and some abroad locations. The restaurant is so popular for dinner on and around the weekend that service really suffers as every table is full all night regardless. Wait is typically only 30-45 min or so around dinner and lunch is fairly slow with lots of open tables. Price is not cheap but also not outrageous based on food quality. Besides the lack of quality service when busy you will not be disappointed.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The staff was very professional when taking the orders and presenting the plates.
Very friendly, delicious food and nice atmosphere.
Will definitely return and recommend it to others.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ah, everything was fabulous.
Ah, everything was fabulous. Had the soft shell crab steamed buns and the pork steamed buns, fresh oysters, tiradito with snapper, seaweed salad, and ginger ice cream.
It was all wonderful.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love East by Southwest
We love East by Southwest and eat there every time we are in Durango. Have never had a bad meal or bad service. It is a busy and high energy restaurant. Even if you don't like sushi, you will find something you like and have a good time
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super YUM! Creative mixed with quality foods and wonderful service!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better Japanese fare than
Better Japanese fare than what I've experienced on either coast!
5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, great service and a good atmosphere!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
great place we love to go out to over al the other place to choose from in our area.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best sushi & Japanese
The best sushi & Japanese fare between the East and West! (coasts) In fact, better than most on either coast!
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the chicken dumplings for the first time and they were great.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great presentation, food & service
East by Southwest/Golden Triangle is one of our "Go To" places for special occasions. Great appetizers, main courses and desserts all served with a nice presentation. Staff was friendly and very efficient without being overly obtrusive. Good value for the money. All seating is a bit close to other tables and noise levels during peak times require either leaning close (not a bad thing on a date) or speaking a bit loudly but there is also little chance of being overheard. We did not have cocktails or wine so can't comment on bar/winelist.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
great birthday dinner
Great experience taking my wife out for her birthday. Great food and drinks.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Needed a night out
We celebrated my husbands birthday so I mentioned that on my reservation and the fact that we were bringing an infant. They put us at the best table where I could set my baby bag next to me and the car seat and easily pulled him out and put him back in. It was a really nice booth table. The service was great, as always and the food is incredible. So fresh!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Anniversary dinner
I requested an intimate table. DONE
I asked if they might have a small flower to set on the table for my Wife. DONE
I asked about the steak, My server said it was great. EPIC STEAK. lol
Love this place. We will always come back.
All service members were kind and fast. One gentleman was outstanding (Shane Pavey?), along with our Server (Can't remember her name but she was Awesome)!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi for our grandson
Our grandson asked specifically that we go to East by Southwest. He lives in Dallas and has been to East by Southwest before. We all really like it...repeatedly. It's always good.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top Sushi of the West
I know, I know....great sushi in Colorado!!!....and Durango !!!!. Believe it. Blew is away and we are foodies, from San Diego who eat Sushi,all up and down both coasts. SOOO good. OK examples......Saki wine from Orgeon by the bottle, (real size bottles), for reasonable $$ and good. Great decor ans service but loud...hardscape I presume....but the fish is FRESH. Must have the Handgrenade....order many!!!. Sashimi choices are fantastic...Belly Salmon, Amberjack are my favorites. We dined and then came back 2 nights later. Wish they were in San Diego!! More expensive than "usual" sushi joint but worth every $$.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is an excellent place to take a date or even a social gathering. Great food and drinks, the atmosphere is wonderful as well.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
East By Southwest Review
We are very satisfied with the entirety of East By Southwest. The energy is perfect for our family, and friends. The presentation, and
care taken to prepare the food keeps us looking forward to more. I recommend East By Southwest to everybody. The service continues to be not only friendly, but inviting. Thank you for being our number one hot spot! Misty Papadoyiannis
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time for the whole group
Overall, a great experience and a great place to spend a birthday with friends. At the last minute, we had to add a few more seats to the reservation (totaling 17) and they happily accommodated us. Most of us arrived early and the bartender was great and took good care of us while we waited for our table to be ready. He recommended a cucumber martini which was absolutely delicious. The server, once we were seated, was attentive and graciously split the check as we needed. She recommended the volcano bombs ("a hand grenade on steroids") and nobody was disappointed. She did a great job of checking in on us throughout our meal and making sure everyone got what they ordered. The food was delicious, as usual.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tempura shrimp was outstanding, plentiful not greasy like some. Sushi and sushi rolls had numerous choices, were well prepared and fairly priced as was entire menu. A don't miss spot.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food for Thought
We invited friends and introduced them to East by Southwest and they definitely said they would
go back again. Service, food and atmosphere were all excellent. My husband especiallly liked
the hand grenades! I thought the sushi was delicious and our friends had the tempura and said
the breading was light and very good.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fave for our family whenever
A fave for our family whenever we are in town. All ages.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
EXSW is Consistently Great!
EXSW rivals sushi bars + Japanese fare in the big cities on both coasts! Go figure, all that right here in the heart of the Four Corners high desert!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been eating at this restaurant since the day it opened...at that time the service was terrible and we did not return for a long time. But since then it has expanded and the décor is so much better and happy hour is great.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good but service was slow on a Sunday night. Two separate kitchens prepare different dishes.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My visit is as always the best. They know how to make my visit enjoyable .
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the Best Sushi !
East by Southwest just doesn't disappoint ! We love the sushi, and it is always fresh and interesting. There are regular entree's, but we usually opt for a noodle dish, sashimi or sushi. The Chef always has special and unusual offerings as well. They have a excellent Happy Hour from 5:30 to 6:30, which makes for a great early meal. I cannot say enough about how GOOD the sushi is , considering that Durango is a smaller town, but don't hesitate to try this place. By the way, they also offer wonderful Thai style dishes , as well !
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food, great atmosphere, great service, one of our (and our friends) favorite places in Durango
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
East by Southwest never fails to please. The food is WONDERFUL. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I live four hours away and am always trying to come up with an excuse to go through Durango so I can eat at this restaurant.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has the freshest sushi and largest selection in the area. Wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food with flair
My husband enjoyed a new feature on the menu in which a 1000 degree rock was put on the table where you cooked your own steak on the rock. Fabulous idea with great style. You could cook the beef to your on liking with their savory sauce.
A plus on creativity.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great customer service!
Family friendly and good for a large group. The food is never a disappointment and the staff is always attentive.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Fusion in Durango
Ate on a Friday night - great restaurant for a group/family who isn't sure what they want/likes different things - we had a mixture of sushi, other Japanese, Thai and Korean food - all very good in large portions. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the
seafood in a small ski town far from the ocean or a major airport. Prices were very reasonable given the large portion size - many of the first courses could have been entrees. Restaurant was busy with what appeared to be mix of tourists and locals - chopped up layout from what appears to be successful expansion into adjoining space.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Menu with lots of choices!
I was very happy to see a kid's menu that did not have a burger or chicken fingers on it. The choices includes beef skewers, tempura with shrimp and veggies( which the kids ate!), buttered pad thai noodles that were gluten free, and even a sushi platter for kids. The "regular" menu was fabulous. The fish was very fresh and beautiful presentation. We ARE going back soon!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food & Service
I love East by Southwest and will continue to dine there. The food was great and the service was outstanding.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
EXSW is our "go to" place for an awesome meal whether it's appetizers, soup, sushi or a cooked entree ... highly recommended!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Durango!
Always impeccable food - very creative combinations and presentation. Large variety of excellent quality fish. Nice ambiance.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM