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East by Southwest

4.5
4.5
864 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Take Out is AVAILABLE

East by Southwest is offering take-out food at this current time. We are open noon-8pm Monday thru Saturday and 4pm-8pm Sunday. Please call us at 970-247-5533 to place your order. We are back, so come in and get your FAVORITE Mojito and more!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 247-5533

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sergio A. Verduzco

  • Private party contact

    Hydi Verduzco: (970) 247-5533

  • Neighborhood

    Durango

  • Cross street

    East College and 2nd Ave.

  • Parking details

    Parking available on 2nd Ave between 5th Street and East College. Also surrounding streets

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 864 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful environment and exceptional food
  2. CJ

    CJMcMullin

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food seems to be better than in the past. Was delicious.
  3. SG

    StacyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started our meal off with a few happy hour rolls and drinks. The tempura Philly roll was very good for being a common roll. Our waiter Keave was friendly and attentive along with the rest of the staff. Our entres were both delicious and had a nice presentation.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time last night!! Our server was fabulous and the food was amazing!
  5. SR

    ShirleyR

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We've been here several times and have been very pleased, but tonight we were terribly disappointed with the food and especially the service. The drinks and appetizers came out fine. We waited for our rolls and finally our son's came out. We then waited 15 -20 minutes for my husband's and mine. We had to wave down our waitress to ask where our food was, even though tables around us were getting their food. The sad thing is that no one came over, no manager, no one apologized. It really ruined the evening.
  6. JW

    JWwwwwwwwww

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    your 3% inflation fee is simply reducing gratuity by 3-6 percent based on service and my mood. tremendously gauche and obnoxious as we all are suffering from inflation, you’re lucky to have locals who can afford your semi-decent sushi.
  7. AM

    AveryM

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The chicken fried rice was very good, but the service was super slow. We had to wait a really long time to get each of our rolls. Sadly, the rolls were not worth the wait. Our waiter smelled of smoke, which made the dining experience even less desirable. We had high hopes, but will not be returning.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  9. JC

    JosephC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My companion and I enjoyed a beautiful evening at East by southwest. Upon arriving they handled my girlfriends service dog with the proper questions and did so respectfully. And sat us at a table with room for her dog. The sushi was exceptional as was our fillets, we will definitely be returning. Our waitress was polite and informative about our choices and very attentive to our needs. I would recommend them highly.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great food and excellent service.
  11. GP

    GracieP

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND East by Southwest always and forever!!! Outstanding in every aspect!
  12. L

    Localsneveragain

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We are lifetime locals (recall when this used to be prontos and arianos are n the 80s). Got a reservation for our anniversary dinner (10 years!) and requested a quiet/semi private table if possible. Instead, They sat the two of us at a four top in the middle of the restaurant even though I saw a nice empty table for two off to the side. Waitress was kinda rude and was rushing us thru the whole meal. After sitting for less than 15 minutes after getting our main course the busboy asked if we could pay and finish our drinks (that we finally just got served) at the bar so they could use the table. Before we even got our ticket!. My wife was looking forward to dessert - but none was offered (except for the usual cotton candy which we didn’t want). Our bill was nearly $200 with the generous tip (despite the crappy service). Food was decent - and even got to bring some home since we were being hustled out.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was delicious
  14. L

    Lara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Had reservations but had to wait a half hour past reservation time. A walk in party was sat (same # of people) before us instead of putting us at the open table and giving them the table they assigned for our reservation. Then staff were too busy hugging and catching up with friends and blocking the staff that were actually trying to work causing another 5 minute delay. Rowdy table of drunk guys stating they were trying to fight STILL being served shots and alcohol when they could barely talk but were friends with the manager who spent time hanging out at the table and not stopping them from yelling and being rude to people outside the windows or other resturant patrons. Food not worth the price and then an extra inflation charge. Used to love going to East by SW but had stopped due to issues. Decided to try again and just reconfirmed why I stopped going. Other sushi place WAY better and sad that East by has gone so downhill 😢
  15. BH

    BillH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was excellent; service fast and extremely friendly and courteous.
  16. HM

    HeatherM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection, quality, and flavor!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an awesome experience. Our server was amazing! He went above and beyond. The food was slow to come out, which is fine. They comped an appetizer and gave free dessert even though we said it was not necessary. Overall great experience and 10/10 service.
  18. MV

    MelissaV

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! This by far is the best sushi restaurant I’ve been to. Also very accommodating to kids.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It was our first time there and we ordered a few rolls of sushi and didn’t realize all of them were fried. We probably should have tried something else because the rolls all tasted the same. Service was good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my two kids early Christmas since they won’t be in town for Christmas. Our server Wyatt was beyond accommodating and kind and helpful on the menu selection.
  21. L

    Linda

    Houston

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Busy nite (Noel Night) so reservations were a must! We were seated promptly and drink order was placed. Food order of several rolls and snacks also placed. Some of the rolls ordered were a bit much, too many flavor combinations-vampire and Dragon but still eating in entirety. Veggie tempura was a large portion easy to split for the table. We will return!
  22. D

    Dogbird

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EBSW is our go to eatery when we feel like treating ourselves. Consistently amazing. A true culinary art form.
  23. KS

    KennethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have always enjoyed our evening at East by Southwest. This occasion was our 31 anniversary and as usual we enjoyed our evening and I'm sure we will be back again before our next anniversary for sure.
  24. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Best sushi in Durango!!! Always go there when we are in town!
  25. R

    Rick

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food and service was good however there were several loud tables and for each birthday they would bang this really loud gong. Less that optimal when you are trying to carry on a conversation.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    They sat us by the front door and it was cold. Had to wear our coats throughout the entire meal. The waitress was inattentive and
  27. e

    eddie3rd

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff did an outstanding job!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food amazing service, per usual!
  29. RR

    RobertR

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    We waited an hour for appetizers and another half hour for the entrees while other diners came and went. Food was great tho once we got it. I think it was just a random off night. The manager was very nice and explained there was a printer problem and kindly comped our drinks. We will definitely be back
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a yummy experience
  31. SS

    SharonS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress that took care of us was awesome. The food is always super delicious. Had a great time. I always recommend my friends and family to this restaurant. They always let me know that they had a great time and the food was great.
  32. G

    Genesis

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We ordered two appetizers with cocktails. We enjoyed one, but our entrees arrived before the other appetizer. I told the server to cancel the appetizer. He came back from the kitchen saying he was unable to cancel it because it was already made. It came out when I was 1/3 done my entrée. I told the server that I should not have to pay for that appetizer. He said he would check with his manager. His manager came over and explained to me that the kitchen prepares food at different rates and that’s why the appetizer was late coming out. Then he took the appetizer away.! Controlling the order that the food comes out of the kitchen is not the responsibility of the patron. The appetizer should have been left on the table complementary.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Enver, was awesome. He said he was new but it seemed like he’d been there for awhile with the knowledge and level of service he provided. We thoroughly enjoyed the great food and ambiance.
  34. DI

    DocIke

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, our waiter Dale was on his game!
  35. AH

    AudreyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi around. The service is amazing as well.
  36. K

    Kippygirl

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fave place yummy!!!
  37. CC

    CCJP

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant is noisy, tables are too close together and the food is overpriced. The Pad Thai was watery, the noodle soup was very good and so was the sushi. I would not recommend because, having eaten Asian/Western food in many venues, this was mediocre and far too expensive.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner, food was delicious & service was excellent. We definitely plan to come back to try more rolls!
  39. A

    Annie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food came out quick, waiter was exceptional. He cleared any used dishes, and checked on us frequently. The food was great too!
  40. M

    Miked

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! We were here 6 years ago and came back because it was so memorable. Just as delicious this time! We wish we didn’t live 2500 miles away.

FAQs

East by Southwest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 247-5533.

East by Southwest is rated 4.5 stars by 864 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for East by Southwest

160 E. College Dr., Durango, CO 81301

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East College and 2nd Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Durango

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available on 2nd Ave between 5th Street and East College. Also surrounding streets

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sergio A. Verduzco

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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