East by Southwest

4.6
681 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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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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ADQgirl
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food!

Waiter training new waitress told several corny jokes but was friendly.

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LindaH
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed every dish we ordered the presentation and flavor was amazing. We got sat in a cozy part of the restaurant- it was busy for a Tuesday night.

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DurangoDiner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a new job

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viprockinJ
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Heidi & Lauren were awesome (as usual) and our lunch was absolutely delicious!

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LindaD
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great as usual. Lower score in Ambiance due to separation of tables with shower curtains, but we understand why.

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Jared
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waiter spilled all of our drinks all over the table and onto our laps. Multiple rolls/entrees forgotten. Once we found out they forgot, we asked to not get the items but then 15 minutes later they showed up.

We've lived in Durango since 2004 and East by Southwest used to be a special place to go for a unique dining experience. The service has slowly declined over the years. Sad to see.

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DonO
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

These were excellent.
Tiridito Peppers
Edamame
Calamari

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AmandaH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Follows covid protocol.
Server forgot to put in no mushrooms for tempura and didn't do anything except say sorry! Overall would go back.

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BillyH
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating here! Great food and great service. It’s kid friendly. My husband and I also like to go here on date night.

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RichardG
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Although we have eaten dinners at East by Southwest many times, we had never had a lunch there. It was better than expected!

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NathanB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Sushi in the Four Corners. I could eat there every day for the rest of my life and I would never tire of it!!!

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Adriana
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was beyond expectations! Food was so so good!

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Localgal
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I really try not to be this person, but the service sucked. She was very nice, but we constantly had to remind her what we ordered and order it several times. When we go out for sushi we like to order in waves, which has never been a problem before. She told us the kitchen was upset we were taking so long and forcing her to get us to order dessert, even though we weren't ready. That resulted in our check coming before we even had dessert and me not getting the two items I really wanted- tuna and yellowtail. (she forgot them too and by the time we noticed they weren't coming our dessert was served). We didn't even get wasabi until the 4th time we asked and we were halfway through our meal. Also, I'm very gluten intolerant. I asked for gf soy sauce and she brought... Not soy sauce. When I asked her about it she said, "well it said gluten free on the bottle". And as I write this I am in between puking and being in physical pain because I don't think she actually got me gf anything. Our first night out in a year and I'm pretty upset about how it went.

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Carla
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Good food. Friendly staff. Poor ambience because of covid restrictions.

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DianaG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

COVID safe practices!!!! I felt very safe and the service was great!

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Jules
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I left feeling safe and satisfied. They have done a great job with the current restrictions, they take food allergies seriously, and my meal was both beautiful and delicious!

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TammyO
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time snd great sushi

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Visiting
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, great atmosphere, and the food was amazing! We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as was our server, Easton!

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vipGoodlittleeater
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and the food were exceptional. Mike was fantastic!! They are doing a great job after COVID reopening and felt as normal as things can. Definitely our go to sushi in Durango.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and unique rolls, everything was delicious!

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JoyT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find in Durango. Incredible food and atmosphere. Our server Mike, was super and incredibly professional and friendly. My birthday was made and I’m so happy that I picked East by Southwest.

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OJSimps
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Great cocktails and great sushi!

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HaileyA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We have missed this place!! It is always a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re locals vans just love this restaurant! We always get the seafood dynamite as an appetizer! Yum yum

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vipDSfinance
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor experience. First round of sushi rolls arrived at the table after 50 minutes. The hamachi fish roll had to be sent back (Strong fish smell - spoiled)

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

For a sushi restaurant, the sushi selection was kind of limited but tasty and well prepared. Portions were small for the price. My wife ordered a steak medium rare that came out dry and well done. Waiter did not know the menu, manager was testy, and tables were separated by vinyl shower curtains. Not the best impression for the last night of our vacation.

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ArielM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was sat at 7pm for my reservation, and remained seated for 20 minutes without a server greeting me or even a water to drink. I decided after the 20 minutes, as well as two tables that had been seated after me getting service that I would eat somewhere else and I left. I normally love east by southwest, and was disappointed that I didn't get my sushi fix, but I wasn't willing to wait longer to even get a drink.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

East by Southwest is amazing, the staff, the food and the atmosphere are fantastic. Easton took great care of us and our food was delish!

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LindaH
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food the service was very good. The best sushi I’ve had and I have been everywhere!!!

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VonnaY
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a place I go to whenever I am in the mood for deliciousness!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The restaurant smelled like the pluming was backing up

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SWsandbox
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The shower curtains hanging separating tables were quite distracting. The restaurant seemed dirtier during COVID times than prior. There was a foul smell in there as well. This used to be my favorite place in Durango. I have no plans to go back there any time soon. In contrast, pop sushi was awesome!

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SidraR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of rolls to choose from. Perfect cuts of sushi and excellent desert menu. Good service and great lighting for a romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the Highroller. Added fresh crab for only 2 dollars. Service was great and the owner Sergio stopped by to check on our experience. Great Spot!

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RonT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

For one of Durango's finest establishments, I was very disappointed. This was the worst service I've ever experienced here. When we walked in, there was only one other small group waiting to be seated so it wasn't busy. The it took 15 minutes before the hostess acknowledged anyone. After being seated, we experienced the same from our waitress. Our waitress took 15 minutes to swing by and introduce herself. She never asked us if we wanted water. We had to ask for water and cocktails. Our first round of cocktails was sub-par. No fruit in the drinks that usually come with decor. After our first round of drinks, we had to snag our waitress to ask for a refill. I'd expect them to check on us and ask about another drink once our glasses are half empty. Isn't this where they make their money. The second round of drinks were much better. Must have been an experienced bartender this time. Our food came, but she didn't bring us plates or wasabi and ginger. This we also had to ask for. Overall, the food was good, but the service was beginner at best. I expect more from a food industry business trying to survive during a pandemic. Go the extra mile to keep customers coming back. We'll be going to the other sushi restraints in the future to see if they've got this service thing figured out.

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Deena
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our poor waiter was so stretched out. You need more help, because he had to many tables to take care of.

Honestly I feel like you’ve gone down hill since the virus.

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MelissaL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restraunt. Amazing food. Amazing service. Always AMAZING at East By Southwest!!

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MattS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well let me start by saying open table is horrible not east by southwest. It booked us a reservation at 12 when they don’t even open that day until 4.....really?? So mad when we arrived to see they don’t open up until 4

FAQs

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

East by Southwest is rated 4.6 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.