East by Southwest

4.5
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607 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
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JasonS
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best sushi I have found in any location!!! You cannot go wrong.

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BillyH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! I will be going back soon!!!

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visit Durango quite a bit and we always look forward to have an fabulous meal at you establishment. I live the fact that we can make a reservation on line and actually get a table that I want. The staff is always wonderful. This is our favorite place to eat. Food is outstanding. Thank you very much. Keep up the good customer service. It’s the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were concerned that the vibe could be different with some steps in place to limit physical distancing, but it made for a fun romantic time!

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MonicaS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always! Wonderful service and tasty food.

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vipRosevilleEater
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were told we had a brand new server, and our server was very humble and polite. However, the restaurant simply would not bring out what my child ordered. She got, off the children’s menu, fried rice with chicken, plain. They brought out a fried rice loaded up with all sorts of stuff (red peppers included) that no child under 15 would eat.. Our server didn’t know what was supposed to be children’s fried rice with chicken, plain. He ended up saying 15 minutes later he would bring out white rice and teriyaki chicken. That came out 20 minutes later, long after we had been done with our dinner (and it wasn’t ultimately what our daughter wanted or ordered). Rest of the food was ok, but the disaster of how our child’s meal was handled ruined our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Book and enjoy!

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VincentA
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food! From the "Hand Grenade" appetizer, the Caterpillar Roll and all the other rolls were exquisite. And probably the most tender Ika I've ever had. Truly a wonderful experience.

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LeahI
Durango
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food creations are outstanding and prepared with high quality ingredients. The staff is always very polite and helpful. Thank you for being such an asset to our community!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to be back at our favorite restaurant in Durango after the past few months of Covid closures- like everything else East By does, their exceptional handling of social distancing for their guests blew us away.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the food was amazing. The service is superior to most places in Durango as well

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Sushi spot in Durango. Always delicious and great service.

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FrankG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and staff! We went for a birthday celebration and left happy.

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vipLocal
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food is always very consistent and great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food quality seems to have deteriorated over the past year. Makes me sad.

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viprockinJ
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and attentive staff, the absolute BEST sushi!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Your old menu last year was much better! Have more simple Asian food on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bring back the cotton candy!

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is my favorite sushi place in Durango Colorado. As a local I eat here on special occasions and as much as I can! Love love love the Crunchy asparagus and the Philly roll!

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DonS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The food was amazing as always but the drinks from the bar are severely lacking. I order 2 drinks, 1 double tall Jack and Coke $17 and a Manhattan $15. The first drink tasted like all Coke, the second one was in a tiny glass full of ice, I watched the bartender make it, she had no idea how to make a Manhattan. She poured a shot of Bourbon followed by a shot of water or club soda and then way to much bitters. It was undrinkable. I took one sip and left the rest. If they are going to be an upscale restaurant then they need some serious training for their bartenders. For the prices they charge for drinks they should be amazing.

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JustVisiting
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent, however as soon as we sat down the waitress proceeded to tell us that we needed to keep our dining experience to 1 hour. We felt extremely rushed which kind of ruined the experience for us. This was supposed to be a special date and having the staff do this to us was frankly rude and uncalled for, especially considering the cost of the dining experience. The waitstaff didn’t even offer us a dessert menu after dinner but tried to immediately bring us our check. Very distasteful for such a nice restaurant. I’m not sure if we’ll want to go back.

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kateG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Don't get sashimi! fish tasted bland and gave me a stomach ache :/

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

East by southwest is a great date night or night out with friends. There was a louder table near us when we first arrived. But it was a birthday and they were obviously having a good time. Great service and great atmosphere!

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Reed
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment is soooo Flippin Yummy, I was utterly gagged! My two friends n I enjoyed spilling Tea and the latest drama from work while stuffing our mouths with delisous cuisine. If there was a discriminatory vibe, we certainly didn't feel it, although there was a lack of diversity if you catch my drift, but it was just my observation during this visit. I recommend looking at the menu before coming because the options are endless, but be open to new things n just try, you'd be surprised. I spent 60$ during this visit, my bill was 42$ but our waitress was polite, attentive, and kept our drinks flowing that I request she keep the change. Unfortunately idk if they still give complementary cotton candy at the end of the meal anymore. I was looking forward to it but it somehow slipped my mind once the bill was paid for and already out the door. I plan to continue supporting this fine establishment for the most part of my trips to Durango. Oh and when we went, it was colder than sh*t outside, they offer a quaint variety of herbal Tea options that'll warm you up instantly and tastes sublime, plus you'll have a cute Tea Pot that'll warm your hands right up over the course of the meal, like your own personal stove. Have fun ^-^

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TresB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best sushi in Durango. Fresh. .............and the desserts are to die for.

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vipDonaldN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for Sushi and Fusion in Durango! Never a less-than-perfect experience.

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LaurieH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was our special date night. The food was amazing! Wish the server was a little more attentive.

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SusanU
Durango
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh sushi and more - nice design and ambiance. We love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great martinis and rolls. Always a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner on NYE. We had a reservation and were seated right away. The server was great, and food came out of a very busy kitchen at a perfect pace. All the apps and sushi were delicious.

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Lisa
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience was excellent. The food and drinks were delicious. The atmosphere was great. I highly recommend it.

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Pumba
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, we had a great time. Food is on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. Enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The food the very good but the service was terrible. We were in town for the Polar Express and made dinner reservations at 5:00 thinking we had plenty of time to eat before the train ride at 6:50 unfortunately we had to inhale are food and a few people in our party did not get to eat because our food didn’t come out until 6:15.

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Lisa
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate our daughter's 18th bday!

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runner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've been to East by Southwest many times and the food is always great. Service can be a little slow sometimes because they're always so busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday. They were friendly and prudent. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and prompt service. One of our favorite places in Durango.

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LisaV
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always one of the high points of our visits to Durango! We order different things every time because everything we have tried has been a delight. But we always end with Banana Fritters! Thank you for another memorable meal.

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HT1972
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food incredible and beautiful as always. Still better than any sushi place we ate at in New Orleans or Hawaii. It was a bit loud this time, but it was also homecoming night and teenagers were crowding in without reservations and wanting a million separate tickets. Our poor waiter was gracious and humorous regardless. The food is VERY expensive relative to other places in town but also worth it. I only come once a year, if it was more affordable I would come here at least 2 times a month.
If you are contemplating a second amazing mojito the answer is no. Unless you want to lose your expensive sushi in about 30 minutes. Just sayin.

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 607 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.